While more visitors clamor for vegan options, the locals know about a place that has been quietly serving up nothing but vegan meals for over a year now.
Roaryal Abeba Health Food & Lounge at Palm Plaza near the Westin is run by St. John native Tonia Tyrell, who hasn’t always been a Vegetarian.
“I didn’t know what tofu was before I went to college in the states,” says Tonia. “My Mom’s pork chops were the best.”
After being exposed to vegan cooking, Tonia decided she could make the usual vegan fare even better. “I can’t give my kids a boring meal,” she says.
The menu includes things like veggie lasagna, lentil balls, “Rasta Pasta,”, grilled vegetables, BBQ tofu, and natural drinks and smoothies too.
Try the fried cauliflower. Awesome.
Meals are $10 to $15, with larger meals enough for two. Or try a little bit of several dishes too.