It’s Only Natural Vegetarian Restaurant Giveaway!

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I’ve been to It’s Only Natural – a popular vegetarian restaurant in downtown Middletown, CT – many times. My area does not have many vegetarian/vegan restaurants, so every meal there feels special. The food is always unique and fresh.

My last visit was unfortunately, while delicious, also slow and sullen thanks to a waitress who was overstaffed but also making no effort to apologize for the speed of service or make customers feel welcome. I was there with Kaitlin, who elaborated on that negative part of our visit on her blog.

Kori of It’s Only Natural (aka ION) contacted both of us to apologize. She stated that service is what ION is currently trying to improve upon most, and even offered us gift cards so we could come back and give them another shot. Of course I will! I appreciated her reaching out to me and after all, it’d be hard for me to pass up the vegan meals, cozy “hipster” ambiance (sorry, had to say it), and The Sexy Carrot.

I haven’t been back yet, but I just found out that this summer on Fridays and Saturdays, the beautiful ION patio will be open from 9-midnight for parties of vegan BBQ/cupcakes, music, drinks, and more! I cannot WAIT and I think it sounds like the perfect opportunity to use the gift card!

Love the beautiful ION patio!

Can you find the Sexy Carrot?

ION's wine list isn't the best, but the selection of beers is fairly unique.

ION’s wine list isn’t the best, but the selection of beers is fairly unique.


Of course during each ION visit I face the dreaded MENU DECISION ANXIETY! How can I not with so many wonderful options?

The ION Tribute (sampler): tempeh crab cakes, cajun tempeh, potato-spinach pierogis (with 2 sides)

Vegan pizza with cashew parmesan!

Vegan pizza with cashew parmesan!

Some of the best sweet potato fries ever and definitely the best fresh homemade ketchup ever.

Cajun tempeh sandwich on freshly made whole-grain bread with a side of the sweet potato fries! Photo courtesy of Kaitlin.

Sweet potato enchiladas with daiya, veggies, and pinto beans.

A blackened tempeh special with the sweet potato fries and a small side of cold mashed potatoes.

Wilted arugula salad with Cajun #empeh, roasted red peppers, roasted portabellas, olives, onion, house-made whole grain croutons, & balsamic vinaigrette.

ION’s vegan desserts are a force to be¬†reckoned¬†with!

Vegan coconut cupcake!

Vegan coconut CAKE with apple butter writing!

ION is located on Main St in Middletown, CT and is open daily from 11am-9pm. Every day from 3-6pm (even on weekends!), pints of beer are $3 for happy hour. Monday and Tuesday nights the beer and wine are half off, and Wednesday nights a psychic is in-house doing readings!

Gift Card and Cookbook Giveaway!

ION is offering one lucky Cait Plus Ate reader both a $50 gift card and a copy of their vegan cookbook, filled with many recipes for the delicious food served in the restaurant! Entries will close this Sunday 5/5¬†at 11:59PM EST.¬†Entry options are as follows and remember that you MUST leave a separate comment for each multiple entry or they won’t all count:

  1. Check out ION’s menu and comment here telling me which item you’d order! (mandatory)
  2. Follow @CaitPlusAte on Twitter and comment here saying you did.
  3. Follow @IONrestaurant on Twitter and comment here saying you did.
  4. Tweet “I entered to win an @IONrestaurant gift card & cookbook from @CaitPlusAte!” and comment here with the link to the tweet.

You can also like ION on Facebook to stay up on their daily specials and events! This is not a form of entry, just an FYI. Good luck everyone!

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