Alhough 2019 was the year of the vegan, Foodhisattva hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down in 2020. After opening last June, owners Josh Sias and Frances Cheng have settled into their Cleveland Heights brick-and-mortar spot with a unique vegan Asian-fusion menu that has delighted vegan devotees, local foodies and those just curious about the trendy way of eating and living.
While you may think of vegan dishes as boring bowls of salad and bland plates of grains, Foodhisattva kicks those misconceptions out the door with a fun and flavorful menu of Asian-inspired options such as Korean barbecue tofu tacos ($11), Chick’n katsu sandwiches ($11) and weekly soups (think carrot, corn chowder or hot and sour). The curried cauliflower bites ($7) — little nuggets of fried golden happiness — are lightly battered in a curry-spiced tempura.
Be careful: They arrive piping hot, but can be cooled by the accompanying sweet Thai chili sauce. While decidedly not Asian, the Supreme Master Nachos (small $7, large $11) can make the biggest vegan opponent think twice. Loaded with lettuce, black olives, tomatoes, avocado ($1 extra), onions, jalapenos and a house-made taco crumble that virtually passes for real spiced taco meat and house-made cashew cheese that brings it all together, it’s tasty proof that vegan food isn’t going anywhere this year.
When You Go: Foodhisattva, 2158 S. Taylor Road, Cleveland Heights, 216-938-5675, facebook.com/foodhisattva