Back when Vegemiasto was found on Chmielna I used to build my plans for the day around their pesto potato wedges: a simple dish that was so fresh and punchy I’d fight over the last morsels with whoever was alongside me. Now located by the Museum of Independence, I was looking forward to reviving my love affair only to find those wedges were no longer on the menu – argh! Wary of the wait times associated with their previous venture, and with an office lunch mob starting to gather, I made an off-the-cuff order of cudak on the basis of my liking of tempeh. Clearly, the kitchen’s time management has improved, because even with a baying crowd before them my order was quickly delivered. What hasn’t changed is the overall quality. Mild in flavor, with subtle nutty hints, this potato dish comes loaded with cashew and almond tofu, tempeh and a gooey walnut cheese sauce: delicious. Twenty-nine złoty for that, though those looking for shortcuts and savings should aim their barrels at the lunch special – zł. 25 for a main and soup, or zł. 20 without the soup. And leave the card at home, here’s one of the dwindling number of places that deal in cash alone.
ul. Solidarności 60A, vegemiasto.pl