I love to cook. From plant based pizza to the best vegan quesadillas, I enjoy making it all! When I first became vegan I started researching ingredients and learned how to "veganize" my favorite foods. There is a vegan version of practically everything!
Sometimes my life gets very busy, and instead of cooking I stop by my favorite local restaurant for vegan options: The Local Expedition Wood Fired Grill. They also have another location if you're looking for vegan restaurants in Sandy Springs.
From salads to wraps to veggies plates, they use fresh, healthy ingredients packed with the perfect combinations of flavor. The owners Danny and Diana Kim have really taken the time to create menu items with global and unique flavor profiles that tie in tastes of Asia, Europe, and the Americas, and I'm here for it! There are so many great vegan items on the menu, but I just want to share some of my favorites.
The vegan falafel plate and the falafel wrap are both phenomenal. The falafels are flavorful, crispy on the outside, and tender on the inside. The vegan sauce on the wrap is sweet, tangy, light, and citrusy. I usually pair the wrap with my favorite side. They have the tastiest, perfectly seasoned, Brussels sprouts.
Now, let's talk about the Portobello mushrooms. Not only are they extremely nutritious, they are absolutely delicious when well prepared, and The Local Expedition Wood Fired Grill gets it right. The mushrooms are so flavorful, meaty, savory, and perfectly caramelized. I love to add them to my "Just Sides" meal with steamed rice, broccoli, and a delicious bowl of veggie curry. I enjoy making vegan curry and ordering curry, and I am still trying to figure out everything they put in the veggie curry because the flavor combination is so good. I can't even begin to guess all of the ingredients. All I know is I always get some veggie curry to go, because it is that good.
If you're ever looking for vegan restaurants in the Alpharetta area and delicious vegan food in Sandy Springs, you should definitely visit The Local Expedition Wood Fired Grill, and tag #thesensiblevegan and #localexpeditionwfg to let us know your favorite vegan options on the menu.
About Tabatha James
Tabatha James is a wife, mom, and children's book author navigating her way through a vegan way of life!