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The Best Veg(an) Dish in Roanoke

Apparently it’s tofu week on the blog. Wasn’t quite planning for that, but, hey, why look a themed gift horse in the mouth? Or whatever that saying is.

Anyone else notice that it’s Friday? (Trust me, I’ve been counting down the hours this week…) And what better day to go out and enjoy a fancy vegetarian or vegan meal on the town?

Roanoke isn’t famed for its vegan or vegetarian options–I find more every day, but they’re still not particularly varied or interesting–but one restaurant that’s obviously dear (see here & here & here & here) to me is now offering the best vegetarian dish I’ve EVER eaten.


And you can order it vegan too. Which makes it plum amazing.

Let me introduce to you the fantastical Chicken Fried Tofu with Kimchi Kale at Lucky Restaurant. I’m sure it’s named something fancier on the menu, but that’s my take-away of the dish. But wait, did I just mention chicken fried tofu? Why yes, yes I did.

Featuring Virginia’s own Twin Oaks Tofu (super dense and amazing) fried in the same manner as Lucky’s famed fried chicken (order it vegan and they won’t use an egg wash), it’s served piping hot and crispy over a bed of kimchi laced kale. The kimchi is made in house, so it’s 100% vegan and 100% awesome with just a small kick of heat–and the daikon in it adds an awesome extra crunch to the dish. Seriously, veg(an) food doesn’t get any better than this.

And be sure to order a skillfully crafted cocktail from one of the bartenders. You can’t go wrong with the combination–it makes for the perfect Friday (or any day) night, I promise.

Lucky Restaurant
18 Kirk Ave SW
Roanoke, VA

4 Responses to “The Best Veg(an) Dish in Roanoke”
  1. Caitlin says:

    that looks pretty amazing. i’d love to try it one day! (although, i’m sure it’s not gf).

  2. Shannon says:

    This looks delightful! If I find myself in Roanoke, I will be eating this!

  3. Holy crap please put this in a box and mail it to meeeeee!

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