Last week our potluck plans fell through, but that meant that I got to go on a special date with my dear friend Kate. We went to Kansas City’s all-vegetarian restaurant, Eden Alley. Serving up homemade food in the basement of a local Unity church, this place has a quirky charm that is certainly welcome in a restaurant/shopping district that has become home to a steadily increasing number of chain restaurants over the past few years.
I usually try to order one of the specials. This time I got the “Spinach-Walnut Melty,” a potato pancake, filled with spinach-walnut pesto, kale, and cheese (you can sub vegan cashew cheese for the “real” stuff in just about anything, which I did, of course), and topped with a chunky tomato sauce.
Kate ordered the Falafel Platter:
I definitely needed dessert, so we shared a slice of chocolate-strawberry cake.
The waitress apologized for the sloppy appearance: she had trouble getting it out of the pan, but it didn’t matter. It was, of course, still delicious.
If you find yourself in Kansas City, go to the Country Club Plaza, but be sure to pass up The Cheesecake Factory and P.F. Chang’s in favor of a much more unique dining experience at Eden Alley.
Our Korean-themed potluck is ON tomorrow, and it’s going to be quite the feast. I can’t wait to share photos from that.