Hours: Breakfast, lunch, dinner: seven days
All-vegan cafe serving seitan in myriad forms.
With four tables and room for a dozen customers, tops, the narrow cafe attached to the Upton's seitan factory at the gritty corner of Grand and Hoyne is meant more for the vegan to-go crowd than for those who like to linger. The all-vegan menu is short and to the point, offering mainly simple sandwich concoctions (wrapped in the same lined aluminum foil your junior high lunch lady used to handle) and sides. During one visit I had the pastrami-flavored seitan with sinus-clearing sauerkraut and mustard on marble rye and the fried bacon mac, the latter excellent vegan comfort food. My friend went with the BLT and mashed potatoes, the sandwich a little skimpy on the bacon seitan but the mashed potatoes more than good enough to be dished up alongside your upcoming Thanksgiving Field Roast. The cozy space also includes a variety of vegan baked goods, organic juices and kombucha, and vegan soft-serve—a big "and," if you ask me.
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