Manoush'eh - Vegan Options

This was not our first visit to Manoush'eh, nor were we using a coupon from our Plant Curious Plant-Based Coupon Book but it was our first visit to specifically scope out the vegan options at the small Davie Street eatery. With a gas-fired pizza oven, Manoush'eh cranks out some pretty special flatbread and that's what we were craving.

We arrived mid-afternoon on Saturday, at their quiet time which was good as we were able to grab one of their few seats. We ordered way too much as usual and enjoyed the delicious smells from the pizza oven as we waited.
First up was Sbanekh which I had just pointed at on the menu rather than trying to pronounce it. This was a triangular folded pie with a tart mixture of greens, onions and sumac. I loved it but Mharie was less keen on the lemony flavour.
There is nothing like the original and it is naturally plant-based! Thyme, sumac, sesame seeds and olive oil on their house-made flatbread all baked in their oven. It is simple and tasty.
In case you thought Falafel only comes in a pita, you need to try it on flatbread. Topped with a tahini sauce and some fresh veggies, this is a pleasant twist on an old favourite although it is maybe less portable than the pita version. Still we loved it.
No Lebanese meal is complete without Baba Ghanoug, truly our favourite of the Middle Eastern style dips. The smokey flavour from the roasted eggplant makes this very special and with the puffy pita fresh out of the oven, it's perfect.
This is another one of the places around town that make it easy to be vegan. What we ate here today are all dishes that are naturally plant-based and cruelty-free. We like dishes that replicate the meat experience because we did not stop eating meat because we disliked it. But we like even better the meals that never had to rely on animal products to be enjoyable. The folks that work here were very hospitable and made us feel welcome.
Food                                    4 1/2 out of 5
Vegan Options                     4 out of 5
Comfort                                4 out of 5
Service                                 4 1/2 out of 5
Value                                    4 1/2 out of 5


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