I recently bought a grinder of Himalayan Pink Salt, and it’s really taken my breakfast tofu sandwiches to a new level.
I also bought some “Meyer Lemon & Blood Orange Pepper Jelly.” It’s sweet, spicy, and citrus-y. I generally like pepper jelly, unless it leans too heavily on green bell peppers … but this is just a whole new level of yummy. The only better pepper jelly I’ve had recently was Mississippi State University’s own five pepper jelly.
Babalu Tacos and Tapas is positively great. They have a few vegan things on the menu, including their outstanding guac and their black eyed pea hummus.
But I got a couple of almost-vegan items made vegan: the vegetal taco (just ask them to hold the cheese. It is delicious!) and the black bean burger, which came with guac, onion, arugula, and a delicious sauce.
They normally fry the black bran burger, which requires an egg bath, but for vegans, they skip the egg bath and grill it instead. It was outstanding.
Their iced tea was also good. Ask for it with lime, for an unexpected treat.
They have locations in Jackson, Memphis, Knoxville, Birmingham (Alabama, not England), and Charlotte.