Graham and I went downtown SLC to meet Sean after he got off work, for a bite to eat. We stopped at Sages Cafe, after hearing that Vegans and non Vegans rave about it!
All of there recipes are 100% plant based and vegan.
We arrived at 6pm, and parked on the street. They do not have a designated parking lot. There was only a few people inside so we were able to get seated right away.
The atmosphere was very simple, I felt like it need artwork or some coloring to it. Kind of basic and a bit boring. It did have a cute bookshelf in the corner filled with many types of books to read. They had a cute patio out front that I would have preferred to eat on, if we didn't have the baby with us.
We started with drinks, I got a fresh squeezed Lemonade and Sean ordered an Elephino Double IPA.
We ordered an appetizer to start, the Asian Lettuce Wraps. They have diced vegetables, garlic, ginger, chiles, tamari, romaine lettuce leaves, your choice of protein; we chose mushrooms.
They were super tangy, and the lettuce wedges were quite large, so you were able to pile on the filling. I really enjoyed them. As most lettuce wraps are, the sauce was dripping out of the wrap, so get extra napkins.
For our entrees I ordered the Jackfruit Tacos. They are served on whole corn corn tacos, with breaded jackfruit, grilled vegetables, siracha aioli, burnt cumin sauerkraut, cilantro lime greens and avocado. They were pretty decent but I felt like the taco shell was kind of dry. Everything else inside the taco was delicious. I wasn't able to eat all three tacos, so I took the leftovers home and had it for lunch the next day.
Sean asked the waiter what their most popular dish was. The waiter informed us that everyone loves the Sweet and Sour Tender Tigers. It is served with rice, grilled vegetables, and a sweet and sour sauce served on the side. It was excellent, Sean devoured the whole thing!
We gave Graham a few bites of everything, but his favorite was the Lettuce Wraps, and his Soy milk of course.
As we were signing our check, and getting ready to head out, the place started to fill up by 7pm on a Monday night.
We will be back again to try more of there menu, but probably with out Graham. Its not that they aren't family friendly, they are. They had a high chair for him and the server and guests thought he was cute when he wanted to walk around our table. But the restaurant is a very quite atmosphere, so when Graham would squeal with excitement or demand more food. It was noticeable... If the restaurant had background music playing, we might have felt more comfortable bringing a baby there. (Even though there menu states "Please enjoy our eclectic music")
368 East 100 South,
Salt Lake City 84101
Megan The Vegan Mom