Day 4 of Vegan MoFo:
My last two posts from Real Food Daily have been about their brunch items. Because it is one of the few places to get vegan breakfast foods, my vegan guy and I come here a lot in the (late) mornings. Very rarely do we actually come here for dinner, but sometimes we do.
In my pre-blog days, I tried numerous lunch/dinner menu items here that I did not document. I am a big fan of their sandwich menu, including their Reuben ($11.75): tempeh, tofu cheese spread, sauerkraut, and thousand island dressing on sourdough rye bread. I got it with a side Caesar Salad (really good!!). This reuben is full of sauerkraut and is so juicy. It doesn’t make you feel heavy after eating it, either.
Another great item is their Mexico City Tacos ($15.95): two crispy tacos, red chili beans, tempeh, vegetables, smoky chipotle cheese, avocado, jicama slaw, and Fiesta rice. This is one item off their specials menu. I am a big fan of mexican inspired dishes and this had all the components of a tasty south of the border meal. Two things I loved were the creamy beans and cheese. One thing I wasn’t that into was the jicama slaw – not a big fan of jicama.
And again with the dessert! I have terrible willpower when it comes to dessert. A few other tables around my vegan guy and me ordered a Cookie a la Mode, so I did too. The thought of a warmed chocolate chip cookie with a nice scoop of vanilla ice cream sounded so wonderful and decadent. Unfortunately, the cookie was not warmed and wasn’t particularly good at room temperature, either (I think it was gluten free). I did like the ice cream.