What a pleasant surprise this eatery is! Its food is wholesome and fresh and mostly local, and except for the few tuna and bird and egg items, all the other dishes either already are vegan or can be served vegan, including with the option of vegan cheese and soy or coconut milks. To quote from their website: “At Heirloom all of our recipes begin vegan. That means, with the exception of two items (tuna wrap and turkey sandi), everything at Heirloom can be ordered vegan. All of our soups, baked goods and prepared foods are always made vegan.” Their three burgers all are vegan. (Not Only Juice with egg in all your burgers, are you listening?) And their fresh juices can be customized to be all-vegetable such as cukes and kale and celery but without carrot. (Not Only Juice with all your juices carrot- or fruit-sweetened, are you listening?) Heirloom speaks fluent vegan here, so know your special requests are very welcomed.
The food and the intimate interior both are unique. While the interior is small in square-footage, it hosts many nooks and crannies that act almost like booths, so a private dining experience is very possible here. Even better, there are two outdoor decks, the shaded one literally perched over Main Street. Exotic plants decorate both indoors and outdoors, so try to visit during the outdoors growing season, as the plants are especially beautiful. And more importantly, the plant-based foods are delicious and nutritious.
While Danielson is out-of-way in the very northeast very quiet corner of the state, the restaurant is located only one mile off exit 38 of Interstate 395, and is easy to find on Main Street, with ample private parking. But plan your visit, as it is open only Tues-Sat, 8am-4pm (not 5:30pm as noted on this listing above).