Let me tell you about a cozy cafe/ restaurant in Manhattan that I stumbled upon while doing a Google search for vegetarian food. Franchia Cafe serves classy, upscale, Asian fusion vegan food that draws you in. The menu is filled with healthy choices, unique ingredients and satisfying combos. After perusing the menu for about 10 minutes and seeing items like Tofu and Roasted Kabocha Pumpkin in Sesame Soy Sauce and Soy “Chicken” Sizzler and Singapore Curry Angel Hair, I decided to order the Avocado Bibimbap.
It took me a good four years to order a Bibimbap and I’m glad I did it at Franchia Cafe. I had seen it on menus at Korean restaurants in Philadelphia, but never had the guts to try it. It is a dream bowl for vegetarians and my Avocado Bibimbap came with carrots, mushrooms, lightly fried tofu, seaweed, lettuce, sliced avocado and brown rice. I chose to eat it with a spicy chili sauce to give it a kick. I was incredibly impressed and had butterflies in my stomach because of how excited I was to eat it. It was a delicate, wholesome dish that I could eat with chopsticks and I enjoyed every piece of every vegetable in the bowl. The Bibimbap meal came with a side of delicious Kimchi and to wash this all down, I ordered an unsweetened green tea.
Franchia Cafe helps to raise awareness of the benefits of healthy, meat-free cuisine, as well as taking time to relax, kick back and sip on some antioxidant-filled tea.
Can’t wait to go back!