Vegan Eats in Decatur, IL!
Usually being ill prepared is a bad thing, but if I had actually had the smarts to eat lunch or bring something before Brian and I went to a (not vegan) cake and punch birthday party, I wouldn’t have discovered Donnie’s Homespun in Decatur, IL. Decatur is a medium-sized town in central Illinois that is mostly known for smelling funny because of the soybean factory. They also have a university, which is usually the reason one finds vegan/vegetarian friendly establishments in places you probably wouldn’t expect.
Brian and I pulled over in a parking lot and soaked up some free wifi to check Happy Cow, and Veg Illinois to see if there was anything for me besides Subway. Nothing! Luckily, we went to Yelp and we found one review for Donnie’s that mentioned vegan options. I was a little nervous because, I have been burned so many times by people saying some place has vegan stuff, and then I get there and they’re like, “Oh, we never sold any of that so we stopped making it!”
So imagine my delightful surprise when I opened the menu and saw the word ‘vegan’ staring me in the face! Specifically, a vegan antipasto platter and a vegan sweet potato wrap. I decided to get the wrap, Brian had a pizza that he was excited about because one of the topping options was black beans! My wrap had chickpeas , sweet potato, spinach, tomato, and onions in a coconut curry sauce with a side of hummus, all on pita bread. Not only was it interesting, but it was really delicious.
I emailed Donnie’s to ask if anything else was vegan, like if you get a cheeseless pizza, and this is what I got back:
“Katie, our pizza dough and tomato sauce are vegan. Other vegan dishes include falafel, vegan antipasto, sweet potato wrap, and hummus dip.”
So there you go!