One of the reasons why Kyle and I moved to Asheville was because it seemed very vegan friendly. When we got here we were excited to go to all of the vegan friendly restaurants. Plant was one of them.
Plant is the only all-vegan restaurant in Asheville, North Carolina. They are a locally-owned independent restaurant located north of Downtown Asheville on Merrimon. I love the fact that they make every effort to do business with local vendors and to use organic, local, and seasonal produce whenever possible.
The Space: Their space is cute and semi-fancy. They have an interconnected kitchen and dining area that makes it more warm and intimate. It is exciting to see your food prepared in an open setting like this. It is definitely a pleasant dining atmosphere. You can even eat with your dog at the outside patio!
The Service: The service was great. The waitress was very friendly and helpful.
The Food: They have veganized many favorite dishes such as enchiladas, burgers, reubens, and the philly cheesesteak. Their veggie burger, Berger and Truffled Parsley Fries is named after one of the owners, Alan Berger. Southern Living named their berger one of the ten best burgers in North Carolina. Their berger is the only veggie burger on the list! Happy Cow chose Plant as one of the top 5 places in the world to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Kyle and I both had the berger. It is a flame grilled 5 ounce patty topped with horseradish mayo, lettuce, tomato, onion tumbleweed, and pepper relish on Annie’s ciabatta bread. In my opinion it was on the grill too long. You can see that it is a little black. It was hard to eat because the ciabatta was pretty tough. I tried cutting it in half and it was very difficult. The burger was a bit mushy. Overall it wasn’t bad. It had a good taste to it. The fries were pretty good too!
We shared the Blackout Pie. It was super delicious! It had a cocoa cookie crust, dark chocolate-peanut butter mousse, banana-macadamia ice cream and berry agave. You have to try the pie and the ice cream in one scoop! It made up a very beautiful plate:) My only compaint is that the crust was a little hard.