The West 25th Street hot spot cleans up with a host of creative vegan, vegetarian and pub-style fare.
It's a risky move to tinker with your restaurant — especially when the current formula worked so well. With regular Monday-night vegan specials and a beer selection 36 taps deep, TownHall has barely seen a lull since opening three years ago on West 25th Street. While its hipster vibe and stellar craft beer list remain, the Ohio City eatery's shift to feature only non-genetically modified organism ingredients in its menu of vegan, paleo and gluten-free dishes — among more traditional pub fare — has paid off in loyal customers clamoring for more clean-eating options. "If you're giving someone a vegetable and it's sprayed with pesticides or it's genetically modified, you're still ruining their body," says co-owner Bobby George. Using more than the stereotypical tofu and quinoa to craft its good-for-you dishes, the chefs at TownHall get inventive, resourceful and a little quirky. The substantial zucchini-noodle Bolognese ($11), made with grass-fed beef and topped with a poached egg, is just one example of George's penchant for healthy-hearty hybrids. If meat's not your thing, pop in on a Monday night for kale-and-hummus-stuffed jalapeno poppers ($8), tempura battered and served with cilantro and avocado for a multinational appetizer. Don't Miss: Off the side of the main dining room, TownHall operates a full-service coffee and juice bar. Try a Turkish pour-over, a traditional pour-over with a touch of cardamom. Design Lab: Since TownHall co-owner Anis Nakhel also owns Global Custom Furniture, the tables and chairs at TownHall seem to always change since the space functions as a test-ground for new pieces. 1909 W. 25th St., Cleveland, 216-344-9400, townhallohiocity.comShare this story: