Now I wanted a bit of something different since I had some time to head out. We took the T to Mass Ave and ended up at the Veggie Galaxy. The Galaxy is a sort of vegan ish place. Everything is vegan except what isn't. They serve eggs and dairy and cheese but from what I can garner the only entree that isn't vegan is the mac and cheese, which comes both ways. All that being said, vegan is easy here. Eggs are cooked on a separate grill.
|I'm waiting for the new camera on the iPhone 8!|
|From the waiting area, looking towards the back. This is how blurry it looks if you'd had a few too many.|
|Glazed Seitan Loaf on garlic mashed with sautéed chard.|
I am an onion ring junkie. Although these were good and I'd want one on my burger I wouldn't use up the calories on a whole order again. They were very crispy on the outside but the batter didn't have that flaky texture I enjoy. The onions were sweet and if you don't take a good bite out of the ring they'll pull out. That being said there was only a small bit of ketchup on the plate by the time we were done with them.
|Baked Mac with roasted Eggplant, Leek and Peas. Vegan version of course.|
This is an excellent dish but the cheese aspect wasn't as gooey and slurpy as I generally prefer. It was a drier baked macaroni dish and certainly stands up on its own. It had some interesting flavors and if I recall an undertone of cumin and turmeric among others. The pasta was perfect, neither too soft or too al dente. There is no escaping though, that the eggplant needed more time in the oven as it was decidedly a bit undercooked. I'd order this dish again though. This is actually a child's order since there is not a "side" of Baked Mac.
Now for my dish which I will say right up front I flipped for. This is what a diner is supposed to serve and how they're supposed to serve it. (I just made that up, there being of course, no "Rules for Diners" in the Library of Congress ... just in my own head).
This dish is served on 2 slices of toasted bread, a literal pile of seitan and a rich wine/balsamic reduction worthy of it's own award. The seitan was a great texture, combining soft and chewy and mimicking meat very closely. It's served over a slathering of mustard beans, (although I don't recall the flavor of mustard ... memory going and all that), onions and chard. Wonderful flavor combinations.
Then of course, being from Brooklyn, I laced the top with ketchup just to leave my mark. This was one of the more delicious and hand made dishes I have had in a vegan eatery. This was worth every penny and if I get back I will makes sure that one of us at the table gets this.
|Open Faced Seitan Sandwich with chard, onions and mustard baked beans.|
The Taza Chocolate Layer Cake was a new experience for me. It was a pow, in your mouth, chocolate but not as sweet as you'd think looking at it. It had a grainier texture than it looks like it has and speaks of chocolate like a fine wine. Perhaps it isn't sweet so as not to disguise the essence of the cocoa. A very dense cake I had to pause and order the coffee which this cake needed as a perfect compliment. My one bone to pick is that the soy for coffee is soy milk and not creamer. Just my preference as the coffee never seems to get light enough with just alternative milks.
I watched the pass for a while, really just a section of the counter, as I had a good view from my seat and the food coming out was not only piled high for those of
|Not really bad for all that we ordered and dinner for two.|