So, one of the cool things about Derby Station is their Meatless Monday special.
When I saw Meatless Monday items on the menu, I thought they were only available on Mondays – but NO. They’re available all week long, but on Monday they are half off! Awesome. There’s a main menu that stays the same, and another menu with specials.
They also had a pleasant texture – crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. But they don’t taste like crab at all. They taste like just what they are – chickpeas! That would have been really disappointing, except the taste is wonderful. Just don’t expect a seafood flavor.
An abomination to hummus purists everywhere, the hummus trio consisting of roasted garlic, roasted red pepper, and a rotating flavor is the perfect shared snack for [cough cough] people of non-Middle Eastern descent, or just enough for one of my people 🙂 What you have to realize is we make huge bowls of hummus and eat it in one sitting (with lots and lots of pita bread only), so this really is just a little snack. Definitely save it for Meatless Monday when you can get it for $3.75.
Veggie Boneless Wings, made in-house, and as far as I can tell they are soy-free and lentil-based. These don’t have the texture or taste of real wings, they have a clean taste and the BBQ sauce makes them wing-ish. Definitely recommend! And they’re great with the vegan aioli and pickled veggies seen here making the plate look fabulous.
“House-made Veggie Meat Loaf, Garlicky Smashed Potatoes, Roasted Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions, Spinach, Peppered Mushroom Gravy”. Again, this was Mumra’s, but the bite I had was wonderful. And again, it doesn’t taste like meat, but is made with very clean ingredients, with earthy flavors, and has a great taste all its own.
Beet Sliders. I’m not a huge fan of beets, but since I’ve never had anything bad at Derby Station I decided to give them a try. They’re super messy to eat, but worth the embarrassment 🙂 Not sure what they marinated the beets in, but they no longer tasted like dirt by the time they made it on these buns. The vegan aioli made an appearance again – I think it can only make everything taste better. No matter what it is. I would like to see the chef put it in a dessert.
Sooooooooo, in case you haven’t figured it out, Derby Station is definitely a great spot to try a wide variety of vegan options (even more than what’s shown here!), and you can get a great deal stopping in on Monday. Have you tried Derby Station yet? What’s your favorite veggie item???