Sunday, March 8, 2015

Seedz Cafe

I made it to another Green Dining Alliance dinner and this time was a little different since there were two locations to choose from: PuraVegan and Seedz Cafe. I hadn't been to either one yet, but Seedz Cafe was a little closer to me since it's located in the Demun neighborhood.

As one of the last cold nights in St. Louis, I ended up parking right outside the restaurant. I felt a little bad for parking in the neighborhood instead of on Demun itself. At least now I know for next time, and hopefully it won't be so miserably cold so I wouldn't mind a short walk.

When I got inside, I was really surprised at the length of the menu choices and I really was curious about all of them since there were a lot of "mock" foods such as Rockin Mockin Tuna, Tempeh Reuben, and a Rawvioli!

My first question at the register, though, was to see if they had any soup available to help warm me up. They had a West African vegetable soup with faux sausage. I couldn't tell which chnunks were the sausage, but the soup had a kick to it and I warmed up quickly. Very delicious and it was enough soup to share.

For my main dish, I ordered a Mediterranean Wrap and that wasn't too adventuresome since it was just their house made hummus with olives, tomatoes, cucumber, and tahini in a sprouted grain wrap. It was a large wrap and I could only make it through half of it after the soup. Now I really wish I had tried their Veggie Burger or the Raw Pad Thai made from zucchini noodles. I already know I want to go back!

My friend was much more brave and ordered the Rawfreddo, which was long slices of raw zucchini noodles with a cashew cream and pesto (for cream sauce?), served on a bed of spinach and topped with sun dried tomatoes. While the dish was tasty, it wasn't too filling and seemed more like a giant salad.

We probably should have ordered some dessert since they did have a Raw Cacao Brownie on the list!

I really hope to be back to try more and to see what other vegans think!

Resources:

Seedz Cafe = http://www.seedzcafe.com/

Green Dining Alliance = http://www.greendiningalliance.org/