Best Bites samples Mint Tulip vegan cafe

Posted at: 04/18/2013 10:31 AM
By: Antoinette Antonio, KOB Eyewitness News 4

To some people the words "vegan" and "comfort food" don't really go together but that's exactly what we found in this week's Best Bites.

Owner Rosa Zamora describes one of Mint Tulip's breakfast dishes, "It's a tofu scramble with japapenos, onions, tomatoes, spinach, a side of guacamole, we've got hash browns, a fresh baked biscuit."

That's finished off with country style gravy and vegan sausage.

You can find it at Mint Tulip Vegan Cafe on central across from UNM.

They also serve up other tasty breakfast and lunch foods like the buffalo "chicken" wrap.

"We have things like a frito pie hot dog, and milkshakes, and chips and queso on our menu. It's the food that vegans might kind of miss but it's harder for them to find," Zamora says of other items on the menu.

Zamora also says vegan can be good for you and the environment.

She says she uses local produce and distributors, reducing her carbon footprint.

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