Last weekend I took a little trip out to Tyson’s with an engaged friend on a hunt for a wedding dress. She heard about Priscilla of Boston and their going out of business sale from another engaged friend (I suspect there’s a chain email I’m just not privileged to) and asked me along. We thought bad news for Priscilla could be awesome news for her in the form of a pretty designer dress.
Unfortunately, we may have been a little late to the party. There wasn’t a lot of inventory left and much of it was really way too big for her or just not her style.
After we struck out there, we ended up little further out in Vienna at a second and somewhat scary bridal boutique. Not naming names, but yikes. All was not in vain though, because it put us almost right across the street from Sunflower Vegetarian!!
I was so happy I was about to try a full, sit down meal after my experience at DC VegFest. I got a little shy with my camera once we were seated though. In all fairness, it was a very small, intimate and completely packed dining area and I didn’t want to make anyone feel uncomfortable.
Okay, mainly me.
Anyway, the room is completely decked in sunflower decorations. From banners to paintings and figurines – if it exists in the form of a sunflower, you can probably find it in that dining room. It was a charming and unique experience. With this almost overwhelming display of flower power, you’d think it would be hard to forget the name of the restaurant…but apparently, not impossible. It’s okay, Drew, you were under the weather!
It was still around lunch time so we got the special which included a simple salad with the meal.
Since it was a cold and rainy day, we were both in the mood for soup. We each ordered the Grilled Veggie Patty over Noodles in Thai Tom Yum Soup which also included cabbage, carrots, baby corn (they’re haunting me!) and mushrooms. The chili pepper icon on the menu meant it was spicy, so we asked the waiter to take it down a little, somewhat nervous it would be too hot to handle.
That ended up being a mistake though, because it turned out barely spicy at all and a little bland. The veggie patty on top was delicious though and it was still very filing and certainly hit the spot.
There were only a few non-vegan items on the menu, indicated by a green ! next to the item along with a note that it could be made vegan upon request. Their site even has this great glossary defining all the terms and ingredients you’ll find on the menu.
This place is a bargain, too. Nothing on the luncheon menu was over $7.50. With tax and tip, we each only paid $10. Dinner prices don’t go over $13.00. Well worth the trip!