Vegetables are the anti-zombie, rising out of the ground to demand we devour their artichoke hearts and cauliflower brains. Hunt down some new green friends with today's Groupon: for $4, you get $8 worth of Jamaican-inspired vegan fare at Elaine's Healthy Choice in New Haven.
Elaine's Healthy Choice seeks to support healthy lifestyles by crafting nutritious, 100% vegan fare, crafted as often as possible from local or organic sources and laced heavily with Jamaican influence. The concise menu features small dinners ($6.95) served with rice, beans, and a fresh-baked dinner roll, and large dinners ($8.95) that tack a salad onto the already-mighty meal train. Textured vegetable protein mocks meat’s mouthfeel and inability to grow a mustache in the stewed beans, and legumes speak for themselves, often in spicy soliloquies, in the curried lentils. Fill stomach vacancies with curried veggie "chicken" bites that mimic their clucking predecessors without laying a finger on a real feather, or sip steamy vegetable or split-pea soup ($4 for a small; $6 for a large), chaperoned, like a baker’s daughter at the prom, by a fresh dinner roll.
117 Whalley Ave.
New Haven, Connecticut 06511