When someone says cuisine I normally do not think vegan, but the Cafe "The Present Moment" takes it to a whole new level. In fact, the food is so attractively presented and tastes so magnificent you will find your taste buds actually dancing. As usual click each photo for a better view.
I had been wandering around the "Taste of St Augustine" for awhile sampling and the young man pictured above caught my eye. He was talking to a couple earlier about organic wine and seemed quite busy, but turned to me with a friendly smile and just started telling me about the place.
Despite the fact I am always in St. Augustine I had never heard of them. It seems they have been around since 2006 providing what he described as unprocessed, gluten free, living food (translation.. raw) or as he put it "kind cuisine."
I guess he could tell I was skeptical because he sprang into action and made me what looked like a huge sample of their Kale salad and then topped it off with candied pecans. I've done a blow-up so you can experience it as I saw it. And then I began to eat... and my whole face lit up. The greens were oh so tender with a wonderful blending of flavors and just a hint of sweetness as it went down. I would expect to find something like this in Denver, but right down the road from me in my favorite city! I was in heaven!
I could not seem to get enough and made the rounds near their booth a couple of times to sample more of their offerings. And a funny thing... I did not miss the lack of meat.
I guess you could say no one was surprised as to who took the Grand Prize? You got it... The Present Moment Cafe.
Later I did a little research on them and learned that a lot of people felt the same way I did about their wonderfully fresh and exciting food. Here is a link to a number of reviews they have received. Notice everyone says pretty much the same thing, that vegan or not, good food is good food and eye pleasing presentation is always a plus.
So if you are ever in St Augustine, by all means drop in because I know where I plan to be on my next visit! Don't believe me? Click on their highlighted name above and view their menu.