Sunday again? Last week seems a bit like a blur with a lot going on at work which I’m not complaining about. Lots of new challenges are a good thing, right? Last Sunday we went out with friends to see Ford vs. Ferrari, great movie, then out to Vegan Plate for their 1-year anniversary celebration which was pretty great too – $1 beers, free food, Santa pics, and everyone got a vegan fried Oreo dessert which was much better than I expected.
We started with the veggie spring rolls and fried Oreos.
I got the veggie Pad Thai, hubby for the mock chicken dish, and friends got the vegan neat balls with zoodles and walnut vegan prawn dish – all delicious. Vegan Plate has an interesting menu with a little of everything from pizza, burgers, salads, Asian dishes, and more. It was nice to get out with friends and hang out.
There were more simple eats this week too such as salad, tofu veggie stir fries, and a curry chickpea saute with sweet potato.
Friday night we stepped out for vegan Thai food dishes and wine, really nice after a crazy week. I also made a simple brown rice, veggie, and chickpea dish for lunch. Sweet Miko has been super cuddly in the cold and wet weather, but really frustrated about the rain.
On our last trip to Sprouts Farmer’s Market, hubby spotted The Alpha Pot Pies on sale and decided to grab a few. I have never heard of Alpha Foods, but excited to see their vegan selection. He tried the Beefy Chedd’r Pot Pie this weekend and it’s cute! It’s a small, handheld pie with vegan beef and cheddar, but very dense and satisfying.
And last night we headed to Veg Cafe in Midtown Sacramento where I finally got to try an appetizer that won first place in the Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge – the Beet Lox & Cashew Cheeze Crostini. This dish was such a hit that one diner wrote a massive love letter to it during the challenge, so I’m not sure what took us so long to get there. But I am so glad they kept it on the menu!
Hubby and I agreed it’s up there in the top 3 best vegan dishes we’ve ever had dining out it’s that good. It’s smokey, savory, tangy, creamy, crunchy, and just hard to do it justice in words. I will just say if you’re in the area – go there!
We also had the Curry Bowl with spiced rice and lentils because I am a sucker for any form of beans and rice with curry. And hubby got the Impossible Burger with a unique kimchi flavor blend that was also excellent.
Okay, to the list!
Linda from Veganosity says
So many good meals! I’d love to try the beet lox crostini if we ever get to your area.
Thanks and yest, it might be worth the trip alone! :-)
Beet lox sound like everything I love all in one bite. I can’t believe I never thought to try that, considering how much I adore carrot lox, and how amazing beets are all by themselves! I don’t know if I can get out to Sacramento anytime soon, but I’m definitely going to make my own rendition of that dish at home.
It’s amazing and worth the trip, hopefully they keep it on the menu. Can’t wait to see your version!
I’m really curious about that vegan fried Oreo dessert Christine! All the food looks great. Zucchini noodles are the best. I wish I had more time to make them but they are too dang $$$ to buy pre-made at the local grocery store.
It was crazy good for comfort food and agreed on zoodles, so much cheaper to make your own/