Metro Kitchen + Drinkery opened only a few months ago at the WAL Public Market on R Street, but they've already jumped into this year's Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge with a special menu containing lots of options. They're offering a vegan fixed-price three-course meal, several salads, some specials, and a dessert. Way to embrace the challenge, Metro!
I had lunch there yesterday, and ordered the organic three salad plate. The three salads I chose were the market salad, consisting of mixed greens, cucumber, tomato, fresh herbs, pecans, and champagne vinaigrette; quinoa salad, with roasted vegetables, olives, fresh herbs, and champagne vinaigrette; and the beet and citrus salad, made from beets, grapefruit, orange, roasted pumpkin seeds, and lemon pumpkin seed vinaigrette. They were all delicious!
Metro Kitchen + Drinkery's special Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge dessert is supposed to be the YES! PleaseCake -- a cashew-coconut cheesecake with a walnut date crust. Unfortunately, it wasn't available yesterday at lunchtime. However, Sugar Plum Vegan's excellent lavender-lemon cupcakes are on the regular menu, so that's what I had for dessert.
Metro Kitchen + Drinkery is located at 1104 R Street, and their phone number is 916-346-4610. Their website address is http://www.metrojuicecompany.com/, and their Facebook page can be found at https://www.facebook.com/metrojuice?fref=ts. The restaurant is open Tuesday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.