Monday, December 15, 2014

Garden to Grill

The Plum Cafe & Bakery, midtown's all-vegan restaurant, recently changed its name to Garden to Grill. I stopped by for lunch a couple of times recently to see if there have been any changes besides the name. Those of you who have enjoyed the plant-based cuisine at the Plum Cafe for years will be happy to know the menu is still the same; the purpose of the name change is simply to highlight the restaurant's farm-to-table philosophy.

I ordered the Tempeh Reuben, which has received rave reviews from local vegans. It consists of tempeh bacon, avocado, sauerkraut, thousand island dressing, and pickles, served on rye bread and with a side salad. The sandwich was very tasty, and I can see why it's a Garden to Grill favorite. I followed it up with a yummy carrot cupcake.

On my next visit, I ordered the Gardein Breaded "Chicken" Strip appetizer with ranch dressing. I'm not usually a big fan of faux meats, but I liked this well enough that I thought about ordering seconds. After much deliberation, I decided to have a chocolate cupcake with peanut butter frosting instead.

Garden to Grill also serves breakfast, including a weekend brunch buffet. I've got to give that a try one of these days!

Garden to Grill is located at 2315 K Street, and their phone number is 916-706-3302. Their website address is and their Facebook page can be found at The restaurant is open Sunday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.


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Anonymous said...

Got the nachos the first time and they were AMAZING...but the tempeh Rueben was disappointing. First, they said they ran out of Sauerkraut...ok, fine, I'll take it without. The tempeh was WAY too salty and tasted like it had too much Braggs added to it. I've had much better tempeh Ruebens, just not in Sacramento. I will definitely be going back to G2G, just not for the tempeh.

Pam said...

I agree that they have a real problem with the consistency of their food quality. Glad you liked the nachos.

Linda Conrad said...

Garden to Grill is currently closed.

Pam said...

You're right, Linda -- I need to go through my old posts and update the ones that have closed or moved!

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