It’s the definition of hidden gem: a takeout place buried within an industrial complex touting creative plant-based fare created by a legit chef in a town lacking in vegan eateries. Got all that? Inside her deli/lunch counter, Tanya Petrovna (the original founder of vegan chain Native Foods) offers rotating deli salads including eggless egg salad; Moroccan-spiced cauliflower with sweet potato and chickpeas; and a pepita-spiked creamy cabbage slaw along with sandwiches like a pinto bean-and-seitan Mexican torta. The kitchen stays open until 8 p.m. on Wednesdays to offer a vegan dinner entree with sides, and you can also buy packages of housemade sliced seitan and jars of her nut-based “crack cheese” any day of the week.
— Lizbeth Scordo