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Imagine Vegan Cafe

2299 Young Ave. (Bruce St.) Send to Phone
Casual comfort food is made without meat, eggs or dairy at this vegan café.
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Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sun.

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Imagine Vegan Cafe Restaurant Review

: At Adam and Kristie Jeffrey’s Cooper-Young establishment in Midtown, plant-based dishes sport such names as “chicken,” “beef” or “cheese.” But everything at Imagine Vegan Café is made without animal products. The couple’s comfort food uses mock meats, such as seitan to whip up a faux Philly cheesesteak or to fashion the faux beef tips over rice. But the fried eggplant sandwich or the garlicky Southern-style beans and greens over brown rice work as vegetable-based main courses. Among the popular menu items are the Big Smack (a vegan version of a Big Mac with two non-beef patties and special sauce) and pizzas piled with plant-based pepperoni, pineapple and myriad vegetables. The wide selection of vegan desserts includes a rich, creamy peanut butter milk shake, cupcakes, layer cakes, brownies and cookie sandwiches by baker Stephanie Roy of Swell Baked Goods. Some brunch dishes, such as the massive Memphis Slam (biscuits topped with gravy, vegan sausage, tofu scramble and vegan cheese) are served anytime, but special menu items also appear. Numerous quality brews are available, too. Patrons may bring their own wine for a $3 corkage fee.

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