Monday, December 18, 2017

Wild Rooster Bistro

For some reason, I rarely visit charming Old Fair Oaks Village, known for its population of feral chickens. It's off the beaten path for me, so I just never think about it. Recently, though, I saw comments on Facebook about a new café in Fair Oaks offering vegan options. So I headed up there a few days ago for lunch at the aptly-named Wild Rooster Bistro.

The cuisine at the Wild Rooster Bistro is Mexican, and the menu is conveniently marked to show which items are veganizable. There were three dishes on the lunch menu that could be made vegan -- sopes, tostadas, and nachos. I opted for the sopes, thick cornmeal cakes topped with sautéed vegetables, shredded lettuce, salsa, and vegan sour cream. They were served with refried beans, rice, and a dollop of vegan cream cheese. I really enjoyed everything on the plate.

The veganizable items on their breakfast menu are huevos rancheros and chilaquiles, in which they leave out the eggs, add sautéed vegetables, and use vegan cheese and sour cream. Their menus are not posted online, and the server seemed to think they'd be changing the menu soon. At any rate, I am posting pictures below of both current menus so you can have a more complete description of their vegan offerings.

Wild Rooster Bistro is located at 7984 California Avenue in Old Fair Oaks Village, and their phone number is 916-966-6384. They don't appear to have a website, but their Facebook page can be found at The restaurant is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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