A few weeks ago, Ana and I went to The Brook for lunch. She had told me it is a vegan restaurant. I am not a vegan. Yet, that does not mean I can’t eat vegan. Or find anything interesting on the menu. Meat eaters can ditch meat for one meal you know. Not vegan nor vegetarian but I don’t eat meat often anyway. Not naturally I mean. If someone cooks it for me, I will eat it. But I won’t buy meat. Except if I have a very precise dish idea in mind.
What makes The Brook attractive to vegan, vegetarian and meat eaters alike is that the menu is made to please them all, while remaining 100% vegan. Confusing? Let me explain. Obviously, we all like a cocktail or two. They put you in a good mood. And in a excellent mood Ana and I were after a few! King Louie II, Sweet Rogue, Pomberry Punch, Satan’s Little Helpers, etc.
Comes the time to order food and that’s where it becomes interesting. First thing first, starters! We both ordered a French onion soup, which was absolutely fantastic! Served in a little red jug with cheese-covered crostini, the soup was delicious. I had it once in Paris before but I have to admit, this one was better. Aside, we also ordered squash crostini: lime & sesame pesto, rocket, cream cheese & pumpkin seeds. PER-FE-CTION!
Just so you know… we had cocktails in between meals, not all at the beginning!
While Ana chose a Sunday roast as main course (it was Sunday after all), I went for a cajun fillet burger: caramelized onions, ranch dressing, sliced tomato, gem lettuce, slaw & sweet potato fries. I am a sucker for burgers. They come second in my go-to food after nachos (because… nachos!). The vegan substitute of the meat in the burger made it rather light and easy to eat. No need to take a break. But what impressed me most is…
…the beer battered tofish. As you may guess, no actual fish there. Just a vegan substitute. With homemade tartar sauce & crushed minted peas. But the taste… It tasted exactly like fish. While it was not. The taste of fish was there but the dish was 100% vegan. You understand now why I said that that meat eaters will love The Brook?
And also because the food is amazing generally speaking. I had never eaten vegan before going to The Brook and I can tell you I’ll be back. I was sending pictures of my food to my boyfriend who is not a vegan either and he really wants to try The Brook now!
And I mean… just look at the pictures of the food…
Have you ever been to The Brook? Or heard of the place before? What did you think of the food? Generally speaking, have you ever been to a vegan restaurant?
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All of the food looks so good!!
I’ve never know vegan food to look so beautiful – your photos are gorgeous and I am totally sold on the restaurant =) I bet the food is as delicious (if not more so) as it looks!
French Onion Soup is one of mt favorites – I feel like a lot of the time the chef will be too heavy handed with the salt. You need a ton of ton, but there is a “too much” point that a lot of them pass and ruin it
While I cannot eat vegan… It always amazes me when I see vegan dishes that look so intricate and incredible!!! Vegan chefs are seriously magicians!
Pics are so tempting.. And yes i like vegan food too. Hope it was delicious too. And now am craving for it.
I’ve never heard of this place before. This food looks delicious! I’d totally eat it, and I’m not vegan!
I’m not vegan, but this looks amazing! I would definitely try it out!
This stuff looks extremely yummy! I am not vegan, but this looks really exciting!!
It is beautiful! I am surprised by a fantastic creation and combination in the food in the Brook so that both meat eaters and vegans can join their meal with favorite dishes. I myself is not a vegan, but actually I really love vegan food, also those dishes can help me to lose my weight! Anyway, thanks for a good suggestion!
Ahh! This is making me hungry at 3 in the morning 🙁 love the pictures, and the presentation is very appealing. Thanks for sharing your review.
I’ve been trying to get into a more vegetarian and vegan lifestyle. This restaurant looks delicious! Would love to try it!
I always thought vegan food are boring because but look at all these. Everything looks so flavorful! Yum!
I’ve never been to a Vegan restaurant but have been switching to a more plant-based diet since starting my new weight program. Everything you had looks so great.
I’ve never eaten vegan before either… But you sure made it look worth trying! You made me chuckle with your lying about drinking alcohol in between, not all at once! Lol
I am not vegan, but these all look great! I’ve never heard of this place, but will have to check it out!
The food looks nice and interesting to eat, even if you are not a vegan. However, I as a meat eater, I am not sure that I would like to eat substitutes instead of the real thing. That french onion soup sounds lovely though, I’d love to try it out.
all of these look great, I am no longer vegan or plantbased but I do still like to eat more plant based than anything and these all look like great recipes to try out 🙂
This all looks delicious! Some people turn their nose at vegan food but I really like it! I had some vegan creamy mushroom soup when we went out the other day and it was seriously good. If it wasn’t for my husband and is “every meal has to have meat” mentality, I would be a vegetarian for sure.
That all sounds and looks so yummy. I have been to a lot of vegan restaurants before.
OH. MY. GOSH. The food looks amazing, I’d love to eat here. Anytime I get to eat vegan, I’m up for it. Thanks for sharing!
Wow ! i didnt know about this place… mark this place for my next visit to NYC city
I have never been to an all vegan restaurant. This food looks delicious it doesnt look like vegan food only but it looks great I would eat here.
Everything looks delicious! What a wonderful place to lunch!
I love vegan food. These foods look super tempting and mouth watering.