This post will be slightly different than my regular Food Friday posts. There will be no bone marrow, no fat and no cavewoman eating. This is because The Wild Cow is a vegetarian establishment. And I know what you're thinking, "I thought Boots ate exclusively meat." And folks, you would be wrong. There is only so much pork I can squeeze into my colon before my body cries "ENOUGH" and demands that I eat a salad. The Wild Cow is conveniently located in East Nashville and is the perfect answer to a night of not wanting meat.
The Wild Cow is small and usually pretty crowded. I'm personally not a fan of the paint color or the rock wall decor, but hey, it has no bearing on the food. The staff is young, hip and friendly (I always love what they are wearing). Steve and I come to this place pretty often, so here is a round up of some of my favorite goodies off the menu.
My personal favorite is the Far Eastland bowl. It's their take on Thai satay. It's a mixture of grilled tofu, kale, carrot slaw in a peanut sauce served over brown rice. I have never met a peanut sauce I didn't like and honestly, their tofu is pretty near perfect. It's just firm enough with a nice brown grill layer with all the flavor.
This is the Veggie Quinoa bowl, the Far Eastland bowl's younger sister. Seasonal roasted veggies are served on top of quinoa with your choice of tempeh or tofu and covered in garlic aioli. I usually pick the tofu because I have never been a tempeh fan, even if it's done right. This is a good option if you want to order something that isn't the Far Eastland bowl but don't want to venture THAT far outside your comfort zone.
The Wild Cow has some nice vegetarian Mexican options. Their taco salad is pretty amazing, especially when you add the fajita seitan. This salad is REALLY big and that normally means leftovers for me. It is piled high with lettuce, rice, black beans, tortilla chips, homemade salsa and vegan sour cream. This is honestly one of my favorite salads in all of Nashville.
Another one of their Mexican offerings is their sweet potato and black bean tacos. I usually add avocado and vegan sour cream to these. They are pretty tasty and quite filling. This dish comes with your choice of side and I always enjoy their chickpea salad in all it's creamy vegan glory.
If you travel to Nashville and you don't eat meat- The Wild Cow will be on your itinerary, trust me.