Back in February, my boyfriend and I drove down to Kenosha for the day to check out the new (as of September 2013) all-vegan cafe called Sol D'licious. I never really spent any time in Kenosha, but their website really does a great job of sharing all the fun things you can do there. We just really scraped the surface of potential activities (even for winter), especially since most of our activities were focused on eating and drinking :)
Our first stop was at Sol D'licious for a late lunch. We really saved our appetites because we wanted to try a variety of things. Although they have lots of smoothies and juices, we didn't end up having room for that, but we did get to try an amazing white bean soup and hummus (we dug in before I remembered to take the picture!). I ordered the BBQ seitan sandwich (left) and my boyfriend got the tofu burger. Both of them were very tasty. I also bought some kale chips I thought I was going to save for later, but ended up chomping them all down while we waited for our food. They were really good! To top it all off, we tried the vegan cinnamon roll--it was warm and gooey and delicious!
Everyone who worked there was super-friendly and one of the owners, Dama, stopped by to visit us. She asked how we enjoyed our food and talked a little about her goals for the business. Not only does the location house a cafe, but they also offer massage services, juice fasts and plenty of fitness classes from pilates and yoga to zumba and qi gong. Dama is aiming for success and hopes to open a similar location in the Milwaukee area next year if all goes well!
Next stop--Scoops Ice Cream! Yeah, we really stuffed ourselves on this trip :) Scoops is a cute ice cream parlour and candy store that offers the same brand of vegan ice cream you can find at Babes Ice Cream - it's made in Madison, Wisconsin by the Chocolate Shoppe. Again, I sort of dug in before I took the picture, but this is the Butter Pecan Soy flavor--mmmmm.... They had four different vegan ice cream flavors available, as well as a few vegan sorbets.
After doing a little shopping at the downtown stores, we headed over to a brewery/bar that we saw downtown close to Scoops. It's called Public Craft Brewing Co. They were just opening at the time, so we were the first ones to stop in. I talked to the bartender who said that all of their beers were vegan...yay! I tried the K-Town Brown and the Get-a-Way Wit Bier...both delicious! The bar was really comfortable to hang out at--they had tables and couches and a bunch of games and books. We decided to play a game while we slowly enjoyed our beers.
Before we headed home we briefly stopped at the Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets to check out the Converse store to pick up some new kicks...lots of great deals to be had there. Overall, we had a great time in Kenosha in the coldest days of February, so I think it would be even more fun to visit this summer and enjoy more time outside exploring and visiting the lake front. And, now that we know there's tasty vegan food readily available, that just gives us one more reason to visit!
Dr. Richard Oppenlander will be speaking on Thursday April 17, 2014 at 6:30PM at the SC Johnson Golden Rondelle Theater in Racine, Wisconsin. He will redefine the word "sustainability" and presents the facts,the perspectives and the data on how our food choices impact our water, land and our health. This is a great event for vegans and also those just starting to learn more about how our diet can affect the environment.
Get all the details in the flyer below and make sure to RSVP on as directed at www.scjohnson.com/visit. You can also visit the Facebook event and interact with the event coordinator and others attending the event.