Eat Your Veggies!
Plant-based eating is trending big time
Whether you’re trying to eat more vegetables for health, environmental, or political reasons, below are five top-notch restaurants that are letting plant-based dishes play starring roles on their menus.
Mar’sel at Terranea Resort
Chef de Cuisine Andrew Vaughan ensures vegetables get treated with the same care as his meat dishes do at his fine dining restaurant. Though all of his vegetable small plates are terrific – the roasted peas and heirloom carrots are a must – it’s his hand cut nasturtium pasta smothered with a hearty vegetable ragu that even meat lovers will flip for.
Carillon Kitchen at Woodmark Hotel & Still Spa
At Carillon Kitchen, all of the kitchen’s ingredients are sourced within 200 miles, and is open for just breakfast and lunch. And the focus is squarely on healthful, nutritious eating. Start your morning on a bright note with the popular avocado toast or paleo muffin, and for lunch, fuel up with a customizable salad.
Crossroads at Carolina Inn
Michelin-starred chef Brandon Sharp features vegetables in elegant and delicate seasonal presentations such as a creamy coconut lemongrass soup accented with sugar snap peas and pillowy yukon gold potato gnocchi finished with wax beans, garlic, and cherry tomatoes.
Maple & Pine at The Quirk Hotel
Chef David Dunlap is proving that Southern food doesn’t have to be heavy, as evidenced by his menu packed with delicious veggie options, such as chilled asparagus soup, grilled eggplant with pine nuts and olives, and house made cavatelli tossed in a silky mushroom cream sauce.
Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails at Motif Seattle
When the weather’s fine, beeline to one of Seattle’s most bustling rooftop lounges, for some indulgent veggie-centric bites by Chef Adam Stevenson. Start with some smoky patron peppers with two types of aioli to dip them in, before tucking into the hearty black bean and quinoa burger with avocado mayo.