Idyllwild, is a small mountain town. A ‘getaway’ place. Extremely friendly with lots of hiking, cabins & retreat centres. It’s gorgeous. I came to stay for a few days.
I decided to go to Nature’s Wisdom. Three years ago they were offering organic raw & vegan entrees. The menu has changed and the raw has been replaced with meat dishes and only one vegan option…soup. Not overly succumbing to the rather tatty interior I requested a sample of the soup. It was a ‘chop it all, chuck it all in’ type veggie broth, that failed to rally my appetite for more. Especially the cost $8 for a bowl of soup, served in a plastic bowl. I think not. Shame. I said thank you and promptly left.
The next three days I didn’t even consider eating elsewhere after I discovered a small health food store tucked away on the fringe of town MOUNTAIN HARVEST MARKET. It is not a restaurant but they have a little homemade food section, comfy sofa and tables around a toasty fire and smiles. My lunch was a ‘to go’ rice based entree of perfectly cooked brown rice, zucchini, kale, red peppers, onions and peas. It came with a tub of DELICIOUS vegan ‘gravy’. So satisfying and just the right amount.