Posted on 01 / 19 / 2014
Chose this place for dinner while staying in Nashville last night (mainly because of positive reviews on happy cow) and I have to say, I was pretty blown away. In my mind, this is what a restaurant should be: healthy, good tasting, whole food, vegetarian dishes, with plenty of options and good value for the money.
The restaurant is setup cafeteria style, and you choose your main course(s) and sides. The girl behind the counter explained to me that they have 4 different "chef specials" (main courses) every night, along with a host of sides (there must have been 12-15 options), and that most everything was vegan (good news for me). She also allowed me to sample a couple dishes as I was trying to decide. I wound up splitting my entree half and half between the curried tempeh and the sweet and sour tofu, both of which were absolutely delicious. For sides, I chose quinoa (they have whole grains you can use as a base for your main course), garlic kale, sweet potatoes, and three bean medley. To drink I ordered a kombucha brewed locally just outside of Nashville.
Not only was the whole meal colorful, nutrient rich, and filling, but everything tasted really, really good. I was quite full upon finishing, and chose one of their vegan baked goods to take to go.
Basically, this is a place to go if you are looking for great-tasting vegan/vegetarian food with whole food-based entrees and sides. There's not much, if anything, that's processed here; everything looks as though it's made from scratch, and signs near the entrance indicate that there is a heavy emphasis on using local produce and non-gmo foods. In short, this is healthy, plant-based eating at its best!
Healthy Whole Foods, Good Value, Excellent Food