Verona, New Jersey Restaurant Review: Positivitea

Posted by on Nov 7, 2013 in Everything Else | 0 comments

It was a beautiful Fall Saturday when my partner and I decided to take a drive to Verona to check out Positivitea.  Verona itself seemed like a perfectly pleasant, but small suburban town, with little to offer visitors (though perhaps we just didn’t know where to look!).  But Positivitea, an all-vegan and mostly gluten-free restaurant, was an absolute delight and the drive was worth it to dine there alone.

Positivitea

Positivitea

Positivitea’s menu comprises a big selection of gluten-free waffles, burritos, wraps, smoothies, tea, coffee, cakes and soft serve vegan ice cream.  The waffles looked amazing, but we were in the mood for something savory. We had wanted to try the burritos, but they weren’t able to offer them on the day we visited.  So we opted for two different wraps instead and shared them between us.

Garden of Vegan Wrap

Garden of Vegan Wrap

The “garden of vegan” wrap had a quinoa veggie patty, lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles and vegan mayo and was really delicious. It was made with a gluten-free brown rice wrap. I loved the quinoa patty, it had a great texture and was nicely spiced and very tasty.

Burning Man Wrap

Burning Man Wrap

The “burning man” wrap came with black bean patty, vegan cheese, mayo, hot sauce, tomatoes and lettuce on a brown rice wrap. It was also great, my favorite of the two.  The black bean patty was one of the best I have ever had.

Flax Chips

Flax Chips

The wraps came served with either a kale side-salad or their homemade gluten-free flax chips.  I asked for one with the salad and one with the chips, but they brought us the salad with both of the wraps.  However, they were really quick to bring some chips on the side, when we pointed it out to them.  And both the kale salad and the chips were great! 

Cookie Monster Sundae

Cookie Monster Sundae

We couldn’t leave without trying the soft-serve ice cream.  They have a number of sundaes on the menu, or you can make your own.  We decided to share the gluten-free “Cookie Monster” sundae that came with crushed chocolate chip cookies, chocolate chips, a dash of cinnamon and maple syrup.  It was divine! So good in fact, we almost licked the cup!

PositiviTEA!

PositiviTEA!

As the name suggests, Positivitea also has a great tea menu.  While we were there I tried the chocolate bliss tea and took a coconut rooibos tea to go.  I wasn’t a big fan of the chocolate bliss. It wasn’t bad, but it did taste like watery hot chocolate.  The coconut rooibos was great however. I love the rich almost creamy taste of rooibos teas (and of course all the antioxidants they pack).  The coconut was strong, but not overpowering and added a nice dimension to the tea. 

And to top it all off, the staff at Positivitea are really great, welcoming and friendly.  We had a wonderful experience and will be back – next time we definitely have to try those waffles!

Enjoying the sun!

Enjoying the sun!

Afterwards we went for a walk in Verona Park, which was lovely despite the fact that it was freezing that day!  During the summer I could just see myself picking up some lunch at Positivitea and enjoying it in the park. 

Verona Park

Verona Park

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