If you know me, you’ll know I love a good food pop-up. If you know my fiancé, you’ll know that he will not eat at restaurants labelled “vegan.” This weekend might have changed his mind, though!
Matt’s coworker’s boyfriend is a talented chef who hosted a pop-up at The Local Fare in Arlington this past weekend. Littleburg Vegetable Kitchen offered veggie burgers, two sides, and two desserts. We ordered everything and regret nothing.
They coursed the meal out for us and we started with the summer vegetable salad of heirloom beans, almond dressing, polenta chips, and herbs. Man, this was so good! It had such a satisfying crunch and fresh taste. Along with that we had the broccolini in a blanket with cashew ricotta and spicy tomato sauce. This was like a broccoli quesadilla and I was so impressed by the “cheese.” It felt like I was eating dairy, which obviously I loved! This was actually my favorite thing I ate, I think. Matt ate the sauce straight out of the container after we were done with the broccolini in a blanket, so that’s saying something.
We then split the veggie burger. I’ve never seen Matt eat a veggie burger, let alone enjoy one this much! The spices gave it a bit of an Indian taste, and the vegetable toppings were super fresh. I might have been obsessed with the thick slice of tomato.
Finally, we had two amazing desserts that blew my mind. How were these vegan?! There was the chocolate mousse and Kimball Farm blueberries with shortcake and whipped cream. Usually, I’m not one to eat dessert without chocolate but I may have actually liked this blueberry dish better? Honestly, I can’t tell. I loved them so much and I would never have known these were vegan.
This is 100% a meal I need to repeat. I’ll be on the lookout for more Littleburg pop-ups, as this was his first, and you should be too!