I have just been thrilled with the upward movement of Vegan and Vegetarian restaurants popping up all over Orlando. One such restaurant has been making a splash in the city, offering fresh salads, grain bowls and pastas. We visited on a weekday afternoon – the place is so popular during the lunch hour that I warn you- expect to wait for a table, if you can find one at all. And parking is another major challenge, especially if there happens to be a yoga class meeting next door. But….once you get in the doors of The Sanctum Cafe and get your meal, you will find yourself transferred to a spa like state with super clean food. Food that makes you feel good inside.
We ordered two salads- the first being the Savage Salad, a salad with roasted cauliflower, corn, Brussels sprouts & eggplant. Topped with bell pepper, sweet onion, carrot ribbons, celery, jicama, zucchini, peas and pepitas, the whole bowl is tossed in a Spicy Rosemary dressing. My one complaint, give me more Brussels Sprouts!! But the salad is light but filling.
The second salad was the Kale Caeser with roasted potatoes and quinoa. Tossed with a sea-vegetable based dressing and roasted chickpeas, this salad is also light and filling, but incredibly tasty.
To round out my salad, I indulged in a bottle of locally made Kombucha. A creme soda Kombucha made by Farm Boy Produce right here in Orlando.
The menu changes often with locally sourced ingredients in season. Other than the lack of parking and small dining room, this place is worth the wait. Five out of five sprouts.