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New restaurant promises better-for-you dining

Vegan Medley Vegetarian is one of the newest restaurants in Jonesborough.

By ALLEN RAU

Staff Writer

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Anyone with a gluten allergy or just a craving for a healthy vegan or vegetarian meal now has an option right on Courthouse Square.

Opened in mid-September of 2017, Vegan Medley Vegetarian restaurant offers a variety of vegan and vegetarian options such as smoothies, soups and sandwiches.

According to owner Sam Nathan, every item on the menu, except the Panini and the yogurt smoothie, is vegan, while those two items are vegetarian.

“We are geared towards health foods and we have gluten free options available,” Nathan said. “It’s all from fresh ingredients. Nothing comes from canned food. We make to order. Everything is made to order. It has not been made in a factory where it sits in a bottle or something.”

While every menu item is either vegan or vegetarian, there is a stark contrast between the two, according to the restaurant owner.

“Vegan means pure, plant-based, including plant-based oil, no egg or milk. No animal product of any kind. Vegetarian will include milk, yogurt or cheese.”

Nathan says that his most popular dish is the pesto hummus sandwich. “The pesto and hummus both are made in-house not bought from stores.”

He adds that almost half of his business is from take-out orders.

Vegan Medley Vegetarian is located at 105 Courthouse Square and is closed on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays.

Business hours from Wednesday through Friday are 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. and Saturday from 12:30 until 6 p.m.

Nathan adds that in the next two to three weeks, the restaurant will undergo some minor modifications and that the business hours may expand as well. Vegan Medley Vegetarian may be reached at (423) 900-0254 or online at www.medleyvv.com.