Dining Out as a Vegan
If you are living a vegan lifestyle or transitioning into healthy eating habits, you know that dining out can become a struggle. Take it from me; the menu choices, for vegan options, are minimal. Oh yes, and dining out with non-vegans becomes a debate, over food. It’s no secret…when choosing a restaurant, I need a 24-hour (decision making) window.
So, last week I accepted an invite to a breakfast meeting; go figure, the breakfast was to be held at Wild Eggs. Now, my first thought was to eat before the meeting—besides, people already think that vegans only eat lettuce and drink water, right?
Instead of adding to the false perceptions of vegans and their diet, I decided to take a chance and go with the flow.
Wild Eggs is known for their fresh approach to traditional breakfast, brunch, and lunch. Unfortunately, they are not as vegan-friendly as I thought. Wild Eggs is known for their signature eggs and specialty omelets. I must say they have an astonishing bar selection. Overall prices usually range from $5.99-$15.99 per item. My check totaled, $24 bucks!
Bar Selection: The Wild Eggs Bloody Mary.
I love my Bloody Marys, and I give Wild Eggs a 10—scaling 1-10. There was a perfect balance of vodka and tomato juice. The tomato juice wasn’t overpowering, and the vodka hit just right! I mean just look at the quality of garnishes—huge olives, crispy banana peppers, and correctly sliced limes. If you are looking for a refreshing breakfast drink, I would definitely try the Bloody Mary.
Create your Experience
As for my meal, well… I had to get pretty creative with the menu; It was actually rather entertaining—choosing four side items, building a whole vegan, breakfast platter.
Side #1: Two pieces of gluten-free Toast with a Side of Avocado
The toast was perfectly toasted, but when they said the could add avocado, I was expecting a little bit more. A small ramekin of avocado cubes was not enough. It would have been nice to have enough avocado for the two slices of bread. Who doesn’t love avocado toast?
Side #2: Skillet Potatoes
Out of all the sides, the skillet potatoes were my favorite. The chef put in some serious work on these bad boys! Honestly, I was impressed with the balancing of seasoning; there was a moderate amount of salt, pepper, and garlic. Let’s not forget the texture—crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. If you decide to purchase the skillet potatoes, I promise…you will not be disappointed.
Side #3: Sautéed Spinach
I’m very picky about my spinach. Spinach isn’t hard to sautée, but some restaurants can’t get it right. In most cases, the spinach is either overcooked or soaked in oil, gross! Wild Eggs served up some tasty spinach, entirely tossed with olive oil and well seasoned.
Side #4: Veg of the Day
Nothing’s better than roasted veggies. This delicious blend of mixed vegetables—roasted squash, tomatoes, onions, and mushrooms was very pleasing. Again, the vegetables were cooked perfectly.
Sometimes, you have to get a little creative, and Wild Eggs was definitely one of those experiences. The food was delicious, but they could have been a little bit more generous with the vegetable portions. Their food is quite high quality, and the service was exceptional!
I will definitely be back, and I recommend giving Wild Eggs a visit! Tell the JT sent ya!
Restaurant: Wild Eggs
Address: 121 S Floyd St, Louisville, KY 40202
Jessica is a rising new face of vegan culinary cuisine who takes pride in her craft as a recipe designer and holistic lifestyle educator. New Living encouraging others to shift towards a wholesome lifestyle; in addition, cultivating the common mindset into understanding that healthy living is a lifelong process, not just a diet plan.