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Vegan Carribean Restaurant
Wholesome and flavorful food, featuring local and organic ingredients when possible. Simple but delicious menu of entrees, soups, sides, and fresh juices.
on Sep 1 08
(last updated Sep 1 08)
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I don't know what's happened since the time this place was last reviewed, but I have never felt compelled as strongly to write a review...which actually I have never done. This is how strongly I want to warn people off this place. I am familiar with a number of ethnic cuisines, so my perceptions are not based on unfamiliarity. We ordered the Ital stew with brown rice and kale, and the Ackee & Tofu with kale. We shared a veggie pattie. The veggie smelled and tasted like it was made with rotten broccoli. In both cases the rice was under-cooked. The Ital Stew and the "Jamaica-style rice" say they contain peas...which are really kidney beans...and I'm bean intolerant...so ultimately had I liked the taste the hidden ingredient would have made me sick. The Ackee and Tofu was about 3 soup spoons full of food, and then there was tons of rice. Not much nourishment. EVERYTHING was over-salted. Ultimately, we had to give up eating what we had bought....it was really that awful, and take something out of the freezer to heat up. This has got to be the worst food I can remember ordering, and a waste of the $22 we spent. In short...inedible.
Vegetarian Paradise is an all-vegan Jamaican restaurant that is located 1 block up the hill from the Brattleboro Co-op. There are 5 entrees available each day, along with 2 side vegetables. The server happily prepared us a "sample" platter so that we could try each of the 5 entrees before we settled on one of them. I ended up ordering the brown stew tofu with a side of cabbage, while my friend ordered the curry chunks (seitan cooked in a curry sauce) with a side of kale. We also each ordered a glass of Vegetarian Paradise's Jamaican ginger beer, which was wonderfully refreshing. All of our food was delicious and the service was outstanding.
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Corner of Canal St. and South Main St., downtown Brattleboro.
$ - inexpensive
- (Mostly) Organic
- Large Group-Friendly