• Roots

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Offers changing seasonal menu using local produce. Might includes dishes such as black bean cake appetizer and a stuffed butternut squash & tofu entree. Relocated from 51 Wales St. Open Tue-Fri 4:00pm-8:00pm, Sat 12:00pm-8:00pm.

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9 Reviews

First Review by RainierRodriguez


Points +2056

27 May 2023

Great food & a cool ambiance

The outdoor tables overlooking the park are a great spot for a date night dinner. The waiter knew how to make apppetizers vegan & the tofu entree was perfect as-is. Exactly the meal we were looking for



Points +486

17 Feb 2023

Great choice

I knew before we went to Roots that there wasn’t much in the way of options to choose from but what they did offer sounded perfect. We were not disappointed! We started with crispy fried Brussel sprouts in a sweet chili sauce and followed it up with the main entree - Tofu fried over jasmine rice with a curry broth. The presentation was beautiful with the tofu sandwiches between slices of Watermelon Radish. The meal was delicious and looked special in a very cozy location.

Pros: Delicious food, Cozy atmosphere , Great waitstaff

Cons: Not many options for vegans


Points +883

08 Jan 2022

Friendly service and good food

Friendly service and good food. Great atmosphere. A little hard to find at first because the restaurant sits back behind the shriners building.

Pros: Friendly, quick service

Cons: Limited vegan options


Points +139

31 Dec 2019

One of the best in Rutland

Excellent food. Although vegan choices are somewhat limited, there are several vegetarian choices and some can easily be made vegan. If you're a vegetarian, you'll find more than enough selection. I've eaten here a dozen times and each time has been excellent. The tofu bowl is amazing, as is the quinoa salad. Bean cakes are also great. Always a few interesting specials (one is usually vegetarian, but not always vegan). Full service restaurant with excellent beer/wine selection.

Pros: Tasty food, Great service, Beautiful restaurant

Cons: Limited vegan choices (but can be made vegan)


Points +103

29 Nov 2019

Yummy and accomodating to vegans

If I could give a non-vegetarian restaurant 5 stars, I would. I appreciate their options in a community that likely would not sustain a vegetarian restaurant.

We had lunch at Roots today. My husband ordered the black bean sandwich (comes with cheddar cheese which could be removed) and I ordered the tofu sandwich (which comes with aioli which can be removed / substituted). The staff was very courteous and accommodated our requests for changes even suggesting some substitutions. Both meals were very tasty. My husband ordered fries as a side and I ordered a quinoa salad which was amazing!

The atmosphere was conducive to conversation and table sizes not cramped. Our meals cost $25.

Pros: Accommodating of vegan, Friendly and helpful staff

Cons: Limited vegan options


Points +382

02 Jun 2019

Vermont Tofu!

I really enjoyed Roots, but they only had a couple of vegan options. I had a Tofu dish that had Vermont Tofu, cabbage, carrots, onion, rice noodle and local greens with a soy ginger sauce. I added some hot sauce and loved it. I would definitely go back.


Points +116

13 Apr 2018

Very Impressed

For a non-veg restaurant I was really impressed. They had a few vegan items and a few that could be made vegan. The black bean cake appetizer is vegan with NO AVOCADO CREAM and I think two of the salads can be made vegan. The wait staff know what they’re talking about, so feel free to tell them you’re vegan and they should be very accommodating!

I could tell the chefs are very talented because the food was soooo good, tastes gourmet! (Both vegan options are the ones with tofu in it)

Pros: Very good flavor , Very nice staff, Very vegan friendly

Cons: A very meaty restaurant


Points +56

22 Mar 2018

don't hesitate!

Delicious food. Wait staff are so sweet and clearly know what is vegan and what can be made vegan.
Five Spice Tofu is totally vegan and delicious! The black bean cakes are vegan minus the avocado creama. Other options available include salads and sandwiches.

Pros: Clear vegan options


Points +20

01 Aug 2017

Great food

Awesome lunch. Friendly wait staff. Did I mention the food was awesome?

Pros: Vegan dishes

Cons: None

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