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Wave 2700 – Boca Raton, Fl

Published April 17, 2012 by Vegan Derby Cat Party

So I’ve been on an Italian food kick recently, and I think it all started with this amazing gnocchi from Wave 2700. (I think about it all the time! 🙂 ) We dined here one other time last year, and the food seems to be consistently excellent. A great place to go when you’re feeling a little fancy, or want to dine with omnis for a special occasion. And if you’re anything like us, you’ll appreciate the small selection of craft beers that they rotate. I’d also like to applaud that they now have vegan dessert options, and that the vegan menu has been given its own section in their regular menu instead of being relegated to the trifold on the table.

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Rolls, salad and dressing. All vegan. Yes!

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So much deliciousness. This sauce is bursting with fresh basil, tomato, and garlic.

Wave 2700 is inconspicuously located right next to the lobby of the  Best Western hotel at 2700 N. Federal Hwy,  Boca Raton, Fl. 561-361-2700. Reservations accepted.

Bombay Cafe – Boca Raton, Fl

Published November 9, 2011 by Vegan Derby Cat Party

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Last week I lent Thomas my car a couple of times, and hit the pavement looking for lunch. I didn’t have to go too far before getting to Bombay Cafe. It’s in the Oaks Medical Plaza, wedged between FAU and the hospital, just off of glades. They have a $6.95 lunch special with vegetarian and non-vegetarian selections. He guessed I was vegan right away, and heaped the 2 vegan items onto my plate and hollered to the back to make me some roti bread. (I guess the regularly offered naan is not vegan.) Pictured here: chana masala (chickpeas in a tomato based sauce), basmati rice and green beans with potatoes (in a gingery, spiced sauce).

This was really delicious and filling. So much so that ate there twice that week! I’m not sure how often they change the selections, or if they do, but it’s a pretty good deal for a quick, hearty lunch. The fact that they know what vegan means is helpful too!

Bombay Cafe is located at 628 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33431, in the Oaks Medical Plaza across the street from FAU.

4th Gen Market Raw Mock Tuna Wrap & Raw Treats

Published September 30, 2011 by Vegan Derby Cat Party

I decided to do another fancy Friday lunch of goodies to-go from 4th Generation Organic Market in East Boca. Today I picked up the raw vegan mock tuna wrap, the raw carrot cake bar, and some orange chocolate chip macaroons to share with one of my co-workers!

The walnut based tuna wrap was really nice and fresh, and tasty.

The raw carrot cake bar was super dense, and had creamy frosting too, so I just had a bite, and saved the rest for later. Nicely spiced the way carrot cake should be.

I’m glad I saved the raw orange chocolate chip macaroons for last. Mine was excellent and just bursting with fresh orange flavor from the zest. I ate the whole thing, even though I really meant to save half!

I always enjoy a trip to 4th gen. Though the prices and the richness make it an only occasional indulgence. Next on my list to try is the raw pizza, which comes highly recommended. It’s in the prepackaged food area in front of the refrigerated cases, in case your interested. 4th Generation Organic Market is located at 75 SE 3rd Street, Boca Raton, Fl 33432, right off of Federal Highway, south of Palmetto Park Road.

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Tempeh Reuben & Macaroon @ 4th Generation Market – Boca Raton, Fl

Published September 8, 2011 by Vegan Derby Cat Party

I decided to spoil myself to a nice vegan lunch last week from 4th Generation Market. I had heard that they had a great vegan reuben, so I decided to check it out on this visit. I also picked up an oatmeal sandwich cookie, which I’ve had from them before and a raw blueberry macaroon. I polished off the cookie while driving back to the work parking lot to find a shady spot to eat.

The sandwich was pretty good. It was pressed panini style, as I’m sure you can already tell, which was different than the ones I’ve had elsewhere, and the bread was an especially tasty multigrain sort.

This macaroon was heavenly! It was completely raw and was made up of lovely things like blueberries, coconut, agave, etc. I would definitely pick up some more of these next time I pay them a visit. They had a couple of variations on them too. I think a chocolate chip one for you chocolate fiends.

I feel pretty lucky to have 4th Generation’s cafe so close by. I’d probably eat there a lot more if they were open later, but I’m going to try to make a point of picking up lunch there a little more often. : )

4th Generation Organic Market, Boca Raton

Published June 11, 2011 by Vegan Derby Cat Party

I decided that I was going to pick up some dinner for myself on my way home from work yesterday, and had a wonderful light bulb moment when I remembered that 4th Generation Organic Market existed, and right there in east Boca no less. It’s easy to forget about this place, because it’s just tucked away off of federal, but they have a lovely little cafe nestled in the back of this small market with LOTS of vegan offerings. I’d been here twice with my mom, but not for quite a while. We just tend to get into grooves as far as places to lunch.

I picked up a raw falafel wrap (I was craving falafel) and few other things to try.

I bought a couple of raw vegan “mozzarella sticks” $1.99 each. (Made with macadamias, probiotics, salt, onion, nutritional yeast, flax seeds, basil and oregano.)

These were about the size of my ring finger, so pretty pricey for the portion, but also pretty tasty. They definitely got the mozzarella stick taste they were after.

Here’s my raw hummus n falafel wrap, $9.99. (Made with zucchini, flax, salt, cayenne, sunflower seeds, sesame, tahini, lemon juice, lemon zest, cumin seed, parsley, cilantro, garlic, sea salt, celery, extra virgin olive oil, and hemp seeds.)

I’d had this before, and it was really good. It also had lettuce, tomatoes, and sprouts. I only wish it came with a side of tahini sauce!

I also picked up two different dessert items. I’ve been craving cookies a lot lately and always enjoy a good coconut cake, so they were easy decisions to make.

The oatmeal raisin sandwich cookie was super good, $2.49. (Made with teff, sorgum, millet, quinoa, agave, coconut oil, potato flour, baking powder & soda, vanilla, oats, raisins, soy butter, powdered sugar and lemon.)

The little bit of lemon in the frosting was a nice surprise and complemented the flavors nicely with some brightness. It was only after I tasted it that I read all the wonderful ingredients. This was A+.

Organic Coconut cake, $5.99 for a HUGE piece. (Made with spelt flour, vegan butter, agave, coconut milk, coconut oil, confectioner sugar, coconut extract, coconut flakes, baking powder & soda.)

I didn’t realize until after I took a few bites how great the ingredients were. (and that’s when I went back and read the cookie ingredients too.) I was expecting one of those ridiculously sweet first bites that sort of turns me off when I choose to indulge in cakes and such. This was such a nice surprise, delicious, moist, so much coconut flavor, and subtly sweetened. This is the way I’m intending to bake from now on, when I do. No more straight up sugar in my treats. Absolutely NOT necessary!

If you’re local, I highly recommend adding 4th Generation to your lists of spots to grab snacks, sweets and/or a casual lunch or dinner. If you want to dine in, they have a little bit of seating next to the counter. They’re located at 75 SE 3rd Street in Boca Raton, just south of Palmetto on the east side of US-1/Federal. Open Monday – Saturday, 8-7, and Sunday 9-6.

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