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The New Southern Comfort: Louisville's Vegan Restaurants Are Making Down-Home Food With a Healthy Twist

Published On 11/21/2016 Published On 11/21/2016
HALF PEACH FRIED MUSHROOMS DRUMSTICK AND WAFFLE
HALF PEACH FRIED MUSHROOMS DRUMSTICK AND WAFFLE | MINDA HONEY/THRILLIST
While the idea of crunchy, earthy vegan food may seem at odds with Southern comfort food, V-Grits has been able to bring the two together.
mac and cheese at v-grits | Minda Honey/Thrillist
The best compliment is when non-vegan customers become regulars because good food is good food, vegan or not.
V-Grits Vegan Cheese | Courtesy of V-Grits
You can make anything vegan if you put your mind to it.
The vegan sweet potato pie is every bit as good as the traditional version; creamy and sweet, with bursts of cinnamon and nutmeg, and a crisp crust.
Photo courtesy of Sarah Baker
Not only are vegan restaurants thriving in Louisville, but many local restaurants now have vegan or vegetarian-friendly items on their menu.
Half-Peach Bakery & Cafe
There’s always been a lot of roasting and slow-cooking in Southern food, which makes it more savory... whether you apply that to meat or vegetables or fruit makes no never mind.
Sweet Potato pie at Half Peach | Minda Honey/Thrillist
Food is more than just the flavor or the taste... we like mac & cheese because our grandmothers made it for us when we were kids.

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