What's the Story?
At Pingala Café, our recipes start with organic ingredients, inspiration, and life. In the end, our food is bursting with color, nourishment, and flavor. Our core values are also built around diversity and simplicity - we believe that creating food with an influence of worldly culture and keeping the approach simple is a great way to share some of the best things in life.
With a commitment to the well-being of our planet and its inhabitants, our menu is made fresh with whole, plant-based foods. Trevor Sullivan, Café Owner, is passionate about putting vegan fare on the map – in Burlington and beyond.
Our operation is a labor of love.
Amongst fresh juices, smoothies, salads, and light bites, some of our offerings resemble their more naughty counterparts (ie. bacon, burgers). Except at Pingala, our menu is 100% plant-based and our ingredients are packed with easily assimilated nutrients, so they nourish the body while satiating hunger and delighting the palate. Vegan diets have been proven to boost energy, improve digestion, and strengthen the immune system.
With everything from carrot cake whoopie pies and chewy cookies, to the "grilled cheesiness" and the "ELT" (oh hello, did someone say eggplant bacon?!), our menu offers a worldly array of classic comfort foods with a creative twist. Whether you're looking for something familiar or wanting to dip into new territory (Cashew Cream Alfredo? Don't mind if I do), you'll feel right at home in our cozy corner of the Chace Mill.
Did you know that to produce one pound of animal protein vs. one pound of soy protein, it takes about 12 times as much land, 13 times as much fossil fuel, and 15 times as much water? We see it as our responsibility, as citizens of the Earth, to do our part to work toward a healthy planet. Eating the amazing food at Pingala is one easy, and delicious way, to engage in conscious environmentalism.
Pingala Café & Eatery is the result of experience, inquiry, love, and, lots of hard work. We’ve learned that the best way to elevate our community is through offering our skills and talents from a place of truth and compassion. For us, that’s providing creative, comforting, delicious vegan food for a happier, healthier planet.
We’re proud to offer:
- 100% plant-based menu
- Tons of gluten-free choices
- Affordable prices, casual atmosphere
- Local, organic produce and products
- Fresh juices, smoothies, and baked goods
- Gourmet coffee, tea, and espresso
- Craft beer on tap, wine and cider too
- Live musicians on weekend evenings
- Takeout, delivery and online ordering
- WIFI and river views
Pingala is a place for nourishment. It is a place to meet friends, to eat, to share, and to enjoy.