eating indie in indy

3 Carrots 920 Virgina Avenue

Three Carrots has had a presence in the City Market Downtown for a few years. This joint in Fountain Square is new. As a matter of fact it still has an “under construction” vibe for the exterior. As the name may suggest it is not a place for cheese burgers. It is a vegan restaurant. Pat and I may not be vegans or vegetarians but we can appreciate a Vegan lunch every now and then. Our server suggested that as many as 40 percent of the diners are neither vegetarian or vegan. They come because the food is good. Gook cooking will draw a crowd no matter the fare.

I tried a bite of Pat’s “tenderloin” and the texture was a very good match. The flavor was nice but I couldn’t say it was a match to pork. The taste stood on its own.

For my lunch I was intrigued with the Seitan Bahn Mi sandwich. The seitan was marinated in ginger, soy and lime juice and as  expected the sandwich was dressed with jalapeno, cilantro, avocado mayo and pickled carrot and daikon. I am a sucker for pickled veggies so the choice was easy.

It was a big sandwich and it had a lot going on. I can honestly say I am not sure about the marinated “meat”. I  liked it but the texture; while “meaty” had an unusual bite. Maybe if it were done in one piece instead of pieces. I am not sure. Maybe it was all in my head. You know the faux meat thing. In either event it was an excellent sandwich and I am glad I got it.

They offer chips and salsa with their sandwiches. They have other sides available for an up charge.

The chips and salsa were okay but I am not a fan of “blue” tortillas. However the size fits well with their sandwiches. I am sure I am preaching to the Vegan ,Vegetarian choir when I say how good this joint is but to all of those that eat meat remember. Good food is worth searching for, whether it is plant or animal.
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10 responses

  1. LOL fast and loose with the onions. Well, good for you for incorporating all types of eateries. I prefer the blue corn tortillas but find that they always cost so much more at the grocery store. Maybe the restaurant would do better to just make vegan dishes without something pretending to be meat? I know when I go to Indian buffets, I could just make a meal of the veggie dishes and not need any real or faux meat. That said, we do always keep Morningside tofu links on hand instead of real sausage, so we don’t go into cardiac arrest. 😉 The sandwich may not be meaty but it looked hearty.

    January 4, 2018 at 11:23 am

    • That is a good point about Indian buffets. When I am eating meatless Indian dishes I never miss meat. I wonder why Vegan joints feel compelled to have faux meat? Morningside tofu links? I am at best ambivalent to tofu. Fun to play with in the kitchen not so much to eat. However if a Texan can eat them I may have to give them a try. Thanks for sharing.

      January 5, 2018 at 8:56 am

      • I think I only eat them bc I grew up eating them. My husband is not a fan bc he grew up on a ranch, eating real piggies LOL. But we still have plenty of real bacon.

        January 5, 2018 at 9:14 am

      • As long as you have real bacon. I may try a tofu sausage but I draw the line at fake bacon. It makes the skin crawl.

        January 5, 2018 at 9:17 am

      • Tastes like cardboard, too.

        January 5, 2018 at 9:37 am

      • Now I want some bacon.

        January 5, 2018 at 9:40 am

      • I was just thinking the same thing!

        January 5, 2018 at 10:25 am

      • I hope you have some in house. I am out and it is -4 degrees outside. How much do I want bacon?

        January 5, 2018 at 10:28 am

      • That just doesn’t make sense to me. Even +4 doesn’t. Yes, we have plenty of bacon, but it’s only in the 40s right now. 🙂 The trash men just came. Do trash men come when it’s -4? You’d have to pay me $100K to do that job in negative weather.

        January 5, 2018 at 10:30 am

      • Yep the trash is picked up when it is cold outside. It may be delayed if there is a bunch of snow but cold doesn’t usually stop them. Of course the trash is put into containers and a truck with arms on it picks them up. So they don’t have to stand on the back of the trucks like in the olden days. I never gave it much thought but I think I would do it for $100K. At least for a half year.

        January 5, 2018 at 10:45 am

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