The food scene in Auburn is booming and better than ever. Not only are people flocking to live in this city, but Auburn locals are finally starting to see healthy and innovative dishes they can order. We want to share our top three must-try local eats with you! So whether you’re passing through or an Auburn local looking for a fresh find, read on!
Ross House Coffee – Baked Oatmeal
OK, raise your hand if you picture a beige bowl of mush when you hear the word oatmeal. The stuff gets a bad rap, but this baked oatmeal from Ross House is the opposite of boring. Baked fresh from the coffee house, it starts in a big rectangle, then gets a bath of creamy steamed milk of your choice. Say “everything on it” when you order for dried cranberries, toasted pecans and loads of fresh blueberries topping your bowl. And they’ll even put it in a to-go coffee cup if you’re on the run!
The Hound – Veggie Burger
I am not a vegetarian by any means. So, don’t ask me what I was thinking when I ordered this burger. In the past, I have found veggie burgers to be a bit lackluster. But after ordering this burger on a whim, I was blown away by how delicious it was. It’s a sensational blend made mostly from quinoa, beets and mushrooms. The wonderful earthy flavor and the melted Swiss cheese gives it a hearty feel. Order it with a fried egg on top and you’re in veggie burger heaven!
Pho Lee – Chicken Spring Rolls
When I heard that Pho Lee served healthy Vietnamese dishes, I went to try it as soon as I could! My go-to here has been the chicken spring rolls from day one. This traditional roll wrapped in rice paper is filled with egg noodles, fresh veggies and chicken that has a nutty, warm curry flavor. The rolls come with either an amazing peanut sauce or a sweet and spicy red sauce. (Or both if you’re indecisive like me).