Ah, Calypso Cafe. You are so vegan-friendly. Possibly the greatest thing about Calypso is the fact that all vegan menu items are clearly marked. Plus, the food isn’t half bad. I had “beans and three” on my most recent visit–you get Cuban beans with three side dishes for $6. In the photo above, you can see that I chose St. Lucian Rice, Martinique Callaloo, and Spiced Sweet Potatoes as my sides. They also have a Boca Burger, for less adventurous vegans.
This food was okay. It didn’t blow my mind or anything, but it was filling and there was a lot of it. The greens were especially good, and I usually don’t like greens. Other sides to try are the Bean & Corn Salad (with garbanzo and kidney beans, black eyed peas, and corn in this super amazing dressing) and the fresh fruit (but only April – September so hurry!). I personally want to try the black bean dip, but I always seem to miss out on ordering it. Their website is really informative, with a full list of all their vegan offerings (including condiments). Take your omni friends and, while they enjoy their charred flesh, shove your delicious sweet potatoes (with shredded coconut!) in their faces and make them savor the flavor.
Couva Calypso Cafe
Multiple Locations – Vandy, 100 Oaks, Belle Meade, Cool Springs, East Nashville