Dear Reader, I started LouisvilleVegetarian.com about two years ago as a way to support restaurants, local growers, and local vegetarians. I am now very busy with other projects. Among other things, I am writing a book about going solar. I am having trouble finding the time to keep this site up to date. But I... Continue Reading →
Convert a meat and potatoes dude into a salad eater in five sneaky steps
First, it's essential that you gain the dude's trust. Cook him a steak, exactly the way he likes it, and serve the exact type of potatoes he likes, even if that's french fries. The next time you make this meal, serve a potato salad. Make it traditional with, you know, parsley or pickles. Mayonnaise if... Continue Reading →
Louisville, Kentucky’s best restaurants for vegetarians
Eiderdown You might not suspect that a German restaurant would make the list of most vegetarian anything, but Eiderdown has stayed up to date and smartly incorporated some really delicious vegetarian and vegan items. Amongst the lovely surprises waiting here for vegetarians are the red cabbage cooked with raisins, potato salad with capers and mustard... Continue Reading →
A marriage built on cheese: Dinner at Volare
When the carnivore says, "Let's get dressed up and go to Volare," I know it's going to be a magical dinner. The food, the wine list, the service. All, always five stars. The only thing that really matches a dinner at Volare is another dinner at Volare. I can't really recommend Volare for vegans. But... Continue Reading →
Mayan Cafe: A safe place to flirt with vegetarianism
"I judge a restaurant by its guacamole, don't you?" the carnivore said to me, as we were waiting for our appetizers. Well, yes, among other things. The decor at Mayan Cafe, on Market Street next door to Taj, is understated and elegant, the wall art intriguing, the menu diverse, and everything's from a local farm.... Continue Reading →
20 undeniable signs that you’re a foodie
You have been known to box your entree and then order dessert.
Vegetarian at Jack Fry’s? Why not?
I've lived in Kentucky over six years without ever going to Jack Fry's even though it's within walking distance of my house. I think I was intimidated. By Jack Fry's reputation, the understated store front, the lack of advertising, all bespeaking a restaurant that has such a well established clientele, it will never need new... Continue Reading →
What’s your favorite vegetarian restaurant?
If you live in Louisville, Kentucky, we would like to hear from you! We're looking for community consensus on the city's best restaurants for vegetarians. Restaurants need not be exclusively vegetarian, but they should have good vegetarian food and at least one vegan option. Restaurant owners, please feel free to nominate your business. Simply put... Continue Reading →
I was staring at the fresh blueberries we had left over from Fresh Stop Markets. Even after our Sunday morning blueberry pancakes, there were still quite a few left. The crime partner and I discussed our many options. "Soak them in Gran Marnier," he said. This is actually a fall back option for berries in... Continue Reading →
Lynn’s lunch special at Payne Street Bakehouse
Okay, nobody has named a vegetarian lunch special after me, but I am patting myself on the back about the bagel lunch I built at Payne Street Bakehouse. Formerly Nancy's Bagels, the Payne Street Bakehouse is now a full-service lunch joint with bagels, wraps, salads, soups, and homemade pastries as well as coffee, both regular... Continue Reading →