You may remember from my post about Vegan Pizza Day that this all-vegan eatery in Eastern Iowa had a pie on the list. While their daily option of a seasonally-focused pizza is an excellent reason to visit, my favorite reason is for one of their weekend brunches. Just like everything else on the menu, their brunches focus on using seasonal, local & organic ingredients.
That afternoon I went the lunch route with their special of the day – a citrus hot pepper tofu wrap with shredded purple cabbage, cucumbers, and an herb aioli. The warm slabs of tofu made it a filling meal, while the cool, crunchy vegetables made it a pleasantly light option for that hot summer day.
David opted for breakfast tacos filled with tofu scramble, yellow summer squash, zucchini, kale, sweet potato chunks, and peppers. The tacos were served in two soft corn tortillas. (If you’re also a taco fan, Trumpet Blossom has a changing taco special every week for Taco Tuesday.)
Ray went for the breakfast-aspect of the brunch route and opted for the Biscuits and Tempeh Gravy. Rich gravy was generously poured over two biscuits with a side of lemon roasted garlic greens. Their savory biscuits and gravy used to be my favorite thing on the brunch menu until I was introduced to this dish that Melissa ordered…
The Vegan Florentine made with seasoned tofu. Rather than a dense tofu cutlet, the soft tofu had a creamy, velvety texture. It was covered in sautéed greens and drizzled with cashew hollandaise and an herb aioli. All of that sat atop two English muffins.
When Melissa heard about the dessert specials, she couldn’t resist this housemade chocolate and cherry ice cream, served in a chilled glass.
Brunches at Trumpet Blossom are in the $9 to $11 range, and if you’re so inclined they have a stellar bar with fresh squeezed juices and local liquors. They are located at 310 E. Prentiss in Iowa City.