Now enter Hobos, a restaurant that is actually interested in catering to vegans and welcomes the challenge of a dietary restriction. The menu is a bit changing, but there are tons of apps and entrees that are normally vegan and even more than can be made vegan with a little tweak. They've got Daiya cheese and the chef makes her own cashew cream. Woo-hoo!
It was restaurant week (uh, yeah, freakin' restaurant week in Rehoboth!), so we were looking over the extensive options and I asked if there were any vegan desserts (because what's the point of getting the prix-fixe if there isn't a dessert.) The server had me at vegan cupcake, but there were several other vegan dessert options as well. Once he determined that I was indeed vegan, next thing I knew the chef came out to chat and let me know the what's what of the menu. You know how I'm a sucker for Daiya, so I got both the appetizer and entree with the Daiya. I was so tempted by the seitan, but I'll have to go again for it.
The Tamale was INSANE! SO good. The chef even came back out to assure me it was vegan sour cream. Mom had the artichoke soup. I tried a bite (with a fork) and it was chilled, refreshing, and quite substantial. The Ninja had the eggplant artichoke dip which was super delicious. I should know because I ate about half of it myself. Chile Rellenos is one of my favorite dishes that I miss dearly. This version includes Daiya with butternut squash (and I think sweet potato, but I can't remember.) The chef had mentioned that she thought the Daiya was overkill, but I could definitely taste it and I think it made it even better. Vegan chocolate cupcake. It was warm and gooey. I was totally full by the time I got to this, but I devoured it anyway.
So glad mom suggested Hobos and I will definitely be back again. Hobos is on the second block (from the beach) of Baltimore Avenue in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.