It’s been a while since my last visit to Peacefood Cafe, and I feel foolish for not paying them a visit sooner considering how convenient the downtown location is for me to get to. I’m glad Kunal, a fellow vegetarian, recently suggested Peacefood for lunch.
We both decided to order the vegan cheeseburger ($14.95). In retrospect, getting one burger to share would have been the better way to do it. These burgers were huge and should have come with some sort of warning. As soon as one of the servers saw that we had ordered burgers, she quickly brought over more napkins. Hah!
The menu mentions a “garden protein patty”, but the moment I tasted it, I immediately recognized it as a Gardein beefless patty. As much as I love Gardein, it was disappointing that a $15 burger didn’t have a homemade vegan patty. Thankfully, it was loaded with really good toppings: Daiya cheese, avocado, sprouts, jalapeno, lettuce, pickles, and caramelized onions.
The homemade focaccia bread was good, but the slices were too thick for a burger. We had no choice, but to take our burgers apart and eat them with a fork and knife, which isn’t a real burger experience. To be honest, this burger was a bit of a letdown.
We also got an order of their chickpea fries ($9.50), which apparently has won awards. Before you balk about paying that much for fries, let me just point out that these were REALLY good. They might look dense and heavy, but are surprisingly light and have a lovely hint of Indian spices. Kunal mentioned that they reminded him of an Indian dish that his mom makes. The white sauce is a vegan caesar dipping sauce that goes nicely with the fries. I’ll definitely get an order of these all for myself next time.
P.S. You can find the recipe for these chickpea fries and caesar sauce here!