I finally got a chance to try Baagan, a new vegan and mostly raw restaurant in Roseville, Ca. I am SO EXCITED to have a choice other than the meat-laden chain restaurants with ridiculously long waits for tables that are on every corner here. Don't get me wrong, we do have a nice selection of places and I can usually find one or two things on their menus to eat, so I do give them credit for that. But, I am a huge fan of "hole-in-the-wall" restaurants and it is so exciting to have so many healthy and yummy vegetarian choices all in one place!
From Baagan's website:
"Baagan (pronounced "BAW-gawn") is a variation of the Hindi word for Garden and represents being natural. It's from the word "Bagh" common to many languages meaning Garden or Orchard."
The place is small and cheerful inside:
In addition to healthy food, they offer a selection of teas, tea accessories, spices, and a few yoga items as well:
I had planned on ordering only a smoothie but, when I walked through the door, I was greeted with the smell of something that I couldn't resist! It was the soup of the day (lentil, seasoned with Indian spices) and it was delicious! I also ordered the "peanut" butter cup smoothie made with almonds, cacao powder, agave nectar, pure maple syrup, and sea salt. Both items were vegan and delicious!
I can't wait to go back and try some more things from their menu- I'm thinking a kale salad might be next unless I'm swept away by the smell of something else in the kitchen!
912 Pleasant Grove Blvd, Suite 160
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