Jackson Hole, WY: Eating Clean at Lotus Cafe

Watermelon mojito

Watermelon mojito

After Utah, we hit Jackson hole, Wyoming for a couple of days. When we got to town, we decided a healthy lunch was in order. I found Lotus Cafe.

I was attracted to it because I noticed they had noodles, kale, quinoa, bison and all sorts of goodies. I normally shy away from places that seem to have a lot going on but they got good reviews and it was worth a shot. I was surprised they served alcohol. And not just any alcohol but they had an interesting drinks list. Any place selling Fernet-Branca for $4 a shot was all right with me.

However, despite being so thirsty in Utah, I didn’t feel like a lunch cocktail. My roadtrip buddy obliged me with getting a drink. She opted for the watermelon mojito. Maybe I should have gotten a drink. Who’s going to try the tea and coffee cocktails with me? I was most intrigued by the Tiger Rye (Old Overholt rye, chai, vanilla syrup) and the Aztec Hot Chocolate (reposado tequila, Cointreau, chocolate sauce, hemp milk).

Watermelon mojito – Barcadi rum, watermelon, mint, lime, lemonade, soda water

Greek salad

Greek salad

But I decided to eat clean. I started with a Greek Salad. The vegetables were very fresh and it was a nice little salad. I enjoyed the dressing quite a bit and made sure I ate every bit of the feta.

falafel plate

falafel plate

My friend decided she wanted to eat healthy too after doing battle with the hambuguesa and Buffalo chicken dip the day before. While I liked her food and I generally like falafel, I couldn’t wait to dive into my bison burger.

bison burger with kimchi

bison burger with kimchi

I was originally going to get the bison pho but it was one of those super hot days in Jackson with no cooling winds. I decided that the bison burger would do. On this road trip we were going to try to eat local game. I suppose I shouldn’t have gotten the Greek salad because I decided to get the salad as one of my two sides. I also chose the steamed kale as my other side.

Despite the weird crumbly square sandwich bread as a bun, I really liked my bison burger. The grilled onions, kimchi and sauce were really good. I ended up dipping my kale in the sauce as well. I ate the kimchi slowly and pronounced it authentic. I somehow thought it’d be too sweet but it was good.

Lotus was the start of some great meals in Jackson.

Lotus Cafe

145 N Glenwood St., Jackson, WY 83001  —  (307) 734-0882
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