There are some good (great!) vegan items that have just hit the menu Torrey Pints! Chef Vanessa Briscoe created a slew of new vegan options for the pub menu. I got a sneak preview of the in progress items and am THRILLED with the new offerings.
While the quantity of items doesn’t compare to some other Whole Foods pub menus, the quality is superb. The largely whole-food and plant-based dishes explore the chef’s creative edge… to our benefit!
The Raw Vegan Paleo Wrap is filled with veggies, black beans and quiona then given a hint of complex sweetness from shredded coconut and fresh pineapple. Finished with black salt… I predict I’ll be eating a lot of these in the future.
Eggplant Marianna maybe coming soon to Torrey Pints Tapas night! Crinkly skin of a Thai eggplant curl up exposing tender seed-filled flesh in a pool of pulpy tomato sauce and basil oil.
When first saw the Heirloom Tomato sandwich I though: Um, it’s just a slice of tomato on bread… But this is a fine example of produce quality shining! Juicy fat slices of tomato are slathered in a mint basil mayo and stuffed inside a ciabatta bun. It’s my favorite of the new items.
Spicy SD Soy Dairy Tofu Bites… this are good if for some reason you’re not in the mood for the Buffalo Cauliflower—which, don’t worry, is still on the new menu.
And lastly, the Beyond Meat Beast Burger has come to Torrey Pints! Layered with shaved beets and greens on a Bread & Cie ciabatta bun slathered in herbed mayo it’s a beautiful change up from the previous taro burger.
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8825 Villa La Jolla Dr
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Lovely! Now, could you please ask the chef to make a couple of those items without a drop of oil of any kind! In other words, fat free;just whole plant food; no oils.
Judy – Whole Foods offers”Health Starts Here” purple label dishes that are usually vegan (just gotta check for honey). These are made with whole foods and no processed oils or fats 🙂 I’m not sure what items may fall under this distinction on the current menu (the online one isn’t updated yet) but it is definitely something the chef considers.
More info: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/healthy-eating/health-starts-here
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