This post is mostly about one amazing town: Northampton, Mass. With a detour to Amherst (thanks to our friend, Amelia). I LOVE this town. It's got everything: great places for coffee, vegetarian (& vegan) food, a college, lots of cool shops, and great walking trails! Ahhhh.....if only there were a job there......
So here we go:
Back to Cafe Evolution we went, because it's so good!
S got the Love Supreme with brown rice (great stuff!!):
I got the Chili Burrito (it was so big, I had to take half to go):
And of course, I had to get a vegan cupcake (chocolate with mint frosting) YUM:here.)
We headed over to Amherst, Mass to FreshSide Amherst (thanks, Amelia!!). This place is freakin' delcious! We must go back.....one day when we're up there again. I highly recommend it.
We sat outside..it was so nice:
A pot of green tea (brown rice flavor):
Thai Tea Roll & Ginger Tofu Tea Roll (oh so good!):
S got the Chili Rice w/tofu:
I got the Pad Thai (great, but had to take half to go....and that was the SMALL size!):
Some pages from their menu (you can see the whole thing online), notice it specifies when you can get it vegan, etc...and they have a whole section that's gluten free, soy free, etc...for pretty much any diet!
Had a delicious lunch!
Back to Northampton. Northampton Brewery! (I always have to taste test the local beer):
We ate dinner at Paul & Elizabeth's. Nice place and they've got some vegan options too.
I think we both got specials, and I don't remember what they were, but here are pictures. They were both very good:
On a different day, I found another vegetarian restaurant: Bela Vegetarian. Small place and it didn't open until noon. We were the first ones there :)
They have great daily specials on their chalkboard:
S got one of the daily specials...was very good (they specify if they're vegan or not):
I got the Harvest Burger with the rosemary potatoes (excellent burger, and I loved the pea sprouts on top!):
We got the corn chowder too, because I overheard someone in the restaurant raving about it :)
Wow, ok.....tons of pictures. I think I'm almost done. What's left? The farmer's market!
On our way out, we made a quick stop at the local market and picked up some carrots for the road and I found local hulled barley:
On our way back down, we stopped at Veg-O-Rama again:here.)
Ok, that was a lot of pictures. If I forgot anything, I guess it'll go into the next post. It does feel good to be back home and cooking again :) We were away just a bit too long. Tomorrow: our local farmer's market.