Vegetarian. Vegan. Plant-based. However you describe your diet — or whichever diet has intrigued your omnivorous self — St. Louis chefs have the range to impress or convince you: Reine Bayoc of SweetArt in Shaw, Natasha Kwan of Frida’s in University City, Bay Tran of Tree House in Tower Grove South.
The future looks bright. The past year has seen faux-meat whiz Chris Bertke popping up his Vegan Deli & Butcher concept following stints at Utah Station in Benton Park and inside Peace Love Coffee in St. Charles. Love at First Bite, which opened in September in St. Ann, serves meat — plenty of it — but chef-owner Jason Lamont also offers a vegan St. Paul Sandwich.
“You can’t get that anywhere (else) in St. Louis,” he told the Post-Dispatch last year. “Not yet.”
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