Over the holidays Mel and I were out shopping when we stumbled upon “Veggie Grill”. We have heard of the “fast-food vegetarian restaurant” for some time now so we thought it was time to give it a try. We had Buoy so we couldn’t eat in the restaurant, so the food had to be brought home with us. There are lots of choices on the menu and it is all vegetarian, even though they use “chicken” in the descriptions. I actually had to go up to the counter to be assured that it is fake chicken. Being as I am a omnivore and Mel is the vegetarian in the family, it was a relief to order at this restaurant knowing we could both share our food. I usually get to try Mel’s meals, but quite often she can’t try mine. I always kind of feel bad. But not here!
I ordered the Papa’s portobello
which is a mushroom burger. I am always surprised by how much portobello mushrooms actually give the impression that you are eating meat. It was a hearty burger and very tasty. Now is it healthier than a old-fashioned cow burger?
I will table that debate to the comments section.
Mel went for the buffalo wings. That made me giggle considering her avoidance of meat. But I was glad that she was able to try some, even if it is a fake version of it. I wasn’t to excited about the sauce, but the fake chicken was actually pretty good.The sides we chose was the kale and sweet potato fries. I was not that into the kale, which surprised the hell out of me. I thought I would enjoy them more. But the sweet potato fries were good, but only about average. I think if you are a vegetarian, this is a good place to go. You can order and not have to ask “is there meat in that”. If you arn’t a vegetarian at all, it is worth checking it out for the different styles of food, you may like something! How this place shines is for the mixed family, the carnivores and the vegetarians (sounds like a Twilight film or something, I am sure the veggies are the vampires!). I think the veggie of the household would appreciate a night of not having to ask “is there meat in that?”