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Vegetarianism as a life-style choice was a strong influence on the development of the restaurant’s repertoire, as well as our commitment to offer the best ingredients in healthful, imaginative whole foods cuisine.
Often, when people decide to become vegetarians or make a commitment to a more healthful diet, they ask “But now, what do I eat?” Through our personal backgrounds, travels, and research, we have explored ethnic recipes and ingredients from around the world. We offer a cuisine that is familiar yet eclectic, and add our own influence by making many traditional dishes more healthful and interesting.
We’re happy to see our approach echoed in the changing nutritional guidelines that feature grains, beans, vegetables and fruit as the base of the USDA food pyramid. It’s a pleasure to celebrate the delightful flavors and diversity of natural foods in our recipes.
Moosewood Restaurant’s constantly changing menu draws inspiration from many sources, from regional American cooking to a wide variety of international and ethnic cuisines that are adapted to our own unique style of cooking. We intentionally change our menu so that the selection of dishes offered at each meal is different from all the other menus that week, or indeed that month. Particularly popular or seasonal items may appear more often, but in new combinations. Our menu planners are blessed with a huge repertoire of soups, salads, main dishes, side dishes, from which to design our daily menus. Special research and attention go into our Sunday night ethnic menus. We also serve fresh fish and seafood, great homemade desserts, and offer natural sodas, fresh juices, coffees, beers, spirits, and a good selection of wines from New York State and beyond.