Eating to Live on the Outside: 222 Veggie Vegan

It’s Saturday! Time for another “trip” to sample veggie food from far-far away and this week Eating to Live on the Outside crosses the pond to visit 222 Veggie Vegan in London, England.

Now, just because Shaun of the Dead is my favorite movie does not influence my opinion in any way. 222 Veggie Vegan is awesome! Here’s a rough draft of stuff I might order:

Bean and Tofu Pancake

  • Black eye bean and tofu pate wrapped in a whole-meal pancake, topped with tomato chunks and vegan cream sauce; normally I avoid vegan faux-foods, but I’ll give this a whirl.

222 Gardens

  • Baked plantain, okra, falafels, tomato sauce, marinated aubergines and courgettes; believe it or not, I’ve never tried okra.

Chickpea Curry

  • Seasoned vegetables, chickpeas and brown basmati rice; I’m cool with the rice, no worries.

Chef’s Salad

  • Seasoned vegetables, greens, avocado chunks, asparagus, potatoes, sun dried tomatoes and artichokes marinated with olive dressing; looks great, but dressing on the side.

Broccoli and Mushrooms Salad

  • Red onion, broccoli, mushrooms and extra virgin olive oil; same thing with the olive oil here.

Tomato, Cucumber and Organic Tofu Salad

  • Tofu, tomato and cucumber with light pesto dressing; tomatoes are a wonderful thing!

Mixed Leaf Salad

  • Mixed leaves and light pesto dressing; I dig it.

Sun-dried Tomatoes and Jerusalem Artichokes Salad

Yeah, 222 Veggie Vegan is bloody good and I love that they avoid stuff like refined and fried foods. Now, if I REALLY had to pick something, I’m going with veggie-packed Chef’s Salad.

Okay, it's your turn. Check out 222 Veggie Vegan’s menu and let me know what you’d order.

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Eating to Live on the Outside: Spread

Okay kiddies. It’s that time again. I’m firing up my imaginary jet plane for another Eating to Live on the Outside. This week, I’m “off” to San Diego, California to grab a bite to eat at Spread.

Spread’s menu is totally doable. I see a lot of veggies. Here’s quick list of foods I might order:

Flowering Arugula & Beet Salad

  • Sylvetta arugula, maple croutons, arugula flowers, marinated Chioggia beets, fuerte avocado, red carrots and blood orange thyme vinaigrette; I like it, but I’d ditch the croutons and get the dressing on the side.

Mixed Lettuces

  • Heirloom baby greens, yellow grape tomatoes, sweet onions, strawberries, French violas, baby celery, steamed baby artichokes and avocado basil dressing; lots of veggies, I dig it.

Banana Curry Oatmeal

  • Caramelized onions, banana, curry and red carrots; I’m probably a banana addict at this point.

Macadamia Rose Pesto grits

  • Roasted vegetables, handmade pesto, rose petals and macadamia; I’m not big on grits, but I’ll give it a try.

Kaffir Lime & Kumquat Glazed Vegetable Medley

  • Purple cauliflower, red carrots, heirloom squash, kaffir lime and kumquat; I love cauliflower and purpler-er the better!

Haricots Verts Almondine

  • Marcona almonds, blended oils, spices, sautéed beans and truffle; not too bad, the oil doesn’t scare me.

Wild Mushroom Ragu

Hibiscus Blossom Mole

  • Grilled vegetables, corn tortillas, hibiscus essence and rose; I’m not sure I could eat a cute little mole, but vegetables are great.

Spread looks good. It works! Okay, if I “really” had to order something, I’d go for either the Mixed Lettuces or the Flowering Arugula & Beet Salad. Both look cool.

Now listen up! You can be a fake traveler too. Just check out Spread’s menu and tell me what you’d order.

Image credit: Spread