Aside from walking into an establishment that is 100% vegetarian or vegan, it’s the menu that you are going to use as the main tool to help you navigate your way around what you can and cannot eat.
A real thrill came earlier this year when Olde New York updated their menu. They kept many of their vegetarian options, added a very nice one and printed new little vegetarian indicators next to the safe choices. They not printed next to the fries, egg rolls nor potato filled pierogies because of kitchen’s shared frier. The pierogies are served with a sprinkling of bacon on top. Good job Olde New York for being runner up on Best Menu by recognizing what your vegetarian diners need to know at a glance.
This year, Pennsyltucky Veggie 2011 Best Menu goes to Espresso Yourself Cafe in Newport. Online and off, vegans and vegetarians can read through every item on their very own menu. It’s so much fun to look at it and think, “I’ll have one of everything!” That is pretty much what I was thinking as I held up the menu in the picture.
Owners Rick and Cheryl Miller have designed a separate menu that clearly shows exactly which items are vegan and which are vegetarian. There are a multitude of Specialty Sandwiches and Salads as well as a build your own sandwich section. From breads right down to the dressings, you will know which are vegan. Warm thanks and congratulations to Espresso Yourself Cafe, for winning Pennsyltucky Veggie 2011 Best Menu as well as Pennsyltucky Veggie 2011 Best Soup.
Have you found a Pennsyltucky restaurant whose menu is more occomodating than this one? 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!