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Foodie Find: Vegan Plate in Roseville

Jul 02, 2019 03:00PM

Fun fact: If you don’t live a vegan lifestyle, you can still enjoy vegan food! I came to that conclusion after visiting Vegan Plate in Roseville and am fairly certain you’ll agree. I started with the tri-wonton: deep-fried morsels of goodness filled with “cream cheese” and your pick of spinach, artichoke, or jalapeño. The spinach was my personal favorite and had a perfect consistency inside and out. Next up were the fresh summer rolls—jam-packed with veggies (lettuce, carrots, bell peppers, and purple cabbage) and quinoa then tucked into chewy rice paper. Dipping each one into the accompanying peanut sauce added another element of flavor. With an extensive menu, it’s hard to choose just one main course, so I went with two: maple walnut “shrimp” (great choice!) and jack buns. The latter featured “pulled pork” made with marinated jackfruit and other veggies in a bao bun; it’s amazing how pork-like it tasted, especially considering the jackfruit is a nutrient-packed tropical fruit. Mind. Blown. How do they do it? And the shrimp, which wasn’t actually shrimp but tapioca, tasted like, you guessed it…shrimp! As mentioned, their menu is immense and incudes soups, noodles, burgers, fries, rice, pasta, and pizza. Whatever you order though, save room for dessert. From cheesecake to brownies and gelato to truffles, it’s all mouthwatering and made without animal products. They also have a lengthy beverage list (think milk tea with boba, Vietnamese coffee, beer, wine, and more) and myriad gluten-free and nut-free options. Do your body a favor and try a meatless meal today! 1821 Douglas Boulevard, Suite C-5, Roseville, 916-953-7033

By Julie Ryan / Photo  by Taylor Gillespie

6 PLANT-BASED PLATES WE LOVE…


Vegan donuts—house-made with constantly rotating flavors that run the gamut from chai apple cider and raspberry lemonade to blueberry almond—at Totem Coffee Co. 312 Main Street, Suite 104, Placerville, 530-903-3280, totemcoffeeroasters.com

Onion rava masala dosa—a crispy “dosa” (pancake) made from semolina and wheat, caramelized red onions, cumin seeds, and cashew nuts then stuffed with a potato filling—at Mylapore Indian Cuisine. 1760 Prairie City Road, Suite 160, Folsom, 916-985-3500, mylapore.us

Fried sweet potato—deep-friend sweet potato in coconut batter, served with sweet and sour sauce—at Thai Paradise. 2770 East Bidwell Street, Suite P-11, Folsom, 916-986-7589, thaiparadisefolsom.com

Orange "chicken"—lightly breaded, crispy “chicken" with onions and bell peppers tossed in a sweet and tangy sauce with steamed rice—at Pho Vegan Asian Cuisine. 6661 Stanford Ranch Road, Suite E, Rocklin, 916-259-1588

Root awakening—house-made ginger beet hummus, quinoa, avocado, fermented veggies, and carrots in a spinach tortilla—at Vibe Health Bar. 2770 East Bidwell Street, Suite 500, Folsom, 916-990-5367, vibehealthbar.com

Spicy vegan grilled cheese—locally made sourdough bread with cashew cheese, avocado, and sautéed greens; served with a side green salad—at The Argoanut Farm to Fork Café, 331 State Highway 49, Coloma, 530-626-7345, argonautcafe.com


Compiled by Megan Wiskus