Cauliflower can be roasted, boiled, fried, steamed, pickled, or eaten raw. At Pourhouse, they’ve got it dialed. The cauliflower steak features smokey eggplant, hummus and kale chips. That’s a serious dose of vitamin C & K.
They’ve also got a mean broccoli dish with tahini & raisins, some roasted squash with a brown butter vinaigrette & dried apples and a fab beet dish with pears, mustard greens and dukkah spice.
They might be the new kid on our block, but MeeT has been dishing veggies for diners for years. Their Sweet-Chili Cauliflower is beer battered with a tamarind chili-ginger glaze. If you’re looking for super greens, there’s a salad by the same name. Everything is raw, from the kale and romaine, to the cucumbers, celery, zucchini and fresh sprouts.
Those hoping for a two-handed helping will want to get in on the Marinated Portobello Burger. The giant mushrooms are grilled and topped with house-made chipotle mayo, grilled onions, roasted red peppers and pea pesto. I don’t know about you, but I’m totally into the idea of pea pesto.
Over at the CW, there’s a mean fried cauliflower sandwich or the center cut cauli steak with spiced purée & fresh arugula salad. And there’s more. How about yams? They’re grilled with spicy yoghurt, butternut squash and yam chips. Or, there’s the veggie burger. This baby has a house-made black bean, rice and chickpea patty with zucchini relish and caper aioli.
BIRDS & THE BEETS
It’s quickly become a fave spot to sit and relax while chowing down on savoury snacks. The charred veggie sandwich changes seasonally and there’s a sprouted grain salad for the truly healthy. Get either with a side of fresh flowers at Birds & the Beets.
Not to be outdone, Bao Down has the Vevo – a tamari braised shitake with sprouts, kale, micro greens, beets, carrots and peanut sauce.
And finally, there’s the rice, black bean, cheese, sour cream, chipotle mayo, cabbage and salsa fresca burrito at Tacofino.
So, who says going veggie has to be boring.