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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Petra-fied Vegans!

The same day Lisa and I checked out the vegan offerings at Mojo, we also stopped by Petra, a Middle Eastern restaurant and grocery on Busch Boulevard. I'm telling you, distributing VegFest fliers really works up an appetite! (Or maybe that's a cover up -- I just really love food.)

Lisa and I split the vegetarian platter (which happens to be all vegan).

Falafel, dolmades, cucumber-tomato salad, hummus, and babaganoush. While the textures of both the hummus and babaganoush were delightfully creamy and smooth, they were lacking in flavor. The cucumber salad added a nice, cool crispness to the platter, but the stars of the show were definitely the dolmades (stuffed grape leaves) and falafel.

We already decided that next time one of us will order the dolmades platter and the other will get the falafel.

Middle Eastern restaurants are super veg-friendly! What is your favorite Middle Eastern dish?

Psst... Tonight (October 8th) is the Monthly Vegan Buffet at Trang Viet Cuisine. The buffet offerings are usually hit or miss, but it's always fun to gather with a bunch of local vegans and veg-food lovers. I highly recommend the soups and rolls, though.


  1. Middle Eastern is great and I'm always impressed about how vegan friendly the food is. My favourite one is hummus, I could eat it everyday. But I also love falafel.

  2. that all looks so good! i love a good smoky baba ganoush.

  3. I love Middle Eastern food, my favourite would have to be falafel. I love it! The food from the buffet looks great too, especially the skip.

  4. that's one fantastical platter you all chowed down on. i love good dolmas, and falafel too! the cucumber salad looks so pretty and as for me, my favorite middle eastern food is musaka (the eggplant/tomatoes/chickpeas/onions dish). second best - dolmas. mmmmmm!