“Sebtown is the realist place you’ll ever be homie.”
That’s what my friend Alex always told me. It’s taken me two years to actually get out to Sebtown, which is Alex’s coined word for Sebastopol, CA, and boy have I regretted not visiting sooner! Simply put, there’s a community out there that is thriving. From having one of the best coffee roasters out there, to the best mushroom farm, and to great wineries, Sebtown seems to have it all!
Most importantly, they have a stunning Vegan restaurant, serving up great Vegan cuisine! Slice Of Life is located right next to Whole Foods Market which couldn’t be more convenient. Their food is fantastic and I think they give their dishes mad love when they prepare them. That’s what I’m always looking for whenever I’m eating out.
We started out with a kale ceasar salad which was topped with coconut bacon and nutritional yeast. The dressing was creamy and packed with capers! I could tell that they’ve made this dressing 1000’s of times because it was absolutely perfect.
For a quick refresher, we did a Chai Baba float, which was super delicious. I’m always a sucker for chai flavors so this one acted almost like a pallet cleanser, to prep me for the next dish.
Then, out comes the Tofu Rancheros with cheese. I was blown away with the flavors. From the tortilla, to the fresh guacamole, to beans, you just had to pause, take a deep breath and really appreciate the authenticity of what this dish truly was.
I took one bite of the tofu, which was skillet charred and seasoned perfectly, and I almost cried. They served it up with some vegan sour cream which I sopped up with the tortilla. There was just no chance I’d ever leave this restaurant now. Not with all my tears on the table, crying in joy.
Then, out comes my Avofresco packed with guacamole, sprouts, tomatoes and lettuce. What more could you possibly need in life?! Or rather, a Slice Of Life? Has the waitress seen how teary eyed I was from the Tofu Rancheros? Am I just totally embarrassing myself right now?
Well, I’ll tell yah what…when you’re living in this world, where the majority of restaurants are not plant based, it’s so relaxing to come into a restaurant and just not have to ask, “What is in this?” to insure you’re not eating animal products. It’s like your mind can finally slow down, and be completely in the moment.
For just one meal that I eat out, I want no worries about what I’m ordering, but more importantly, I want to enjoy the taste of my food. I understand now why Sebtown is the most realist place to be.
Dear Slice Of Life, you’ve given me an opportunity to finally live in the Now. In a world that’s polluted with contradiction, bad choices, and cruelty, I am at peace when I am eating your food. Thank you!!