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Ladonia Cafe

In a word: Another actual healthy cart lunch.

The specs: #00939   
Usually at Mifflin & Pinckney for weekday lunches
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JM ate his words.
Nichole ate the pot pie, soup, and a ginger limeade.
The bill was about $10.
JM gave Ladonia Cafe a B+; Nichole gave Ladonia Cafe an A- (see our grading rubric).

Ladonia lunch

December at a food cart is always a tough time, and we visited Ladonia on one of those bitterly cold days before Christmas. JM may not have brought the best attitude in checking out a vegan food cart and, when his preferred food wasn't available (chocolate chip waffles), he kind of panicked and pouted. So, let's just say that, upon reflection, he would like to have tried Ladonia under better circumstances. His beverage was quite tasty and his bites of Nichole's pot pie were good, so he imagines that this place meets its needs well, as multiple Best of Madison awards attest. His B+ reflects this critical distance.

Nichole, on the other hand, loved the meal. The pot pie was the epitome of comfort food - warm, with lots of herbal flavors and a rich creaminess. The soup got jostled so the pepitas on top sank, but its pumpkin-y goodness was still evident. A thick slice of sesame-topped bread, and Ladonia's delicious ginger limeade (best cold prevention formula), rounded out the meal.

On a previous preview, the tempeh bacon proved preternaturally tasty too: chewy, sweet-smoky-salty and thickly cut. Summer BLTs are in the cards.

Since the demise of Dandelion, a warm set of meals with vegan and veg options are most welcome. If that's what you are looking for, here's where you'll find it, and even non-vegans who give it a try will be pleased. 

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