Friday, July 31, 2015
Vegan Food at the Bernice Garden
Way back at the end of June, I told you guys about the Very Veggie Fourth of July event at the Bernice Garden. On the first night of my break from work and start of my honeymoon, I headed down to SoMa with my friends, Reva and Waikay, to eat some great food.
The turnout was great, and it looked like most of the vendors sold out. I got there about midway through the event, and Solfood Catering were already cleaned out of their vegan crab cakes.
I heard tell that The Veg had rainbow cupcakes and an amazing BBQ jackfruit sandwich, but the line was long and I didn't get back around before they sold out. I'm thinking I missed out, because the cupcakes looked amazing!
Our friends, Sheridan and Drew, were there, and they were stockpiling cupcakes for their weekend at home. I snagged these photos from Sheridan:
We were flowery dress buddies! They were about to hit the road, but I got to say hi. They cooked Josh and I the most AMAZING dinner the weekend before. Would you believe I'd never had chickpea cutlets? For shame, I know. I'll share those pictures another time.
I decided to branch out and try something new, so I hit up Box Populi, a new food cart selling incredible food. The crew are part of a new and exciting project that I'm involved with, which I'll tell you about when more things form up. They had a ton of great options, including gazpacho, portobello and seitan sandwiches, and tons of sides. I settled on a half seitan sammie and gazpacho. It went well with the tasty beer from Stone's Throw.
The gazpacho was a little on the chunky side, but the flavors were good. It would have been perfect if everything was blended a little more. The seitan sandwich was tasty as well, although I would have hoped for a heartier bread. It was more like a quick lunch sandwich than a truly formed restaurant dish, but for the price ($5 for the sandwich and soup), it was just right.
It was a hot and muggy night, so we headed over to Le Pops for some frozen treats. They had their current menu clearly marked, with the ice pops being vegan. I had the lavender lemon, which was so refreshing. Think of the best glass of lemonade you've ever had, and then make it a popsicle.
I spent the rest of the evening chatting with everyone and enjoying the outdoors. Our wedding DJ (who was AWESOME) was there with his wife, who I finally got to meet after knowing each other on the internet. She's a vegan too! It seems our little community is really growing, and this even was popular with veggies and omnivores.
I really hope to see more vegetarian/vegan events at the Bernice Garden!