This past weekend the Hubz and I headed south-east to Boston for a little eating, drinking, shopping and a blogger/tweet up! We rolled into town and were ready for some eats. I had always been curious to try Island Hopper and so I gave them a call and inquired about the vegan options; after confirming that they had options we headed out and really enjoyed ourselves.
We enjoyed miso soup, tofu satay- this was really amazing, and then two other dishes that I forget the names of but they were really yummy. I loved that our entrees were served with brown rice and greens.
On Saturday we headed to the new vegan restaurant in Somerville, True Bistro, to meet up with a few bloggers and tweeps. We met early for brunch with Emily and her boyfriend, Lisa aka @seaweedgirle and Laura aka @pansymaiden.
The Hubz and I split the Tofu Benedict and the Teele Square Burger both of which were really delicious- the house made french fries were so good and the heap of caramelized onions were amazing on the burger. Emily and her boyfriend both enjoyed the Waffle with Poached Pears and Emily had a side of fruit which looked really good. Laura also enjoyed the Tofu Benedict and Lisa had the Biscuits with Crumbled House Sausage. After our meal we were presented with two extra large cookies on the house; the six of us sampled the chocolate chip and the oatmeal raisin- the oatmeal raisin was the overall favorite.
After brunch it was time to get our shop on and boy did we! Finally around 8pm we decided to stay close to the hotel and eat at my old college favorite The Other Side. We decided that after a busy day we would unwind with the Ball Jar special which happened to be Victory Lager. For dinner I went with my favorite vegan chili and vegan grilled cheeze and the Hubz went with the Buffalo Tempeh sandwich; both of these were so delicious. We ended our meal with the vegan chocolate mousse with fruit; this was really rich and so amazing.
We ended our trip with breakfast at Trident Booksellers where I found to my delight more vegan options than I would have expected. All of the egg dishes can be prepared with tofu and they have a tofu scramble on the menu. We order the tofu scramble with broccoli, spinach and mushrooms and a Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie to share. After fueling up we took a few photos at the Prudential Center and then hit the road and did some more shopping on the way home.
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