Yesterday was full of tasty delicious food, beautiful views of water, and did I mention tasty food? The photo above is us near Lake Michigan in Kenosha. It was almost 65F and so sunny. The wind off the lake was a bit brisk!
We woke up in Madison and were excited to try out a 100% vegan food truck which usually parks near the State Capitol on Saturdays. We drove around and around, but couldn’t find it. They weren’t posting on their Facebook either, so we parked and came up with a new plan.
Sometimes plan b ends up being much better than plan a. We found a local café, Mother Fools, nearby which featured a vegan bakery. They had a oh so delicious cinnamon roll which we split. My chai was really good as well. Starvation averted, we figured out the next spot.
Sitting at a local park admiring the lake. We took a selfie here as well, check out Laura’s blog for that photo. It was calming to sit in the sun and admire the water while we let out caffeinated beverages settle.
The next part of plan b was to visit The Green Owl, a 100% vegetarian restaurant. The signs proclaimed it as the best in Madison, and we were not disappointed. We both loved our food, and wished we had room for the peanut butter chocolate cheesecake. I guess we will have to come back again!
While we were enjoying our food at the outdoor dining, we noticed there were a lot of interesting businesses in the area, so we went for a walk. One of those was Chocolaterian. They had many vegan options, but when I saw the chocolate covered pretzel I knew I had to try and eat it. I was still very full, so I munched on it slowly as we explored the nearby businesses.
Out legs sufficiently exercised, we headed east to Lake Michigan and Kenosha, WI. We stopped at a 100% vegan restaurant and wellness center called Sol D’licious. I had the Tamales since they were out of Sol Gyros.
After eating, we walked around the lake area a bit. Then took the slow scenic route south to Native Foods west of Chicago. We had some nice views of the lake while driving south. The closer we got to Chicagoland the worse the traffic became. We were happy to just skirt the edge and head east again to more tasty food.
I’ve been to several Native Foods before in both Chicago, Portland, and California. I have a few favorites on the menu, and decided to branch out and try something new: The Bangkok Curry Bowl. The flavors were very good, but there wasn’t quite enough sauce. Laura’s dish was slightly defective as well.
All in all, we had a great day together exploring and eating delicious foods. I’m looking forward to day 3. Check back after our trip for more detailed reviews on each of the restaurants.
To see more from the Vegan Road Trip check out Laura’s blog: One Girl, Two Cities.
- Day 1: Laura: Vegan Road Trip: The Raw Deal
- Day 1: Chris: Vegan Road Trip: The Raw Deal – Menomonie, WI
- Day 2: Laura: Vegan Road Trip: Day 2 Recap
- Day 2: Chris: Vegan Road Trip: Day 2
- Day 2: Chris: Mother Fool’s Coffee House – Madison, WI
- Day 2: Chris: The Green Owl Cafe–Madison, WI
- Day 2: Chris: Chocolaterian–Madison, WI
- Day 2: Chris: Sol D’Licious–Kenosha, WI
- Day 2: Chris: Native Foods–River Forest, IL
- Day 3: Laura: Road Trip: Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens
- Day 3: Chris: Vegan Road Trip: Day 3
- Day 4: Laura: Vegan Road Trip: Pig Minds Brewing
- Day 4: Chris: Vegan Road Trip: Final Day