Vegin-In’s concept is convenient and healthy. For $80, you get 12 meals worth of food — if you do the math it works out to $6.67 a meal — that includes three entrees, four sides, a dessert and a soup with three to four servings in each dish. And it's actually even cheaper right now — $70 instead of $80 under a current introductory promotion.
There's also an a la carte option, available for pickup only at the Vegin-In kitchen near I-65 and Harding Place. Check the website for details.
Michelle Angarita runs the new Nashville location. She's both a chef and a registered dietitian.
Menu choices vary from week to week, but you look for tasty-sounding dishes like stir-fried seitan “duck” with veggies and brown rice, Caribbean quinoa salad with sweet plantains and raisins or applesauce cake with golden raisins and a maple glaze. Gluten-free options are available, too.
It sounds pretty appetizing, and vegan cuisine (a variation on vegetarian that also avoids eggs and dairy) is attracting even non-vegetarians who are looking for a healthy, plant-rich diet.
Besides providing made-from-scratch “ethically vegan” food, Vegin-In works to be ecologically responsible, sourcing ingredients from local farmers when possible, and delivering foods in biodegradable, compostable corn-based containers.
You can order online at vegin-in.com or call 445-4445, and there’s free delivery on weekly meal orders within 20 miles of the Vegin-In kitchen.