If you haven’t been to Walnut Grille in Newton, GO NOW.
It is a vegetarian and vegan GEM – full of food that is closer to a fancy 5-star feast, but not overwhelmingly complicated.
I had the great pleasure of visiting this place with one of my good girlfriends, and we left STUFFED, but every bite was worth it!
Here’s the rundown:
We each ordered a drink, a salad, and an entree, as well as an appetizer to take to go! We just had to sample everything since we knew we wouldn’t make it out there again anytime soon. Oh, did I mention I also got a dessert to go? In my defense, the appetizer and dessert to go were by hubby’s special request because he had been there before and wanted some repeat eats.
The Jolly Green Machine
Farmer’s organic gin, St. Germain, kale juice, lemonade, soda
Baby romaine hearts, carrots, cucumbers, crispy capers, parmesan cheese and whole wheat garlic croutons
Raw Noodle Salad
Zucchini, fennel, sun dried tomatoes, sunflower seeds, Botija olives and lemon truffle oil
Appetizers (to go):
Drums of Heaven (top)
Mouthwatering vegetable pops, indo-Chinese sauce, scallions, and baby greens
Gobi Manchurian (bottom)
Chick pea coated cauliflower, tossed in a sweet spicy tomato sauce, tamari, liquid aminos, and scallions
Eggplant Rollatini (daily special)
Baby Sicilian eggplants rolled around soy sausage, butternut & summer squash, green peppers, finished with Pomodoro sauce (vegan cheese is optional, but I got it plain)
Gardein “Chicken” Piccata
Pan seared Gardein breast, white wine, capers, mushrooms, wilted spinach, roasted fingerling and green oil
Layered Chocolate Cake
I can honestly say that every single thing I tried was delicious, but I especially appreciated the Jolly Green Monster drink and the Gobi Manchurian appetizer (which I sampled later that night).
A mixed drink with KALE JUICE?!? YES PLEASE!
And the Gobi Manchurian REALLY tasted just like chicken. I couldn’t believe it.
If you’re in the Boston area, hop on the D line T to Newton Highlands and you’ll be right there! I definitely recommend checking this place out.
Cheers to great vegan eats!