104 Louisiana Ave, Perrysburg OH 43551
Update: October 29, 2017
The Green Jackfruit Tacos were the star, served on thick doughy paratha bread (almost like naan), with jackfruit seasoned with barbecue sauce and chipotle veganaise, pickled onions, cilantro and avocado. We were served three tacos, each of healthy size – definitely a full meal. The Ewing Island Burger was creative with a cauliflower steak, served on a bun with grilled red peppers, pineapple and red onions, served with either a side salad or hand cut fries. This was tasty and a nice change of pace from the traditional bean-based vegan burger.
We're excited that Stella's has upped their menu for vegans and vegetarians. We were there with a family member who enjoyed a meat-based entree. Stella's has realized that with a small but dedicated portion of their menu geared toward vegans and vegetarians that they can attract an even wider audience. Stella's atmosphere is very pleasant – a great place for a romantic date or a special occasion. And the Jackfruit Tacos are one of the best vegan entrees we have had in the Toledo area.
We were excited in that there were two vegan options on the menu: vegan penne pasta and a roasted cauliflower quinoa burger. We ordered both.
The vegan penne pasta was served with a sauce of sun dried tomatoes, onions and marinara and was tasty. The roasted cauliflower quinoa burger was quite interesting, with several layers including crispy leeks and a sun dried tomato aioli. The burger came with a side. We ordered brocollini but were also accidentally served fries (bonus). The brocollini had a nice garlic sauce on it and the fries were large and covered with large flecks of salt.
The carnival salad also appears to be vegan. Also, they had two different types of sorbets for dessert, both vegan. We were too stuffed, and so passed… this time.
This is a classy restaurant that would be a great place to take omnivores who would have plenty of other options from which to choose. Or a nice place for a date night for two vegans! The bar is full-service; they have a variety of craft beers on tap and a nice wine list.
Stella's provides a good lesson for other restaurants. We don't expect that you're going to cut out your traditional meat-based options. But we really value when there are two or more clearly-labeled vegan options on your menu. Bravo! We'll be back!