So in case you’ve been wondering where the heck I’ve been, I will tell you! We’ve spent the last two weekends in central Florida. The previous weekend we were in Clearwater and Palm Harbor, visiting Kass, and we spent this past weekend in Winter Haven and Orlando.
Here’s some proof:
I was thrilled when a happycow.net search turned out a place for us to go and get some Sunday brunch. Consciousness-Blossoms had me at vegan pancakes. (I love happy cow. I even have the app on my phone!) This place is vegetarian, but has plenty of vegan goodness to go around.
For some reason I didn’t take a picture of my pancake.
I think it’s because I was waiting for my tempeh reuben to come out. I ordered the “one large pancake” with bananas and walnuts, but it wasn’t until I dug in that I found out where they were hiding the bananas and walnuts. It was truly spectacular, and very big, and the sweet, cooked bananas contrasted ever so nicely with the crunch of walnuts.
When my reuben came out, I could tell that even though I had requested it vegan it was covered in melty swiss cheese, and the waitress confirmed it, so back it went. After I finished my pancake I was pretty full, but I felt bad cancelling it at that point, so we waited. At this point the restaurant was in full swing, with quite a number of people waiting for tables. Then my reuben arrived…
I wasn’t crazy about the reuben at this point, but that’s probably because I was already full, and because it came after we were all done eating. I also think I’m kind of over vegan cheese, but oh well, the last part’s not their fault. I scraped the vegan cheese aside, and picked at the sandwich until most of it magically disappeared.
I also got one of their carob bliss balls to go (not pictured) which was a delicious, mostly raw snack for the ride home.
If you’re in the area, this place is definitely worth checking out! There’s plenty to try, and it’s fairly easy to tell which are going to be the heavier dishes if you don’t want something greasy. Consciousness-Blossoms is located at 3390 Tampa Rd, Palm Harbor, Telephone 727-789-1931
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Breakfast & Lunch: Tue-Sun, 8am to 3pm
Dinner: Friday, 5pm to 8pm