A Williamsburg VA Find
Posted on 12 / 23 / 2012
The family and I tried Food For Thought for the first time this weekend and loved it.
Being the vegan in the group, I did a bit of research to find a veg-friendly restaurant that would also satisfy the carnivores. We were captured by the humorous and informative menu, and we were not disappointed.
During the first lunch visit (Saturday), I enjoyed the Roasted Vegetable Bisque, Sweet Potato Cornbread (complementary), and the Inca Super Grain Salad (quinoa) topped with grilled portabello caps. The servings were generous and served at the proper temperatures. The bisque was surprisingly good and spicy.
During the Sunday lunch visit, I enjoyed the Ultimate Vegetarian - 1/2 roasted spaghetti squash topped with bruschetta tomatoes on a bed of Jasmine mushroom rice. As an experiment, I had this one topped with Vegan Chicken Breast, a soy product that is amazingly like chicken. This meal was also superb.
The atmosphere is fun and educational. From the notable quotes on the wall to the card games on the tables to the book and newspapers on the bar, the preparation time for the food seems very short.
The staff was very friendly and had obviously been trained well. The servers for both visits knew the menu and the options and were able to answer all of our questions. Notably, they did not interrupt conversation at the table while serving. I did not have to ask for a beverage refill (a pet peeve) because the staff was paying attention.
Even during the lunch hour, the restaurant did not seem crowded and our party of five was very comfortable. We will definitely be back and highly recommend Food For Thought.
Excellent food, Attentive staff, Fun atmosphere