C and I had brunch at McFoster's Natural Kind Cafe in Omaha last Sunday morning and seriously, brunch has got to be one of my favorite things in the world. First of all it's a great word. I'm all about combining old words to make new words (other fun words include spork and chillaxing. These word combos are called portmanteaus, and they, too, are one of my favorite things). Second of all, brunch doesn't just combine two separate words it combines two whole meal groups. You can eat breakfast foods or you can eat lunch foods or you can eat a little bit of both. Sometimes there's alcohol in the form of bloody mary's or mimosas, sometimes there's tea or coffee, or, in the true spirit of brunch you can have one of each of those beverages. Since brunch is the combination of breakfast and lunch it's expected to be a very large meal. There should be a ridiculous amount of food because it will have to sustain you until dinner. As a fan of food let me just say that I love all the options that brunch gives you, all of the sampling you get to do. And brunch at McFoster's was no exception.
I ordered the McFoster's Benedict sandwich with hashbrowns. It was served on a 7-grain muffin with soy canadian bacon, tofu scramble and vegan hollandaise sauce. I wished the tofu scramble had a little more seasoning - really, any seasoning - but the hollandaise was dee-lish.
C ordered the Avocado Deluxe sandwich with the Kind Salad and a plate of soy canadian bacon on the side. His sandwich was piled high with yummy veggies, and I was slightly disturbed by how quickly he ate everything.
McFoster's will be a nice treat every now and again, especially for brunch. It's nice to know one restaurant in the Omaha area that has a lot of vegan options, like a home base from which we'll extend our food explorations. Now if only there was an entire restaurant devoted to vegan brunch, that would be heaven. I would move right in.