Thursday, March 8, 2012

Rising Above

I'm adjusting to life in the city.

There are some perks.

For example,

North Pelham had a feed mill for animals

whereas the city offers a variety

of feed mills for humans.

One such establishment is the


Rise Above Bakery & Catering

which is also a vegan restaurant

in downtown St. Catharines.

I was quite impressed by the local artwork on display.

The picture of a  rifle bearing hunter

in a vegan restaurant really got my attention. 

And the food was great.

Potato, beet salad.

Very yum.

The chili was excellent.

I didn't think I'd be able to finish it but

holy cow

oops, I mean

holy red kidney beans

I gobbled it all up in no time!

These men were kind enough to let me take their picture

  but they wouldn't share their soup and sandwiches .

Just goes to show you how cold the concrete jungle can be, eh?

But most vegans just want to have fun.

And a lot of their fun seems to centre around dessert.

I had part of a raspberry something.

Totally Orgasmic!

This young waiter is trying to get me interested in the freshly baked bread.

(Like I'm thinking bread when I can see the dessert counter.)

Lunch was less than $10

and it was tasty and filling without being heavy .

So if you live in Niagara

or are just passing through

grab a bite at the

Rise Above Bakery and Catering

120 St. Paul St., St. Catharines, Ont.


Tell them Francie sent you. 

They'll wonder who the hell Francie is

but you won't be sorry you stopped in.  


Tracey@Breathing English Air said...

Looks delicious! I can't believe the price. You would pay more than that for the starter alone here.

Jane said...

Hehe, I can't believe they wouldn't give you at least a taste... That artwork is bizarre, I wonder what the story behind it is. My sister lives in Kingston and my parents are in Brantford - so it's not completely unthinkable that I might find my way to St. Catherine's on one of my visits. Looks like a great spot :)

The Episcopagan said...

Tracey, the bowl of chili was $6.95. Note the paper towel serviettes, you don't have to pay for anything but the food here - and it's good stuff!

Jane, I was really excited by the paintings and yes each one seemed to have a different story. Would love to have tea with you if you are ever down this way!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Raspberry somethings are my FAVOURITE! Or is that raspberry anythings?

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Anything with raspberry in it sounds yummy! Sounds like a lovely place. I've been to the Niagara area a couple of times. If I'm ever there again, I'll make it a point of visiting this place. And I'll tell them Francie sent me :)

Alan said...

Usually food critics that provide positive reviews generally do not have to pay. I suggest you have a few cards made up stipulating that you are a food critic for the North end journal. A new pathway awaits you.

The Episcopagan said...

Well thanks, Alan. But I don't think a food critic who doesn't eat mammals would get far in this world.

Hmmm. A dessert critic might be a possibility!!