Cheese-ology is a fairly new macaroni and cheese-centric restaurant in the Delmar Loop. They offer up over a dozen different varieties of mac and cheese including everything from inventive concoctions like “Mediterranean” (Mozzarella and Goat cheese with artichoke hearts, sun dried tomatoes and Kalamata olives) to the classic macaroni & cheese with Cheddar and American.
You might assume that macaroni and cheese is a food that is totally off-limits for vegans, but not so! Mac ‘n cheese remains one of my all-time favorite foods (I have a killer recipe that I’ll eventually share here). I figured that I was probably out of luck at Cheese-ology though, so you can imagine my delight to find “Vegan Mac ‘n ‘Cheese’” listed on the menu! This joint immediately went on my list of “places to try.” Last weekend, I finally got my chance!
Andy wasn’t going to make it home for dinner this past Friday, so I thought it would be a good opportunity to give Cheese-ology a go (he’s generally less enthused about mac and cheese). As you can see from my super-awesome photography skills, I went for takeout.
Full disclosure: this was not so great. They run all their dishes through an oven right before they’re served – which appears to have quite a yummy effect on their non-vegan concoctions. But either their vegan cheese sauce is too thin or they just aren’t using enough of it because the oven-baked process dries it out, big time. Taste-wise, definitely not bad – but nothing to write home about. They could probably greatly improve things by getting a little more creative. Spices, veggies, etc.
Even though I was underwhelmed by my option here, I’m still totally thrilled and grateful to have had one at all! I definitely appreciate the consideration they’ve shown in creating a menu item for vegans (and one that actually says the word “vegan” at that!). So, if you’re the lone vegan in a group with a hankering for some serious comfort food, remember that there’s something for you at Cheese-ology!