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Posted on May 14, 2015 by The VRG Blog Editor

Review of Ethos Vegan Kitchen in Winter Park, Florida
By Lily Donofrio

“Being a vegan would be fantastic if all I did was come here for my meals” says my meat loving father over a “What’s the Dilly Philly” (a vegan version of a philly cheesesteak, filled with marinated seitan, onions, red and green bell peppers, vegan mozzarella cheese and Veganaise, all on a French deli roll). My mother (a former shellfish lover, spoiled by allergies) agrees through a mouthful of Bay Cakes (“crab cakes” made from chickpeas, chopped celery, and fresh herbs). It took a bit of coaxing before my parents finally consented to visiting Ethos, but they left satisfied and and doe eyed, promising to return in the future.

The decor is swanky and chic, and the atmosphere gives off a fun and comfy vibe. The staff is always accommodating and yields cool characters. The restaurant houses a warm, inviting bar; serving only vegan beers, wines, and spirits. Towards the entrance is a bakery, selling vegan baked goods, either for those popping in for a quick dozen of double chocolate and macadamia nut cookies, or for those leaving so happy and looking for more to munch on until their next return.

My boyfriend and I frequent Ethos often. Every visit, we get the Healthy Trio appetizer (tray of veggies, naan pieces, and blue corn chips; and hummus, olive tapenade, and mango salsa for dipping). On special occasions, we get an additional appetizer of Garlic Knots. For our main course, we split the lasagna (Five layers of lasagna noodles, vegan mozzarella, marinara sauce, and vegetables: zucchini, squash, spinach, and onions). We have never left disappointed, and each visit solidifies our love for Ethos.

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