Return to Cafe Classico

Is there any vegan delight better than a glass of red wine and some really well cooked French fries? Technically, these are pommes frites, served standing up, with three different sauces. A bouquet of French fries. This is the way I start any lunch at Cafe Classico, my favorite Louisville restaurant. Cafe Classico offers a... 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 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 →

Dope lunch at Morels

I confess to being a little unnerved when I walked into Morels and saw the neon “future is fake” sign. I would have said the future is very real food that you grow in your own backyard. Or buy from a farmer’s market or fresh stop. That said, and setting vegetarian philosophies aside, lunch at... 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 →

Little Jerusalem is a little oasis

If you don't live in Okolona, Kentucky, Little Jerusalem might be a little pilgrimage. But it is well worth it. Located in what was once a single family home off the Outer Loop, this gem of a restaurant offers many delicious options for Louisville's vegetarians and vegans. The lentil soup, laced with lemon juice, was... Continue Reading →

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