The growing number of people who prefer vegan cuisine when dining out will soon have another option in Phoenixville, writes Kenneth Hilario for the Philadelphia Business Journal.
Sand Castle Winery is re-conceptualizing its wine and retail store by reopening it as the vegan restaurant Taste on Thursday, May 18. The restaurant, located at 236 Bridge Street, will have 70 seats, and aims to appeal to both vegans and people who are looking to dine out on a less protein-heavy meal.
“We sought to form a concept that provides a savory, gourmet menu which satisfies both the diehard and reluctant vegan,” said Managing Partner Chad Sletten.
The vegan diet has been growing in popularity nationwide, most notably among millennials. A recent study by The Vegetarian Resource Group showed that close to 37 percent of the country’s population often chooses vegetarian meals when dining out.
The menu for the new eatery has been developed by executive chef Theo Charitos using products from Herbivorous Butcher, the first vegan butcher shop nationwide.
“When we sampled the ‘meat’ and products from the Herbivorous Butcher, we were blown away,” said Sletten. “The ribs had the exact same texture, flavor, and consistency as traditional meats. The chicken tasted like chicken. The steak tasted like high-quality beef.”
Read more about the new vegan eatery in the Philadelphia Business Journal here.