Saturday, September 19, 2009
The Red Pepper Grill
Not too long ago, I was downtown Northville, Michigan looking for a roast beef sandwich. Relax, it wasn’t for me. I was buying it for my mother-in-law. I saw the word “deli” in the name of a restaurant and thought to myself “bingo!” So I walked in confident that I would be able to order up a roast beef sandwich and be on my way. Well, as soon as I opened the door, I knew I couldn’t be further from a roast beef sandwich if I tried. Why? Well, this little gem of a restaurant is mostly raw and vegan, and yes, it’s right here in Michigan!
Ever since my visit to The Chicago Diner, I’ve been on the hunt for a good vegetarian/vegan restaurant near to where I live. I’ve been able to find a few vegan dishes when I go out to dinner, but The Chicago Diner set the bar high and I’ve found nothing to compare. Now, The Red Pepper Grill isn’t The Chicago Diner, but that's not this restaurant’s calling. It is a deli, and a great soup and sandwich destination. So after I took care of the roast beast, I went back and ordered their mushroom soup (amazing) and "Greenwich" sandwich. The sandwich was made with seed cheese, avocado, spinach, cucumber, and sprouts, and although I wasn’t crazy about the seed cheese (maybe an acquired taste?), I left happy and satisfied.
At The Red Pepper Grill you’ll find that the ingredients are all organic, fresh and expertly prepared. The menu is very small, but it has variety. You’ll find dips, soups, wraps, sandwiches, salads, tonics, smoothies, shakes and desserts. The chef is very friendly and truly enjoys talking to the customers and answering any questions. I will definitely go back, and if you’re a vegan living near the Northville area, it’s worth the trip! Thank you Red Pepper Grill for meeting the needs of vegans in an area where vegetarian/vegan restaurants are very hard to find.