Humble Roots Cafe and Deli - Vegan Options

So literally way out in the middle of nowhere (and I mean that in a good way), is Humble Roots Cafe and Deli. I've known about it for a long time but only as a place where there there were at least a couple of vegan sandwiches on the menu.
Finally, we made the trek to the rurals of Maple Ridge one Saturday afternoon. The first thing that we noticed was that the parking lot was full as clearly folks love this place. We managed to get a table without waiting and if the weather is nice they have more tables outside but try not to show up at noon and be surprised if you do have to wait.
Somehow we managed to get here without even knowing that they have a completely separate vegan menu and not just a couple of sandwiches. Nothing is more stressful than when 2 vegan choices on a menu become many! Hah! It's a problem we love to have. After a few minutes of perusing, we decided on the Hot Potato Bowl. I know potatoes don't sound like much but there was much more than hash browns here. In addition to their own seitan sausage, there were caramelized onions and greens in a creamy dijon vinaigrette with dill pickles and scallions!. The flavours worked together amazingly and the pickles were a tasty accent. Very nice!
We also had their Agedashi Sandwich which is a pretty interesting way to get tofu into your day. The tofu was crispy and the miso-tamari mayo was tangy. This was a very good sandwich that we ordered with sweet potato fries that were also above average.
There was at least one item in the bakery case that was vegan, so we decided to have a little dessert! I can't remember what they called this but, nuts, chocolate, maybe peanut butter and we are good to go!
They do a nice variety of coffee drinks with the plant milk option always present. This one was a Macadamia Nut thing that we very much enjoyed.
Comfortable for brunch and lunch, the staff-to-customer ratio is similar to a cruise ship. They seem to be on top of things as a result but this place is hopping. There are many more vegan offerings on the menu and we would like to be back to try some of them. Definitely worth the voyage (oh. It's not really that far!)

Food                         4 out of 5
Vegan Options          4 1/2 out of 5
Comfort                    4 out of 5
Service                     4  1/2 out of 5
Value                        4 out of 5


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