Welcome to Romeo's Food Lady! This blog contains recipes for delicious vegetarian food. Most of these are not recipes authored by me. Rather, this is just a compilation of great veggie food I've found from all over the place, usually tweaked just a little. It's intended to be a reference FOR ME so I don't lose great food I've found nor the changes I've made to suit my tastes, but I'm happy for you to use it, too. After more than 25 years of being a vegetarian, I know what tastes good.
Romeo's Food Lady is named after my friend and cat, Romeo. Romeo is not a vegetarian, but his Food Lady is!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Vegetarian-Friendly Asheville, NC

Scott and I recently visited Asheville, NC, and I swear it has to be the most vegetarian-friendly city I've been to.
The highlight, really, was a restaurant called Plant where everything is vegan.  It's casually sophisticated, and the food is outrageously delicious.  We tried three of the available entrees:  black pepper tofu, fried wild oyster mushrooms, and lemongrass seitan.  They were all fantastic.  I am salivating just thinking about it, and we were so busy loving the perfect atmosphere, vegan food as it should be, and great company that no photos were taken.  Just trust me, and go there!
We also went many times to a super great healthy grocer called Earth Fare.  This store has healthy groceries, a selection of wines, yummy vegan chocolate truffles, a prepared food cafe with coffees and smoothies, heavenly-smelling soaps, and decent prices.  Recommended!
Other great vegetarian experiences:
Biscuit Head - Yummy fried green tomato on an enormous biscuit with a side of coconut-milk collard greens.
French Broad Chocolate Lounge - Check out the Buddha collection:  Vegan ice cream!  A huge selection of vegan chocolate truffles and candies!
Early Girl Eatery - Biscuits and gravy (vegetarian and vegan), tempeh, grits, vegan tofu scramble, and more.

On top of there being plenty of delicious vegetarian food, Asheville's just a pretty cool town anyway.  Lots of art, lots of local, lots of beautiful scenery.

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