A veggie road trip

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of taking a road trip with my friend M to West Palm Beach (the ‘other’ coast, in Florida parlance). The main purpose of the trip was to get a look at the local premier of the new film Peaceable Kingdom. The movie was shown in a WPB vegan eatery called darbster (yes, lower case D). darbster is a small yet hip little place, serving up some classic-type meals, all veganized.

Even though it began to pour (and I mean pour, South Florida-style), we were able to move inside from the patio and grab brunch right before they stopped

The menu at darbster reflects its South Florida heritage.

serving it. Unfortunately, as we had got there late, a lot of brunch items were sold out (no French toast? Waaah!) so I settled for a tempeh BLT. Even though they have a static menu, they also appear to have daily specials that aren’t on the regular menu.

After brunch, they passed around popcorn and flourless cookies for the movie. Peaceable Kingdom is not an easy movie to watch, despite its important message. I’m not sure how anyone, after viewing it, could come away a non-vegetarian. It does an excellent job of exposing the cruelty that goes hand in hand with farming livestock.

darbster also has an outdoor seating area in a lush tropical setting. I’ll bet it makes a nice, romantic, dinner-date kind of

The tropical setting outside darbster.

atmosphere in the evenings.

It was nice to be able to get away from the West Coast of Florida, head for the East Coast with a fun friend, find good vegan food in a cute restaurant, and meet like-minded people (as well as dip my toes in the Atlantic Ocean!).

Small, but cute.


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