I had the pleasure of trying out the New Vegan menu from Balducci. The food was exceptional and the variety was great as they have something for everyone. Our tasting menu included:
- Juices (these were so delicious) in Carrot Ginger, Sherbet Lemonade and Beet Fresh
- Starters: Falafel & Tahini dip, fresh salad in a jar and the already well-known and popular Trader Joe Pizza (which has a gluten free base too!)
- Mains: Red Thai Curry (My absolute favourite for the evening), Smokey black bean sliders and Cashew Nut Cream Pasta (Also a hit among the table)
- Dessert: Cheesecake with a berry marble swirl and frozen berries with coconut yoghurt and a swirl of agave syrup (I polished the lot)
All paired with a selection of vegan wines and bubbly
More about the Menu:
The new stand-alone Vegan Menu is creative and comprehensive with over 60 delicious options including juices, smoothies and power bowls made with superfoods and probiotics, soups, wraps, nachos, curry, pasta, Asian bowls, sushi, pizzas, burgers, desserts, hot and cold drinks and vegan wines – all in all an insane variety to keep you coming back for more.
Favourites include Berry Frenzy Power Bowl, Falafel, Zucchini Tartar, Salad in a Jar, Red Thai Curry, Guacamole Rice Paper Wrap, Smokey Black Bean Burger, Spinach Green Pizza, Cashew Nut Cream Pasta and to end your vegan feast on a sweet note, the Vegan Cheesecake with a Berry Marble Swirl and Frozen Berries served with Coconut Vegan Yoghurt are highly recommended.
Wherever possible, the ingredients are organic, seasonal,gluten-free, low-GI, chemical and preservative-free, non-GMO,detox-friendly, raw and loaded with vitamins and minerals. No refined sugar or oils, synthetic ingredients or unhealthy fats are used. Honey substitutes include agave syrup, coconut nectar or maple syrup (Canadian maple syrup when available). Balducci only use Himalayan or sea salt and non-irradiated herbs and spices. Slow cooking and the use of ingredients dried at low temperatures maximizes the availability of nutrients.
For more information on the Vegan Menu please visit: https://balduccis.co.za/balducci-vegan-menu/
It’s really fantastic to see that restaurants are catering for vegans and for those that are dairy free too – An overall wonderful experience, I’ll be back for more!