Vegetarians largely subsist on a plant-based diet until they swallow enough chlorophyll to begin photosynthesizing their own food. Take the first step with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $10 for $20 worth of vegetarian and vegan food for parties of two or more
- $20 for $40 worth of vegetarian and vegan food for parties of four or more
The menu includes dishes such as the TLT—tempeh, lettuce, and tomato—with avocado on local sourdough bread ($9), or a baked red pepper stuffed with quinoa, lentils, slivered almonds, and golden raisins ($12). Diners can also peruse a gluten-free menu with options such as vegetarian jambalaya ($11) and pan-fried haloumi, a Greek cheese made from goat and sheep milk ($6).
The Green Owl Cafe
One of the best BLTs in Madison doesn't have bacon on it. Dubbed the TLT, Jennie Capellaro's meat-free version swaps out the pork for strips of tempeh, a type of cultured soy. The sandwich's smoky flavor won over the critics of 77 Square, claiming Best BLT honors in 2010. PETA named it one of the country's best vegan BLTs in 2012. And in 2013, it was named "Favorite Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurant" by The Daily Page.
Jennie and her team at The Green Owl Cafe strive to similarly surprise their diners by coaxing out unexpected flavors from their vegetarian and vegan dishes. Championing freshness, they prefer to work with local suppliers, such as Blue Skies Berry Farm and Sprouting Acres. They also throw monthly raw nights, treating guests to prix fixe dinners comprised of all raw courses. Jennie matches her menu's celebration of nature with a rustic, wood-paneled interior and an outdoor patio where diners can catch the free vitamin-D capsules regularly tossed down by the sun.