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Botanical: Cville’s Latest Plant-Based mostly Restaurant

Botanical is a brand new plant-based vegan restaurant in Charlottesville. It lived as much as all expectations! Right here’s what I ate for lunch.

Botanical Cville: Plant-Based mostly Scrumptious 

Final week I met fellow foodie and new buddy Elizabeth of the weblog Drift Cville for lunch at our brand-new plant-based restaurant: Botanical.

I’ve been ready for months for Botanical to open since I first heard it was coming.

The restaurant is situated within the house the place the Java Java espresso store was. The structure is identical with the lengthy counter and tables within the again. It felt so acquainted but so completely different! 

For some time I’ve felt that the short and wholesome lunch choices have been on the restricted aspect. Charlottesville has wanted extra health-focused, plant-based vegan eating places.

I believe Botanical is a good addition to the downtown lunch spot assortment (Ooey Gooey, Farmacy, Nook Juice, Rev Soup, Tilman’s, Tonic, and extra). I’m excited to do extra lunch dates out with buddies, particularly now that the climate is sweet!

Botanical’s Vegan Menu

Botanical’s menu is totally plant-based, they usually attempt to create a welcoming ambiance for all kinds of consuming and allergic reactions. Greens are the principle occasion with yummy sauces, herbs, nuts, candy potatoes, rice, and extra. 

In addition they have sharables (avenue corn! sticky cauliflower!), salads (kale Caesar!), sandwiches like avocado toast and chickpea tuna (which include a aspect salad), and a youngsters’ menu with issues like cashew cheese mac and cheese or an almond butter and jam sandwich.

Oh and desserts (see beneath) and occasional/tea/pastries. 

After all we drooled over the menu and popped out our cameras for twin images of the attractive bowls! 

Botanical can be open for dinner!

Elizabeth and I need to return for some cocktails – the passionfruit and jalapeño cocktails had our consideration. Plus beer and wine too. 

For lunch, we each had the rosemary lemonade, which was fab. Love the stainless straw!

Roasted Candy Potato Bowl

I used to be tremendous excited to style the attractive creations on the menu. My buddy Scott, who’s a passionate vegan, has already been extra instances than he can depend and really helpful the roasted candy potato bowl, which Elizabeth received. She shared a chew of the candy potatoes – AMAZE!

Roasted candy potatoes, rice, avocado smash, cucumbers, chili cashews, bbq drizzle and cilantro

Crunchy Cauliflower Bowl

I settled on the cauliflower bowl which got here with crispy cauliflower nugs. They had been SO SO good!!! I beloved the tamari ranch too – I requested for extra on the aspect! 

rice, white beans, crispy cauliflower nugs, ginger garlic glaze, purple cabbage, mango, tamari ranch, sesame seeds, aleppo

The bowl was completely portioned for my lunch – almost completed all of it and left fortunately full.

Dessert Bars

To complete our lunch, we shared two completely different bars – the Jam Bar with a shortbread crust, raspberry jam, and crumble, and the Almond Layer Bar from Bowerbird Bakeshop.  I imagine each had been vegan. And each had been so good! 

I can’t wait to return for extra!!

Observe they’re closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Have you ever been? What’s your favourite plant-based meal?

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