To say that I’m excited for all of the restaurants that come with a new city, is a huge understatement. We’ve already got a pretty long list going and I’m sure we’ll be adding to it faster than we cross them off.

Apartment searching was a great reason to head out and try a few restaurants in potential neighborhoods. Food after all, is a huge factor in picking out a spot to live…for us. :)

I’d been intrigued by M Cafe after seeing it many times on Lynn’s blog and I was really excited to try it out. For our inaugural trip (there will be many, many more) I tried the M Chopped salad which was wonderful. It had hearts of romaine & mixed greens, avocado, cucumber, chickpeas, herb-baked tofu, scallions, umeboshi pickled radishes, carrots, beets, tamari-roasted almonds, crumbled tempeh “bacon” & tofu-peppercorn ranch dressing.

All kinds of flavors and textures going on for a perfectly filling salad.

The great thing about macrobiotic food is that fish is a-ok (unlike vegan/vegetarian food) which makes the Taster very happy. He went with the Grilled Tuna Burger that was delicious. Not just any old tuna burger – a tuna burger glazed with teriyaki sauce & garnished with sliced avocado, pickled red onions, daikon sprouts, spicy yuzu mayo, fresh shiso leaf and served on a house-baked whole wheat bun.

Oh yes. You also get to pick your side dish with sandwiches and while I urged him to choose the Kale with Peanut Sauce, he went with the soba salad. Good, but I have a feeling the kale will be better. :)

Next time we visit M Cafe (which will be very soon – I just picked up a groupon for it) I’ll be getting the deli salad plate so that I can try that kale. ;)

 

15 Comments (Reply )

  1. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    Oct 21, 2011 @ 8:49 am

    Looks like a great restaurant :)

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  2. Jamie
    Oct 21, 2011 @ 12:07 pm

    YUM – I would’ve gone with the kale too. ;)

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  3. lynn @ the actor's diet
    Oct 21, 2011 @ 1:04 pm

    yes! get the kale!!!!

    i’m going back tonight :)

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  4. Esi
    Oct 21, 2011 @ 1:30 pm

    I LOVE M Cafe! I devour the kale salad in seconds and the Big Macro is amazing too.

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    • Emily
      Oct 21, 2011 @ 4:15 pm

      I can’t wait to try the Big Macro as well. It sounds so good.

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  5. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Oct 21, 2011 @ 3:51 pm

    That tuna burger sounds amazing! Was it ground or whole?

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    • Emily
      Oct 21, 2011 @ 4:16 pm

      It was kind of in flakes I think…it wasn’t whole but it wasn’t fully ground either…good answer, huh? :)

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  6. Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum
    Oct 21, 2011 @ 6:10 pm

    Did you ever make it to Wise Acre here in Minneapolis? I can’t remember if that was one of the ones that you had on your blog… Anyways, a friend keeps telling me I need to check it out and it reminds me of something you might have enjoyed. This place – M Cafe – looks fantastic!

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    • Emily
      Oct 21, 2011 @ 6:24 pm

      No, but it sounds really familiar….let me know if you visit and like it Wise Acre!

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  7. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga
    Oct 21, 2011 @ 9:24 pm

    congrats on getting there and going out and having new restaurants to try!

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  8. Yum Yucky
    Oct 22, 2011 @ 8:47 am

    I would be in heaven if I could get those kinda food choices at a restaurant around here! #jealous

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  9. Lori@FakeFoodFree
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 4:45 pm

    Sounds like they have a great menu! That salad has so many great things on it and tuna burgers are one of my favorites. That one sounds so good!

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  10. Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous!
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 9:44 pm

    I wish we had fun places like this in Dallas!! If we do, I haven’t found them yet!

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  11. Diana
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 11:31 pm

    LOVE the kale at M Cafe! So much so that I often make it for myself at home! Highly recommend the tempeh madras wrap too – my favorite thing to order there.

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