There’s a new vegetarian place in town, and I got to eat lunch there last week. Go Vegetarian Restaurant serves up decadent vegetarian and vegan diner food.
The menu reads to me like diners I used to visit as a teen. Burgers, fries, shakes, chicken fingers…Go Vegetarian Restaurant doesn’t play, y’all. The food is rich and greasy, just like you’d expect if you ordered these dishes at an omnivore restaurant. This is not health food by any stretch. If you think that vegans live on salads, I invite you to eat at Go Vegetarian.
I took Darrol Henry to lunch at Go Vegetarian Restaurant last Monday. We got there around 11:30, not too long after they’d opened for the day. We were the only diners there, and I will say that the service was pretty slow. I think that’s because the fellow who took our order was also the chef, and he cooks everything from scratch right when you order it. He even made the batter for my fried fish sandwich from scratch.
Y’all. Speaking of this sandwich. It was bananas. The fried “fish” texture was spot on, and it got its fishy taste from strips of seaweed. It was battered, fried, and perfectly crunchy. They topped it with slightly sweet, creamy vegan slaw on a grilled bun. It was perfection. Seriously.
For Darrol Henry, I went all Standard American Diet and ordered him the chicken fingers. He almost scored sweet potato fries, but my mom guilt kicked in, and I ordered him grilled veggies instead. He is cutting his two year molars right now, and all that he would eat was the bread from my sandwich. I tasted his food, though, and it was delicious! That kid doesn’t know what he’s talking about.
Go Vegetarian Restaurant – as the name implies – is not a vegan place. But you can make anything on the menu vegan just by saying “Go Vegan” when you order. I felt like I had some secret codeword that unlocked a world of Vegenaise. A delicious, delicious codeword.
I mentioned above that the service was slow. This might be because Go Vegetarian Restaurant is new and still getting spun up. With a short attention span toddler in tow, though, this was sort of a bummer. I think next time I’ll call in a take out order instead of eating there if Darrol is with me.