Mellow Mushroom is the most vegan friendly place in town and it’s a great way to make veganism look normal and easy. Their pizza is AMAZING and they have Daiya cheese, tempeh, and a few types of tofu on the menu. Hoagies are great too, plus calzones ya’ll! It’s an easy atmosphere, super kid-friendly, has tvs everywhere (because I guess “games” matter) and a bar with a huge list of craft beers, enough to keep everyone happy.
We were at a soccer tournament this weekend in Daphne, Alabama (not a hub of veganism at all) and our hotel was right near a Mellow Mushroom, so of course we had to go. We ended up there celebrating a day of victories with a bunch of other soccer families and everyone seemed pleased.
NOTE: Make sure you tell your server you don’t want butter or parmesan on anything! Or it will be on everything!
Okay, these are Silas’ pretzels, they are kind of blah plain, but he’s 4 and they are amazing to him. (Not pictured: my salad, our hummus/pita app or the pitchers of Sweetwater 420 the lucky parents were enjoying)
Shae doesn’t like me posting his picture all over the internets anymore, because it will ruin his life or something. So that’s why it looks like he doesn’t exist sometimes. I’m just saving the life-ruining for when he truly deserves it.
Here he is (sort of) is eating a Daiya cheese and BBQ tofu pizza. He was in love with this thing and I don’t blame him. I wanted to dive into that mound of Daiya myself! YUM.
Matt and I shared a large Mega Veggie with Daiya and let me tell you, that was a mistake. That thing was HUGE. So many veggies. We had half of it leftover!
When Silas got tired of making the big kids gush over how cute he is, he stared at the stuff hanging from the ceiling, until….
Now, if you knew Silas, you’d know this is 100% out of character. He does not sleep when he can play or interact. If there is attention to be had, he’s there, doing something adorable. He is not a fun waster.
But I guess we finally wore this kid out. Who knew.
We left with a pile of teeny pizza boxes to fill our tiny little hotel fridge.
And so glad that we did! ‘Cause HELLS YEAH BREAKFAST!
I fashioned a pizza box into a tiny microwave sized plate with manicure scissors. I make shit happen when properly motivated. Silas is not impressed.
Then we were off for another day of soccer. Shae’s team is a first year travel team who went from a hot mess to a second place team (in overtime and PK shots! SO CLOSE!).
I promise Silas is drinking OJ, not coffee. I would not like to see caffeine in his crazy little body, ever.