Pictured: Ensalata June (plus avocados), with veganized (no queso) rajas and huitlacoche tacos and fresh squeezed lemonade.

Bakersfield in The Short North was a pleasant surprise for this Californian vegan on a hot summer’s day with their refreshing ensaladas “June” featuring that spicy, cruciferous, green known as arugula, complimented with juicy oranges, tangy jalapeno, and omega-rich pepitas (aka pumpkin seeds) with a cumin lime dressing (and avocados- my addition). Since they fry the tostada shells in the same oil they cook the once sentient, tortured and unnecessarily killed animal’s carcass in, I opted for the veganized (no queso) rajas and huitlacoche soft tacos. A nice detail about their lemonade: it is freshly-squeezed, as opposed to the nasty, “fountain-drink”, GMO, high-fructose corn syrup, chemical concoction many restaurants still serve.
  If you have been paying attention to the news here in Ohio, Bakersfield, CA isn’t the only place with safe drinking water scarcity, thanks to the run-off from all these livestock businesses over- applying putrescent, pathogenic/contaminant waste to the lands throughout Ohio, we have had yet ANOTHER toxic algae bloom (in Toledo) that continues costing Ohio lives and its taxpayers a pretty penny to inefficiently treat and mitigate. Other important news: Kaiser Permanente, America’s largest healthcare insurer with over 9 million insured and 15,000 physicians, just announced the new standard for optimal health guidelines: Plant-based diet.

Bakersfield is located at 733 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43215 Open Monday-Thur, 11am-Midnight, Fri and Sat, 11am-2 am, Sun 11am-10pm

Eriyah’s Favorites: Ensalata June with veganized (no queso) rajas and huitlacoche tacos

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