For some reason, I rarely visit charming Old Fair Oaks Village, known for its population of feral chickens. It’s off the beaten path for me, so I just never think about it. Recently, though, I saw comments on Facebook about a new café in Fair Oaks offering vegan options. So I headed up there a few days ago for lunch at the aptly-named Wild Rooster Bistro.
The cuisine at the Wild Rooster Bistro is Mexican, and the menu is conveniently marked to show which items are veganizable. There were three dishes on the lunch menu that could be made vegan — sopes, tostadas, and nachos. I opted for the sopes, thick cornmeal cakes topped with sautéed vegetables, shredded lettuce, salsa, and vegan sour cream. They were served with refried beans, rice, and a dollop of vegan cream cheese. I really enjoyed everything on the plate.