Offering vegetarian, vegan and seafood options for every meal of the day, Veg & Grill is a local eatery relatively new to the area. This small restaurant in Gulf Gate is known for their fresh and locally grown cuisine.
Veg & Grill opened in 2014 and only offers the freshest of fruits and vegetables from local and sustainable sources for healthy options. The owners of Veg & Grill are husband and wife Chef Joseph and Mindy Haslett.
The restaurant is located in the heart of Gulf Gate, in a little strip mall. The tiny hole-in-the-wall restaurant is a small and intimate place to enjoy a healthy meal with a friend. The restaurant is filled with brown tables surrounding a bar, providing a great location for a simple meal. The walls are decorated with different paintings that showcase the main aspect about the restaurant: vegetables. Veg & Grill is a great place to enjoy a healthy, great tasting meal that can be shared with both friends and family.
Breakfast options include a variety of dishes like pancakes, Mexican burritos or whole wheat French toast. Veg & Grill serves a special dish called shakshuka, which consists of two poached eggs in a spicy and creamy tomato sauce served with fresh fruit, providing sweetness to the mild dish. Veg & Grill also offers the potato paradise, in which a potato latke is served with cheese and scrambled eggs, with tomatoes and fruit on the side.
Additionally, they offer vegan options and substitutes for a majority of the items on the menu. For both dishes you can substitute the eggs for a vegan option of tofu scramble. If you want a more sweet and indulgent breakfast, then try the light and fluffy buckwheat pancakes or the whole wheat French toast.
The breakfast menu is only offered from Thursday through Sunday.
Veg & Grill offers an extensive lunch menu with different types of starters, salads, wraps and sandwiches. A great starter for sharing is the mezze plate, a platter consisting of hummus, tabbouleh, baba ghanoush, mixed olives and warm pita bread. lettuce wrap platter that contains romaine lettuce filled a choice of fresh ahi tuna, hummus or mixed vegetables with a ginger dressing.
Following starters, a variety of meals are available. One of their most popular dishes is the BBQ jackfruit, a rich and creamy fruit from Asia soaked in barbeque sauce and served on bun with coleslaw and a creamy horseradish sauce. The lunch menu allows for a lot of customization for vegetarians and vegans, with substitutions including tofu, tempeh and the addition of avocado.
The lunch menu is served every day of the week from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Like breakfast and lunch, dinner is served with lots of fresh ingredients and locally grown produce. Appetizers offered include the unique buffalo cauliflower bites, sautéed cauliflower dipped in buffalo sauce, a spicy and tangy twist on the American classic.
Entrée options are unique vegetable and seafood dishes. They offer Portobello a volcano, made of sautéed vegetables, quinoa and a hearty marinated Portobello mushroom on top. Another option is sesame plum salmon, a marinated wild Alaskan salmon served with vegetables and brown rice with lentils. Their signature salad is a mixture of chopped kale, carrot, cabbage, raw beets, avocados, pea shoots, sunflower seeds and a citrus papaya-seed dressing, providing a lighter option.
Dinner is served six days a week starting at 5 p.m. and lasts to 9 p.m.
Rating: 5/5 Torches