Nashvegan

A not-very-definitive guide to eating (and living) as a vegan in Nashville.

Sloco November 9, 2012

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Shaved Seitan Sub & Housemade Pickle

I’m kind of obsessed with Sloco.  My only complaint about this 12 South eatery is that they aren’t open longer (they close at 4:00 each day).  The vibe in the small sandwich shop is warm and welcoming, and the food is incredibly delicious and super affordable.  Sloco’s commitment to using local ingredients is laudable and their Declaration of Food Independence is reason enough to support them.  Their website will tell you exactly how many miles the ingredients in your sandwich have traveled to get to your belly.

The menu at Sloco is ever-changing based on what’s in season, and the sandwich featured in the above photo has already vanished from their online menu, presumably to make way for more fresh goodness.  What you see above is a Shaved Seitan Sub with a Housemade Pickle.  Mouthwatering marinated seitan is topped with crispy chickpeas, fresh locally-grown squash, and a divine sesame dressing.  The pickles on this particular visit were made from cucumbers but they are made from whatever’s fresh at the moment.  This sandwich was absolutely amazing.  The seitan was incredibly juicy and flavorful, the crunch of the chickpeas was a great addition (I would totally eat them by themselves), and the freshness of the veggies was evident.  One of my dining companions ordered the Vegan Meatball Sub (the meatballs are made from quinoa) and it was also great but I preferred my sandwich.  I’ve heard great things about the new vegan BLT as well, but haven’t tried it for myself yet.  I’m so excited about this awesome addition to our local food scene.  Go out and try it.

Sloco

2905 12th Avenue South

Nashville, TN 37204

615.499.4793

Website

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Burger Up – UPDATED July 20, 2012

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Marathon Burger and Heirloom Tomato Salad

There used to be a review here.  Now there’s not.  The Marathon Burger is not vegan. It’s not even vegetarian. The patty contains the house ketchup that is made with Worcestershire sauce, which contains anchovy paste. I have been informed by multiple servers that this patty was vegan. I can’t even tell you how disappointed I am to hear this, and how upset I am that after multiple inquiries I was assured that the patty was vegan. I will not be returning to Burger Up and I suggest you don’t either. A special thank you to my friend Lacey for discovering this fact after my emails to Burger Up went unanswered.  If you have dined at Burger Up, like me, and have been misled, like me, I encourage you to contact them about your experience.  Their information is below.

Burger Up

2901 12th Avenue South

Nashville, TN 37204

615.279.3767

Website

UPDATE: As of December 2012, the Marathon patty is completely vegan.  The house ketchup, however, is not, so keep that in mind when thinking about dipping your fries.  Thanks everyone for contacting Burger Up with your concerns.  Community action, it’s super effective!

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