Costco has added a couple of vegan items to its food court menu, the Al Pastor Salad and the Acai Bowl. We tried the Al Pastor Salad yesterday (next time we’ll try the Acai Bowl, as soon as I figure out how to pronounce it!). The “Al Pastor” is marinated soy protein bits, which I thought tasted and had the texture of crumbled pork, though without the quantity of fat one might detect. The rest of the salad was chopped romaine, black beans, black olives, shredded carrots, and … “banh mi dressing”. This seems incredibly fusion, sort of a Mexican-Vietnamese hybrid. The dressing is nicely spicy, which perks up the whole salad. I found that the salad was big enough for two meals for me, but I’m a small eater.) All in all, not a bad dish for $4.99.
(We started eating quinoa before it became a “thing” here, so we did not know what the correct pronunciation was, and for a few years were calling it “kin-OH-ah”.)
Where we are they dropped the BBQ Beef Sandwich to make room for these; other people have reported they dropped the Polish dog, but that had disappeared years ago from here (NJ).