09/05/2012 05:22AM ● Published by Style
Photo by Dante Fontana, © Style Media Group.
Craving a crisp, deli-style wrap with all the fixings, I wondered if I could satisfy my hunger while still sticking to my healthy diet?
After heading into Baagan, Roseville’s newest organic hotspot, I knew it was possible. The modern, minimalist décor felt warm and inviting, and the sunlight streaming into the small café made for a relaxing lunch spot. The array of delicious vegan and dairy-free, as well as gluten-free menu options – including organic soups, veggie sandwiches, paninis and salads – was overwhelming, but I settled on a Veggie Wrap. While I waited, I sipped a refreshing glass of subtly sweet basil iced tea. The wrap came packed in a sheet of crunchy raw nori and was stuffed with spring mix, bell peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers and sprouts, all held together with a delicious dairy-free cheesy chipotle spread that tasted like a flavorful, refined version of spicy nacho cheese. Each bite was devoured quicker than the last as I attempted to make room for dessert. Fortunately I did, and was able to sample a vegan chocolate coconut “donut hole” – rich and packed with chocolate flavor, without being too filling. I left Baagan feeling satisfied, ready for the rest of the workday and looking forward to my next healthy meal. Baagan, 910 Pleasant Grove Boulevard, Suite 160, Roseville, 916-771-2117, baagan.com.