One of my old roommates and good friends from college was in town last night to attend an event at MIT today. Since she was staying in Cambridge we met up out there. Veggie Galaxy has been on my list of places to go for a while and she was in the mood for something healthy so it worked out well! Veggie Galaxy is a vegan/vegetarian diner and bakery in Cambridge. The menu is mostly vegan but they do have some cheeses and egg with breakfast (the egg can be substituted with tofu).
When I saw the BBQ sandwich made with jack fruit I couldn't pass it up. If you're one of the many people that's asked me what I miss most since adopting my vegan diet there's a strong chance I told you pulled pork because it's so hard to replicate. I've seen recipes uses it and have always wanted to try it, but had a hard time finding jack fruit and was hesitant to go on too much of a chase for something I didn't know I would like. The waitress's excitement at my order was a great sign!
Look at how awesomely messy that BBQ sandwich looks! It did not disappoint! The sandwich had a great flavor and texture. The pickles on top added a nice crunch. The sandwich came with a green salad with a light dressing and a side of your choice. I went with the potato salad on the waitress's recommendation. It was good but didn't have a whole ton of flavor, although I'm not a huge potato salad fan in the first place.
My friend got the Homage salad and the soup of the day, which was a creamy potato soup.
We were too full to eat dessert - but the menu looked awesome. In addition to their pastries they had coconut based ice cream and vegan frappes! I'll have to come back with Jay - I think he'll enjoy the comfort-food centric menu!
This blog is about my adventures adhering to a plant-based diet in a meat-based world and incorporating vegan practices into more parts of my life. As many of my friends and family aren't vegan, and the best part of cooking is sharing your food with others, I try to make recipes that can be enjoyed by vegans and meat-eaters alike.