While down south for the holidays, I picked up take-out from Bliss Cafe. They’re a tiny, all vegan place in downtown San Luis Obispo, CA. The “yogi style, karma free” menu offers wholesome raw and cooked food, sourced locally and organically whenever possible and as close to zero-waste as possible.
Since I couldn’t decide on what to get, the Peace Plate ($10) seemed like a great choice. I got to try a little bit of everything – eggplant parmesan, grain of the day with a chutney, curry vegetable and a side salad.
The eggplant parmesan was delicious – the flavor of the marina sauce and eggplant really comes through. The grain of the day by itself was nicely seasoned with bonus spiciness from the chutney.
The side salad wasn’t your typical pile of lettuce with a token piece of tomato thrown on top. It’s like a real salad – lettuce, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, red cabbage in a creamy dressing with a bit of nutritional yeast taste.
I also couldn’t resist trying a dessert – a pecan banana cream pie ($6). I’m not exactly sure of the name but it sure tasted good. Light and not overly sweet, it’s more than enough to satisfy a sweet tooth.
Very reasonably priced for the amount of food received, I had enough for two meals. The people working there are also super nice. So happy to have such an awesome vegan option in SLO town.
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