I was thoroughly impressed with the menu here and was very disappointed to not have discovered it prior to my last night in the city. Several local friends told me this was their favorite vegan restaurant in the city and I can definitely see why. The food is interesting, incredibly flavorful, and surprisingly affordable.
I went with the "Soul Bowl", which came with quinoa, beans, fried okra, a fried mac & cheese ball, a spicy chipotle sauce and a horseradish sauce. It was an unexpected pairing of flavors and textures but it was phenomenal. I've never had okra deep/flash fried like that so the texture was unexpected and was very good. My favorite part was the deep fried vegan mac & cheese ball. It was basically mac & cheese in a ball, (possibly breaded) and deep fried. I didn't know such things were possible but Sage executed it perfectly. All of this deliciousness was something like $9 - unbelievable!
While there, I tried a few of the raw sorbets that KindKreme offered. I really enjoyed the carrot-ginger-coconut, which tasted like raw, sweet carrot soup, if that makes any sense. It had all the components of carrot-ginger soup, but was a sweet, refreshing sorbet. Delish! I also tried the cucumber sorbet and expected it to be even more refreshing but I didn't really care for it. The flavor was a little flat and bitter so it didn't really taste how a dessert should taste (to me, at least).
Nice work, Sage, I will definitely be back!