Our second and final day in Tallahassee was delicious! After a long day of apartment hunting the day before, we were ready to close on a place and begin the journey back to NC. By Monday evening I knew I’d chosen an apartment, but we still had one more appointment for the following morning. I wolfed down a Lara bar, banana, and the last of my green Evolution juice before checking out of the hotel.
After walking the FSU campus and checking out the last apartment we had to view, we headed to my favorite restaurant in Tallahassee so far, Soul Vegetarian. I first discovered Soul about a year ago when I was doing my first searches for graduate school options. I checked each city that had a university I was interested in to make sure my veganism could be accommodated there. Soul is 100% vegan–they serve everything from pizzas to raw foods to delicious homemade desserts. They also make their own vegan ice creams which I haven’t tried yet. I started out my meal with an iced ginger citrus punch, ’cause trust me y’all it was HOT.
My mom and I both ordered the Tuesday special: vegan pizza. It was served with cornbread (nearly everything at Soul is), a side salad, and a veggie. The salad was delicious and had this wonderful noochy garlicky dressing.
The main course: vegan, gluten free pizza with Soul’s own cheeze sauce, collards, and cornbread. I was in vegan heaven. After Soul, we visited my apartment of choice again and sealed the deal. Then it was out of Tallahassee for the first leg of our return trip. We decided to break up the return trip to stop in Savannah again like we did on our first trip down, except this time to eat dinner and spend the night. Just for fun!
I wouldn’t let my mom pull out of Tallahassee without a green smoothie though! We stopped off at the Whole Foods on our way out so I could grab this green wonder: kale, spinach, pineapple, and fresh apple juice in a cold glass of glory.
So green, so good.
Savannah is 5 hours from Tally, and we had an early lunch. Even with my raw smoothie I still got hungry on the way. Trader Joe’s packaged foods to the rescue! I just ate it out of the pouch with a spoon.
Finally, we arrived in Savannah. We stopped to rescue a turtle along the way, released her in a Georgia pond, and had a hang up or two with construction and railroad crossings. After a long, hot, trying afternoon we arrived in Savannah’s beautiful historic district. It was getting dark when we got there around 8 pm, so unfortunately I wasn’t able to snap any photos of the city. Next time!
I spent a good deal of time on the drive up looking at Savannah restaurants to try. Mom wanted something near the water, and I wanted something vegan friendly. We settled on Moon River Brewing company, mainly because of the beer. Not super vegan friendly, but they were accommodating and a cold brew after a long drive was just what we needed.
Nachos with cheese on the side to split, Mom got the cheese, I just ate some of the chips with jalepenos and salsa.
I got a black bean burger with sweet potato fries, which was pretty tasty. It’s times like these that I’m glad I’m gluten conscious and not all the way gluten free. It does make things a bit easier being a vegan in the South to be able to eat the wheat from time to time.
On the final stint of our journey, it was another Lara bar/banana breakfast and another Subway salad for lunch. (not pictured)
I celebrated my reunion with my cat with a green smoothie (kale, banana, almond milk, blueberry coconut milk yogurt) and some hummus, edamame crackers, and carrots before a strenuous and much needed work out.
This was a fun trip, much more relaxed than our last one down to Tally. I’m looking forward to exploring my new city and all that it has to offer. I’ve heard Tally compared to Austin a lot–it seems to be fairly vegan friendly and has a vibrant looking food truck culture which I love. As always, there will be many more eats and antics to come!