Artichoke & Vine
Artichoke & Vine: 4800 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, Florida 33431
I found Artichoke & Vine thanks to one of my work colleagues. For health reasons, he has to eat a lot healthier than we used to. We wanted to grab a bite to eat since we had not seen each other for a bit, and thought we could catch up while having lunch. So as we were driving to find a place in Boca Raton, Rudy mentioned that he knew of a new vegetarian restaurant that he and his wife had checked out and thought it was good. I am not adverse to eating vegetarian food, so I figured why not check this place out.
Artichoke & Vine is a little hard to find if you are not familiar with where it is located. It’s on the first floor of building B at the address above. It’s a small business park with several building. Parking is against the back wall of the parking area which can be full. There is a second parking area on the second floor of the parking garage at the south end of the complex.
Artichoke & Vine is a small restaurant, with seating inside and outside. There are about five or six tables outside in a nice outdoor area, that is away from the hustle and bustle. Inside is where you will find some additional tables and seating as well as a couch and some comfy chairs to chill and relax.
You place your order at the counter and they will bring your food to where you are sitting. We got to meet the owner, and she even helped cook our meals since I was on a time crunch.
Artichoke & Vine’s menu is a mix of plant based foods. You can find pastries, sandwiches, salads, warm entrees and cold entrees. They even have a brunch menu that they serve from 10am – 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
Rudy decided to go with the eggplant rollatini. This dish is Panko breaded eggplant wrapped around sunflower ricotta in a white wine tomato sauce and it is soy free. They serve it over a bed of spinach. Rudy said that the breading had a nice crunch to it as the crisped it. He enjoyed the mix of flavors from the sunflower ricotta, the eggplant, and the tomato sauce. It a dish that I would definitely try the next time I go there.
I chose to go with Artichoke & Vine’s version of stuffed peppers. They stuffed it with Beyond Sausage, mushrooms and rice, finished with cheese and marinara. There is not a lot of the beyond sausage or mushrooms, that I noticed, but my meal was still very tasty. I can say I was honestly surprised at how much I enjoyed eating it. The marinara sauce helped add flavor to the peppers which was basically one pepper cut in half. The rice was cooked nice and fluffy, but I honestly could not tell what was a mushroom and what was the beyond sausage. Maybe if there had been more of the beyond sausage, then it might have tasted more like traditional stuffed peppers.
Pricing $$: You can actually eat healthy and not spend a ton of money at Artichoke & Vine. Even if you are not a vegetarian, I would recommend checking this place out at least once.