It’s Meatless Monday!
127 E 7th Street
New York, NY 10009
Lucky for us here in New York City, no matter what you’re in the mood for, there is surely a restaurant that caters to your every craving or diet. Table Verte grabbed my attention with their take on French Vegetarian cuisine. I have never been a fan of many vegetarian restaurants because all they sell are faux-meat replacements for the real thing. And in an age now where people are avoiding soy and wheat, Table Verte made a point to have no fake meat products, so we wandered down to the quiet east village eatery and checked it out.
We started off with the french onion soup. It came to the table piping hot out of the oven in a small cute ceramic bowl. The soup is made with vegetable stock and topped with their house made onion bread and melty swiss cheese. MMmmm vegetarian comfort food… The onion bread was a fabulous added bonus to the soup. And finally! French onion soup without beef stock! Thank you Table Verte!
There are several items on the menu that are labeled vegan and gluten free, which is becoming a welcome addition to more and more restaurant menus. We decided to try the Stuffed Roasted Squash. It was acorn squash stuffed with corn, spinach, tomato, mushrooms, beans, rice and spices, and served with a salad. I really enjoyed the homemade feeling of this dish. It was filling, healthy, dairy and wheat free, and I didn’t feel like I was cheating on my diet. 😉
And for the indulgent vegetarian: try the Gnocchi Parisian au Gratin. The gnocchi was baked with a cream sauce, swiss cheese and a truffle essence. It was rich and delicious, and anything truffle related is a-ok with me. This is one of those dishes that when paired with a large glass of white wine turns a bad day into a good day. But don’t forget to BYOB! They don’t have a alcohol license yet. 🙂