Craft roots Bar and Veggie Grill is a locally owned and family friendly restaurant located in Morgan Hill, California. With a mission and belief that "food is love and the best way to share our passion is with healthy whole foodsconcentrating on a 100% plant-based menu." They source locally as much as possible and rotate the menu to be in season.
Upon visiting, the first thing I noticed was how inviting and beautiful the atmosphere is. They have a nice bar setup as well as a huge outdoor patio. We decided to sit outside and enjoy the breeze, fire pits, and the overall environment.
We ordered The Buffalo Cauliflower bites that come with sliced carrots, celery, and cashew ranch for the price of $13. The cauliflower bites are tender and breaded nicely! The sauce is slightly spicy, but tangy as well. The cashew ranch is flavorful as well.
We also shared the Hummus Plate which comes with shaved seasonal vegetables and brick oven baked flatbread for the price of $12. This was a great share and a nicely sized portion that is great for a party of four.
In addition the Hummus Plate, we also shared the Hummus Wrap that contains hummus, grilled zucchini, spring onion, baby spinach, cabbage, tomatoes, and citrus vinaigrette dressing for the price of $16. This was my favorite food item of the night! The wrap was loaded with so many veggies and the citrus vinaigrette dressing was tangy with a slight bitter taste. I love vinaigrettes and this one was so unique.
Craft Roots has my stamp of approval with the wide variety that is included on the menu. Some future orders that I would like to try include any of the wood fired pizzas, but if I had to choose a few they would be the Garden Pizza $18 and the Margherita Pizza $16. The Garden Pizza contains pesto and local, seasonal vegetables. The Margherita Pizza includes cashew mozzarella, tomato sauce, fresh basil, and heirloom cherry tomatoes.
From the Mains, I would like to try the Chipotle Mushroom Sandwich $17 and the Bourbon BBQ burger $17. All main dishes come with a side of fries or salad. The Chipotle Mushroom Sandwich comes with battered oyster mushrooms, pickles, cilantro-lime slaw, and chipotle aioli on a sesame bun. The Bourbon BBQ burger comes with House-made Bbq sauce with fours roses bourbon, onion rings, american cheeze, and pickles on a sesame bun.
There are so many more options available that I would love to try, however, those are the few items that caught my attention after revisiting the menu. I highly recommend checking out Craft Roots Bar and Grill in Morgan Hill for quality vegan food, as well as vegan spirits and beers if you like to enjoy that as well!
All photos taken by Brandon Flores, @plantandflores