A year and a half after opening in Watertown, Wild Rice Vegan Cafe (71 Elm St.) is closing this weekend, reports Boston Restaurant Talk. Chef-owner Pankaj Pradhan is also behind Red Lentil, which will remain open at 600 Mt. Auburn St. in Watertown.
Wild Rice Vegan Cafe will close after service on Sunday, June 18, according to a Facebook post from the restaurant thanking “loyal patrons” and promising to “continue to provide Watertown with the very best in vegan cuisine” via catering and at Red Lentil.
Wild Rice serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner with global influences — Tex-Mex enchiladas, garbanzo bean burgers, South Indian upma, oat bowls, crepes suzette, and more, all vegan.
The restaurant’s big sister, Red Lentil, opened in 2009 and has a fully vegetarian menu with numerous vegan options. It’s open for daily dinner as well as weekday lunch and weekend brunch.