Last week I was craving some yummy vegan food that didn’t involve me cooking it.  I texted Melissa, who you may remember from my apple day adventure, and recommended a vegan food trip as soon as possible.  This turned out to be for brunch on Sunday.  Can we break for a second and talk about how much I love brunch.  I have recently come to believe it may have been one of the best ideas ever.  Okay back on track…New Hope, PA is about 45 minutes away from me and is a fun little town along the Delaware River full of random shops and restaurants.  It’s a great place to walk around when the weather is nice.   

New Hope also has another important draw; it is home to one of the only vegan restaurants in the area, Sprig and Vine.   I love this place, not only because it is the only vegan restaurant in the area, but the food is amazingly good.  I have been here a number of times and have never had anything that I haven’t liked.

One of my favorite things at Sprig and Vine is their French toast.  It is amazing.  The French toast changes seasonally (as do a number of other items on the menu).  Over the summer I had French toast with a blueberry compote, topped with lemon cashew drizzle.  Now, having had the French toast the last time I was there for brunch I had decided to get something different this time.  However, once we arrive and I took a quick look at the menu I changed my mind.  I went with the French toast once again this time with red wine, apple and cranberry compote with cardamom and vanilla cream.   Seriously how can you pass up that seasonal deliciousness. 

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It was delicious.  Normally I do not care for whole cranberries, I like cranberry things just not the whole berry, but I ate everyone that was on that plate.  The vanilla cream was so light and fluffy it was like eating a vanilla cloud…seriously I think I could have eating a whole plate of just that cream.

Melissa had the tofu benedict and said it was fantastic.  She kept trying to figure out have they made a hollandaise sauce vegan. 

Now I find myself looking for another excuse to ride into New Hope. 

http://www.sprigandvine.com

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