The Green Fork & Local Roots Market Restaurant is a gem if you are looking for a healthy restaurant option or just looking to try something new. Located on Main street in North Wales, PA, they feature allergen friendly foods that are locally grown and cooked from scratch.
We enjoyed a three-course meal and didn’t leave feeling our pants were too small. Friends joined us for this adventure into healthier dining-out and we were all pleasantly surprised at how good the food was, considering two of us had vegan dinners and even vegan ice cream! You know its good when you walk out talking about dates when you can come be back.
The restaurant is proud of its gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options, and will take any special requests for food allergies. They also tout their Vegan Pancakes and I even saw some kids ordering them for dinner, which is usually a good seal of approval. All food is made from scratch in their open concept kitchen. I always enjoy being able to see the cooks and what they are up to behind the scenes.
Now about what we tried.
The Pan Seared Salmon is served in an orange teriyaki sauce with celery root mashed potatoes, which lived up to my imagination. First off the celery root was in disguise and went down just like regular mashed potatoes, then mix it with the perfectly crispy salmon and roasted red peppers made it complete. Highly recommend the salmon!
Shrimp and Grits were traditional and hit all the taste buds. No, this wasn’t vegan but they also have a vegan grit dish on the menu. We also had their breakfast cheddar grits. Also full of flavor from the hollandaise sauce, which can be made vegan upon request.
Salads and Sides
VEGAN Mac and Cheese was the first thing that caught our eye on the menu so we had to give it a try. It had the same thick creamy consistency you would expect from real cheese, but nope. They had us fooled, and when asked were told it’s their little secret, and I don’t blame them. It’s that good!
The Brussels Sprout and Avocado Salad is what every healthful salad should be, lots of veggies, a house made citrus balsamic and topped with sprouts. Lots of flavors mixing together perfectly and lots of crunch from the brussles sprouts. The avocado was subtle but a nice added texture that blended well.
I often skip dessert, but the Vegan label had us wondering if it was really as good as they claimed. Their ice cream and pies are vegan and boy were we impressed! Like most restaurants that cook from scratch, their desserts are always rotating but here is what we tried the Vegan Cheesecake (Chocolate Peanut Butter and Peachy Pecan), Vegan Coconut Custard Pie and Vegan Double Chocolate Peanut Butter and Pistachio Ice Cream.
All tasted like dairy was involved, but nope. We couldn’t believe it. Especially on the Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream. Yum!
Overall highly recommend for anyone with food allergies, but also anyone who likes good food. Everything was fresh and well plated. Each dish was perfectly paired with seasoning and sides. Prices were reasonable as well. Most of the main dishes were around $15, with my salmon being the outlier at $22. Also this is a BYOB restaurant and they were very helpful, offering an ice bucket and bottle opening service (as they should but would be surprised some places that don’t).
Special night out, or just want to try something new, that’s good for you – get to The Green Fork! Cheers and let food be your energy!
Check out The Green Fork’s website here for more information.