TMA'ed while listening to Bibia Be Ye Ye by Ed Sheeran
Temi: Has it really been over a month since we did a restaurant review? Work/Life balance they say. What a joke. Recently though, we finally got some time and used it to visit Acadia in Fremont. We went to Acadia bright and early on President's day. Early meaning 9:30am and bright really meaning cloudy, wet Seattle weather. However, the interior of Acadia made me forget the gloom outside. It's actually bright and also airy, with geometric accents and vibrant colors. The interior of the restaurant is influenced by the south. The owners Annie and David wanted to incorporate the colors of the south while maintaining a laid back feel.
Mari: You definitely get that laid back feel from their menu. It is primarily sandwiches, bowls and wraps depending on what time you go. Their concept is based on food that is on the go and easily transportable. They serve sandwiches all day, breakfast only from 7-11am and bowls starting at 11am. We got there at 9am, so breakfast was the move. We both ordered the Acadia wrap with some additions. They also let us order the Acadia bowl and mac n cheese even though it was still too early.
Temi: The Acadia wrap was not your usual heavy breakfast wrap, even with the presence of beans and sausage, it still managed to taste "light". Even the Acadia bowl was light. The shrimp was flavorful and it had that 'Cajun' flavour, but it was still PNW refreshing if you know what I mean. It was light on the salt on first taste, but once I added some, all the other flavors started to pop.
Mari: I'm not really one for savory things as breakfast, but the Acadia wrap ( think breakfast burrito) is now an exception to my rule. It's fresh and the tortilla is crisped just right. The green bell peppers I added was the perfect addition. I imagine the more you add the more flavorful it is. Unfortunately, the mac and cheese was average and I probably wouldn't order it again as breakfast that' s for sure.
Temi: Agreed on the mac and cheese.
When we think of southern cuisine, we immediately think fried food. Acadia brings awareness to an entire bedrock of southern cuisine that is wholesome, natural food. The fresh ingredients in the Acadia wraps and bowl made the meal feel light. If it weren't for the logo and the mention of creole on the menu, one would think the food was very PNW. The recipes they used are from the owner David's family recipes from the south. The flavors are good, but they might want to channel their inner salt bae because their flavors would pop with more salt.
TMA Rating: Temi - 3/5, Mari - 3.5/5
Ambience: Bright and airy
Wait time: 10 mins
Food: Wraps and bowls
Would we go back? Yes
Halal Friendly? Yes
Disclaimer: What we say on here is strictly based on our experiences, and all thoughts, words and opinions are our (Temi and Mari) own. Unless mentioned, all the food we eat is paid for with our cold hard cash