Gone Veggin': Meat-Free, But Not Flavor-Free, Options
Where does a meat-loving Patch editor go when carnivore goes herbivore?
Man, I'm hungry.
Luckily, in a few minutes, Greenberry's will serve up one of its tasty veggie sandwiches, complete with havarti, roasted red peppers, sundried tomato, eggplant and avocado spread.
But, that's just one of an abundance of options for anyone choosing to go veg, as I have decided to do for a few weeks. Why? Why does someone climb a mountain? Because, they have nothing better to do.
There are the obvious options–pizza (especially with mushrooms and onions) immediately comes to mind. But, we're out to find the less-than-obvious alternatives to cheese, cheese, cheese and arugula.
Get your feedbags ready.
- You Need to Know About the Veggie Sandwich at Greenberry's: As mentioned above, I am about to enjoy this sandwich as I type this. Several of this coffee shops sandwiches are enjoyable, despite what Vincent Gragnani's review said. My usual food choice is their delicious Egg White and Turkey Breakfast Burrito (hot sauce on the side) but, alas, turkey. Wait, turkey's a vegetable? Don't be cruel to me.
- You Need to Know About Macrobiotics at Nara Japanese: Just what exactly are "Macrobiotic" entrees anyway? A macrobiotic diet, as described by our good friends over at Wikipedia, describes it as a dietary regimen that involves the primary consumption of grains combined with food staples such as vegetables and beans. Nara has two items, "Macro Stir Fry Vegetables" and "Macro Nabe Udon." Also, you can always get sushi without fish, like sweet potato rolls and the always delicious avocado roll.
- You Need to Know About the Health Shoppe Deli: Sure, we were a little critical of them in our review, but that was mainly about things besides the food, which we enjoyed. You will find all the staples here, from hummus wraps, to the (if you're swearing off eggs, too) eggless egg sandwich, which is made with tofu.
- You Need to Know to Listen to Actual Veggies: Kendra Arnold, of Bike Morristown, and her husband, Dave Kormann, are true veggie-folk. So, we asked Kendra for a few recommendations. "Dave loves the Pad Kra Praw at Andaman Sea Recipes, the basil sauce is really fantastic," Kendra says. "I have had an artichoke and mushroom empanadas at Raul's (Empanadas Town) that was really good, too ... and always the burritos at Tito's (Burritos)."
- You Need to Know About Your Refrigerator: The best way to decide what to have, as always, is to make it yourself. Whether you want it to be as simple as spaghetti with marinara sauce, or as complicated as something Counter whips up in New York, it's all on you, my veggie-loving friend. To start you on the right track, check out this low-cost, extremely simple alternative to expensive cafes, courtesy of my friend and fellow writer over at "That's Forking Good."