With the recent closure of The Enchanted Kitchen, we have no easy access to any vegetarian only restaurants in Pennsyltucky, the closest is Jayyid Harvest and in Harrisburg. When visiting vegan restaurants like, Eden or Quiet Storm (vegetarian), it’s overwhelming to even look at the specials when the entire menu is, well.. special. Even then I do try to order a special in case I am ever fortunate enough to return and can try something different.
It takes a distinctive place to commit to vegetarian specials and this year Elk Creek Cafe + Alewroks has done just that. We knew if we would take the time to venture over Nittany Mountain and drive up the valley to Millheim that we would be treated to a Vegan Bowl with grains, greens, root vegetables and perfect seasonal seasonings or a vegetarian creation that would always please our palettes. The Tomato & Cheddar Pie was unbeatable this year. A special or two, like the Chickpea Sandwich, seem to have made their way to the most recent menu update but we look forward to what they will surprise us with next year.
Hooray for Elk Creek Cafe + Aleworks (restaurant review in full here) for being awarded Pennsyltucky Veggie 2011 Best Specials.Do you know of a Pennsyltucky restaurant’s specials that you think can beat Elk Creek’s in 2012? If it’s in central PA (see map here) and is a regular vegetarian menu item, let me know and I will include it in the judging next year! Drop me, Pennsyltucky Veggie, a line or feel free to leave a comment!