COVID-19 Notes: Open daily 11 am-9:30 pm. Delivery via Treehouse Deliveries.
Rüt (pronounced "root") is the culinary effort of chef-owners Justin Oliveri and Josh Lorenzen, both practicing vegans. The restaurant opened April 2019 in a space formerly home to Picabu Bistro on the lower South Hill, next to a Rosauers grocery store. Rüt's menu offers a range of textures and flavors, including several dishes that convincingly mimic animal-based ingredient counterparts. The comfort food-inspired truffle mac has coconut "bacon bits," Broccolini, bread crumbs and chili flakes. Two plant-based burgers feature two of the leading commercially available plant-based patties: the Beyond Burger and Impossible Burger.