Yummy Vegan Options
Posted on 01 / 11 / 2015
After shopping in the Quarter, I wanted something light to eat so I decided to finally give TFK a try.
It was barely noon on a Saturday, but the inside was already packed and people were waiting to be seated. The hostess said I could wait for inside seating or I could be seated immediately on their heated patio. But it was cold outside. Heater or not, I moved away from a cold region so I would've have to endure the cold. * enter tummy-bursting wolf growl*... Ok, I'll take the patio.
It was a nice, large wrap around patio; partially enclosed with covering, but the outside air creeped in through the openings. However, the overhead heaters were quite powerful and efficient, even for me.
Their menu items are labeled as vegan or vegetarian, and the symbols are different for each (thank you!).
ANDY'S TLT (vegan):
Think BLT with tempeh taking bacon's place, and of course I omitted the tomatoes.
$10, but it ended up being worth it. A nice sized sandwich, cut in half, served with plenty of what looked like butter lettuce, Vegenaise, tempeh bacon, and avocado, on toasted bread. And let me tell you, they were not skimpy on the tempeh or the avocado. I was very pleased with the portions. It was delicious. Everything was very fresh (no brown or day old avocado here!) and the tempeh was perfectly cooked and seasoned. I've tried and tried, and cannot get my home-cooked tempeh to turn out like that. Also, it came with a yummy kale salad.
I only ate half of my meal. Partially because I was almost full, but honestly? I wanted dessert! I inquired about their vegan dessert options. I had read reviews which mentioned a seasonal vegan cobbler and I was really hoping to try that. The waiter asked the chef and unfortunately, no vegan cobbler for me that day. They offered a Chia Pudding or some other banana flavored dessert. Not a big fan of the nana, so I inquired about their vegan ice cream. The waiter offered sorbet. I wasn't impressed... Until he said "maple." Maple sorbet? Let's give it a go.
MAPLE SORBET (vegan):
$2.50 per scoop. It was amazing! Creamy, delicious, maple-infused sorbet, which tasted like ice cream more than a sorbet. The only thing that would've made it better if it had been served on top of a vegan cobbler.
Good food and service. Nice restaurant and atmosphere. I'd like to return to try more vegan food items, and... vegan cobbler?
fresh, tasty vegan options, friendly, helpful, attentive staff
needs more vegan options, all around