Looking to indulge in some vegan fare? Many people, in an effort to help the planet, are going green and going vegan. The North Shore is a treasure trove of vegan options these days and two new venues promise to inspire with innovative dishes and a mission to help make the planet better.
The Spirit Elephant in Winnetka, located at 924 Green Bay Road, is completely plant-based and wows its customers with versions of creamy Mac & Cheese made with gluten-free roasted panko, polenta, and pickled Fresno peppers. The Cauliflower Wings and Land Scallops made cleverly with seared zucchini rings, are incredibly popular. Other favorites include Spirit Elephant's Cheese Fondue and Spring Rolls. Both make perfect pairings for the spot's Happy Hour selection of craft cocktails and martinis.
Another new spot, The Great Coast Commons, gets creative and delicious with vegan versions of chorizo sausage tacos. These "meaty" Mexican staples are served in handmade blue corn tortillas and generously garnished with from-scratch guacamole and toasted pumpkin seeds. Customers swear by the authentic taste of the dish! Great Coast Commons is located at 414 Green Bay Road.
If you'd like to learn more about or plan a visit to either business, see the following links: https://www.spiritelephantrestaurant.com/ or https://www.greatcoastcommons.com/.