Lulu's Local Eatery Brings New Flavors to Spring/Summer Menu

By Katlyn Moncada
In Food

Lulu’s Local Eatery is known for serving sustainable, all-natural foods in creative ways. The recently-launched Spring/Summer menu by husband-and-wife owners Robert Tucker and Lauren (Lulu) Loomis has introduced fans to what will surely be a few soon-to-be  favorites.

Here are the newest dishes we can’t wait to eat this season off the food truck and at the brick-and-mortar spot:

BBQ Jack
Perhaps the first restaurant in St. Louis to offer it, this sandwich is made with jackfruit. For those who are unfamiliar with jackfruit, it is originally from Southeast Asia—Lulu’s sources theirs across the street from Jay International Foods—with a meaty flesh that amazingly takes on the flavor of whatever spices are used to prepare it. For the BBQ Jack, the jackfruit is smoked for several hours before smothering it in Pappy’s original barbecue sauce and served on a pretzel bun with a house-made slaw.

Jackfruit Bahn Mi
Jackfruit again, but marinated overnight, then grilled and served on a locally-made baguette with cucumbers, shredded carrot, onion and cilantro with a house-made banh mi sauce. Need gluten free? No worries, you can get a taco version with corn tortillas!

Thai Crunch Kale Salad
Shredded carrot, red cabbage, red bell pepper, cucumber, green onion and crushed peanuts with house made Thai peanut dressing makes for a nutritious meal for any warm day. Organic marinated tofu can even be added to the dish for $1 more.

General Tso Cauliflower
This dish is known in many American-Chinese establishments to be pieces of meat that are fried and tossed in a sweet-and-spicy sauce. Well, this is a version that is both vegan-friendly and delicious with crispy cauliflower tossed in a house-made General Tso sauce served over a bed of brown rice.

Lulu’s has also revived some favorites from last year’s menu, including the spring roll bowl, power protein quinoa wrap, chipotle black bean burrito and the Buddha bowl.

3201 S. Grand, Tower Grove South, 314.300.8215

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