Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Whoooooo loves vegan food?
the owlery, that's whoooooo! these photos are a few weeks old. bloomington is a great city for all kinds of eats. we have ethiopian, italian, indian, chinese, mexican, afghani, tibetan, thai, turkish, korean, japanese, and vegetarian. all places do have options for vegans because they know we eat too. hell, even the local outback steakhouse will happily custom make you a salad free of any animal products and plain baked baked potato if you tell them you're from planet vegan. believe you me, i've been stuck in that scenario. i am glad i have the power of being a pain in the ass vegan and not being afraid of asking questions.
so--we have this new place to eat, the owlery and it is pretty good, AND AFFORDABLE. the restaurant specializes in vegetarian food, but all dishes with the exception of the meatball sub and eggplant parm can be veganized by the chef. you can visit their website here as well as follow them on both social networking sites. above is the tofu fish served with coleslaw. i wasn't that impressed with the slaw, but the tofu fish was tasty.
"but mommy," my daughter asks. "i could really go for some tofu ribs--can they make the bun gluten free too?" Done and Done!
check that out--gluten free comfort food!we ended our family lunch date by sharing a slice of oreo cheezcake. Delicious and vegan!
final review? 4 out of 5 stars, but largely because i was distracted with the kids. they do have a mug of crayons to keep 'em occupied, but we all know how crazy toddlers can be, don't we? their hours are split--so if you're a late riser, you'll have to wait until 5:30 to eat.