Southern New Hampshire Life

Southern New Hampshire Blog by Steve Russo, Realtor

Southern New Hampshire Life - Southern New Hampshire Blog by Steve Russo, Realtor

Country Cuisine 10: Zeppelin & Kaleidoscope in Marlborough

Zeppelin & Kaleidoscope is one of the few vegetarian/vegan restaurants in this area of New England.  They aim to please, and will delete or substitute ingredients to fulfill the patron’s request.

Its breakfast menu, which includes bagels, egg and cheese sandwiches, etc., is served all day.  For lunch and dinner, they offer soups, wraps, five different veggie burgers, and eight kinds of sandwiches, including the Inner Child (a cheese panini) and The Fungus Among Us (a mushroom, onion, and cheese panini).  Their reuben is vegetarian, as is their Green Monster salad platter and their Falafel platter, which features chickpea croquettes.   20130622_131915-1

Zep & Kal serves a wide variety of natural drinks, including juices, carbonated beverages, fair trade coffee, and teas.  Cakes, cookies, muffins, and ice creams feature in their dessert list.

There are four tables inside and six outside during good weather.  The restaurant also has a grocery area, with a large selection of natural, organic, vegan, and gluten free foods, including spices, teas, cookies, candy, nut butters, etc. –  even Marmite.  They also carry a selection of natural and ecological friendly cleaning supplies and housewares.

Zeppelin & Kaleidoscope is open seven days a week, from early morning to early evening. Check out their website for their menu and hours.

When you stop at Zep & Kal, you may want to spend some time exploring some of the interesting shops in town.  Along 101 (Main Street) there are several unique stores: Inkubus, Mother’s Hardware, Muse Books & Gifts, and the Homestead Bookshop; most are just a short walk from the Zeppelin & Kaleidoscope restaurant.

Inkubus specializes in gothic clothing and accessories for adults and children.  Mother’s Hardware is an independent locally owned hardware store with great customer service; their motto is: “Old time service with all the modern perks.” Muse Books carries metaphysical items such as crystals, books, tarots, incense, candles, statuary, jewelry, etc.  The Homestead, a short drive from the restaurant,  has one of the most extensive collections of gently used books in New England, presided over by the very knowledgeable owners, Robert and Connie Kenney.

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