How exciting that the far West End of Richmond has a new all-vegan restaurant! If you read my earlier review of Hurley’s Tavern, this is the vegan comfort food kitchen they built in front of Hurley’s dining room.
The brainchild of chef Janice Rossano, pictured with me above, she’s been envisioning a space like this for a while. While Hurley’s has a nice variety of vegan items she created, she wanted to offer a separate restaurant with an all-vegan menu. Janice shared that she has been vegan for 10 years, and many of these recipes have been in development for quite some time.
With a name like Devil’s Lettuce, you may pick up on a theme here. There are several references to the herbal refreshment, from the “vegan food joint” to the “420 herbs and spices” blend for their Gateway burger. It’s cheeky!
The space is colorful and cozy, with a separate kitchen and meal prep area from its companion, Hurley’s Tavern. There is both indoor and outdoor seating.
I’ve now been twice, sampling different menu items each visit. Any vegan will tell you what a strangely wonderful phenomenon it is to have multiple choices on a restaurant’s menu. Knowing that everything is safe to eat is like realizing a vegan utopia!
On my first visit, I got the tofu melt, pictured above. This was excellent with seasoned, roasted tofu, peppers, and cheese served on bread panini style. I had to pause a few times and make sure I wasn’t eating chicken, the tofu was seasoned that well!
On my second visit, I got a bowl of chili with a side of mac and cheese, pictured below. Both were perfect for the day’s weather, which was cool and dreary. The chili was mildly spicy, and the mac and cheese was creamy and satisfying.
I will definitely be back! Hurley’s has quickly become a family favorite since I live with omnivores, and now with the Devil’s Lettuce in the same space, I will have even more options when we dine there.
If you are in the Innsbrook area, check them out! It’s worth the drive from other parts of the RVA. And if you’re passing through Richmond, it’s really convenient to I-64 and 295.
Check out their menu:
Are you as excited about an all-vegan restaurant in the West End of Richmond as I am? Have you been here yet? I’d love to hear about your experience!
As always, I hope you all are safe and healthy.