Simple Pleasures – Taste of E.A.
- Roasted Red Pepper with Gouda
- Millard "Fill-me-More"
- The "Godfather
Taste of East Aurora for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Will Smith, Michael Jackson, Dolly Parton, Johnny Depp, they were all there – Batman too.
Maybe I should start at the beginning. Stopped for a Saturday lunch at Taste in East Aurora, right on Main Street in the old Griggs and Ball Grain Mill, same building as Medici House. Taste is a coffee, breakfast, lunch, soup, salad, wrap and sandwich place.
As you enter the front door you are greeted by the Chef du Statue, an attractive sitting area, usually a plethora of focused eaters, and plenty of creative chalk boards.
The space is industrial chic meets East Aurora craft. It is filled with color, various seating arrangements that change frequently (including comfy leather chairs), all on a cement floor with red brick here and here, and large windows to Main Street.
The Process: Step up and examine the chalk board menus, and you’ll find just what you’re looking for, as long as you’re looking for the right stuff. Once you place your order they’ll hand you a card that will be your “order name”. Thus the famous names. Ours was Michael Jackson. Find your seat, if you’re staying, an they’ll call your famous name in a minute or two.
Food: We opted for the Millard “Fill-me-More”- Chunky chicken salad loaded with walnuts, cranberries, greens and red onions and a bistro blanket (wrap) $8.50; The “Godfather” – Italian salami, ham, provolone, asiago, spinach, roasted red pepper and red onion with garlic balsamic, grilled on a Ciabata roll $9; and a giant bowl of Roasted Red Pepper with Gouda $6. The soup was at least two bowls worth. I was shocked when I first laid eyes on it… and I ate every last drop. In my defense it was a really cold day. The sandwiches are always good- fresh and well designed for flavor.
There is a lot I like about this place- people always seem happy to be here and just sort of wile away the time, the food is consistently very good, they use plates and silverware (put your dishes in the tub when you’re done) and you get a side salad with your sandwich.
Some of the lunch items to check out:
- The Mooog – tender roast beef, provolone, red onions in a tangy horseradish mayo on a Ciabata roll $9.
- Fish for a Price – Albacore tuna salad topped with red onion, American cheese and greens on a sesame seed bagel $8.
- Fiddler on the Roof – roasted red peppers, red onions, baby spinach, feta, asiago cheese and balsamic vinaigrette in a spinach bistro blanket $8.50.
- New this week- Spring Fling Salad – With the help of East Aurora’s own Prima Oliva, a fresh medley of greens topped with cucumber, avocado and sliced strawberry salad topped with a honey lime ginger dressing.
I haven’t been here for breakfast but I bet it’s good. Some of the offerings:
Benedict Bagel, Yogurt Parfait, Tiramisu French Toast, Belgian Waffles, Bandito Burrito, Granola, muffins and pastries. They also have an assortment of coffee drinks, teas and fine desserts.
Stop in anytime. They’re open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. You won’t be sorry you did, and who knows, you might get to be Batman for a few minutes.
Taste of East Aurora Details
634 Main St, East Aurora, NY 14052
Monday – Thursday 7 am – 10 pm
Friday 7am – 11 pm
Saturday 8 am – 11 pm
Sunday 8 am – 8 pm
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