The starvation salad

So you're down to your last bag of onions and a random assortment of canned goods. If you are like most vegetarians, you probably still have the ingredients for a tasty salad on hand. Here's an adaptable recipe for a salad that provides a modicum of protein, won't get you fat, and will provide enough... Continue Reading →

Urban decadence with a conscience

Harvest Restaurant, in NuLu, has delicious food that won't send you straight to hell. That's because Harvest gets all its ingredients from local or regional farms. As such, you can chow down on some Michelin star worthy grub while keeping your environmental impact at a minimum. The chef shows off what our nearby growers are... Continue Reading →

Lunch at El Nopal: Cheap, fast, and good

Vegetarians can cobble together a good meal at almost any Mexican restaurant. The traditional ingredients in Mexican American cuisine: corn, tomatoes, avocado, onions, beans, and rice, come together a lot of different ways to provide balanced protein and other essential nutrients. Our go to Mexican diner is El Nopal, a regional chain which is expanding... Continue Reading →

Lunch at Eiderdown

Traditional German cuisine doesn't offer a lot to vegetarians. When a girl in a dirndl is coming your way with a plate of food, it is usually brat or wurst. Luckily, Eiderdown, on Goss Street in Louisville's Germantown neighborhood, is not entirely traditional. Eiderdown is, in fact, very friendly to its vegetarian customers. A modest... Continue Reading →

Veggies at Monnik

You might not think of Monnik Beer Company as an obvious choice for vegetarians. But we found quite a few options on the menu. All of them delicious. We started with the war fries and roasted carrot salad. The war fries are modeled on the Dutch tradition of serving French fries with peanut sauce, mayonnaise,... Continue Reading →

Fabulously faux at Red Yeti

Arguably, Louisville's best veggie burger is in Indiana. I'm talking about the Red Yeti on Spring Street in Jeffersonville. Yes, Google maps, it's easy to locate in normal traffic. The owner's sense of whimsy extends to clever dish naming. The vegetarian burger, for instance, is called a fauxhawk. Served with macaroni and cheese, this is... Continue Reading →

Naïve is pretty crafty

The first thing you notice about Naïve, a relatively new restaurant that’s opened in the hot Butchertown neighborhood, is the mostly white, airy atmosphere. It’s a delightful place to hang out. The bright digs and cleverly crafted, light cuisine have already won a loyal following in Louisville’s midtown. Trendy crowd here Naïve is basically a... Continue Reading →

Booze and compassion at V-Grits

V-Grits opened three months ago with a bang, and it's been a happening place in Germantown ever since. This restaurant's owners did a lot of things right from the get go. They started out with a food truck, provided a high-quality product, and got their name out there. They built up a clientele that would... Continue Reading →

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