Q&A: Dharma Mojo offers unique vegetarian cuisine

Mount Pleasant residents can venture into the world of vegetarianism now, thanks to the new restaurant Dharma Mojo. OmBodies Yoga Studio, 210 W. Pickard St., opened the a tea bar and vegetarian grill last month, and it’s completely unique to the area. The tea bar features 36 varieties of tea, mostly organic, and vegetarian menu items such as avocado fries, asparagus flatbread and carrot crumble muffins. Everything on the menu has a vegan option, and all menu items are made with as many organic items as possible.

Dharma Mojo is open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and breakfast items are available each morning. The following interview is with restaurant owner Mike Otterbine.

Q:  How long has Dharma Mojo been open?

Mike Otterbine– About a month.

Q: What’s your most popular menu item?

A: The portobello cap chipotle burger.

Q: Why is this a good place for students to come?

A: You’ll feel better if you eat here, it’ll give you great energy without the side effects of fast food.

Q: Do you think this will take off in Mount Pleasant?

A: I think so, I think there is a market for it. We’re prepared to grow with our community.

Q: What makes your food so good?

A: It’s better for you than that greasy fried stuff.

Q: Is everything homemade?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you buy from local Mount Pleasant-owned stores?

A: We haven’t found a source yet for our volume. We’re buying mostly organic whenever we can, so it’s tough to find the volume for our establishment. But, we buy locally whenever we can.

Q: Who comes up with the menu items?

A: Will Scott, our head chef.

Q: What are your specials?

A: Vegetable lasagna this week, and every Saturday we offer a different tofu scramble.