Today I decided it was time to check out another local restaurant that my mother-in-law recently told me about and to drag my fellow foodie husband, Harley, along with me for the lunch time gnash.

Located near the Tallahassee Art District, Railroad Square Art Park, The Marinated Mushroom has moved from its old place on Capital Circle Northeast in the Festival Plaza to 915-2 Railroad Avenue in Tallahassee, FL next to Bread and Roses Food Co-op. Not only have they gotten a new place they’ve also gotten a new name. Now known as Wild Greens Cafe, this little café packs a punch of local vegetarian food with an artful flair and will be offering evening music by local musicians.

We arrived at the café around 11:30 am and were promptly greeted by the server/cashier. My husband, finding out that it was a strictly and all vegetarian fresh local menu, quickly asked what she thought was the best item on the menu. “Veggie Burger” she replied and so we both opted for that for today’s lunch. While we waited the server brought out some of their fresh from the oven sweet potato biscuits (DEVINE!) that were light and slightly sweet in flavor, perfect for a before lunch appetizer instead of a bread basket.

Finally, after a very short wait, our food arrived and was brought out to us by the owner/chef, Lia Chasar. Their homemade veggie burger consists of roasted eggplant, mushrooms, garlic, scallions, fresh herbs with panko and caramelized onions and is served on a roll with lettuce (we had spring mix), AMAZING tomatoes, cheese and sometimes fresh avocado and their house made version of mayo. DELISH, even to these meat lovers! Served with a side of white bean and spinach salad and chips (you can opt for a side salad if you’re not feeling the chips) we gobbled up this yummy goodness for $18!

Formerly The Marinated Mushroom, Wild Greens Cafe, known on Facebook as Wild Greens Community Cafe, posts their weekly menu for lunch and specific items offered for dinner. Check out their website for weekly and daily specials at Wild Greens Cafe. As mentioned before, they are still in the process of moving but are now open most days for lunch from 11 am – 3 pm and offer casual lunch with à la carte items, most items under $10 for lunch and they also offer combination selections. The café will look to offer a larger lunch menu once the move is completed to include fresh Quiché of the day, fresh made soups and a larger sandwich selection. They are also open some evenings for what they call a “Pub Style” Dinner from 6:30 – 9:30 pm and do take reservations. To check their night offerings for dinner and to make reservations call the café directly at (850) 422-2131.

Open tonight, August 3rd, for Railroad Square Art Park’s monthly First Friday event, come in and give this little gem a try. As posted on their website, reservations are strongly recommended. Get out and GO LOCAL, support the Tallahassee Foodie Revolution . . .

P. S. – Special thank you to my sweet husband for being a good sport and trying this new local vegetarian restaurant with me.