six main restaurant / who says connecticut can’t be hip and vegan?

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Six Main in Chester, CT
who knew you could find a vegetarian oasis in connecticut?

In case you didn’t know, Connecticut has a lot to offer i.e. spectacular foliage, prep schools, lyme disease, ESPN, insurance, Martha Stewart, oversized luxury SUV monsters, the praying mantis, and women with 90’s Hillary Clinton haircuts and cashmere sweater sets. Alas, we are a diverse state, but until recently have failed at providing the ever growing non-hippie-private-school-educated-pseudo-gluten-free-vegetarians with plant-based restaurants. Enter Six Main, a wholly vegetarian and mostly vegan restaurant in the heart of Chester, which nearly suffers from the too quaint town syndrome, but saves itself by lacking a Life is Good store and fudge shop. See my thoughts on quaint towns here.

Inside this converted savings bank is a chic, white-linens-and-dark-wood-with-the-good-wine-glasses-and-small-menu kind of restaurant that takes the hip from hippie and does away with the extra letters. Although I love nothing more than the smell of patchouli and wheatgrass and a server wearing a shirt that says “I’m not a nugget”, there is a time and place for veg chic. New York has always been the go to mecca for high end vegan dining, but with Six Main on the map, Connecticut’s veg options are shifting from  miso soup and veggie burgers to beet tartare and kimchee fried rice tempeh satay. I’ll take one of each, thank you.

feeling sophisticated with my glass of sauvignon blanc despite my jeans & oversized sweatshirt ensemble
feeling sophisticated with my glass of sauvignon blanc despite my gorgeous oversized sweatshirt ensemble

 

quite possible the best gluten free focaccia bread I've ever tasted, paired with a delicious tapenade
quite possible the best gluten free focaccia bread I’ve ever tasted, paired with a delicious tapenade

 

roasted squash & arugula salad with toasted pumpkin seeds
roasted squash & arugula salad with toasted pumpkin seeds

 

new england chopped kale salad with peppercorn dressing, avocado and pear
new england chopped kale salad with peppercorn dressing, avocado and pear

 

barbecued portobello and kimchee raw korean tacos
barbecued portobello and kimchee grilled korean tacos

 

kimchee fried rice nut butter tempeh satay with pineapple salsa
kimchee fried rice tempeh satay with pineapple salsa

 

sundried tomato and flax raw tostada with cashew crema, guacamole & salsa
sundried tomato and flax raw tostada with cashew crema, guacamole & salsa

 

 

3 thoughts on “six main restaurant / who says connecticut can’t be hip and vegan?

    Tina Manley said:
    October 10, 2013 at 8:14 am

    Lovely food, the pics are mouth watering!!!

    Moozer said:
    November 14, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Six Main is amazing and worth the drive from anywhere! Always cozy and delicious, even for non-vegans, making everyone happy ❤

    rachelcarr1 said:
    March 3, 2014 at 3:33 am

    Thank you for your comments about Six Main! I’m glad you enjoyed everything when you visited!

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