Saturday, February 11, 2012

Trying out vegan: Peace Cafe

Peace Cafe

After I read John Heckathorn's story on Peace Cafe, I put it on my list of places to try, but never made it over until now. I was making a paradoxical decision for dinner: vegan plate at Peace Cafe or loco moco at The friend convinced me to go the healthy route (for one night at least).

Peace Cafe is on King St near Isenberg - the Old Stadium area. Found parking on a little side street.

Inside is like entering a tiny, peaceful, rural cafe. Every detail is thought of - including lime and mint in the water cooler.


 Everything on the menu is vegan, meaning no meat, no dairy, no eggs. Picture ice cream without the milk or eggs. We split two mains: the Moroccan stew ($8.85 with chickpeas and brown rice)...
And the bi bim bap ($9.45) - a unique take on what in Korean restaurants is usually white rice, ground beef and a variety of marinated veggies. This one had brown rice, soft tofu (or TVP), marinated carrots, beansprouts, watercress, and a side of salad. The miso dressing (red stuff in the middle) was delish.
They also had tempeh and brown rice musubi...
...and homemade vegan ice cream for dessert! we tried the avocado - green like an avocado, but with a coconut milk base it was hard to taste the avocado flavor.

And also a tempting selection of cookies, candied nuts, and mochi on the side.

Peace Cafe
Peace Cafe, 2239 S. King St., 951-7555,

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A minor point, but bibimbap never uses ground beef.