The downtown Sarasota restaurant offers a vegan sweet potato risotto entree and other items
There’s no shortage of fine dining options in Sarasota-Manatee, but local vegetarians and vegans have likely struggled before in finding something to eat at restaurants whose menus are dominated by entrees featuring meat and animal products.
So when I discovered that The Coolinary, an upscale restaurant that opened last year in downtown Sarasota in a second-floor location at 1359 Main St., offered a vegan entree in addition to several other non-meat options, I decided to make a visit.
The restaurant specializes in American and European cuisine, particularly Hungarian. It also emphasizes fresh ingredients, with menu items made in-house and GMO, hormone and antibiotic-free meat.