We weren’t expecting to find many vegan options while we were in Virginia, but we were pleasantly surprised to have the Little Grill Collective show up when we searched Happy Cow. Located in Harrisonburg, Virginia, about 20 minutes from where we were staying, it offers incredible comfort American diner food. One of the best things about this place is that they called their vegan sausage “soysage” and we now firmly believe that’s what it should always be called.
What we ordered
Quesadilla- Flour tortillas filled with cheddar and picante, topped with avocado creme. This was a great start to the meal as it was fairly light but still had an incredible flavor to it with the avocado creme and had a pizza like taste to it. It was big enough so that we could easily split it without spoiling our lunch.
Tempeh Reuben- Grilled tempeh topped with house-made sauerkraut, onion, and swiss. Served with thousand island dressing on rye bread. If you’ve been following our blogs, Hayden has a soft spot for Reubens and tends to order them whenever they’re on the menu. This one was pretty good and was super filling. It came with a side of nachos, which was too much food to even finish.
Lambert’s Platter- Tofu scrambler, fried potatoes covered in groovy gravy, and vegan soysage served with your choice of side. As soon as Aaron found out they called their vegan sausage soysage, it was all he could say for the rest of the day. The soysage ended up not being as good as he had hoped, but the groovy gravy more than made up for that by tying the entire dish together with a fantastic flavor. There was a bit of a curry flavor but not overpowering.