There Is No Recession At the Lime

The Lime Restaurant, Norwalk
The Lime Restaurant, Norwalk

Maybe you’ve heard of The Lime Restaurant? It’s been named the best vegetarian restaurant in Fairfield County from 1999-2008 by readers of The Advocate an Connecticut Magazine. Our waitress chuckled as she told me “Funny thing is we sell a lot of meat.”

Their tag line is “naturally delicious” and that rang true during my visit. I was surprised to see organic beer, wine and soda on the menu – first time in Connecticut. Steaz’ sparkling green tea root beer, made with certified Fair Trade green tea was delicious and not overly sweet. The organic beer menu included Stone Mill Organic Pale Ale, Scarecrow Golden Ale, St. Peter’s English Ale and Ommegang Belgian Style Abbey Ale.

The lunch menu is both wide and deep, offering three types of veggie burgers, ten different salads, their signature vegetarian black bean chili, and more than 25 different sandwiches and wraps. The portions are ample and the food is tasty and satisfying. Prices range from $5 for the chili to $8-$10 for the burgers, sandwiches and wraps. Despite the fact that no food is listed as organic, many of the items are including the rice, pita bread and cheese. The loaf bread is made in-house along with the soups, sauces and salad dressings. You won’t find canned or processed foods here.

Amazing as it may sound, the Lime was absolutely packed within minutes of my sitting down for lunch. I was so surprised to see party after party told to come back in ten or fifteen minutes, and from the looks on their faces, they were regulars used to waiting for a lunch seat. There is no recession at The Lime! My advice is to get there early, make a reservation or take out. It’s worth the trip.

The Lime is open for both lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday and for dinner only on Sunday.Visit them at www.limerestaurant.com. Bon appetit!

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