Everything I Ate In Massachusetts

Vegan gluten-free pancakes, kebabs and tiramisu.. Massachusetts didn’t leave us hungry! I was so surprised there were so many vegan options, and restaurants! The last time I had been in Massachusetts it seemed vegan options were a rarity. I am so happy vegan food is so much more prevalent now! So, without rambling on with my excitement, let’s get into the food.

Day 1: 

After our flight we grabbed dinner at Red Lentil before heading to our Airbnb. We had some amazing cauliflower to start, and it wasn’t your average fired cauliflower. It was sweet, tangy and covered in a light tomato sauce. This might sound a little strange, but it was SO good. It reminded me of a dish nicknamed “big beans” I had back in Greece, but with cauliflower and a bit sweeter. Processed with VSCO with c1 presetProcessed with VSCO with c1 presetFor my main meal I had tofu kebabs (which were so bomb), quinoa and potatoes, mango chutney and vegan tzatziki sauce. All gluten-free of course! The kebabs were stacked with onions, tofu, mushrooms, bell peppers and pineapple. I want to go back for more.. this was amazing.Processed with VSCO with c1 presetTo end our meal we shared a blueberry chocolate cupcake and a raspberry cupcake.Processed with VSCO with c1 preset

Day 2:

We started our day with a late breakfast at a local vegetarian diner, Veggie Galaxy. Everything on the menu could be made vegan and a few items could be gluten-free as well. I ordered four pancakes, which I worked hard to finish, but ended up abandoning my goal of a clean plate and taking the last few bites home. Anyway, these pancakes featured powdered sugar, fresh strawberries and house made “banana butter,” which was essentially mashed up caramelized bananas.. so bomb. Oh, and maple syrup on the side.

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Because our breakfast was so filling, we didn’t eat until dinner. We grabbed dinner at Organic Garden Cafe, which was a cute little cafe that served bowls that reminded me of all the little health cafes in California. We started our meal with house made almond based cheese, crackers and veggies. 

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For dinner I had a bowl filled with spinach, rice, black beans, cabbage, carrots, sprouts, avocado and I added a falafel. It wasn’t my favorite bowl I’ve ever had but it was so filling. 

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For dessert we split some tiramisu (which I had never had even before veganism)! What was cool about the dessert menu was that every dessert was refined sugar-free, gluten-free, vegan and contained no added sugars! Guilt free tiramisu? I’ll take 5 pieces. 

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Day 3:

For breakfast we decided to eat in. I woke up to some oatmeal made by my sister. Which was just too pretty not to take a picture of. My oatmeal was topped with fresh fruit, almonds and maple syrup!

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I didn’t take any pictures of my lunch because I was with family for my sister’s bridal shower! 

For dinner we went back to the same restaurant as the night before (Organic Garden Cafe). This time I ordered a teriyaki bowl which was absolutely amazing! Rice noodles, almonds, kale, veggies and tempeh.. I was so full! We also had mac and cheese and veggies and guacamole as an appetizer!

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For dessert we ordered the same tiramisu along with an “Oreo cheesecake.” The tiramisu was still my absolute favorite.  Processed with VSCO with g3 preset

Day 4:

Another day, another oatmeal. I basically live off oatmeal. 

For lunch I didn’t end up taking photos as I was with family for our annual reunion. A day filled with not much vegan food (but enough to keep me full) and lots of happiness.  

Again, I didn’t take a picture of my food for dinner. We were with family, and I wasn’t about to ask my gluten-free vegan pizza if it was ready for their closeup. Anyway, the pizza was bomb. 

Day 5

Again. No surprise here. Oatmeal.

Lunch was on the road and not actually in Massachusetts. We were driving to New Jersey, but i still wanted to include my lunch! We stopped at a fast food place that made rice bowls, salads or combo meals. The restaurant was called Pitaziki and my sister and I got rice bowls with veggies, beans, humus, tahini, cauliflower, stuffed grape leaves and falafel. It was pretty good for fast food not gonna lie.

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And that concludes all of what I ate in Massachusetts! Thank you all so much for reading!

— Marianne 

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