St. Augustine 2009

July 16th, 2009 by NashVeggie Leave a reply »

Once again, we took our yearly trip to St. Augustine in search of sand and surf to wash away the daily doldrums of work and humdrum-ness, and once again we find ourselves in a place that’s not-so-veggie-friendly.  We always make our visit to The Spanish Bakery for gazpacho, fresh baked bread and lemon cookies, a cheap lunch and consistently good, however, this time we found some new places to grab something to eat.

Mango Mangos is a Caribbean-style restaurant with locations on US 1 and A1A.  After looking at their menu online that had a couple veggie selections including a message  stating they would create something for a vegetarian we decided to give them a try.  Our server was very helpful and suggested a Quesadilla Wrap, minus the cheese and chicken and adding avocado.  I had mine with fried plantains and my wife with sweet potato fries.  Both were perfect and delicious, more than we expected. Almost every item on the menu incorporates mango in some fashion.  Topped with, grilled, slathered in, melted in mango and their mango salsa is outstanding.

Mango Mangos - Vegan Quesadilla Wrap with Fried Plantains

I had spotted a place while search before we left called Stir It Up, a small lunch counter on  St. Augustine Beach, and conveniently located beside Mango Mangos.  Noted mostly by reviewers for smoothies there were also reports of good sandwiches to be had.  After driving by the location a couple times since they have short hours (10-5) we finally were nearby while they were open.   The smoothie selection is extensive and they do have a good selection of sandwiches, which are served as wraps, as well.  There isn’t alot of seating and what there is can only be found outside, but this is the beach and who wants to sit inside when you have a great atmosphere to enjoy outside?

St. Augustine - Stir It Up

We both had the Greenrito, a mix of avocado, spring mix, tomato and loads of hummus in a wrap and my daughter had a Natural Mystic smoothie with strawberry, peach, kiwi, pineapple and coconut.  The wraps are $6-7 and smoothies are $4 for a large.  The wraps were served with tortilla chips and were huge, plenty for that after-beach hunger.


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