Don’t you love it when you end up in your own picture? I didn’t even realize I caught myself in the window of Sol D’Licious above. What a great place, though, seriously. It’s in Kenosha, WI, about halfway between Milwaukee and Chicago and is a vegan restaurant and wellness spa. Chris and I only took advantage of the restaurant aspect, though.
We ordered a Unity Juice to share while we scoped out the menu. It includes kale, spinach, green apple, carrot, lime and mint. I liked the fresh flavor and I’d say the apple was the predominant flavor but not overbearing. Since vegan bacon is highly scrutinized, I like to try it when I find it so for my entree I honed in on the BST: homemade tofu Bac’n, spinach and tomato with Vegenaise. The Bac’n was yummy! They cooked it well so it had a little crispiness to it and it did remind me of bacon. My only complaint is that it was a little too salty on its own but in combination with the rest of the sandwich, it was perfect. I love that they use spinach instead of lettuce to add an extra punch of nutrition. The side of roasted red potatoes was creamy and delicious.
After checking out the bakery case, I decided to go with a lemon cupcake instead of chocolate which is rare for me. I’m so glad I did, though, because the lemon flavor and amount of frosting were just right, and the cupcake was moist – a wonderfully sweet but light dessert. A smoothie would have made for a nice dessert as well.
The whole time we were there, our server checked in with us frequently but not too much, and he genuinely seemed interested conversing, especially after we told him about our road trip. It’s nice to feel so welcome in a place and I look forward to going back sometime. I’d love to try their breakfast calzone and spinach artichoke dip.
It felt good to support the vision of their owners because I can only imagine the challenges that come with gaining acceptance from a community with sparse vegan options. Take a few minutes to check out the vid with the owners below, and if you find yourself in the area, at least swing by for some coffee or maybe a cupcake.
Check out my other road trip posts and head to Everyday Tastiness to see Chris’ review of Sol D’Licious. Also, if you’re into motorcycles, head to Everyday Riding to see some of what we saw on the trip, specifically in and near Kenosha.