Keeping It Fresh At Fresh Mint
While D was out of town and I was still unemployed a few weeks ago, I found myself adventuring through out the Phoenix area. During that time I hit up a few vegan restaurants offering vegan food. One such restaurant was Fresh Mint located it Scottsdale.
Although it’s on Scottsdale Rd I must admit it’d be easily overlooked given it’s located in the center of a strip mall. The dining area is small but bright. Upon entering at lunchtime I found a full house but was welcomed with a smile. Thankfully there was a small table in the rear that was perfect for me since I was dining alone.
Per their website, Fresh Mint puts a Vietnamese twist on regular vegetarian dishes. All of their dishes are 100% vegetarian and made only when ordered to guarantee freshness.
Although I could order off of the regular menu I was grateful for the lunch menu that offered several of their main dishes for a lunch time price, which also helped me narrow down my entree of choice.
One drawback I found is that the regular dinner prices of entrees cost up to $14, which is more expensive than I’d like to pay for the location and ambiance of Fresh Mint. This is not necessarily something that would keep me from eating here but I would definitely keep in mind. Maybe I’ll just stick to lunch.
Ultimately I chose the Kung Pao Soy Chicken that contains spicy classic Kung Pao sauce with garlic, white and green onions, soy chicken, zucchini, bell pepper, carrots and peanuts
I patiently waited for my food while I enjoyed watching the hustle and bustle of the lunchtime crowd. In addition, my seat was located right next to the bar where the rolls and salads were being prepared. Soon my lunch arrived.
I’ve found that I prefer my tofu pretty well done and not squishy inside, so I’m always hesitant to try new dishes…but my tofu was done perfectly! With that being said, I’m sure you’re not surprised that I ate every morsel of food on my plate.
Keep Smiling and Be Grateful =)
Make sure to check out the rest of my Vegan Adventures!