Vegan MoFo ~ Asheville then and now

Hey there! Remember us?! Well, I’m sorry– I forgot about you!  We’re back though and hopefully we’ll remember to post for the next three days, and maybe more…

I wanted to remember all the great food we had in Asheville near the beginning of our trip (August 2011) and right at the end (September 2012).

We first ate lunch at Firestorm Books and Cafe, a worker-owned 98% vegan cafe in downtown Asheville, and where our good friend Travis is a worker-owner.

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My dish, the Buddha Bowl: Organic spring mix, organic brown long-grain rice, sea veggie salad, tomatoes, avocado and organic grilled organic smoky tofu, topped with sweet tangy tahini BBQ sauce and sprouts. The tofu was perfect, and the dressing was creamy and well-seasoned.

Then we had dinner at Rosetta’s Kitchen.

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Julian’s peanut butter baked organic tofu, sautéed kale, smashed potatoes served with their signature gravy.

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our good friends Mariana and Travis, being cute

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Chocolate peanut butter cake, blueberry square, and pecan pie! wowzers. sweetness overload.

and in September this year, we went with my darling sis, Crissy K to help her find an apartment.

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my sister. yup, she’s totes gorge.

 

 

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there’s not really much resemblance between us.

We went contra dancing!

THEN, EVENT of the century: we ate at the new highly-acclaimed vegan restaurant, Plant! It was superb, and our new favorite vegan restaurant.

 

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straight from their menu: MIXED MUSHROOM GRILL farro risotto •  grilled carrot, shallot, red pepper & arugula cream · cress & pine nut

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PEPPERCORN CRUSTED SEITAN truffled zucchini purée • grilled eggplant • tomato & wine sauce • shiitake bacon

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awwz, all our friends!
Special guest appearance by Julian’s beard. also, Jonah’s mustache.

And the best part of any meal, Dessert!

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pretzel, popcorn and caramel scoop (OMG) in focus, and heck, who cares about the rest! (chocolate dark cherry, and perhaps a mocha?)

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Cannolo handmade anise shell • candied orange ricotta • warm espresso puddle • mocha ice cream

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so many food babies!

the end! we love you, Asheville!

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