With Farm Day getting rescheduled, I suggest we still do something on the 28th and go to Sparkroot Cafe for lunch (their menu is 100% vegetarian & vegan) and some afternoon beverages. I have reserved the upstairs which fits 18 people nicely with an eclectic mix of seating and coffee tables. Please be committed to your RSVP and change it if something comes up as there may be a wait list. I'm limiting this to +1 guest for the time being.
Sparkroot Cafe is a newer addition to the Congress area, offering unique spaces to leisure and enjoy organic fair trade coffee, tea, craft beer, wine, and vegetarian food.
The fare on the menu is all vegetarian with lots of great vegan items and options!
The following items are already vegan and can be ordered as is without specifying vegan:
Quinoa Kale Salad
House Sprouted Mung-bean Salad
Roasted Beat Salad
Artichoke Hummus Plate
Sesame Kale Chips
Vegan Cheddar Spinach Tomato Sandwich
Artichoke Hummus Cucumber Spinach Tomato Sandwich
There's an array of "artisanal pressed sandwiches on ciabatta" which can be made vegan by substituting the cow cheese for cheddar Daiya cheese (which is an amazing vegan cheese taking the dairy-free world by storm). The ciabatta bread is vegan and they offer a gluten-free bread but it's not vegan (eggs) however the salads are great gluten-free options! There's a rotating selection of desserts, and I'm told they will have their usual vegan truffles available.
Come join us down town for some good food and beverages at this vegetarian owned cafe and maybe stroll around afterwards, or head up to 4th avenue and visit some shops and make an afternoon of it.
You will need to park a short walk away, Sparkroot is on the NW side of Congress and 5th street It's just West of and across the street from hotel congress and Rialto Theatre. There's some ongoing construction to navigate. Parking tips to come!