CloverEats: Jazzy Veggie in Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor surely has a good handful of vegan/vegetarian restaurants. I hear that back in the day, it was difficult for those with dietary restrictions to find restaurants that catered to them, but it seems like now every restaurant offers at least a few options. After dining out with friends with specific diets, however, I realized there’s still a much more limited range of dishes, especially foods that aren’t traditionally veggie-friendly, so it’s nice that we have restaurants like Jazzy Veggie around!
The interior reflects the restaurant’s green roots, with more plants hanging from the ceiling. Being on the overnight shift, I have been usually waking up too late to get restaurant food, but woke up this particular night early and hungry. We actually didn’t arrive until about twenty minutes to closing, and were going to go somewhere else, but the employees invited us in. I remember from my waitressing days in undergrad that it was hard when people came near the end of our day, so this was really nice of them!
I suppose I don’t have the limitations that many vegan and vegetarian diners do, and so I might not have that excitement that others do when eating at establishments like this. I go to veggie restaurants because I want to be healthy, and often feel like the greener versions of meals aren’t as tasty as their traditional versions. Keeping with my bad habits of childhood, I ate all the artichokes and tomatoes from my pesto pasta, and left approximately 80% still in the takeout box, namely the pasta, which was not very garlicky. The “potstickers” had an excellent sauce, but I wasn’t particularly impressed by the potstickers themselves. Fred chowed down the burger quite quickly, and remarked that it was very tasty. He is also a healthier eater than I am.