It’s cuisine that transcends global boundaries and enthusiastically caters to vegetarians and omnivores alike! Snuggled-in on the corner of Fulton and Bridge in Ohio City, Johnny Mango’s World Café and Bar is a Cleveland staple for great, ethnically-charged dishes that promote local business and agriculture.
The vegetarian options are deliciously abound at Johnny Mango’s, with choices ranging from Mexican, to Caribbean, to Asian. Their deemed One-Dish Melodies (entrée menu) feature tasty classics such as Pad Thai and Fried Rice, either of which can be made vegetarian or vegan. Keith, a very talented sauté cook, prepares these dishes with such flavor, nearly everyone who tastes them is compelled to extend their compliments to the kitchen.
One can fill their quesadilla or burrito with fresh, locally grown veggies and rice, or simply order from the appetizer menu, aptly named The Ballad of Meatless and Delicious. Options available include Caribbean French Fries (fried plantains with pico de gallo), #6 Nachos (black beans, sour cream, melted cheese, and scallions), and the Bus Boy Special (Happy Beans, Veggie, and Grain of the Day).
Nearly every option on The Ballad of Meatless and Delicious is or can be made vegan (not to mention gluten-free!), but carnivore friends should not be discouraged, chicken, shrimp, or steak can be added to almost any dish.
The brunch menu, available every Saturday and Sunday (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.), is champion of several vegetarian options: Whole Wheat Waffles, available in either plain, fruit topped, chocolate chip, or pineapple-granola; grilled veggie omelet with lemon-herb dressing;
Scrambled Tofu with tomatoes and roasted pepper (vegan); and Huevos Rancheros, featuring two sunny-side-up eggs, ranchero sauce, and cheese all atop crispy corn tortillas.
The friendliness of the staff and the casual, yet animated atmosphere makes Johnny Mango’s a great place to eat for an array of occasions. With a full bar specializing in margaritas, cocktails, and juice blends, along with fun foods for youngsters, a variety of guests can be easily accommodated.
Invite a date, co-workers, friends, or the whole family to enjoy this local world café, especially those who are vegetarian; they won’t be disappointed!