Madison, Wisconsin is a straightforward place for vegans to go to. Listed below are a number of the prime spots you received’t wish to miss on this progressive Midwestern school city.
Inexperienced Owl Café
Madison’s first all-vegetarian restaurant, the Inexperienced Owl could make most dishes vegan. That is your comfy hangout spot, all decked out in cheerful inexperienced, orange and yellow, for veggie burgers, vegan wings or a jackfruit quesadilla. The peanut macrobowl is on the healthful finish of the spectrum, made with roasted candy potato, coconut quinoa and steamed kale. Extra within the decadent finish? Go for vegan coconut cream pie or lava cake.
This new plant-based café lately opened within the gorgeously refurbished Garver Feed Mill constructing. Surya makes all types of bizarre dishes. Have you ever been craving a curried cauliflower waffle with maple-cumin kale and mango jalapeno sauce? How a couple of vegan cheese board? That is the primary place I’ve ever seen a toast flight, so you’ll be able to attempt all the café’s revolutionary toast toppings. I opted for the gluten-free Treehugger waffle, which got here topped with fruit, granola, berry sauce and vanilla cashew cream. Sometime I must return to seek out out simply what medicinal sizzling chocolate is.
Kosa Wellness Spa & Retreat
Additionally within the Garver Feed constructing, the Kosa Wellness Spa affords a day or half-day retreat. You should utilize its steam room and sauna, e-book an Ayurvedic remedy, peruse non secular books within the massive leisure room, and order lunch from a menu of Indian specialties produced from household recipes of proprietor Shilpa Sankaran. The menu adjustments seasonally. Throughout winter, anticipate a warming and grounding Khichdi bowl of rice, lentils greens and spices. The household non-dairy chai recipe is spicy and never too candy.
This award-winning restaurant owned by a Nepali household started as a meals cart again within the 1980s. Now Himal Chuli is a downtown establishment, a snug little restaurant with loads of veg choices. Order the rice, tarkrai and dal and also you’ll get a mix of properly spiced recent greens that change based on what’s readily available that day. After I visited, you might select between cauliflower or spinach-based tarkrai. Himal Chuli additionally has a few tofu dishes and a few veg seasonal stews. The roti is particularly good, served sizzling from the oven with a selection of white or wheat. I needed to order additional.
This Japanese tavern focuses on small plates. It was vigorous on the Friday evening I visited, regardless of the winter chill. Probably the most well-liked vegan dishes is Common Tso’s cauliflower, fried with scallions and a candy sauce. Tavernakaya’s crispy Brussels sprouts with soy sauce togarashi (dried crimson chili) and shallots was a standout dish. There’s additionally a small veg sushi menu.
That is one in every of my favourite Madison locations, a scholar hangout that pulls different demographics, too. The salads are gigantic and you may select from greater than 40 mix-in choices, a number of vegs, tofu, chick peas, nuts and Brussels sprouts. Ian’s Pizza usually has vegan slices able to go. If not, you’ll be able to order a customized vegan pizza.
Everly has a few good selections for vegans. I acquired a black bean quinoa burger with kale salad which was good and filling. If you happen to’re there for dinner, contemplate sharing small plates like edamame hummus toast with fried artichoke, caramelized onions and lime salt or fried Brussels sprouts with citrus French dressing. For dessert, there’s chocolate avocado mousse with sea salt/banana coconut cookies.
Tubb’s Taco Palace
Tubb’s has tacos, one in every of Madison’s finest neon indicators, and many vegetarian and vegan choices clearly marked on its menu. You’ll be able to order seven totally different vegan tacos, for those who’re actually hungry, plus three vegan burritos. Select from taco toppers like candy potato, fried avocado, vegan chorizo and chipotle beet.
Nationwide Mustard Museum
The Nationwide Mustard Museum in close by Middleton is a ton of enjoyable. Right here you’ll be able to sit in Mustardpiece Theater and watch outdated industrial motion pictures about mustard. Or you’ll be able to play a hoop toss sport and maybe win…a bottle of mustard! They promote about 300 sorts of mustard within the present store, and you may attempt all of them on the mustard tasting bar. Many of the mustards are vegan, although a couple of comprise egg, so learn the labels first. However beware. Vegans are excluded from many meals tastings, so I actually had enjoyable attempting about ten sorts of mustard.
Bloom Bake Store
Bloom has an entire case of vegan cupcakes! Do I must say extra? I acquired the vegan chocolate cream cheese ganache.
Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream
This well-liked ice creamery on State Avenue doesn’t neglect the vegans. And we’re not simply speaking unhappy sorbet. They cycle by way of about eight flavors of non-dairy soy, plus a couple of Italian ices. The day I went, the Chocolate Shoppe’s soy flavors have been butter pecan and supreme Oreo. Within the title of analysis, I attempted each.