July 15, 2014

Lulu's Local Eatery Serves Vegan Delicacies on South Grand

Since 2012 Lauren “Lulu” Loomis and her husband, Robert Tucker, have built a loyal following of herbivores and omnivores alike with their vegan food truck, Lulu’s Local Eatery. This May they built on that success by opening a brick-and-mortar, fast-casual restaurant of the same name. The new Lulu’s features many of the truck’s offerings, as well as an expanded menu made possible by a full-size, permanent kitchen.

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Sweet-potato falafel brings housemade crispy sweet-potato fritters, cucumber, red onion, fresh greens and tzaziki sauce in a warm pita.
Sweet-potato falafel brings housemade crispy sweet-potato fritters, cucumber, red onion, fresh greens and tzaziki sauce in a warm pita.
Herbs from Lulu's patio garden, freshly cut for centerpieces.
Herbs from Lulu's patio garden, freshly cut for centerpieces.
Inside Lulu's Local Eatery.
Inside Lulu's Local Eatery.
Buffalo cauliflower bites with ranch dipping sauce.
Buffalo cauliflower bites with ranch dipping sauce.
Eggplant from Lulu's patio garden.
Eggplant from Lulu's patio garden.
The dining room inside Lulu's Local Eatery.
The dining room inside Lulu's Local Eatery.
Herbs from Lulu's patio garden, freshly cut for centerpieces.
Herbs from Lulu's patio garden, freshly cut for centerpieces.
Lulu prepares the "Buddha Bowl."
Lulu prepares the "Buddha Bowl."
Sweet-potato black-bean burger is a housemade patty on a pretzel bun with fresh greens, red onion and spicy chipotle sauce.
Sweet-potato black-bean burger is a housemade patty on a pretzel bun with fresh greens, red onion and spicy chipotle sauce.
Flowers hang on the wall.
Flowers hang on the wall.