Day 4 in Ithaca (Saturday) – Lunch

Sorry no detailed menu plan this week – things are up in the air because Bobby and I will be traveling and settling in – so probably eating out more than we should…

For lunch on Saturday we walked to downtown Ithaca to go to Sticky Rice (Thai/Laotian), only to find that they don’t open until 5pm… So instead we went to Viva!, a Mexican restaurant.

I got the taco salad with guacamole and salsa buttermilk dressing. It came with beans, green peppers, tomatoes, and 3 huge tortilla chips. The salsa buttermilk is one of my favorites – I do enjoy creamy dressings, but usually they’re too heavy. This one is perfect because buttermilk is not too thick to begin with and the salsa lightens it up even more.

Bobby got super nachos – pretty good; they came with cheese, sour cream, salsa, and guac.

Viva! is a fun restaurant – the food is fresh and they have quick service. I don’t particularly like their guac, because it’s rather bland and uninspired. But aside from that I would definitely recommend it: they are very vegetarian/vegan friendly and I’ve enjoyed my meal every time I’ve been there.

6 Comments on Day 4 in Ithaca (Saturday) – Lunch

  1. ChocolateCoveredVegan
    27 May, 2008 at 7:56 pm (9 years ago)

    Oh yum, now I am craving Mexiccan food even though I just ate lunch!

  2. Kevin
    28 May, 2008 at 12:41 am (9 years ago)

    That salad looks good.

  3. VeggieGirl
    29 May, 2008 at 7:38 pm (9 years ago)

    Sounds like a great meal and restaurant!

  4. Happy Herbivore!
    30 May, 2008 at 11:17 pm (9 years ago)

    that looks really filling & refreshing! mexican rocks… i need to make more mexican food! thanks for inspiring and sharing your meals!

  5. lulu
    31 May, 2008 at 3:02 am (9 years ago)

    Hi! A really nice (pretty light) summer dressing that I made once- Mango Tahini dressing. It is really good on a jicama salad! Mango + 1tbp of Tahini + some lime juice + 1/2 cup of water + 1 tsp of white balsamic vinegar; BLEND AND ADJUST!

  6. magpie
    31 May, 2008 at 5:02 am (9 years ago)

    thanks for the comments everyone 🙂

    lulu – I’ll definitely try this soon!