Fueled by their passion for plants – and their love of restaurants – Laura Schumpert and Yvonne Randolph opened Trio, a fast-casual concept that serves 100-percent plant-based cuisine, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Defined by the pair as comfort food with a modern flair, Trio’s menu includes a variety of dishes such as a Buffalo “chicken” sandwich with coconut cheese and vegan ranch, pasta topped with steamed broccoli and housemade creamy Cajun cashew Alfredo sauce and loaded nachos smothered in quinoa taco meat, plant-based nacho cheese and cashew sour cream.

Schumpert says the goal is not to be as good as the original version, but better, so guests can rest assured that they’ll never have to sacrifice flavor.

Trio, 1027 Broadway St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri, 573.803.3095, triorestaurantcape.com