Last weekend I enjoyed the most perfect afternoon on the outdoor patio of Butcher and Bee. If you’ve been following along closely, you’ll know that I am a frequent diner at Butcher and Bee. For a mainly pescetarian person like me, Butcher and Bee is a true haven. I not only love its plethora of vegetarian and vegan options, but I also love the way that every dish they make truly seems to capture the traditional flavors of Mediterranean cuisine.
Butcher and Bee nails it with their hummus. I honestly can’t think of a better bowl of hummus than what they have here. I think what really makes it unique is that they top this incredibly creamy bowl of hummus with roasted chickpeas, which provides a bit of a crunchy texture to compliment the smooth texture of the hummus itself. Not to mention, the flavor is on point. It’s got a bit of spiciness from the harissa mixed in with it, as well as some tang. If you are a hummus addict like me, do not sleep on this delicious bowl of hummus! You can pair it with freshly baked pita bread and/or sliced veggies. $6
There are many ways to cook Brussels sprouts and often times at restaurants, you will order a plate of Brussels sprouts and be served a bowl of overly fried Brussels sprouts or very bland, roasted and under-seasoned Brussels sprouts. However, when ordering the Brussels sprouts at Butcher and Bee, you will be pleasantly surprised to find your plate of Brussels sprouts roasted to perfection. Not to mention, they are combined with chopped dates, pecans, pickled mustard seeds and diced apples. The Brussels have the perfect crunchy texture and with the combination of chopped fruit, nuts and mustard seeds, you’ll be treated to the perfect medley of sweet and tart flavors. My plate was devoured in minutes! $8
Celery Root Socca
Ok, you’re probably questioning what the heck socca is, but don’t worry I’ve done my research and I’ve got all the intel. Socca is a dish that originated in France and is essentially a very thin pancake made from chickpea flour. That probably doesn’t sound too appealing to most, but trust me when I say do not sleep on the socca at Butcher and Bee! This socca is unique because as it states in the name of the dish, it is made with celery root. The socca is paired with a slather of celery root tahini, as well as various winter greens. The socca is perfectly crunchy to the bite and very rich in both salty and tangy flavors. Just think of the Mediterranean dinner version of a pancake. $6
Vegan Oatmeal Cream Pie
This dessert is definitely one of the best things I’ve had in a long time. Yes, I know its vegan but its still delicious as ever. The cookies have the perfect amount of sweetness and are crunchy on the edges and more chewy once you get to the center. The cream filling consists of a cashew frosting, providing unique nutty and sweet flavors to pair with the taste of cinnamon and cloves in the cookies themselves. Definitely will be going back for another round of these soon! $5
*For ultimate affordability, I would suggest opting for items on the “Mezze”, “Dips”, or “Bowl” sections of the menu.*