Saturday, February 13, 2010

I Highly Recommend:

I’ve been an ethical vegetarian for over forty years. I’ve eaten at some of the best vegan and vegetarian restaurants in the world, from gourmet restaurants to soup and sandwich cafés – from Shanghai to New York, from Greens in San Francisco to Le Grenier de Notre Dame in Paris, from The Laughing Seed in Asheville to the Horizon in Philadelphia. And though, folk’s palates are as varied as snowflakes, I believe I know what I’m talking about when it comes to good vegan and vegetarian food.

There was a time when Nashville had several good vegetarian restaurants. But, that time has come and gone. Recently, a small vegetarian restaurant, The Wild Cow, serving vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free fare, opened in East Nashville.

I have eaten there several times now with non-vegetarian friends. All have said they enjoyed the food and would recommend the restaurant to their friends. Though the place is small, the atmosphere is charming and friendly.

The owners, John Cochran and Melanie Bhagat Cochran, have created a comfortable and relaxed environment. The food is not gourmet, but it is simple and good. The menu items are more than sufficient to provide customers a good variety of food choices. The soups, sandwiches, salads, sides, and entrees are not only good for you, they are all cruelty-free. 

The Wild Cow is located at 1896 Eastland Avenue. Check it out. I believe you will be glad you did. Before you go, check out their website: The site is very well done and offers a full menu, gluten-free menu, specials of the day, information on healthy eating, and links to other websites and blogs.

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