HipCityVeg opened today on 18th Street and the curious lined out the door onto the sidewalk to check out the Vegan quick serve spot from Nicole Marquis. A co-worker and I were there as the vegan, vegetarian, health conscious and just those trying to undue the excess of their weekend waited for fajita wraps, udon noodles, Ziggy burgers and groothies.
I tried an arugula taco salad with black beans, grilled corn, pico de gallo, tortilla strips, avocado, topped with cilantro dressing. It was a satisfying lunch with enough flavors and textures that it will certainly make itself a member of my lunch-time rotation. And yeah, I just licked the last of the dressing from the side of the bowl.
Photo by Mike Smith