This week I got to experience the delicious vegan-friendly menu at Heirloom on West 12th Avenue. The first thing that caught my attention was the beautifully simple and rustic decor. The restaurant has a laid-back, comfortable, yet elegant style. It’s the sort of place you would want in your local neighborhood, where you can have food from brunch through dinner at.
The menu consists of organic and and fairly traded ingredients. The main mantra they strive for is a local and world conscious initiative. They have a fabulous organic wine list and they support great local small beer crafts. The cocktail list is very fun, unique, and whimsical. On their list of natural refreshments the E3 lemonade caught my eye, it consists of e3live blue green algae, fresh lemon juice, honey, and sparkling water. Now that is how you make a virgin drink fun!
I ordered the roast veggie sandwich, which came with a side of their house green salad tossed in a sweet dijon vinaigrette. It was absolutely delicious. The sandwich contained roasted red peppers, caramelized onions, alfalfa sprouts (which I am crazy about!), a grainy dijon sauce, a chick pea spread, and a walnut cheese. The walnut cheese was really what sold me. I was excited to have something as close to the real deal as possible! All of that deliciousness for $13.95
I would highly recommend Heirloom to vegetarians, vegans, or anyone looking to try something new! The restaurant setting and its decor is more than enough reason to go check it out! They definitely live by their mission statement of “We make good choices”. They showcase that in every aspect of the restaurant; the food, wines, cocktails, and right down to the decor.