We had a slight change in our plans and ended up spending the day in Orlando on Monday, and then Tuesday in the Magic Kingdom, so I decided to pay a visit to the College Park area’s dedicated vegan restaurant, Ethos Vegan Kitchen. I hadn’t been there since last year (previous review), and was glad for the opportunity. We were both pretty hungry so we ordered fairly heartily. An appetizer, two entrees and some cookies to go.
Ethos is a good size restaurant with plenty of indoor seating and outdoor seating to boot.
Healthy Trio (GF*) (SF) Black and green olive tapenade, housemade hummus, and tomato-mango salsa served with toasted bread, tortilla chips, and raw veggies. $6.95
Pecan Encrusted Eggplant, Sautéed pecan encrusted eggplant finished with red wine sauce and served with mashed potatoes and gravy and today’s vegetable. $12.95
This was pretty good, a little different than what I expected. The dish ended up a bit sweeter overall than I’d imagined. I wish the eggplant was a little more seasoned to contrast the pecan/wine reduction, but still good. The gravy on the mashed potatoes was sweetish too, which was a little odd. The potatoes were good without it.
Sheep’s Pie, A meat-free version of Shepherd’s Pie for our sheepy friends. Sautéed broccoli, carrots, peas, and onions in a veggie gravy topped with mashed potatoes and ovenbaked to perfection. Served with bread. $9.95
This was served piping hot, and it took Thomas a little while to be able to get a bite in. When he finally did he looked kind of dissapointed and said that it could really use some TVP. Hah ; ) It’s true. He was right when he said “it’s like the sides mixed up in one dish”. It would be nice with an Add Seitan or Chickun for +$2.50 option like they have for their pasta. It really begs for a protein, but it still tastes good.
I also picked up a chocolate chip cookie $1 and a chocolate chocolate chip cookie $1.50 to eat later.
Ethos Vegan Kitchen is located at 1235 N Orange Ave Ste 101, Orlando, FL 32804, and open Monday through Saturday, 11am to 10pm and Sunday for Brunch, 10am to 3pm. 407-228-3898