Trumpet Blossom–Iowa City, IA

Trump Blossom Iowa CIy, IA

While discussing my current road trip with a friend, he mentioned a 100% vegan place in Iowa of all places. I had to check it out. This morning, I left MN around sunrise and made it the 250+ miles for Trumpet Blossom’s opening at 11am. It was worth it.

Trump Blossom Iowa CIy, IA

I love checking out 100% vegan places, and this one didn’t disappoint. Since I arrived when they opened, I had my choice of table. I found one next to an outlet, so I could charge my phone. I quickly ordered a chai to get me started. It smelled delicious even if it was a bit weaker than I would normally make. It was still good.

Trump Blossom Iowa CIy, IA

After chatting with the server, I decided on the house red bean and oat veggie burger. I was also tempted by the vegan florentine. The “burger” is a grilled sandwich with maple-bourbon BBQ aioli, caramelized onion, some greens, and pickled veggie slaw. I really liked the slaw addition. The bread was grilled to a perfect golden brown and had a very satisfying crunch.

Trump Blossom Iowa CIy, IA

For dessert I had the chocolate cake with chocolate frosting drizzled in an orange sauce. It was moist and scrumptious. I really could have used a second bite.

Trump Blossom Iowa CIy, IA

They have a great space which includes a patio, full bar, and a stage for live music. I am going to try to make the effort to go back. It was worth the drive.

 

Trumpet Blossom Cafe
310 E Prentiss St
Iowa City, IA 52240
319-248-0077
http://www.trumpetblossom.com

4 comments:

  1. Great review! If you make it back at dinner time, my favorite is their pizza. They make their own seitan sausage in house that is really terrific.

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    1. Thanks! I'm glad you liked it. I will have to go back and check out their nonbrunch menu. such a great spot too.

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  2. You manage to find the yummy all-vegan spots. Good sleuthing.

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    1. Thanks. It was pretty tasty. I will have to go there again.

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