Early vegetarians were faced with the challenge of lassoing an apple off a tree or coaxing a corncob into a bear trap. Hunt a healthy harvest the easy way with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of organic vegetarian cuisine at It's Only Natural, located in Middletown.
It's Only Natural has been using fresh, locally sourced ingredients to craft meat-less meal masterpieces for more than 30 years, snagging the title of Best Restaurant from the Hartford Advocate in 2010. Tongues will wag and taste buds will forget their manners when faced with starters such as sweet potato fries dressed in sea salt and smoked ketchup ($5) or tempeh "crab" cakes served with a creamy caesar dressing ($9). Fresh salads such as wilted arugula with baked tofu, whole-grain croutons, roasted red peppers, red onions, and balsamic vinaigrette ($9) will keep your lips smacking and your lap filled with homeless rabbits willing to do your bidding. Larger tummy tanks can be filled with beefier beef-less entrees such as pierogis—potato-spinach dumplings with apple butter, caramelized onions, brown rice, garlic greens, and tofu sour cream ($13–$17)—or quesadillas made with cheddar, tomato, and red onion in a spinach wrap with brown rice, beans, and salsa ($14–$17). Finish off a fiber-rich feast by falling teeth first into a slice of It's Only Natural's carrot cake or "Teasecake," a creamy, wheat-free version of cheesecake (both $7). Or, feast your eyes upon the local artwork while relaxing with a glass of organic wine or beer.
The Hartford Advocate voted It’s Only Natural the Best Vegetarian Restaurant in 2009 and Best Restaurant in 2010. Eighty-six percent of Urbanspooners recommend it while Yahoo! Locals and Tripadvisors give it an average four out of five rating. Also, Happy Cow Compassionate Eating reviewers give it an average of 4.5 cows, while Yelpers award a 3.5-star average.
386 Main St.
Middletown, Connecticut 06457Get Directions