I live in the mid-west and we have no restaurants like this. On a trip in 2009, I tried both locations of California Vegan. I enjoyed the Orange "Chicken" the most. The salad was a delicious mix of greens, the spring rolls were crispy (although a bit too oily for me, but i dabbed them off), and the orange sauce was delicious. I'm unsure if it was a "homemade" sauce or something prepackaged.
Price wise, I didn't find it expensive.
either way, I make it a point to go to this site (or the other one in town) whenever I'm on the West Coast.