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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.

The Whole Enchilada – Fort Lauderdale, Fl

Published April 15, 2012 by Vegan Derby Cat Party

As you can probably tell, I haven’t been doing a whole lot of cooking since we moved to Fort Lauderdale. Fortunately for us, there are quite a lot of restaurants to choose from in our area, and while most of them aren’t expressly vegetarian, I’ve been able to feed myself just fine from the selections offered. We’ve been hitting up many of the mexican restaurants, and were meaning to try The Whole Enchilada again. We had been here one time last year, on an off day, when the staff was really overwhelmed. Today the service was friendly & quick and the food was good & plentiful. They have seared tofu as a protein option, which I really appreciate for variety’s sake, and both their black beans & pinto beans are vegetarian.

For $7.69 I got a massive Tostada complete with lettuce, rice, black beans, guac, seared tofu, and lots of toppings I picked up at the salsa bar. I ordered this without sour cream (and I said no cheese, but I’m not sure that it came with it?). It also came with a side of chips. So much food that I had to ask for a lid to take it home. Pretty awesome.

Also check out the Tree Hugger without the cheese for a vegan burrito! (I had this last time.)

The Whole Enchilada is located at 4115 N. Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33308. 954-561-4040.

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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