15 Jun Planta
It’s always a great time and it is a really fun way to try out new restaurants while making a few friends along the way.
Today we all ventured to Planta, Yorkville’s first Plant-Based restaurant.
Planta was opened by David Lee with the help of Chase Hospitality Group in order to fill a void in the market of upscale, full service, plant-based dining options.
This is only the 3rd time I’ve been to Planta, though, I have only ever had good experiences there, and today’s was no different.
Excellent food, beautiful environment, terrific service.
Jenny, what were your thoughts?
I’ve never had a dish I wasn’t satisfied with, in fact, I’ve never had a dish at Planta that I didn’t brag about and crave again soon after my visit.
The chefs at Planta put a lot into the presentation, after all, you eat with your eyes first, and the wait staff is friendly and tentative.
During this particular visit, I had a glass of watermelon sangria, then my boyfriend and I split the Greek Pizza (with melty almond feta!) and a Planta burger.
We were incredibly full afterwards but after 15 minutes of chatting with friends, I decided I NEEDED to try their June feature dessert which was the Strawberry Pavlova.
The average brunch bill seems to be around $50 per person with drink and dessert, which is on the pricier side; but, it’s Yorkville, and the quality of food and good vibes here, I really shouldn’t complain about the prices.
Oh – And don’t forget to take a few obligatory snaps of yourself in the cage chairs by the bar.
PBB: As it turns out, the Planta burger and Greek pizza were incredibly popular options as I also ordered the Greek Pizza, along with several others in our group!
It was a miracle.
Thin crust bursting with flavour. Olives, Sundried Tomatoes, Almond Feta.
I ate the entire thing.
Though I have to admit, I faltered come decision time, as earlier on I had seen the Planta Burger coming from the kitchen and it was looking pretty sassy.
Luckily my pals at the table ordered it. Though I suspect they shared it under protest.
Planta Burger 18.75$ fully loaded with queso, bacon, pickles, tomatillo mayo, potato hash
Other notable options were the:
Crab Cake $21.75 w/ papaya, cucumber & mango slaw, lemongrass & kaffir lime leaf dressing
Land Lox Pizza 17$ smoked carrots, cashew mozzarella, capers, onions, potatoes, arugula
Land Lox Platter $16.75 smoked carrots, capers, bagel, cream cheese