Recently my favorite vegan joint in the Greater Boston area shut down. There was no warning or explanation-- just boarded up windows one day in August signifying the end of Root Allston. Maybe there is something about this location which does not bode well for vegan establishments, for the same thing happened with Peace o'Pie when I first moved to town in 2012-- here today, gone tomorrow. Only I didn't care so much about Peace o'Pie because I'm not very partial to faux cheeses. Root was my fave for a number of reasons, and I spent lots of meals there with family and friends over the years, from Taco Tuesdays to vanilla or pumpkin pancakes on the weekends. I ate there with my parents after I successfully ran my first half marathon. Sometimes I popped in for an LA wrap or some of the hand cut fries with homemade ketchup. Oh, and the sweet potato home fries! Wah.
There's a new vegan cafe called Whole Heart Provisions opening in place of Root. I will give it a try, but unless they will have pumpkin pancakes this fall, I'm not sure it will live up to Root.