Tonight I Dined: Central Perks
I’ve heard a lot about Marshall, TX since the mayor went vegan in 2014, prompting this small town Texas to start a get-healthy movement. And they also have been promoting a plant based diet as part of a healthy lifestyle. So this is a surprising haven for vegans with lots of options at local establishments. On the main drag, Washington St., there is a coffee shop called Central Perks in a general store with an entirely separate vegan menu. You can eat inside the store, or they have nice tables set up outside. Upon the recommendation of the staff I ordered the fiesta steak salad with their homemade spicy black bean burger, yellow peppers, tomatoes, red onions, cucumber, cilantro and candied jalapeños with a cilantro ranch sauce. This was so delicious, every bite was so fresh, and the burger had so much flavor. The ranch dressing sauce wasn’t heavy like I was anticipating, just a fresh punch of cilantro and was perfect on a hot day.
Pro Tip: they sell Alternative Baking Co. vegan cookies so make sure to grab some!
|Vegan Fiesta Steak Salad|
|The small street was anything but quiet, there were people |
showcasing their classic cars, live music, a business ribbon
cutting, and the Get Fit Marshall booth