St. Veg, a fast-casual restaurant serving vegan cuisine will have their grand opening on Tuesday, 11/27 (14929 Shady Grove Rd. Unit M, 20850), taking over the old Melt location in the Fallsgrove shopping center.
Anne, the owner, tells us that she has been vegan for over a decade and wanted to share the food she’s passionate for with the county she calls home.
The Good Counsel graduate is the creator of the entire menu and hopes to wow you with dishes such as the Vegball sub (vegballs are made of brown rice and various mushrooms, depending on what they have in for the day), the shredded medley bahn mi, and the no guilt burger (made of lentils, brown rice, and mushrooms). Everything on the menu is 100% plant-based.
I was lucky enough to sample the flavor bomb sandwich, which comes with a small bowl of pho for dipping, and mom’s caramel tofu bowl.
As someone who loves meat and many other animal products, I was a little hesitant. My hesitation was quickly put to rest with the first bite of the sandwich...it was delicious! The bowl was awesome too, with many different flavors coming together highlighted by the house-made caramel sauce.
Their drinks, which are coming soon, will feature fresh squeezed lemonade and a hibiscus tea that will feature actual steamed flowers and a drop of agave).
St. Veg will be open from 11am-9pm.