223 West Walnut Street, Lancaster
717-826-9130 or Rootoflancaster.com
Hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 4-11 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Everything is made from scratch at this all-vegan restaurant. Having opened in December 2015, Root’s focus has always been on vegan and vegetarian food and libations.
Patrons will find more than just a salad or veggie pizza at Root. The eatery’s menu changes every six to eight weeks to take advantage of seasonal items that are available from Lancaster Farm Fresh Co-op.
Some of Root’s favorite menu items include Wings, Pesto Mac and Cheeze, Oyster Mushroom Po-Boy, Cuban, Avocado Rueben, and the Big Mic – this includes two seitan patties topped with special sauce, lettuce, cheese and onions on a roll with fries.
From pasta to cheesecake and everything in between, the entire menu focuses on making everyday meals healthier without the use of meat, poultry, seafood, eggs or dairy products. Expect traditional food with a twist at Root. For instance, their key lime cheesecake is made using ground cashews instead of some of the traditional ingredients. It’s still just as tasty, but it’s a lot healthier for your body.
Beer and wine selections are also vegan-friendly, with various rotating beers on tap and several wines to choose from.
Everything is prepared fresh daily; therefore, it is noted on the restaurant’s website to “please allow extra time for preparation.”