Darbster, A Vegetarian Bistro Making a Difference

Continuing my posts on vegan dining, I reached out to a friend of mine who owns Darbster, a vegetarian bistro, and asked her to share a little information about her bistro.  Here is the Darbster story.

Darbster prides itself on its natural and organic cuisine as well as its charitable efforts to raise awareness on animal welfare.  With two locations, West Palm Beach & Boca Raton, and an eclectic menu consisting of classic comfort food as well as some Living Food items Darbster will appeal to both the vegetarian and mainstream diner.  Our number one goal is to provide delicious, natural, organic and vegetarian friendly cuisine that will satisfy all palates.

A portion of the restaurant’s profits goes toward the Darbster Foundation, created by the owners, Ellen Quinlan and Alan Gould, which helps with the spaying and neutering of cats and dogs as well as sponsoring medical care for the animals.  The foundation has participated in and funded the rescue of 24 Labradors in Palm Beach County that were being bred and in poor health including 14 adults, 8 puppies and 2 pregnant females.   They’ve also funded and transported over a dozen kittens and a dozen dogs to new homes in New Hampshire.

For those who need extra convincing, bring your pet with you to Darbster on Sundays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and you’ll get 20 percent off your entrée.

Darbster Palm cakes

Palm Cakes are the signature dish served both in appetizer and entrée format.  Made with crispy hearts of palm, savory yellow rice, citrus spinach, pink peppercorn and whole grain mustard aioli.  These   are a take on Maryland crabcakes.



Another great item would be the Black & Bleu Burger Darbster black and blumade from brown rice and lentil, topped with tempeh bacon, caramelized onions, and tofu bleu cheese on a challah bun.




If  you are traveling to or live in the West Palm Beach or Boca Raton area, make sure to visit Darbster!