Sunday, March 18, 2012

Le Bon Ton Roule, Seattle, WA

Location: Seattle, WA, USA
From Vegan Gastrobot
We have driven by Le Bon Ton Roule numerous times and every time I think we should check it out as they have some tasty sounding vegan options. We finally remembered and tested it out a few days ago. The inside seems very small, but they really were able to fit a lot of people in there. Our waiter was also super friendly and I loved him. He just made you feel at home and joked around with us and was all around awesome. We tried the vegan gumbo which was really tasty. It was a little bit sweet and did not have a strong flavor which I was surprised by, but it was very good. The menu states it is made with at least 7 different types of greens and white beans, but I didn't see that many greens in the dish. There were plenty of onions and peppers though.

From Vegan Gastrobot
We also tried the vegan jambalaya with chipotle sausage. I was worried that this might be a little bit too spicy for me as I think spice when I think jambalaya. This was very disappointing. Raymond enjoyed it, but I felt it laked flavor and just tasted oily. There were tons of onions and peppers, but it was like they were cooked so long they tasted like nothing. You did get a huge helping of it so we had it for dinner later in the week as well, but...I expected more.

From Vegan Gastrobot
The last thing we tried was the Vegan Get Down - Vegan Hazelnut Patties and Mushroom Gravy served with Lettuce, Pickles, and Veganaise. This was so good! I would definitely go back and get this again and skip everything else. The odd thing was the mushroom gravy by itself was kind of bland as well, but it really worked well with everything else and pulled the sandwich together. The french fries that came with it were delicious as well. I highly recommend this sandwich and one would probably be enough food for Raymond and I to share for dinner.

Overall - I was overall disappointed in the food. I expected a lot more flavor from the New Orlean style cuisine. The sandwich however was amazing and I would go back to get it again. That and possibly the gumbo.

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