My friend Pam did a vegan version of the Whole 30 plan awhile back, and as her post-cleanse celebration meal, we met for tacos and margs at the new Tennessee Taco Company, where all of the tacos have Tennessee-themed names. I got the Bonnaroo Breakfast Taco with tots, guac, & salsa (hold the cheese) and the Caulilujah Taco with crispy cauliflower, roasted corn, and avocado (we subbed fresh avocado for the avocado crema that comes on this taco). Plus, a side of Black Beans and a "jumbo" margarita. The food was good, but everything was served cold (except the beans, which were piping hot and expertly seasoned). The food temp was a bummer. And the "jumbo" margarita was actually just pint-glass sized, and that was also a bummer. I'm hoping they work out the kinks because I want to like a place that has tater tot tacos.
One day at work, I brought a frozen Amy's burrito with me and grabbed a side of Red Lentil Soup from I Love Juice Bar in Crosstown Concourse. It was very good soup. Btw, we have temporary furniture at work, so all of our working areas have our names on them.
A few Saturdays ago, the Memphis Flyer (my old employer) had a crafts and beer fair at Crosstown Concourse (my new employer). Of course I had to go to that! They had a couple food trucks there, and one — Rice Burner — had Veggie Spring Rolls and Veggie Dumplings, so I had a little fried lunch.
Here's a breakfast of champions made by two of my favorite local baker dudes — Garlic-Onion Dave's Bagel topped with hand-crafted Cashew Mozzarella by Don of Lulu's Baked. Sprinkled with Trader Joe's Everything But the Bagel Seasoning.
Beyond Burgers are hands-down the best burgers on the market. I love them. Paul loves them. We try to eat them often. Seen here with Daiya cheddar.
We also love the Boca Chicken Patties, and here's one with Daiya and a side salad. These are pretty much our go-to dinner when nothing else is planned.
Here's a dimly lit (but delicious) box of Red Beans & Rice with vegan sausage from Imagine Vegan Cafe. I got this as takeout one night after running a 20-miler that morning. I needed that protein and ALL THOSE CARBS. YUM! I also got a side of their collard greens for good measure.