Restaurant Name: Peaceful Greens
Location: 219 Main Street, Lafayette, IN (map it)
Phone: 765-428-VEGG (8344)
Review: I’ve had several recommendations that I try out Peaceful Greens. And I’ve really meant to on many occasions, but life gets in the way and I just haven’t been able to get there. Sorry! But tonight, I had the chance and I took it.
Peaceful Greens is located downtown right next to Black Sparrow Pub, in the Chase Bank area. It’s actually located where Murky Waters was if you recall that coffee shop. Anyway, it’s just a small cafe type place. I went in and was greeted by a server who offered a table and brought menus. It certainly wasn’t anything fancy, just menus printed out on sheets of paper. It wasn’t very busy, but it wasn’t empty either.
This is a Vegan/Vegetarian restaurant, so most of the items are made without animal products. No meat at all, although there are some egg and cheese dishes on the menu. The menu was pretty big for a Vegetarian restaurant, with options of snacks, salads, soups and sandwiches and more. You can eat breakfast all day.
The waitress came over to take our drink orders and tell us about the specials. There was a quiche special served with potatoes and bread, and I’m a sucker for a special so I ordered that. I give a thumbs up to the potatoes, which were diced and had a hint of rosemary. The bread was the Dakota bread, from Great Harvest, of which I was already a fan. It didn’t come with any type of garnish, so I asked for butter and was given some soy spread. So I guess butter is out (but cheese is in?) Unfortunately, I have to give a thumbs down to the quiche. It must have been made with tofu or an egg substitute, because it looked like a triangle of corn bread and had a spongy texture that was difficult to stomach. It was mostly very bland and everyone in my party tasted it and agreed it was not good.
The rest of the group enjoyed their choices. One friend had a black bean salad with tortilla chips and another friend had the grilled cheese. Both reported their food was just fine. Definitely mixed reviews for the food.
Before going, I had heard several reports that the service was very poor here, but I found the opposite to be true. Our server was friendly and attentive but not overbearing.
Overall, I’d say it’s worth another shot. Definitely read the descriptions thoroughly so you know what you are getting, but there were several other things on the menu I’d like to try. They also offer lunch time delivery to downtown business, which I think is a great idea.
Kid friendly: There didn’t seem to be a children’s menu that I saw, but they do offer grilled cheese on the menu, so I’d say maybe.