Pronounced Leg-OUm-e-Nati, a cross between legume and Illuminati, Leguminati is pushing out some scrumptious and savory meals. Located inside the Foxtail Coffee in the Hourglass District (or Curry Ford West Main Street), Leguminati is working hard to bring vegan options to that area. Foxtail is offering their well known coffee menu as well as a full craft beer cooler, to drink on site or take with you, with Leguminati offering a full service counter-top service. Owners Bex Larson and Jeremy Joseph are to be commended on their ability to make vegan dishes that would be indistinguishable from those with animal products (seriously what is in that ranch dressing?!).
Shelix and I snagged a spot in the corner of the bar and took a look at the menu. While we’ve heard the rumors about the “crunchwrap,” we were focused on the sandwich options. Leguminati uses local artisan bread from Olde Hearth Bread Co. Using Olde Hearth Bread Co. sourdough and everything bagels for their breakfast items, Italian loaf pans and a soft white bun for a number of their sandwiches.
We choose drinks first, and I decide on a marzan style lager called The Marzen of Winterfell, a clever Game of Thrones play on words from J. Wakefield Brewing out of Miami. Shelix chooses a classic mimosa, perfect for a lunch in this brightly lit building.
Firstly, everything on this menu sounds delicious. Secondly, each option is exceptionally unique making the choice of just one a difficult task.. I eventually settle on The Mary Popper, served with spicy roasted jalapeno, cream cheese, fried onions, and sliced cheeze (vegan cheese) all on toasted tangy Italian loaf bread from Olde Hearth Bread Co. This sandwich is something else! The jalapenos are not joking around and the heat can be intense. The vegan cheeze does an amazing job of balancing out this sandwich’s heat and made for quite a delicious lunch.
The Sloppy Kirk, Shelix’s lunch choice, is Leguminati’s vegan take on a classic sloppy joe, with soy-based ground beef, smothered in Kirk’s secret slop sauce, nacho cheeze, crispy rice paper bacon, fried onions, and toasted jalapano on an Olde Hearth Bread Co. toasted white bun. Shelix couldn’t help but exclaim, “This is so good, I just don’t want it to end!”
We can’t wait to come back and check out the breakfast menu with a coffee from Foxtail. We certainly will be back to the Hourglass District (Curry Ford West) to check in the Claddagh Cottage. We hear they are serving up a Dubliner sandwich on Olde Hearth Bread Co. French bread that simply can’t be missed!