The Daily Kitchen & Bar is OPEN!!!
It’s been a long and humbling project, but we’ve finally opened The Daily Kitchen & Bar. I am so grateful to be a part of this project as this concept has personally been in my head for over 10 years. And now I am so pleasantly surprised to see how many people in RVA are drawn to this concept! We’ve been getting a ton of comments from people, either in person or in social media.. they all say they are so glad Richmond finally has gluten free, vegetarian, vegan and/or lightly prepared items. This is music to my ears:)
This concept is and has been definitely a mission-driven project for me. While it, of course, needs to make money to survive, my main goal has been to bring healthy eating to the mainstream. My personal mission statement is “I create, inspire and live a healthy, active, conscious and compassionate life.” Purpose comes first for me, prosperity hopefully follows.
It is my belief that if traditional eaters are lured in to trying some of our healthier foods, they will realize how delicious it can be and how good it can feel. And my intention and hope is that the more this concept draws like-minded individuals to us, the more they will offer appreciation, feedback, suggestions etc. and the more the menu and concept will continue to evolve in this conscious direction.
Since my little ole blog here, is about my wellness journey using fitness and a whole foods, plant based diet and since today is Meatless Monday, I thought I would share some of our vegan and vegan optional menu items we currently offer at The Daily Kitchen & Bar. Hopefully they’ll entice you to come visit and try them all:)
(vegan optional items are described as when served vegan)
Edamame with sea salt and sweet soy reduction
Made to order Guacamole with blue corn chips
Traditional, lentil-beet and white bean carrot hummus served with peppadews, carrots, cucumbers and pita
Fava bean crostinis with sweet corn, roasted peppers and a balsamic reduction
Lettuce wraps with tofu with vermicelli noodles, pickled carrots & cucumbers, cilantro and a trio of delicious sauces
Crunchy Kale Salad with pumpkin seeds, grapes and citrus poppy seed dressing
Beet Salad with organic arugula, candied walnuts, fig jam, sea salt and basil oil
Quinoa Salad with chick peas, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions, carrots and red peppers
(Daiya cheese used for the vegan option. Also, gluten free crust available upon request)
Margarita pizza with red sauce, basil and oregano
Mushroom & Kale pizza with cheese-less pesto, smoked cippolinis and truffle oil
Vegan pizza with cheese-less pesto, potatoes, spinach, carmelized onion and rosemary
(daiya cheese, tofu or vegenaise available upon request)
Signature Veggie Burger on a whole wheat bun with organic lettuce, tomato and onion
BBQ Tofu Sandwich on a whole wheat bun with a green papaya slaw
Tacos made with our signature veggie burger, pico de gallo, green papaya slaw, avocado, cilantro-lime sauce and served with rice & beans
Chanterelle Mushroom Parapadelle made with tomatoes, toasted pumpkin seeds and arugula cheese-less pesto
Curried Lentil Bowl with quinoa, sweet potatoes, seasonal vegetables, tamarind sambal sauce and a mint gellee
Israeli Cous Cous with beets, broccolini, carrots, celery root and apple lemongrass sauce
Veggie Stir Fry over brown rice with broccolini, carrots, cabbage, peppers, onions and a sesame soy sauce (add tofu if you like)
Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Rice and Beans
Beans and Greens
Steamed Kale with Sesame Dressing
Crispy Brussels Sprouts
Oven Roasted Cauliflower
Sweet Potato Fries
Fresh Cut French Fries
Chick Pea Salad
As you can see, The Daily Kitchen & Bar has a ton of vegan items and that’s just dinner. Brunch, lunch and breakfast coming soon! We hope you’ll come try us out. To see the full menu, click here. To like us on Facebook, click here. To follow us on Twitter, click here. To view pics, check out our Instagram page here.
Here’s a little peek inside.
I remain grateful for all of your support and look forward to serving you soon.