Monday, August 5, 2013
Road Trip! Freshies Restaurant in South Lake Tahoe
My husband and I spent a very pleasant weekend in South Lake Tahoe, where we had lunch at the exceptionally vegan-friendly Freshies Restaurant. I knew I'd be happy there when I saw on their website that they use separate fryers for meat and vegetables.
There were several vegan choices on the Freshies menu, mainly because you can substitute tofu, tempeh, or portabello mushrooms for the meat in so many of their dishes. I decided to try the Hawaiian Style BBQ Sandwich with organic grilled tofu. It was served on a wheat bun with lettuce, tomatoes, and Hawaiian-style BBQ sauce on the side. The best part was that it came with fries, and I didn't have to worry about whether they'd been cooked in oil that had been used for meat. I love it when restaurants understand what's important to their vegan diners!
I was too full for dessert, but next time I'm there, I'll definitely try their Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Pie, described on the menu as "a dairy free dessert made with silky tofu, chocolate and peanut butter on a graham cracker crust." Yum!
Freshies Restaurant is located at 3330 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, and their phone number is 530-542-3630. Their website address is http://www.freshiestahoe.com/index.html, and their Facebook page can be found at https://www.facebook.com/FreshiesTahoe. The restaurant is open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.