After an incredible trip to Twin Falls, Idaho, we headed back towards Salt Lake City airport. Determined to get a good vegan meal, I scoured the web for a place that was open and would be good. Frisch Compassionate Eatery seemed like the best choice. Located in a strip mall with barely any sign, we were just thankful that we finally found it before they closed at 8 p.m.!
This small vegan cafe had a lively interior with bright yellow walls and turquoise accents. It felt like a 50's diner, but much nicer. There wasn't too much seating, but there also wasn't anyone else there so it worked out well. We sat down and after five minutes, got thirsty so I asked for the natural soda I ordered and for them to fill up the water container. They did so promptly.
We started with the Full Whittaker Smothered Nachos. These nachos were topped with spicy soy chick'n and smothered with a nutritional yeast based cheese and their housemade hot sauce. Chris loved it. It took me a few minutes to warm up to the unusual flavors, but after a few minutes I was into it. Chris nearly ate the whole plate!
I also ordered a small Technicolor Tempeh Kale sald for $4 that had mixed greens, kale, carrots, sprouts, and kale. It was very fresh, but the tempeh could have used a bit more flavor.
We also ordered their Spicy Mac n Cheese made with spicy soy curls, tomatoes and the same housemade cheese sauce used on the nachos. I just felt like the cheese sauce worked on the nachos, but didn't stand alone very well. I got some of their housemade hot sauce, which is one of the best hot sauces I've ever had, and that made the meal!
I love that this place is all-vegan and offers very fresh food. Their hot sauce is spectacular, but some of the dishes could use a little oomph. Most items are $7-$9 each so not bad. And the people who work there are super nice. I'd come back, but next time I'd try their sandwiches instead.
Frisch Compassionate Eatery
145 E 1300 S, Suite 201
Salt Lake City, UT 84115