Cape Verde-Inspired Vegan Restaurant Brings Plant Based Lobster To Brockton

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BROCKTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A toasted lobster-less roll is now on the menu of a vegan restaurant in Brockton, as a plant based alternative to the New England favorite crustacean cuisine.

Cabo Vegan is a curbside takeout restaurant sells dishes inspired by recipes from Cape Verde, with a vegan spin on them. Couple Valery Teixeira and Tome Andrade are the owners of Cabo Vegan, and gave WBZ's Kim Tunnicliffe a taste of what the "lobster" dish had to offer.

As for what's in the Twin Lobster-less Rolls, Teixeira says lots of land and sea vegetables and seasonings are packed inside.

"It's made with heart of palm— fish feed off all that sea vegetables in the ocean. All you do is grab the same vegetables that they use in the dulse flakes, the laver, the nori— it's what gives it its fishy taste," Teixeira said.

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The full ingredient list includes heart of palm, vegenaise, red onion, celery, a house-made ocean vegetable spice blend, dill, lemon, salt, peppers, truffle oil, all on a roll. Since opening, Andrade says the restaurant has seen plenty of business for events that need catering, especially since there are not a lot of vegan eateries local to Brockton.

"We do events, parties, we did a wedding last year, a lot of businesses are starting to order catering," Andrade said.

WBZ's Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports.

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