The first thing I did before heading to Boston was find a great place to get a vegan lunch! The OTHERside Cafe got my vote so my first stop was to Newbury Street for some OTHERside Cafe grub:) This place is suited for a more rocker type loud
experience. Not a place to go if you want a quiet peaceful lunch.. A lot of local students stop in and in general a younger crowd.. This cafe isn’t 100% vegan but MOST things can be made vegan and they have a BIG variety of vegan options.. Sandwiches, Soups, Wraps, Raw
Dishes, Desserts, Salads, Smoothies, Burritos, and Brunch on the weekend. LOTS! I wanted to get a bit of variety to review so here goes.. I started off with the 1/2 Hummus Platter ( $4.56) House-Made Hummus Served with Tomato, Cucumber, Onion, Carrot, and Pita Bread. This was great! I loved that I can order the 1/2 ( whole is $9.75). The Hummus was fresh and creamy with pieces of Garlic to flavor it up with Crisp Veggies, and Thin Pita Bread. A fantastic light appetizer! Then I chose there Chili/Tempeh Salad Combo ($9.81) Vegan Chili made with
Organic Beans, Tomatoes, Corn, and Bulgar Wheat. Served with Grilled Tempeh Salad with Mixed Greens, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Onions, and Carrots. The Chili was spectacular thick and full of fresh veggies and seasoned just right! Very filling and hearty! The
Salad was pretty simple, I love tempeh but it could have used a bit more seasoning.. I wasn’t overly impressed with the salad but the chili was kickin;) and for dessert…try not to drool as I explain what I had.. “Chocolate Cookie Dough Bon Bons ($4.00) 2 round Chocolate Covered Cookie Dough Balls. These things were packed with Antioxidants and fresh Vegan Cookie Dough.. Smooth and Crunchy Chocolate Chips covered with Melting Chocolate.. Oh my word absolutely DIVINE.. They just melted in my mouth ( they also offer Peanut Butter Bon Bons) These are not made on the premises but shipped in from Sugar Me – a pure genius!… I love the fact that they’ve created vegan cookie dough as a treat – I mean it’s perfect for kids… “raw” cookie dough that can’t hurt you?!! They think of everything! These should be at the top of your Vegan dessert hit list my friends.. you have no idea what your missing…. This place had a great vibe and a great staff! So check it out!!
Peace, Love, and Vegan Food,
407 Newbury Street