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Monday, May 14, 2012

VegaDeli. Vegan, Cooked, Raw, and Gluten Free (options) Eats St. Louis. Big Men Eat Plants. Michael Clarke Duncan.

FYI:  VegaDeli is now closed :((((((((((  
But maybe someday it will reopen? 
So this is just a memoir at this point.

"RawFredo" from:
177 Hilltown Village Center  Chesterfield, MO 63017
(636) 536-6938

Tues - Sat 11:00am - 8:00pm
Sunday  11:00am - 5:00pm

Hours are from May 2012.  Always check their website and/or call to see if open.  
Dishes from menu listed are just some of the things VegaDeli has.  Of course they are always trying new things out & dishes may change with the seasons.  However, it gives an idea of what types of food they have.  Burgers, Wraps, Sandwiches, Juices, Smoothies, Raw Dishes, Gluten Free & Kidz Menu! Truly something for everyone from Vegan Comfort Food to Uber Green Raw Vegan Eco Warrior CleanseMonster.  So you can take your crazy friends doing 90 day juice cleanses too, and STILL eat Vegan Mac & Cheeze or Vegan Lasanga! (Cooked OR Raw!)


VegaDeli is one of Two Vegan places in St. Louis.  PuraVegan (PuraVegan Post and Other PuraVegan Post) is the other.  Both were originally owned by the same couple, but this PowerVeganCouple just "built" it, got them to come, and sold both of these places!  Now VegaDeli (like PuraVegan) has a new owner, new hours, and some new dishes.  Several of these photos are from the "old" deli, however, much of the menu is the same.  But there are also always new additions and gobs of gluten free eats.
Hubby got "Falafel Salad". Gluten Free so I could taste too!

VegaDeli is super clean & bright.  The food comes fast but it's a place that invites you to linger.

Kalifornia Salad Kale, Avocado, Almonds, Red Cabbage, Carrots & Tomato Served with a Sesame Lemon Dressing

Corn Bread Salad

Spinach, Tomato, Cabbage, Red Pepper,
Carrots, Corn Bread Crumbles
Served with a Sesame Lemon Dressing

 Autumn SaladMixed Greens, Carrots, Apple Slices, 

Raisins & WalnutsServed with a Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
$7.99 per Entree
Add Soup $ 2.00 Additional

Always art on the walls.

Corn Tortilla Chips, Cajun Black Beans & Rice,Lettuce, Tomato &

Nacho "Cheez"

$9.99[Add Avocado for $1.00 Extra]

Hummus Plate
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Carrots,Cucumber, Broccoli

Whole Wheat Pita Bread
$9.99 each entree

Veggie Lasagna
Lasagna Noodles, Tomato Sauce, Onions, Spinach,

Zucchini, Cashew Cheez Sauce

  $10.99 per slice

Iced Green Tea.


The HumBurger
(Original Flavor, BBQ Cheddar, or ChipotleHailed as the Healthiest "Burger" in town
This Soy Free Patty is also Gluten Free & Nut Free 
Made Fresh Daily w/ our Homemade Hummus,
Rice, Veggies
Served On a Whole Wheat Flat Bun

  (Gluten Free Served on Lettuce) [Add Avocado for $1.00 Extra]
[Add "Cheddar Cheez" for $1.00 Extra]

The Black Bean "Burger" 
*Gluten Free w/o Bun!

 Black Beans, Veggies & Spices

Served with our Delicious Mango Sauce (Always Homemade)

The Portabello
Marinated Portabello Mushroom, 
Peppers, Tomatoes, Onion, Lettuce 
Served with our always 
Homemade Sundried Tomato Spread
[Add Avocado for $1.00 Extra]
[Add "Cheddar Cheez" for $1.00 Extra]

W R A P S 

Sun-Set Wrap
Sun Dried Tomato Spread, Mixed Greens,
Red Peppers, Carrots, Cucumber, Onion


Greek Wrap
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Spinach,
Kalimari Olives, Tomato, Onion


Kale Wrap
Cashew Cheez Spread, Kale, Red Cabbage, 


Portobello Wrap
Mixed Greens, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion
Marinated Portobello Mushroom, Garlic Sauce


Tex-Mex Wrap
Seasoned Brown Rice
Black Beans
Mixed Greens
Tomato, Onions, Salsa
Wrapped in a 100% Whole Wheat Wrap


* Make it a Tex-Mex Bowl - Gluten Free!!

Add Avocado $1.00 Extra

Whole Wheat Wraps Served with 

Corn Tortilla Chips

Add a Side of Soup for $2.00

Vegan Mac & Cheeze.  Gluten Free and Oh, so amazing.  Hubby ordered this but rest assured, I did my fair share of digging.  You must understand, I eat fairly healthy only because we don't always have "vegan cheezes" in the house.  I just don't want anyone to think I am actually discliplined.  I am always vegan, but I indulge at any given chance, on raw cheezecakes and vegan mac & cheeze.  Grilled cheeze is another, but all must be Gluten Free now.  I am working on becoming a truly high maintenance woman.

Hubby got a homemade burger.  Love VegaDeli for it's homemade everything.  Don't think you will ever find Boca or other Premade Burgers on the menu.

7 layer Raw Vegan Lasanga.  Beautiful, eh??  

Raw Tacos
Made from Raw Walnuts, 
Carrots & Spices
Served on Red Cabbage or Greens
*Can Also be Served on Whole Wheat Wrap - Not Raw

Raw Pad Thai (Mild) 
Zucchini "Pasta" with Carrots, Black Olives, Cilantro, 

Peppers, Herbs & Thai Almond Sauce

Raw "Pasta" Alfredo

Zucchini "Pasta", Bell Peppers, Spinach & Mushrooms
Served with our Homemade
Raw Cashew Fredo Sauce

Raw Marinara

Zucchini "Pasta", Mushrooms, Spinach
Raw Marinara Sauce

Raw Lasagna   
       Thinly Sliced Zucchini "Pasta"

Alternately Layered with Spinach Leaves, Raw Marinara Sauce, Raw White Sauce
$10.99 for Lasagna

Some lucious nut cheese.  So I liked this dish, but at the time was having next to no oil and not much salt.  This raw dish had a little too much of both for me.  And that is personal preference only, as Raw Gourmet food generally is liberal with both some healthy fats & some sort of "healthy" salt like miso, celtic, coconut aminos, tamari.  The dish was tasty though, and I think most peeps would appreciate the salt & oil factor.

There is is.

Raw Vegan Cheezecake.  Strawberry.  And Yum.  So the oil thing?  It goes down the tubes if I am ingesting it in coconut oil form in a cheezecake.  I am not "wasting" my oil on olive oil, no.  Bring me a fat filled Raw Vegan Cheezecake and you have brought me my form of "Food Therapy".  Okay, so it's not the healthiest habit, but it's not, well, something worse!

Stuffed Cornbread (We had a buy one get one free coupon).
Yummy, but not Gluten-Free.

Warm Pasta

Sesame Lemon Pasta
A Light Refreshing Dish of Warm Pasta, Tossed with Spinach, Carrots, ZucchiniLemon Juice & Sesame Oil


Penne Power Pasta
Warm Pasta Tossed with Marinara Sauce,
Fresh Spinach 
Topped with our Homemade Tofu "Ricotta" 
Chopped Walnuts 

You gotta love Zucchini Pasta!  Think the Raw Vegan Pasta is usually a staple.

Luscious Sauce base is from Cashews!

And from "Taste of St. Louis"

Recently we went to Taste of St. Louis, which we would never go to prior, but we knew of at least a couple places serving some vegan eats this year. The only all Vegan place was VegaDeli  which is one of only TWO vegan places in St. Louis.  

The Crowd.

Lots of folks trying vegan food today!

Raw Pad Thai (Zucchini Noodles), Vegan Burger.

Raw Tacos.  (For the "Taste" the shell was not raw)

Vegan Sweets.  Chocolate Chip Cookies and Pumpkin Bites.  

This looked great be we refrained!

The Raw Vegan Pad Thai with Zucchini Noodles.  Yum!

Pumpkin Bite.  The Pumpkin Balls were divine.  I went home and made butternut squash smoothies for an entire week because I craved Pumpkin after that!

Mac & "Cheez" 
Macaroni Noodles, Cheddar Soy "Cheez"
Small $3.29       Large $4.59
*-Rice Pasta, Cheddar Soy "Cheez"


Corn Bread- Vegan Cornbread 
Infused with Carrots, Red Bell Peppers & Spinach  $2.50/Slice

Soup of the Day
Varies DailyCup $3.29        Bowl $4.99
Herb Roasted Potatoes
Roasted Russet & Sweet Potatoes
with 100% Virgin Olive Oil, Herbs & Spices
Small $3.29             Large $4.59

Add Avocado or Cheddar "Cheez"
to Anything - $1.00 Additional Charge

Vegan Chilli 
Kidney Beans, Tomato, Loaded w/ Veggies
Served with a Small Slice of our Veggie Infused Corn Bread
Cup $3.29                   Bowl $4.99

The Raw Tacos had a regular Tortilla, which was delicious.  Some sort of nut pate with avocado, tomato, & cabbage.  Yummy and not oily at all.  No guilt there. 

Good Ol' St. Louis

Kidz Menu

Sloppy "Tempeh" Joe's
BBQ Tempeh Served in a Thin Whole Wheat Bun
Served with Roasted Russet & Sweet Potatoes

Veggie Roll 'Em Ups
Hummus with Carrots, Cucumber & Spinach
Rolled in a 100% Whole Wheat Wrap
Served with Corn Tortilla Chips & Salsa

Fruit Roll Up
Banana Slices & Apple Slices
Spread with Peanut Butter & Rolled up in a 100% Whole Wheat Wrap
Served with Corn Tortilla Chips & Salsa

Pita Veggie Pizza
100% Whole Wheat Pita
Spread w/ our Homemade Marinara Sauce
Hummus and Veggies

Vegadeli Cafe on Urbanspoon

So important to support our Vegan Businesses!  While I do truly appreciate that more & more folks are adding Vegan Eats to their Mainstream Menus, I really enjoy that I don't have to worry about MeatJuice in a Vegan Place, or act like Meg Ryan when making an Order.  Plus, when the economy has tanked, I feel even more passionate about supporting the Vegan Peeps (when given a choice) because we want them to stay in business!  Plus Vegan Peeps tend to put their time, money, & love back into the Vegan Community & also buy Vegan Products and so we are "Voting with our Dollar".   I prefer this over a place that might server one or two Vegan Meals, but the rest of the menu is Fois Gras & Lamb.  Ick.

Remember the Gentle Giant in "The Green Mile"??
He is eating plants.  Very short & endearing video about the change.

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  1. Love this post. Love the photos. Great to see what they have in advance.
    Now to just get there.

  2. So many great choices! My mouth started watering when I saw the mac & cheese. YUM!