Kindle (vegetarian review)

/ Updated on May 30, 2014

Ahhhh Classy Kindle! It’s lovely to see you again! I first met Kindle when it was in its Milton location. It was a lovely, two story space, but they just weren’t getting enough traffic, so they relocated to Lewes. Matt and Ali diSabatino are part owners in Kindle, Half Full and Striper Bites (all in Lewes). Ali leans towards the vegetarian persuasion, so all three restaurants have vegetarian options on their menus.

The soups are superb and my last visit was no exception. Autumn Squash and Maple soup was tempting, but the soup du jour was Tomato and Rosemary, so we opted for that. Good choice!

There are so many options for making a meal out of appetizers and sides. If you’re an olive fan, definitely start with the Bowl of Olives, it’s packed with several varieties, each one even more delicious than the last. The Kindle Fire Fries are just spicy enough and are served with roasted garlic mayonnaise. The Chickpea Salad side is quite nice but I would pass on the caramelized onion potatoes. They were just too oily for my taste. Another bright spot is the Gruyere Mac & Cheese which is just divine. Salad options include the House Salad (greens, golden raisins, almonds and a roasted shallot and mustard vinaigrette) or the Roasted Beet and Blue Cheese Salad.

Dinner selections for us veggies include the Baked Acorn Squash & Chevre Risotto with a grilled portabella cap over grilled broccolini or the Vegetarian Cavatappi pasta (macaroni with a double spiral) with house-made yogurt, pecorino, soybeans, tomatoes, cremini and shiitake mushrooms, chard and pine nuts. Haven’t been for lunch (I’m often at their sister restaurant, Striper Bites) but the three veggie options, Brie Baguette, Grilled Portabella & Chick Pea Sandwich and the Grilled Cheese Ciabatta all sound delightful.

You might want to come and just have cocktails and desserts! Trust me, you’ll want several from each list.  We moaned over the Pumpkin Cheesecake with Pepita Brittle and were delighted with the surprise sprinkle of grey sea salt on the Dark Chocolate Coffee Torte. I only wished I’d had room for the Chai Tea Pound Cake with Vermont Maple Ice Cream or the Cranberry Sorbet with Ginger Cookie. The martini list contained equally intriguing and decadent combinations and I succumbed to the Red Pear (pear vodka, passion fruit vodka, pear nectar and pomegranate juice). Liquid heaven!

Darn! Here I am drooling on my keyboard again! Dear Foodie: does short circuiting one’s laptop during reviews qualify for replacement technology? [ed. response: No, but I can get you one of those neck cones they use to keep Fido from chewing his leg off…] Kindle is on Bank Street in Lewes, 1 door down from Second St. (302) 645-7887. Click to see Kindle’s dinner menu.

Deb Griffin

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has been a vegetarian for 45 years. "I have been very pleased to see restaurants offering more and more options for meatless dining. We've gone from one vegetarian item on most menus (the faithful grilled cheese) to restaurants whose entire menu is vegetarian. Together we'll explore all that the beaches have to offer." View all articles written by Deb Griffin

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  1. Gail Baschwitz says:

    Thank you Deb for your input. I just moved from PA and a vegaterian for 15 years. I enjoy dining estaplishments up their game with the variety of meatless dishes.

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