Tag Archives: Pawtucket Rhode Island

Restaurant Review: Garden Grill Cafe.

29 Aug

Located in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, the Garden Grill Cafe is amazing and everyone living there knows it. I have never seen a vegetarian restaurant as crowded as the Garden Grill was. Sure Red Bamboo and Vegetarians Paradise 2 are crowed in Manhattan but that is because they are as big as a bathroom (gotta love NYC real estate). Compared to those tiny places, Garden Grill is huge lol. It is a big full sized restaurant. Through out my travels many of the vegetarian restaurants have been small so to see something as big as this place and places like Green in Arizona, makes me really happy. When it comes to vegetarian dining the more the merrier is defiantly the case and this county’s smallest state sure seems to agree 🙂

Even though it was a Friday night and the place was jumpin, we were still seated pretty much right away which was awesome and unexpected. The menu is a huge, extensive slice of heaven for people who love food, there is something for everyone from pizzas to salads. It is a really hard place to decide what to eat, you have to come ready to nosh because you will need to sample the goods. Well at least that’s how I roll, I want to try it all, especially while traveling because who knows if I will ever be there again. We decided on a bunch of things we would share, some sweet potatoes with bbq sauce, which were amazing, a perfect side dish or appetizer. The Roasted Butternut Squash Quesadilla was also in the mix. This too was amazing, a no brainer for me since I adore butternut squash, black beans, avocado and salsa. Garden Grill was also the first time I ever tried vegan mac and cheese and it was good. This dish is also gluten-free so it is perfect for people with allergies to wheat and dairy. To round out the table there was the simple yet  satisfying, grilled vegetable wrap made with rice and veggies like portabella, arugula and red peppers.

The overall experience at Garden Grill Cafe was positive on every note. The food was great, the service was great and the atmosphere was great. I only wish I lived closer so I could enjoy their food more often. Don’t forget to grab coffee and dessert at their vegan bakery a few doors down, Wildflour. That place is amazing too.

Garden Grill Cafe. 727 East Ave. Pawtucket, R.I. 02860. (401) 726-2826.

Hours: Monday-Saturday 11am-10pm. Sunday 9am-3pm. Sunday Dinner 5pm-10pm.

http://gardengrillecafe.com/ Garden Grill Cafe Homepage.
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Tasty Treats Review: Wildflour Vegan Bakery And Juice Bar.

15 May

Wildflour vegan bakery and juice bar is a new establishment right outside Providence, Rhode Island. It is actually located in Pawtucket which happens to be the town the movie ‘Outside Providence’ is based on 😉 Wildflour has tons of vegan treats for sale, from cupcakes to cookies and coffee, there is most definitely something for everyone there. The funny thing is that it is located right next to a Dunkin Donuts. Nothing like some ‘healthy’ competition huh? Lol.

Run by a brother and sister team, Wild Flour is the second venture into the vegan restaurant world. They are also the owners of the amazing Garden Grill which sits like 4 doors down from Wild Flour. Inspired by their mother who turned to a raw foods diet back in 1941, this duo hopes to spread healthful baked goods and positive vibes through the community in which they serve. They use as many organic ingredients as they can and never use any artificial sweeteners, use biodegradable packaging when possible and try to keep their ingredients as local as possible.

For some reason when we got to Wild Flour I really wanted a ‘Snickerdoodle’ Cookie which is odd for me cuz there is no chocolate in those cookies. So I got one and as expected it was awesome. Nice texture and very tasty, not too sugary. I am not a fan of my baked goods being overly sweet, too much sugar just seems to take a lot away from the taste of things. Of course I was super happy with the ‘Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup’ Cupcake. Chocolate and peanut butter together are like a slice of heaven in my opinion. They did a really amazing job with this cupcake, moist, not too big and a nice frosting to cake ratio.

The vibe, feeling and decor of Wild Flour are all appealing. You can sit and drink your coffee as you read a magazine, book or chat with your friends. The staff was super nice and the coffee was super strong and tasty. My only complaint was that I stuffed my face at Garden Grill and did not have enough room to try more goodies at Wild Flour 😦 If I lived anywhere near this place, I would be a regular.

Wildflour Vegan Bakery And Juice Bar

727 East Ave. Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

401-475-4718

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 7am-9pm. Friday and Saturday 7am-10pm

Born To Be Wild.

http://www.wildflourveganbakerycafe.com/ Wild Flour Homepage.
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