Although I don’t mind going meatless for occasional meals, I’ve never eaten a full vegan meal before. I don’t think my vegan biscuit quite counts as a full meal.
Knowing that my friend Shelly is a vegetarian, I reached out to her to be my go-to person to introduce me to Ethos Vegan Kitchen in Ivanhoe Village. I heard the food was good, and I was excited to try something new and different.
First of all, the restaurant is a great space. They have a spacious covered outdoor dining area and upon walking inside, it almost feels like you’re walking into someone’s house. It’s very warm and cozy. They have daily specials and a bakery.
I ordered the coconut curry wrap, which was tofu in a curry sauce with celery, raisins, walnuts, coconut and lettuce in a gluten-free spinach tortilla. For my side, I selected the cole slaw.
Shelly ordered their special of the day: hard shell tacos.
Shelly also ordered a double chocolate chip cookie for us to share.
My wrap was delicious, and the serving size was more than generous. I’m always slightly sad when I eat tofu out because it tastes so much better than when I make it at home. How do they get it so crispy? The sauce was really good with a subtle spice, and the raisins perfectly balanced the curry taste. I wasn’t a huge fan of the cole slaw. I thought it was a little bland and the cabbage was drowning in sauce.
The cookie was amazing. It actually tasted more like a brownie and was the perfect sweet ending to the meal. I’m excited to return to try their black bean burgers and brunch menu.
Any tips for cooking tofu? What’s your favorite vegetarian or vegan dish?