Dining out can be a challenge for those following a vegetarian or vegan diet.
Dining out can be a challenge for those following a vegetarian or vegan diet. Many restaurants have an extremely limited selection of vegetarian dishes and are unwilling to modify menu items to meet the needs of vegetarian diners. At Paul Martin’s American Bistro®, we provide vegetarians with superior meals created from local, sustainable and mostly organic fresh ingredients. An equally important part of our mission is to ensure that every diner has a memorable meal and dining experience, we are happy to personalize our dishes to create an inspired plate that meets any conscientious food choices.
Our mantra of "Eat organic. Believe in sustainable. Buy local." embraces the basic values of health, taste and preserving the rural landscape. We have thoughtfully handpicked our vendors to provide the freshest in-season produce for our vegetarian offerings. Our vendor list includes local growers such as Coke Farms in San Juan Bautista, who have demonstrated their strong commitment to sustainability and growing organic fruits and vegetables in Northern California for more than two decades. Our diners benefit from the superior taste and freshness of produce from Earthbound Farms, where environmentally friendly farming methods are a top priority. Our menu features an assortment of certified organic exotic mushrooms from local mushroom farming pioneers, Gourmet Mushrooms. We are proud of establishing an extensive network of vendors who share our values, vision and commitment to quality.
When dining at Paul Martin’s American Bistro, vegetarians can look forward to a selection of crisp, fresh salads such as the Butter Lettuce and Pt. Reyes Blue Cheese (http://pointreyescheese.com) salad with candied walnuts, apples and maple vinaigrette. Start your meal with our Roasted Summer Tomato Soup with basil pesto, or add an organic green or house Caesar salad and fresh organic artisan bread to round out your meal. Vegans will enjoy our Fresh Linguini and Farmers Market Vegetables, featuring the freshest in-season vegetables and a tomato saffron broth. Our soul satisfying Macaroni and Cheese or Spinach Dip (Heirloom Organic Bloomsdale spinach grown by Heirloom Organics) white cheddar cheese from the Fisculli family in Modesto http://www.fiscalinicheese.com/ sauce and sun dried tomatoes are delicious choices for those whose diets include dairy products.
With the extensive selection of seasonal fresh produce we keep on hand at all times, the choices for vegetarians are limitless. Our chef is happy to prepare special requests for vegetarian and vegan diners. Simply let your server know what appeals to you and we’ll create a customized meal that will delight your palate.
Of course, you can top off a delicious meal with fresh fruit or perhaps a Lemon Meringue Tart made with tree-fresh lemon curd, shortbread crust, and chocolate, drizzled with fresh fruit coulis. Sit back and sip a cup of organic and free trade coffee from Mr. Espresso or organic tea from China Mist after your meal, enjoy the atmosphere and your dining out experience.