We recently had a lovely visit to Rooted: Eat More Plants in Medford, Oregon, a small little cafe in a strip mall that offers delicious, beautiful, almost-vegan food.
It’s “almost vegan” because for many of the dishes, eggs can be substituted for tofu — and some dishes contain honey. Yet everything is dairy-free (including homemade cashew cheese and vegan mayo), so this is a plus.
The menu is quite impressive, with burritos that can be served as bowls, myriad salads and wraps, paninis, and soups. There are smoothie bowls with granola and fruit; sides such as vegan biscuits and gravy, potato hash, hummus and veggies, and chips and guacamole; and juices and wellness shots.
We had breakfast this time around — the Garden Breakfast Bowl, which included potato hash, tofu, red bell pepper, and roasted broccoli, drizzled with cashew queso. Everything was fresh and delicious.
The Black Bean Scramble Breakfast Burrito was even better — a whole-wheat flour tortilla stuffed with black beans, scrambled tofu, salsa, guacamole, and cashew cheese.
We also had a chocolate-chunk-and-sea-salt cookie for our breakfast-dessert, made by Bright Star Bakery, vegan and gluten-free. (It disappeared too quickly to be photographed.)
The cafe is small but inviting, and the service is friendly and very quick. We look forward to returning to try many more things on the menu … and we hope the rest of Southern Oregon enjoys this place as much as we did.