Fish about-face

Tofu and cucumber poke bowl, Fish Face Poke Bar

Illustration by Sarah Hansel

Vegetarians and vegans don’t typically get to partake in poke bowls, those trendy, customizable dishes composed of of marinated raw fish, various veggies and savory sauces. There is at least one local, animal-friendly choice, however via Fish Face Poke Bar. With a variety of available sauces (sesame soy, spicy kimchi ponzu, miso mustard), the tofu and cucumber bowl ($8.50-$16.50) is served topped with green and white onions, seaweed and sesame seeds. Pick from a wealth of add-on ingredients such as fried garlic ($1) or avocado ($1.50) to craft a fresh, hearty and healthy meal—no fish required. 1104 R Street, Suite 100, or 6241 Fair Oaks Boulevard in Carmichael;