We had the vegetable roll, the 9-vegetable salad and the Vegetable Hash. The vegetable roll was really a wrap using a thick flour tortilla, packed with corn, chickpeas, mushrooms, asparagus, spinach, cucumber and a romesco sauce. The 9-vegetable salad had a similar but different mixture of vegetables, served with almonds and a very tasty basil vinaigrette. Finally, the vegetable hash had a mixture of sweet potatoes and regular potatoes, with parsnip, kale, turnips, onions, garlic and a chipotle creme sauce made from almonds. We loved all the dishes, though the hash was our favorite. As vegans, we find that sauces can really make or break a vegan dish, and the almond crema sauce on the hash was creative and tasty!
There are rotating specials as well as the regular menu. While we were there, there was a vegan Autumn Hash that had a different mix than the hash we had. It was sold out by 1 p.m.! Also, we were excited that Adams Street Cafe opens up at 7 a.m. and serves Johnny Cakes that are vegan as well as breakfast Tempeh Tacos that are vegan.
Don't be scared off by all of the images of meat on their website, nor the pig that is part of their logo. Clearly the owners love their meat, but they also love their vegan customers. Their menu is clearly labeled. All vegan items are labeled with a V (in their cafe, all vegetarian items are also vegan).
And to other restaurateurs, take a note from Adams Street Cafe and get some creative vegan sauces. The sauce really can be the key!