(Here's the link to the Facebook group in case you're not already a member!)
We ordered the Tempeh Reuben (make sure to let them know you're vegan and they'll use vegan mozzarella and a vegan sammy sauce) and the Incredibly Tasty Tofu Sandwich, along with a serving of fries and a side salad. The Tempeh Reuben was delicious, with chunks of tender tempeh slathered with a delicious sauce as well as sauerkraut made from Ann Arbor's artisanal company The Brinery. This sandwich was delicious and well worth the drive.
The tofu sandwich was very nice too and was covered with a sweet-and-sour type of sauce. That along with the kimchi made this a very creative sandwich as well. The fries were pretty good and the side salad was simple but a nice contrast to the more heavier pub fare of the rest of the meal.
For dessert, there was a cookie option but we chose a slice of chocolate cake as well as a slice of carrot cake, both vegan, and made by Avalon Bakery in Detroit. They were rich, with a nice amount of frosting, and the portions were just the way we like them: reasonable (we have little self-control when it comes to desserts and so it's best to have a modest size!).
They also do flatbreads and can substitute Daiya cheese on any of their pizzas. Next time we go back, we will have the Local Mushroom pizza but we're glad that this time we stopped with our two sandwiches and two pieces of cake! This is a brewery too, and so they have a range of craft beers all brewed in-house, ranging from light beer (Kolsch) to IPAs to stouts. They even have suggestions on pairings with the food. There are also wine options with special blends from Michigan wineries.
Finally, Wednesdays are Vegan Wednesday with special dishes created just for that day. They post the menu by 5 p.m. on their Facebook page. We are excited to make the drive on a Wednesday. But rest assured that their normal menu has lots of great vegan options!
One final note… our waiter was very knowledgeable about vegan options. A little bit of training can make a big difference.
Okay, one last note! Note to Toledo-area restaurants: We shouldn't have to drive to Michigan to get a vegan Reuben sandwich!