members rarely understand, many restaurants don't accommodate you, and cows still try to devour you every chance they get. Prove that vegan eating can be stylish, sexy, and delicious with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of vegan and raw fare at Grass Root Organic Restaurant. This Groupon is redeemable at both the Tampa and South Tampa outposts of the natural-food eatery.
Grass Root Organic Restaurant was founded by a pair of famished vegans and former New Yorkers. The Tampa restaurant's plant-based menu highlights the bounty of fresh local veggies in satisfying salads, vegan entrees, hand-held portions, impressionist paintings, and raw delights. Salty satiation at the Tampa location begins with the raw pad thai made with high-mineral kelp noodles and veggies ($12) or a vegan Nott Dogg with ketchup, mustard, vegan mayo, and onions on a sprouted bun ($4.50). The Veg-ta-Bowl, loaded with brown rice and sautéed vegetables ($10), will add much-needed fiber to a cheese connoisseur's diet, and the raw Peace Zah Pi, sprinkled with sheeze, is topped with kale, sun-dried tomatoes, and avocados for those looking to boost their body's natural-mineral content ($11). The South Tampa menu showcases meatless mouth pleasers such as the spicy Buss Up Shot, a Trinidadian-West Indian curry potato with dahl roti ($13), or the Marrakesh wrap, a swath of hummus, romaine, zucchini, avocado, cucumber, tomato, and microgreens ($10).
Both of the comfortable eateries boast a stylish yet laid-back atmosphere with vibrantly colored walls and flowers at each table. Grass Root Organic Restaurant couples healthy eating with an eco-friendly lifestyle exemplified by the use of biodegradable, nontoxic cleaners and grass-woven pants. Soothe tempestuous taste buds after the raw food revelry with a glass of horchata, a traditional Spanish potation ($5.50).
Grass Root Organic Restaurant
Owners Spencer and Sabrina Aird parlay a passion for nourishing vegan fare into Grass Root Organic Restaurant, which CBS Tampa named one of the best veg restaurants in the city. Carmine walls envelop diners in the cozy café space, creating a soothing atmosphere punctuated with vivid abstract paintings hung along the wall. While settled into high-backed wooden chairs, each topped with a lattice design, diners dig into a menu that features cooked vegan dishes as well as raw dishes. Raw vegan pad thai, guacamole, and spinach and basil pesto, among others, star on the restaurant's roster.
The Airds also run a customizable meal delivery system that sends clients fresh meals from a rotating weekly menu several times a week. Sabrina teaches occasional classes on how to replicate her culinary expertise and mimic items on Grass Root's menu by sitting very still on an oversized plate.