Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Bluff City Vegan Eats: Lucchesi's Beer Garden

I've been needing a new falafel joint for a while now, and I've finally found a place with excellent falafel and several delicious vegan options. Plus beer! Lots and lots of beer! Lucchesi's Beer Garden offers 540 crafts beers (WHAT?!) and some of the best falafel I've had!

Paul and I stopped in there on Sunday, and I ordered the Lettuce Turnip the Beet pita sandwich. This has crispy falafel, creamy hummus, lettuce, and a mixture of pickled turnips, beets, and cauliflower. I loved the tangy pickles paired with the falafel. And the pita bread was SO SOFT. Few things make me happier than soft, fluffy pita.

They offer sides of tabbouli, baba ganoush, hummus, or chips. I went with tabbouli, and it did not disappoint. Lots of parsley and a nice lemony tang. They served extra pita for scooping up the tabbouli.

Paul and I split an order of Devil'd Mash, a spicy avocado dip that I could not stop eating. I'm now convinced that avocado and pita bread beats guac and chips. 

I washed it all down with a locally brewed Beale Street Brewing Co. Rookie of the Year Hazy IPA, brewed right here in Memphis by my friend Kelvin.

If you're looking for one of the the biggest beer selections in Memphis and some awesome vegan options, this laidback neighborhood bar is the place to be!


Hillary said...

OMG, that pita sandwich looks AHMAZING!!! I've been craving falafel myself. It's something I don't make myself, because I'm scared of deep frying, and I've never found a baked falafel recipe I like. Soft and fluffy pita is one of life's great pleasures!

Susan said...

That pita sandwich sounds like it would be so good.
And how do they even have space for 540 different types of beer?