Reviews written by Linda

I'm vegan
Registered on May 19 05
 

Clockwork Couture in Internet
Jul 2 12

rating star

Everything we've bought from Clockwork Couture has been good quality and well made, especially their hats, which are hand made by a local milliner. And Donna, the owner, is lovely and really helpful. If you're looking for an unusual gift for someone, it's a great place to look too!

The Coffee Fool in Internet
Sep 6 06

rating star

I ordered some of their 'Velvet Hammer', which lived up to its description and arrived quickly. They're also right - once you try their fresh coffees, all other coffee tastes stale. I'm ruined for life!

Ethical Wares in Internet
Sep 8 06

rating star

Well made products, good service & quick delivery.

Heavy Red in Internet
Jul 18

rating star

I've loved everything I've ordered from here so far. It's well made, and seems to fit true to size. Good customer service too.

Nevada County Wine Guild in Internet
May 21 06

rating star

They have been really helpful, and sent us detailed emails about their wines: vegan, organic, sulphite-free, etc.
We've only tried their viognier so far, but it was pleasant, and not over-priced - and I didn't get a sulphur reaction to it, so I know they're right about that. It has a slight fizzyness to it, but not in an unpleasant way, with a light flavour. Their wines are available from Wild Oats, and I think from Trader Joe's soon too.

Pangea Vegan Products in Internet
Jun 17 06

rating star

'Be sure to mention PETA when placing your online order to have 5% donated to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals!
Just type "PETA" in the field that says "Enter gift certificate number or special instructions here."'

Vegan Essentials in Internet
Mar 1 08

rating star

I recently had an order from here go missing - UPS claim to have delivered it, but it never showed up. Vegan Essentials couldn't have been more helpful. They did all the chasing up of UPS to find out what had happened, phoned & emailed me to keep me in the loop, and quickly sent out a replacement order.

Veganstore.co.uk in Internet
Jun 13 06

rating star

Plenty of choice, including some hard-to-find-in-the-UK food items, fast delivery.

Zappos.com in Internet
Jun 3 06

rating star

Pretty good range of veggie shoes, and fast delivery. The prices aren't too bad either.

Giraffe in LHR - London Heathrow, Airports
Dec 8 12

rating star

My partner's had a full cooked English breakfast here, that he was assured was vegan. I normally go to the bar there and get one of their fresh-made smoothies, which are really good.

Napa Farms Market in SFO - San Francisco International Airport, Airports
Dec 8 12

rating star

Decent food at an airport for once! The counter front and center has Pepples vegan donuts (try the orange creamsicle flavour), and the counter back right has vegan roasted tempeh paninis. The pizzas at the back left could possibly be made vegan too, I just didn't check.

Cafe Espress in Flagstaff, Arizona
Sep 22 06

rating star

The staff were really helpful, & knew exactly what was vegan on the menu. They're happy to substitute items. The menu is also fairly imaginative - not the usual hummus & falafel that's often the veg choice in non-veg places. The tempeh Reuben's good, & they make a great veg chili.

Fresh Mint in Phoenix/Tempe Metro, Arizona
Oct 9 13

rating star

We loved our meal at Fresh Mint, and were told straight away that the cakes and one of the entrees weren't vegan (unlike a previous reviewer's experience). We had the fried imperial rolls, the papaya salad, the fresh island green salad, and the pho. More than enough food for the two of us, and it certainly lived up to the fresh part of their name. They have a cute little patio on the side that's marked as being dog-friendly, and they offered to bring out water for our dogs as soon as we sat down too.

Adobe Rose Inn in Tucson, Arizona
Apr 17 10

rating star

The three course breakfasts at the inn are fantastic. Over our three days there we had porridge with fresh fruit, polenta with home-made mango chutney, home-made apple cake, rice pudding with fresh fruit, and wonderful home-made chocolate chip muffins.

If you have to eat gluten-free, I'd especially recommend the inn, as they make sure that no one feels deprived because of dietary restrictions.

Bentley's House of Coffee and Tea in Tucson, Arizona
Mar 22 10

rating star

We had a mixed response to Bentley's. Some stuff, like the cakes were OK, though the chocolate tofu tart was amazing, and very rich. We were disappointed by the tofu 'scramble' though - the tofu wasn't even scrambled, just cut into cubes, and, although the flavour was OK, it was incredibly greasy. It was served with equally greasy potatoes and a slice of dry toast (which unfortunately came with a pat of butter - make sure to make it clear to them if you're a vegan).

The hummus and avocado sandwiches we had there were great though. Far nicer than you'd expect a simple hummus and avocado sandwich to be.

Epic Cafe in Tucson, Arizona
Mar 22 10

rating star

They have a great selection of vegan desserts here. I tried the chocolate brownie and it was great. The scones looked good too, and they're huge.

Food Conspiracy Co-op in Tucson, Arizona
Mar 22 10

rating star

A good range of vegan and vegetarian products, and reasonable prices. Very friendly too. We were disappointed by the amount of take-away food available, but then again, we were there on a Sunday, so they possibly don't have much available then.

Frog and Firkin in Tucson, Arizona
Mar 22 10

rating star

Their 'vegan' pizza is great (the 'Sicilian' also sound like it's vegan) - huge, with a deep crust, and plenty of toppings. They also have some vegan beers, like Sam Smith's and Stone Brewery.

Maya Quetzal in Tucson, Arizona
Mar 22 10

rating star

It's nice to be able to go to a Central American restaurant, and not just have veg fajitas as the only option. We had a kind of spinach cutlet, served with salad, rice and beans, and it was really tasty. Try their tamarind soda too - it's amazing.

Sinbad's in Tucson, Arizona
Mar 22 10

rating star

Sinbad's is quite cute, & a nice place to sit on a sunny afternoon. The staff are friendly, and the food is fresh. The portions though are tiny. I had the Arabic Falafal wrap, which was supposed to contain potatoes and aubergines, but they were almost non-existent. The falafal was tasty, but there were just two small ones, wrapped in a pita that can't have been more that 6 inches in diameter. It did only cost 5 bucks, but still seemed more like an appetizer than a main course.

Zemam's in Tucson, Arizona
Mar 22 10

rating star

This place doesn't look like much from the outside (or the inside, for that matter), but the food makes up for that. It seemed like all but one of the vegetable dishes was vegan (the other contains cheese), and our waitress had a very clear idea of what vegan meant. In the end, we just asked her to bring enough vegan food for three people, and we were more than happy with the selection that turned up. Their injera bread is good (and ours was certainly fresh), but isn't quite as sour as ones I've had elsewhere. That may mean it's not quite as authentic, but it certainly tasted nice.

9021Pho in Los Angeles, California
Feb 2

rating star

Really tasty, fresh food. And they're very accommodating to vegans.

Azla Ethiopian Vegan in Los Angeles, California
May 2

rating star

We shared a four item plate between the two of us, which came with a couple of pieces of injera, plus a small cupcake each for dessert. Easily enough food for a light lunch, though we would probably have appreciated more injera. The food itself is tasty and light, but a couple of the dishes were a little watery (the injera is rolled up on top, rather than a piece underneath to soak up the juices). I wouldn't say that Azla is as good as Rahel's, but it makes a good lunch stop.

Bean Sprouts in Los Angeles, California
Aug 13 05

rating star

Very helpful staff. They made sure that we knew which dishes were vegan, and that they could amend some others if we wanted. They were also careful about allergies. Everything we had tasted very fresh.
Try the cold julienne tofu - very different. Hard to recommend anything else, as everything we tried was great.

Blue Hen in Los Angeles, California
May 31 13

rating star

Finally got around to trying Blue Hen, and it was great. We went for one of the lunch specials, which was a plate of fries, followed by a bowl of vegan pho soup. The fries were really nice, though a little greasy, and are served with a sweet soy sauce to dip them in. Our waiter brought out hot sauce, hoisin sauce, and ketchup too. The pho was one of the best I've had, & was really well seasoned, though I did still add some chili sauce and loads of hoisin, 'cos I prefer it like that.

Cafe Muse in Los Angeles, California
Dec 1 10

rating star

The food is OK, but nothing special. The place has a nice feel to it though, and it's handy if you're going to one of the many little theatres around there.

Casa de Sousa Coffee House in Los Angeles, California
May 25 06

rating star

Recently been back: forget the savory tamales - go for the sweet ones, especially the chocolate!


The tamales are great - the side salad even has a vegan dressing - and the Mexican soy milk hot chocolate is fantastic! There was only one person on duty, but she was lovely, and put real attention into making and presenting our food.

Cham in Los Angeles, California
Nov 14 11

rating star

This place was recommended by the ladies at Alternative Outfitters (via their blog), and they were right. this place is great. The waiters seemed to know their stuff when we asked what was vegan, which seems to be everything on the menu that looks vegetarian. They also said they could make us most dishes with tofu.

We tried the CHAM Salad (spring mix, carrots, jicama, sesame brittle, soy-balsamic vinaigrette), California bibimbap, pickled seaweed tofu pocket and arugula & radish tofu pocket. Very fresh and tasty, though none of it very filling.

Chandra Thai in Los Angeles, California
Mar 30 08

rating star

We've never eaten here, because we've been assured by them that they can't cater for veggies or vegans well - almost everything does contain fish sauce.

Chichen Itza in Los Angeles, California
Mar 1 08

rating star

The food here is good, & fresh, though a bit bland for my tastes, and their Horchata is great. I'd recommend trying the Arroz con Platanos (rice with plantain).

Cinnamon Vegetarian in Los Angeles, California
May 16 08

rating star

I've never had a problem with the service here. Yeah, they may not be the quickest, but they're always friendly. The food's good, always fresh, and certainly filling.

Farmer's Market - South Pasadena in Los Angeles, California
May 1 06

rating star

The veg here is always fresh. There are also a couple of stands selling lemonade, one of which uses organic lemons, and a tamale stand with a few veggie tamales and one vegan one.

Father Nature's Lavash Wraps in Los Angeles, California
Jun 17 05

rating star

The food's not bad here, and at least there's some choice, but both the falafal and hummus are far too lemony.

Fugetsu-Do in Los Angeles, California
Dec 14 11

rating star

Best mochi & manju we've ever had, and they were really helpful when we explained we were vegan. We still had 20 or so flavours to choose from. On their advice we frozen the mochi we bought on the Saturday, and thawed it out on the Thursday for Thanksgiving - it still tasted fresh.

Grassroots Natural Market and Kitchen in Los Angeles, California
Feb 8 09

rating star

Although this place has lots of meat dishes, they've got a really good veggie selection. We tried the scrambled tofu burrito and the raw burrito, both of which were freshly made with our own choices from the salad bar, and were huge! The staff are friendly and helpful, and the place looks pretty good after it's refit form the fire (Nothing to do with them - it was the Chinese restaurant next door.) I wasn't too impressed with the natural food market part though - very little food (mostly sweet snack bars), just lots of remedies, though they have several items from the cafe ready packed to take away.

Green Earth Vegan Cuisine in Los Angeles, California
May 30 10

rating star

The menu for this place makes it looks like just another of the LA vegan Thai places, but from what we've tried so far, the quality is a bit better than most of them. It also feels like a proper restaurant, rather than a cafe, though they still don't serve alcohol.

Highlights so far have been their Summer rolls, and for dessert their Thai banana rolls.

Green Leaves in Los Angeles, California
Aug 27 06

rating star

I have heard that this restaurant, despite claiming to be vegan, use whey in their entrees, and, when telephoned, admitted to this, but said they had no plans to change! If you plan on going there, please call them first to double check this info.

Happy Family Restaurant in Los Angeles, California
Mar 24 13

rating star

We've just been to Happy Family at their new location on the outside of the new Atlantic Times Square mall. We went for the all-you-can-eat lunch special ($13.95 each), and between two of us ordered a spring roll each, kung pao with chicken (wheat gluten), deep fried house chicken (mushroom), rib (taro) with sweet & sour sauce, stir fry green mustard leaves, and tofu with black bean and brown sauce. Everything was great, though the mustard leaves could have been a little less oily. Our favourite was the taro ribs: the little taro balls wrapped in batter were perfect and the sweet & sour sauce was subtle, neither too sweet nor sour. Unlike a previous reviewer, we liked the spring rolls - although they did contain a lot of cabbage, that's not all they had in them, and they were cooked perfectly. Our waitress was great, and helped us choose, even warning us when we'd ordered something that was too oily.

India Sweets & Spices in Los Angeles, California
Oct 17 05

rating star

Best Indian food we've had since leaving the UK (which has some of the world's top Indian restaurants). Definitely try the Combo Uttapam (like an egg-less omelet, stuffed with veg, served with a cup of daal and two dips).

Jamba Juice in Los Angeles, California
Jan 27 06

rating star

Their sherbets aren't vegan, but their sorbet is. Soy milk can be substituted for cow's milk.

The Vibrant C boost contains honey, the Femme boost has calcium from cow's milk, and the Performance boost contains animal derivatives - all the rest are OK.

The only bakery product that's vegan is the apple and cinnamon pretzel (which is yummy), the rest are vegetarian.

I'd definitely recommend the Protein Berry Pizzazz - gorgeous and very filling.

Jamba Juice - Pasadena in Los Angeles, California
Jun 15 05

rating star

Their sherbets aren't vegan, but their sorbet is. Soy milk can be substituted for cow's milk.

The Vibrant C boost contains honey, the Femme boost has calcium from cow's milk, and the Performance boost contains animal derivatives - all the rest are OK.

The only bakery product that's vegan is the apple and cinnamon pretzel (which is yummy), the rest are vegetarian.

I'd definitely recommend the Protein Berry Pizzazz - gorgeous and very filling.

Jamba Juice - Pasadena in Los Angeles, California
Jun 15 05

rating star

Their sherbets aren't vegan, but their sorbet is. Soy milk can be substituted for cow's milk.

The Vibrant C boost contains honey, the Femme boost has calcium from cow's milk, and the Performance boost contains animal derivatives - all the rest are OK.

The only bakery product that's vegan is the apple and cinnamon pretzel (which is yummy), the rest are vegetarian.

I'd definitely recommend the Protein Berry Pizzazz - gorgeous and very filling.

Jamba Juice - Pasadena in Los Angeles, California
Jun 15 05

rating star

Their sherbets aren't vegan, but their sorbet is. Soy milk can be substituted for cow's milk.

The Vibrant C boost contains honey, the Femme boost has calcium from cow's milk, and the Performance boost contains animal derivatives - all the rest are OK.

The only bakery product that's vegan is the apple and cinnamon pretzel (which is yummy), the rest are vegetarian.

I'd definitely recommend the Protein Berry Pizzazz - gorgeous and very filling.

Johnny Rockets in Los Angeles, California
Aug 13 05

rating star

Nothing special, but useful to know about when you're hungry and don't fancy going to Father Nature's. The service is also a bit slow.

Kingston Cafe in Los Angeles, California
Apr 7 12

rating star

We really enjoyed our meal here, and, after seeming my 'vegan' t-shirt, our waiter was really helpful in pointing out what we could eat on the menu. We shared the plantain fritters with pineapple and mango salsa to start, and each had the 'Caribbean Green' for main - pretty simple, but nicely done greens, broccoli and peppers in jerk seasoning with perfect rice and beans. The veg were a little greasy, but not overly so, and the dish came with a couple of slices of fried plantain and a small (we think deep-fat fried) bread stick. We wish we'd had room for dessert: pineapple mango shaved ice topped with mango and pineapple. We did try the Ginger Peach Lemonade though which was wonderfully gingery.

Le Pain Quotidien - Pasadena in Los Angeles, California
Sep 7 07

rating star

Pretty good vegan & vegetarian options, clearly marked. The vegan blueberry muffins are great. Helpful, but overworked staff. The place can get packed at lunchtimes and even early mornings when people meet there with their young children.

Mijares in Los Angeles, California
May 23 13

rating star

This place is tiny compared to the other Mijares, but the food is the same. It feels like a cheap, grotty cafe, but the service is always friendly, and the food is fresh.

My Vegan in Los Angeles, California
Feb 24 09

rating star

Finally! A vegan restaurant in Pasadena. I'd probably eat here a lot even if it wasn't as good as it is. We were pretty impressed with the food we got though, but we'll be trying other things on the menu next time, since there's just so much choice.

We had the miso soup - fairly standard; papaya salad - be warned, this is pretty hot, but tasty; ginger rice soup with soy chicken - really nice flavours of ginger & the red rice in a warming broth; and the soy fish dinner special - comes with fried brown rice (the kind they use is fairly red & nicely chewy), salad and a spring roll. I really liked the soy fish, but my partner found the sweet & sour sauce with pineapple chunks it came in a bit much. He loved everything else though. They also gave us a free dessert - lychees on ice. It's a shame they used tinned sweetened lychees, but it was a nice touch.

Organix in Los Angeles, California
Feb 2

rating star

Good range of produce and groceries, and not too expensive for a small independent store. They do great sandwiches too - their pulled pork sandwich (made with shredded jack fruit) is amazing.

P. F. Chang's China Bistro in Los Angeles, California
Feb 21 06

rating star

Their wait staff always seem to understand veganism, and are happy to help. From contacting the company through their web site I was informed that all their veggie dishes are vegan, apart from double pan-fried noodles vegetable, which uses egg noodles.

The vegetarian lettuce wraps are fantastic.

P. F. Chang's China Bistro in Los Angeles, California
Feb 21 06

rating star

Their wait staff always seem to understand veganism, and are happy to help. From contacting the company through their web site I was informed that all their veggie dishes are vegan, apart from double pan-fried noodles vegetable, which uses egg noodles.

The vegetarian lettuce wraps are fantastic.

P. F. Chang's China Bistro in Los Angeles, California
Feb 21 06

rating star

Their wait staff always seem to understand veganism, and are happy to help. From contacting the company through their web site I was informed that all their veggie dishes are vegan, apart from double pan-fried noodles vegetable, which uses egg noodles.

The vegetarian lettuce wraps are fantastic.

P. F. Chang's China Bistro in Los Angeles, California
Feb 21 06

rating star

Their wait staff always seem to understand veganism, and are happy to help. From contacting the company through their web site I was informed that all their veggie dishes are vegan, apart from double pan-fried noodles vegetable, which uses egg noodles.

The vegetarian lettuce wraps are fantastic.

P. F. Chang's China Bistro - El Segundo in Los Angeles, California
Feb 21 06

rating star

Their wait staff always seem to understand veganism, and are happy to help. From contacting the company through their web site I was informed that all their veggie dishes are vegan, apart from double pan-fried noodles vegetable, which uses egg noodles.

The vegetarian lettuce wraps are fantastic.

Paradis in Los Angeles, California
Jun 6 12

rating star

We tried their peach (vegan) sorbet, and it was great. Tasted more like ice cream than sorbet.

Pita! Pita! in Los Angeles, California
Jun 16 05

rating star

They told us the baba ganoush was pure vegetarian too, when we asked if anything had dairy in.

The food's OK, but everything tasted way too much of citrus - I suspect it was citric acid too, rather than lemon juice - we both felt rather ill afterwards.

Pizzanista in Los Angeles, California
Sep 25

rating star

Cute place in the Arts District, with three different vegan pizzas, a couple of which are available by the slice. They even have vegan cupcakes.

I tried the Vegan Veggie, and it was pretty good. Not too heavy on the Daiya like some places are, and the toppings were spot on. The base though was a little on the thin side for my tastes.

Real Food Daily in Los Angeles, California
May 29 12

rating star

Same tasty, but expensive, food you'll find at the other Real Food Daily locations. They've made a nice job of renovating the interior, with lots of reclaimed wood and concrete floors.

Sachi Sushi in Los Angeles, California
Jul 9 08

rating star

I've had better bento boxes, but this was pretty good. Great to have brown rice (perfectly done - not at all stodgy), and the tofu seemed pretty fresh. The place is cute, the staff are friendly, and there aren't many Japanese places that feature a vegan menu.

Sage in Los Angeles, California
May 12 13

rating star

I almost gave this a 4 rather than a 5 star, just because of the atmosphere. The place is far too small, cramped, and loud. We were at the small table nearest the door, & constantly felt like we were in the way of the queue waiting for ice cream. The food & service though more than make up for it. I had the raw taco, and loved it. I often find that gourmet raw food is far too high fat, and although this has walnut 'taco meat' and guacamole, it still didn't feel too fatty. My partner had one of the specials, which was a tofu curry with cous cous - an odd fusion of cuisines, but it worked really well.

I also almost knocked a star off for the desserts we tried - a chocolate cake with maple & coconut frosting, and a carrot cake - as they were a bit dry. The flavours were still great though, so we enjoyed them nonetheless.

We'll definitely go back, but it's somewhere to go for lunch. I don't think we'd consider it for an evening meal.

Saladang in Los Angeles, California
May 28 06

rating star

WARNING: See Saladang Song review for details (same company).


Excellent food and smiling staff. They do various combinations of stir-fried vegetables, to which you can add tofu. They also do fantastic sticky rice and red, green and yellow curries.

Saladang Song in Los Angeles, California
May 28 06

rating star

WARNING: Went for lunch recently for the first time, and were told by the staff that they couldn't do anything that was veggie, since their curry paste came with fish sauce already in it (have been told on every previous occasion that leaving out the fish sauce wasn't a problem). We're going to write to them to get this confirmed by the management, but, in the meantime, be careful here.


Really imaginative food; one of my favorites is the Soba Salad (cold buckwheat noodles, with shi'itake mushrooms, cucumber, green leaf, onion, in sesame dressing, with tofu substituted for the meat obviously). You should also try their Fried Taro Rolls.

Shojin in Los Angeles, California
Jun 7 08

rating star

Really imaginative takes on traditional Japanese food - the bento box with barbequed seitan was especially good. The food is healthy & organic; they even have brown rice (unusual in Japanese food). Definitely try their 'Green Tea “Moss” Cake with Sweet Azuki Beans' too, maybe to share since it's a generous portion!

A great atmosphere too, & really friendly staff.

spud! LA in Los Angeles, California
Jan 27 09

rating star

I've only ever had one problem with a delivery from here, & that was the day before Thanksgiving, so they were a bit busy. I easily got a refund for the damaged produce though.

Other than that, everything's been very fresh, & delivered promptly.

Super King Market in Los Angeles, California
Apr 14 09

rating star

Just as good as their Glendale location. On the whole pretty cheap, but not somewhere we'll shop frequently due to the lack of organic stuff, though they do stock soy milk, tofu, etc. We found some tasty flatbread pizza in the bakery section - all the cheese-free ones are vegan, & the spinach one we tried was tasty (I think they were about 4 bucks for 6).

Taco Spot in Los Angeles, California
Aug 11 08

rating star

The place was fairly busy for a Sunday afternoon when we were there, but our food arrived pretty quickly. It was tasty & freshly made, and they'd got the 'no cheese, no sour cream' right. Nice horchata too.

Thai Dishes in Los Angeles, California
Jun 16 06

rating star

Tasty, fairly authentic food. Not at all greasy. Their margaritas are even pretty good!

Tibet Nepal House in Los Angeles, California
Dec 12 12

rating star

Since we first went there the menu has evolved, and there are now several items marked as vegan.
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The food here's pretty good, & the service was great. When we went there was only one vegan dish, but they managed to make one other vegan for us.

Trader Joe's - Pasadena in Los Angeles, California
May 29 06

rating star

This company have recently adopted a cage-free policy for its own-brand eggs, so, if you do buy eggs here, make sure you get their own-brand ones.

Trader Joe's - Pasadena in Los Angeles, California
May 29 06

rating star

This company have recently adopted a cage-free policy for its own-brand eggs, so, if you do buy eggs here, make sure you get their own-brand ones.

Trader Joe's - Pasadena in Los Angeles, California
May 29 06

rating star

This company have recently adopted a cage-free policy for its own-brand eggs, so, if you do buy eggs here, make sure you get their own-brand ones.

Tribal Cafe in Los Angeles, California
Feb 2

rating star

We both enjoyed our meal at Tribal Cafe, and were quite impressed with the place. Within a short time of leaving though, we both developed stomach aches. I haven't eaten meat in 30 years, and my partner has never eaten it, and the only time either of us get that kind of pain is if there's animal fat in our food. We can only guess they're not too careful when they cook things, since, from what we could see of the kitchen area, it looked clean.

True Food Kitchen in Los Angeles, California
Nov 16

rating star

As the previous reviewer said, the chef's here have it right with the crispy tempeh in the 'TLT'. It was perfect, including the sandwich being not so big that I didn't have room for dessert: a creamy chia seed pudding that I'd also recommend.

My friend had their seasonal squash pizza, which I didn't taste because of the cheese, but it smelt amazing. Definitely one to try if it's still on the menu when I return.

Truly a Vegan Restaurant in Los Angeles, California
Nov 15 05

rating star

Been back here twice more, and have been far more impressed with the food. Their burgers have been fantastic, and their scrambled tofu dishes are interesting too. Haven't yet had a raw dessert, but the German Chocolate cake was great.


My partner and I both went for the same dish - Pad Thai - which was a mistake really; We should have tried other things from the menu. the Pad Thai was OK, but too sweet for my palate, though my partner managed to polish off both plates!

Other diners dishes looked interesting, and I'll definitely be trying one of their all day breakfasts next time.

Whole Foods Market in Los Angeles, California
Mar 21 08

rating star

As Ramona says, they now have few vegan pastry options (except pumpkin pie & other seasonal ones occasionally), but if you look in the raw food fridge, rather than the bakery section, you'll find some great raw food 'cheesecakes'.

They've also been a bit slack lately at labeling the hot foods - I always seem to have to find a staff member to check which ones are vegan.

Yard House in Los Angeles, California
Feb 2

rating star

They now have Gardein products, so they have many more vegan options than before.
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Very helpful company. When contacted they checked with their head chef, and, as of 16th June 2006, these are the items that are or can be vegan:
- HOUSE SALAD
- CHOPPED SALAD: Request No Bacon
- MIXED FIELD GREENS
- SUMMER SALAD
- BABY LEAF SPINACH: Request No Gouda Cheese
- WALNUT PEAR SALAD
- ICEBERG WEDGE: Request Sub Balsamic Vinaigrette, No Dressing, No Blue Cheese Crumbles
- GRILLED ARTICHOKE: Request No Aioli Sauce
- CHILLED EDAMAME
- SPICY TUNA ROLL: Request No Ahi
- CHINESE GARLIC NOODLES: Request No Oyster Sauce, No Parmesan Cheese
- LETTUCE WRAPS (with Shiitake and portobella mushrooms): Request No Oyster Sauce, No Fire Cracker Sauce, Peanut and Spicy Chili Sauce May Be Used
- GRILLED HEARTS OF ROMAINE: Request Sub Dressing for Balsamic Vinaigrette
- AHI CRUNCHY SALAD: Request No Ahi
- THAI CHICKEN SALAD: Request No Chicken
- BBQ CHICKEN SALAD: Sub Balsamic Vinaigrette, No Ranch Dressing: Request No Chicken, No Cheese
- PIZZAS: Request No Cheese & No Meat
- ANGEL HAIR PASTA: Request No Oyster Sauce, No Parmesan and Feta Cheese
- CHICKEN RICE BOWL: Request No Oyster Sauce, No Stir Fry Sauce and No Chicken
- CHICKEN GARLIC NOODLES: Request No Oyster Sauce, No Stir Fry Sauce and No Chicken

Z Pizza in Los Angeles, California
Feb 2

rating star

Really good pizza. We usually get their Berkeley vegan pizza, but miss off the veggie burger crumbles (as its not the best of veggie burgers), and add some artichoke. It's worth asking for only half the Daiya cheese, as they're a bit heavy-handed with it, and it makes the pizza too greasy.

5th Avenue Deli & Catering Co in Monterey County, California
May 30 13

rating star

I've given this place three stars as it's clean, friendly, has quite a few veggie options, and there really isn't much else available in Carmel. That said, I didn't really like either of the two wraps we got here - the Gaza wrap and the Chinese tofu salad wrap - and I'm not sure why. They both seemed pretty fresh, and I like all of the ingredients in both of them, but I just didn't enjoy them. My partner ate the Chinese tofu wrap though, and although he says it wasn't the best he's had, he found it perfectly edible (he didn't like the Gaza wrap either though).

The Stand Natural Foods in Orange County, California
Jul 22 12

rating star

Everything there is fresh and well made, and there's loads of choice. Portion sizes are pretty generous too. I'd have loved to have tried there 100% fruit ice creams, but we were just too full after our main meals.

Casa Maya in San Bernardino, California
Jun 7 06

rating star

Great food, friendly staff, and they knew what vegan was when we phoned! Several menu items are already vegan, others can be if you miss the cheese. They always use olive oil.
We had the Panuchos - like a soft tostada, stuffed with pureed black beans, fried in oil and topped with avocado, cabbage, marinated onions and tomatoes, onions and cilantro, served with steamed rice and black beans. Very tasty. Oh, and the margaritas are good!

Mu in San Bernardino, California
Jun 7 06

rating star

The usual Thai choices, but tasty and well presented. The Sticky Rice with Mango is heavenly!

Papaya Bay in San Bernardino, California
Jun 7 06

rating star

Excellent food, and lots of veggie choice. We had the Rama Long Song Tofu (stir-fried tofu with snow peas, peanut sauce and baby spinach) and the Cashew Tofu (Stir-fried tofu and cashew nuts in homemade chili jam sauce with onions, carrots and broccoli) - both were excellent.

Bay Area Vegetarians (BAVeg) in San Francisco, California
Dec 12 05

Excellent source of info for the Bay Area, with a much longer list of restaurants than we've got here so far.

Cafe International in San Francisco, California
Dec 12 05

rating star

Friendly, and, of course, laid-back. We had a freshly made hummus and falafal plate, and a fantastic guava and strawberry smoothie.

Enjoy in San Francisco, California
Dec 8 12

rating star

Although the food here was good, and the place is definitely more upmarket, when around Chinatown I think I'll stick to eating at Lucky Creation. The food at Enjoy just wasn't anything special, and the prices are certainly higher. If what you want is a nicer atmosphere and service, come here, but if you're after cheap, tasty food, go to Lucky Creation.

Golden Era in San Francisco, California
Dec 8 12

rating star

Recently been back to Golden Era, yet again, and I'm pleased to say it's as good as ever. Everything there is good, but definitely try the Vietnamese Crepe.
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Three times now I've taken very nervous meat-eater to Golden Era, and all three times they've dragged me back there the next day for seconds!

Greens Restaurant in San Francisco, California
Dec 12 05

rating star

Yeah, the standard of the food is good, and the waiting staff are great, but as a vegan, I was pretty disappointed with this place. There was only one vegan starter and one main course, plus one more of each 'if we missed out the cheese'. Also, no one there had a clue which wines were vegan, and I suspect they hadn't even checked whether they were vegetarian.

However, I must say that the poached pear with chocolate mousse was exceptional. Still, I'll be sticking to Golden Era and Lucky Creation in future.

Harvest & Rowe Cafe in San Francisco, California
Dec 12 05

rating star

OK if everywhere else in the neibourhood is busy, but it's expensive for what you get. The smoked tofu sandwich I had was tasty though, if a little on the 'doorstep' side.

Jamba Juice - Financial District in San Francisco, California
Dec 12 05

rating star

Their sherbets aren't vegan, but their sorbet is. Soy milk can be substituted for cow's milk.

The Vibrant C boost contains honey, the Femme boost has calcium from cow's milk, and the Performance boost contains animal derivatives - all the rest are OK.

The only bakery product that's vegan is the apple and cinnamon pretzel (which is yummy), the rest are vegetarian.

I'd definitely recommend the Protein Berry Pizzazz - gorgeous and very filling.

Jamba Juice - Financial District in San Francisco, California
Dec 12 05

rating star

Their sherbets aren't vegan, but their sorbet is. Soy milk can be substituted for cow's milk.

The Vibrant C boost contains honey, the Femme boost has calcium from cow's milk, and the Performance boost contains animal derivatives - all the rest are OK.

The only bakery product that's vegan is the apple and cinnamon pretzel (which is yummy), the rest are vegetarian.

I'd definitely recommend the Protein Berry Pizzazz - gorgeous and very filling.

Jamba Juice - Union Square in San Francisco, California
Dec 12 05

rating star

Their sherbets aren't vegan, but their sorbet is. Soy milk can be substituted for cow's milk.

The Vibrant C boost contains honey, the Femme boost has calcium from cow's milk, and the Performance boost contains animal derivatives - all the rest are OK.

The only bakery product that's vegan is the apple and cinnamon pretzel (which is yummy), the rest are vegetarian.

I'd definitely recommend the Protein Berry Pizzazz - gorgeous and very filling.

Mariachi's in San Francisco, California
Dec 12 05

rating star

Great, cheap, and very, very filling. As far as I could see only one of the veggie burritos <i> wasn't </i> vegan. don't remember the name of it, but the burrito with mango salsa was excellent - not at all greasy, and really fresh.

Millennium in San Francisco, California
Jun 4 05

rating star

The food was definitely excellent. But... the waiters were scary and the prices were astronomical!

Sultan in San Francisco, California
Dec 12 05

rating star

Indian food in the US is finally getting better. This is a fairly new, family-owned restaurant. Very fresh food and great service - very apologetic that they'd run out of the vegetarian samosas, so gave us free papadams and home-made dips (which they assured us without being asked were vegan).

Not a huge amount of choice for us veggies, but I'm sure if we all keep going there and encouraging them they'll expand. Try the veg biryani!

Bliss Cafe in San Luis Obispo, California
May 30 13

rating star

We really enjoyed our meal at Bliss. We sat outside at the back by the creek, with a view of the old mission. We both ordered the All Day Breakfast Tacos, which luckily were generous portions, since we were both starving by then. You get four small corn tortillas filled with rice, scrambled tofu, pinto beans, hummus, breakfast potatoes, tomatoes, cilantro, lemon juice, and salt, and a side of a really nice, spicy tomato salsa. There's no way you could pick one of these things up and eat it all out of your hand. You really need a fork too to scoop up all the filling that will inevitably fall out. I got a date carob smoothie too, which I struggled to finish, but only because I was so full by then. It was lovely: coconut milk, banana, carob, maca, dates, and vanilla.

The Natural Cafe in Santa Barbara, California
May 30 13

rating star

We had great meals at the Natural Cafe: the Zen Burger (which they missed off the mayo and added vegan cheese to, to make it vegan), and the Natural Tamale (miss off the sour cream to make it vegan). The staff were great, and they even brought out water for our dogs before we'd even sat down.

Pizza Guru in Santa Barbara, California
May 30 13

rating star

We phoned and ordered a pizza to-go, but by the time my partner got there to pick it up it still hadn't been started. Then they said they'd run out of Daiya cheese, but they offered to add extra toppings for free, so he asked for extra garlic and some Gardein chicken. Once the pizza was cooking someone found a load of Daiya, so we could have had it after all. The place was busy and understaffed. This was the night before Memorial Day, but still, they should have anticipated how busy they'd be. Once we did get our pizza, it was OK, but nothing special. The base was too thin for the size of pizza and amount of topping, and without the Daiya on it, it was too dry too. The Gardein had gone dry and chewy, and much of the veg had dried out too. The basic flavour was great though, so I'm not going to write them off on the basis of one bad pizza.

Asana in Santa Cruz, California
Apr 27 10

rating star

Their range of teas is great, though they only have rice, not soy, milk, which doesn't go so well with some teas. I enjoyed their ginger tea, which was made with lots of fresh chopped ginger, & not just some generic 'ginger' tea bag. They have some really nice raw desserts & vegan muffins, and our friends enjoyed their panini and Comatchamile bowl.

Asian Rose/Malabar Cafe in Santa Cruz, California
Apr 27 10

rating star

We only made it here in the evening to the Malabar Cafe, but I think it may be our new favourite restaurant. The food is amazing. Hard to recommend anything, because it was all so excellent, so try to go with several people so you'll get to try a taste of a few things. The roti was amazing, as was the banana blossom salad. All of the various entrees seem to be worth trying, as are several of the drinks, though their smoothies seem a little bland compared to everything else. Our servers were always very helpful, and always knew which dishes were, or could be, vegan. They also brought us out a sample of their raw ice cream with candied almonds, & we really wished we'd left enough room to have a whole portion of it!

Cafe Delmarette in Santa Cruz, California
May 30 13

rating star

Cute little cafe with some outside seating. They seem to have a couple of regular vegan menu items, plus one soup per day too. We had the open-faced pesto sandwich with avocado and pea sprouts, which was really good and very fresh, and the white bean soup, also nice, though a bit small & didn't come with any bread. They make great fresh lemonade too.

New Leaf Community Market in Santa Cruz, California
Apr 27 10

rating star

Only has a small selection of vegan food, but it's pretty good. The tofu scramble is excellent, and they have some nice drinks and smoothies. They also have fresh kombucha on tap.

Saturn Cafe in Santa Cruz, California
Apr 27 10

rating star

Fun place, with mostly good food. The thick cut, unpeeled fries are the best we've had outside of the UK, and the vegan milkshakes are great. I had the Santa Fe salad (without the cheese), and it was huge & very tasty. My partner had their vegetarian chili which was a little bland; very few beans or vegetables, & mostly just a bowl of tomatoes. It made a nice dip for the fries, but I wouldn't bother getting it on it's own.

Windmill Cafe in Santa Cruz, California
May 30 13

rating star

Really cute little cafe in a fake windmill first used as the Los Robles Farm store selling tulip bulbs. It's got a great outdoor patio, and is very dog friendly. We only tried the tofu scramble with toast, which was really tasty, and full of fresh veg. Comes with a slice of toast, pat of marg, and a bit of jam/jelly. The first day we had it the jam tasted like it was Meyer lemon, & it went really well, the next day it was strawberry, which was an odd mix. Yes, we had this dish two days in a row; It was so good we didn't want to try anything else.

Alexander's in Boulder, Colorado
Jan 25 06

rating star

They've sorted their act out with the vegan stuff now - we were assured that their sauces are vegan, just don't forget to say 'no cheese'.

All the burritos we tried were great - I'd especially recommend the bean, potato and chard; like having British chips inside a burrito! All of their drink selections though are on the sugary side.

They don't take credit cards (not sure about cheques), so make sure you've got enough cash with you. (Wild Oats across the street does cash back.)

Alexander's and Levorio's in Boulder, Colorado
Jun 14 05

They've only just opened, and were closed when we went by (4:30 pm), but I'd assume the food is as good as the original's.

Boulder Co-Op Market in Boulder, Colorado
Jun 14 05

rating star

I'm afraid the food doesn't seem to have improved. It still looked like gloop. Their coffee is also really weak.

I would recommend the bakery items in the main store though, particularly the chocolate muffin with mint icing, and the chocolate espresso brownies.

Boulder Dushanbe Tea House in Boulder, Colorado
Feb 17 09

rating star

A gorgeous building, worth going in just to have a look.

We finally enjoyed our brunch there, but only after some confusion as to whether it was vegan. Our waiter checked with the chef, who assured him that the schizuan tofu was vegan. We told the waiter who brought it out that we didn't need the pot of butter, as we were vegans, who then checked again, and told us that the biscuits it was served with already had butter on them. The manager did then offer to cook the whole thing for us again, so we didn't feel we could complain too much.

The selection of teas, as you'd imagine, is fantastic, and they even have a reasonable selection of coffee.

Cafe Prasad in Boulder, Colorado
Jun 14 05

rating star

I didn't even try their food - the salad was unappealing and the rest looked like gloop. I did try the coffee though, and it was incredibly weak.

Himalaya's in Boulder, Colorado
Jun 14 05

rating star

It took a little explaining to get across the no dairy point, but we got there in the end. The food was great, though seemed more Indian than Nepali or Tibetan. Worth trying the Paratha bread - the least greasy I've ever had.

Jamba Juice in Boulder, Colorado
Jun 14 05

rating star

Their sherbets aren't vegan, but their sorbet is. Soy milk can be substituted for cow's milk.

The Vibrant C boost contains honey, the Femme boost has calcium from cow's milk, and the Performance boost contains animal derivatives - all the rest are OK.

The only bakery product that's vegan is the apple and cinnamon pretzel (which is yummy), the rest are vegetarian.

I'd definitely recommend the Protein Berry Pizzazz - gorgeous and very filling.

Jamba Juice in Boulder, Colorado
Jun 14 05

rating star

Their sherbets aren't vegan, but their sorbet is. Soy milk can be substituted for cow's milk.

The Vibrant C boost contains honey, the Femme boost has calcium from cow's milk, and the Performance boost contains animal derivatives - all the rest are OK.

The only bakery product that's vegan is the apple and cinnamon pretzel (which is yummy), the rest are vegetarian.

I'd definitely recommend the Protein Berry Pizzazz - gorgeous and very filling.

The Mediterranean in Boulder, Colorado
Jun 14 05

rating star

As they do dishes from all around the Med, there's the usual veggie and vegan selections, such as hummus and falafal. Even if you're fed up with getting these everywhere you go, theirs are a little different. They do three kinds of Hummus: Roja, Negro y Azul, and Blanco. We had the Negro y Azul (black and blue) with falafal, and it was fantastic. They also do a mean espresso.

Mountain Sun in Boulder, Colorado
Jun 14 05

rating star

This place is far more like a cafe than a pub, but they do have a large selection of beers (didn't find out if any of them were vegan though).

Several menu items are vegetarian, and are either vegan or can be made so. Unfortunately, the burgers are bound with egg.

The tempeh rueben was great.

Sunflower in Boulder, Colorado
Jun 14 05

rating star

The staff were helpful in pointing out which items were vegan, and when the food arrived it looked great. We shared the tofu tempura for starter, then had the barbeque seitan and the pad Thai. We accept that tempura is going to be oily, but both the main dishes were swimming in oil too. Apart from that, everything tasted good.

I would go back, but only occasionally, mostly due to the price, but I'd make sure to ask for less oil!

Making Waves Vegan Guest House in Cornwall, England
Jul 11 05

rating star

One of the nicest places I've ever stayed. Simon (the owner) makes everyone feel welcome, and he's gone out of his way to talk to all the restaurant and takeaway owners in town, so now many of them offer vegan options.

Pengenna Pasties in Cornwall, England
Jul 11 05

rating star

Points for effort, but the vegan pasty is a little on the bland side. Make sure you get a sachet of ketchup or brown sauce to have with it.

Pengenna Pasties in Cornwall, England
Jul 11 05

rating star

Points for effort, but the vegan pasty is a little on the bland side. Make sure you get a sachet of ketchup or brown sauce to have with it.

Pengenna Pasties in Cornwall, England
Jul 11 05

rating star

Points for effort, but the vegan pasty is a little on the bland side. Make sure you get a sachet of ketchup or brown sauce to have with it.

Lancrigg Vegetarian Country House Hotel in Cumbria, England
Aug 15 05

rating star

Totally vegetarian, and very vegan friendly. Go for a long stay in one of their gorgeous rooms, for an amazing evening meal, or just for afternoon tea after a day walking.
The evening meals aren't cheap, but they're worth the price. Definitely try their vegan chocolate cake. (The only reason they don't get a 10, is that they're not vegan.)

The Village Bakery in Cumbria, England
Jul 12 05

rating star

I haven't actually visited the restaurant, but I've sampled a few of their products. The ones I've tried have been great, but they do have a habit of adding egg where it's not really needed (e.g. as a glaze on mince pies), so most of their stuff isn't vegan.

Zeffirelli's in Cumbria, England
Jul 12 05

rating star

Really tasty, wholemeal pizza bases, but the usual vegan problem (even here) of (for most of the pizzas) just having to request no cheese. Other than that minor gripe, we really enjoyed the food, and it was nice to have some choice.

Herbies in Devon, England
Sep 15 05

rating star

Really good salads and burgers. Also, give their garlic pesto bread a try.

The Waiting Room in Durham, England
Sep 8 13

rating star

The Waiting Room is quite a surprising find, tucked away in a little side street in Eaglescliffe. It's won several national awards, and rightly so.

The meal we had there was amazing: mushroom, mixed lentil and roast cherry satay sauce with brown rice, followed by a shared piece of Bakewell tart, which they made sure to save specially for us, as I think we were the only vegans in the place. Friends had a walnut salad, chickpea stew, quesadilla, and a piece of sticky toffee pudding, all of which they loved.

Earth Cafe in Greater Manchester, England
Jul 10 05

rating star

Great cafe and juice bar. All their dishes are served by the portion, so you create the meal you want. The portions aren't stingy either, so be careful you don't order too many.

Eighth Day Co-op in Greater Manchester, England
Jul 10 05

rating star

Now has a slick new, purpose-build building, with loads more room for stock. Still keeps to its old principals though.

Eighth Day Co-op Cafe in Greater Manchester, England
Nov 15 05

rating star

Slick new cafe in the basement of 8th Day's new building. A far cry from the crusty decor of their old place, though the food's still the same.

The Gregson Arts & Community Centre in Lancashire, England
Jul 6 05

rating star

Clearly marked veggie/vegan options. The breakfast are good, as are the burgers. Still no sign of soya milk though (but the coffees are good regardless, and they're organic/fair trade.)

Nice & Spicy in Lancashire, England
Jul 6 05

rating star

Like a lot of Indian takeaways, the food can be a little on the greasy side, but it's really tasty, and at least there's lots of choice. The stuffed parathas are great!

Paradise Take Away in Lancashire, England
Sep 15 05

rating star

Loads of tofu dishes. The tofu with chilli and salt, and the tofu in Kung Po sauce are great.

Single Step in Lancashire, England
Jun 14 05

rating star

Firstly, I must say that I've worked here twice (for a total of 5 years), so I'm a little biased! However, we have worked hard to make Single Step the kind of shop where people would want to go.

They check their suppliers regularly to ensure there are no GM ingredients, that everything is vegetarian (preferably vegan), etc.

A great place to go for general groceries, snack bars, pasties, etc. Plus, homeopathic and alternative remedies, loose (and therefore very cheap) herbs and spices, alcohol, greetings cards, vegan ice cream, plus a large selection of alternative, gay/lesbian, green/ecological, political and other magazines.

The Sultan of Lancaster in Lancashire, England
Jun 14 05

rating star

We've gone back to the Sultan many times, and the food is always great (though it can be a little on the oily side). If you're not sure what to try, get the vegetarian thali (they're happy to make sure that it's vegan), though be careful with the bread, it may contain yoghurt. Many of the starters are vegan; I'd recommend the vegetable patra. If you get the poppadoms and dips, make sure you ask them to miss out the raita if you don't eat yoghurt.

As they're Muslim, there's no alcohol, but when they serve the Sultan Fruit Cocktail and the Lemon Sherbet, you don't need wine.

Thurnham Mill Hotel in Lancashire, England
Jan 25 06

rating star

Has apparently now been sold, and is part of a chain! Not too good any more!!!


I've been here a couple of times. Once at the end of a long walk, when the very large, filled vegan pancake we had was very welcome, and once for our staff Xmas do, when 10 assorted vegans and vegetarians all left thoroughly stuffed but happy.

Unfortunately, they don't know which of their beers and wines are vegan, so you'd have to do your homework before you went.

Although most of the building is up a flight of stairs, one side is level with the canal tow path, so there may be disabled access; I'm just not sure.

The Waterwitch in Lancashire, England
Jul 6 05

rating star

Great food (and quite imaginative for a non-vegetarian place), but a little on the pricey side.

The restaurant areas are non-smoking, but the smoke can drift. It's less smokey in the small upstairs area, or outside by the canal.

The Whale Tail in Lancashire, England
Jun 14 05

rating star

I worked in Single Step (below The Whale Tale) for a number of years, so know it well. Even if it wasn't the only remaining vegetarian place in town, it would still be the best one to visit, if only for the chocolate cake! They're also well know though for their vegetarian and vegan breakfasts, and if you're feeling in a healthier mood, try the Whale Tail Salad - definitely not the usual limp lettuce and slice of tomato.

Amico Bio in London, England
Sep 8 13

rating star

We stumbled upon this place accidentally when we were tired and hungry, and the place we had wanted to eat at had turned non-veggie. We would have eaten pretty much anything at that point, but luckily for us we spotted Amico Bio. I've never been to Italy, but my partner, who has, says this is the best Italian food he's had since he was there.

We both had their lunch special: I had watermelon soup, he had a beetroot salad (he hates beetroot, but he loved this); then we both had a small calzone filled with amazing vegan cheese (it didn't melt like mozzarella, but he assures me it's the closest thing he's ever tasted to the 'real' thing); followed by three different gorgeous sorbets. As we were hungry we ordered a bruschetta to share too, which was lovely - incredibly simple, but full of fresh ingredients.

Buddha Cafe in London, England
Mar 1 08

rating star

One of the best of the many vegan buffet places in London. The selection seems wider and more adventurous than the others, despite this being one of the smaller places.

Buffet in London, England
Sep 8 13

rating star

As we were staying around the corner from this place, we were looking forward to trying it, thinking it would be the same as all the other Thai/Chinese vegan buffet places in London. It looked good from the outside, but once inside we noticed a horrible smell. That's when we saw that half the dishes in the buffet contained meat. The smell was too off-putting, plus we didn't want to reward them for no longer being vegan, so we decided to go elsewhere. Once outside, we noticed that the name has been changed from 'Buffet V' to just 'Buffet'.

Chutneys in London, England
Jun 3 05

rating star

One of my favorite place to eat in London, in fact one of the best place to get Indian food anywhere. I can't remember the name of their little lentil pancakes, but they're definitely worth trying.

Cookies and Scream in London, England
Jul 17 12

rating star

They're located in Camden Market, just behind the Ha Ha Veggie Bar, so it's a great place to go to get a dessert after your burger. Everything looked great, but I decided to try their ginger cookie, since it was one of the few things without chocolate in. It was nice and moist with a slightly crispy edge, just like a cookie should be.

Eat and Two Veg in London, England
Feb 5 06

rating star

<i>Excellent</i> breakfast - would never have thought of including spinach in a cooked breakfast, but it works.

Ha Ha Veggie Bar in London, England
Aug 13 05

rating star

Once you try these, you'll be hooked!

I'd recommend (at least once) trying the Jungle Burger - a peanut butter and banana topping.

inSpiral Lounge in London, England
Sep 9 09

rating star

We didn't try much in the way of food, but the juice & tea were good. I tried one of the durian chocolates too, & it was amazing. Their vegan ice creams are pretty tasty too.

Koshari Street in London, England
Oct 3 13

rating star

Just what we wanted late in the evening after the theatre - healthy, non-greasy comfort food. What you get is a tub with a layer of rice, pasta, and lentils on the bottom, a tomato sauce (mild, medium or spicy) poured over, then caramelised onions and boiled chickpeas on top. Simple, but very tasty.

The staff were friendly, and more than willing to chat to us.

Mildreds in London, England
Mar 1 08

rating star

Cordon Bleu standard, British food - it that's not to much of a contradiction. I had their mushroom and ale pie, and had to guard it from my partner who would have eaten it all. He had the tarragon sausages with mustard mash, which would have been excellent any other time, but weren't a patch on the ale pie. Everything else we had was excellent too, including their home-made vegan ice cream. They're also knowledgeable about which of their wines are vegan, which sadly not all vegetarian restaurants are.

As others have said though - this place gets packed! We waited 20 minutes for a table, and it was only 5:30.

Tai in London, England
Nov 3 06

rating star

The original location at 10 Greek Street is still there, but they also now have Veg at 11 Greek Street.


They now seem to have moved a couple of doors North along the road. The food's just as good, but there's more space. The old building looked like it was getting a refit, but I don't know if it's still theirs.

It's worth doing a search on www.yell.co.uk for Vegetarian restaurants if you're in London - there's one chef who's spending all his time helping people to set up vegan/buddhist restaurants (of which, this is one), so there are now several of them, in various areas.

Veg Veg in London, England
Sep 8 13

rating star

It's a small place, so they don't have quite the same variety that some of the other buffet places have, but most of the favourites are there, and are just as tasty as elsewhere. It's on a street not too many tourist venture down too, so it's not as busy as nearby Inspiral.

Vitao in London, England
Jan 31 09

rating star

Unfortunately, I didn't get to try their raw food. We got there at about 6:30, & were told that the raw menu wasn't available for about another 20 minutes. (Why? It's not like they had to cook anything.) We were both really hungry, & had to leave for the theatre fairly quickly, so settled for the 'buffet'. It's not really a buffet as such - you make your selection, & they serve it out to you. They're pretty stingy with the portions too. The food wasn't too bad, but was fairly bland. If I ever go back, it'll be later in the evening to try the raw food.

Egg Cafe in Merseyside, England
Sep 15 05

rating star

The food was nice, but fairly basic. The place itself is fairly eclectic and slightly ramshackle.

Calf Cafe in North Yorkshire, England
Sep 8 13

rating star

Really good vegan full English breakfasts. They were huge, but we still somehow found room to try their cakes: a rich chocolate cake with plenty of icing, and a moist vanilla cake served with lots of fresh fruit and coconut cream.

Beano Wholefoods in West Yorkshire, England
Jul 13 05

rating star

Despite the size of the shop (about 440 sq ft they inform me), they pack an enormous amount in. If you're in Leeds it's a great place to get your grocery shopping, or just go for a snack.

Apparently, they're moving to new premises later this year, but don't know where yet.

Go Green in West Yorkshire, England
Jan 13 06

rating star

Good coffee, friendly service, soya milk - and they know how to make a proper strength espresso!

Little Tokyo in West Yorkshire, England
Jan 13 06

rating star

This place is a real find. Try their mock chicken in mango sauce. Next time I'm there, I'm definitely going to try the avocado tempura!

Roots & Fruits in West Yorkshire, England
Jul 12 05

rating star

Nice food, friendly (but not intrusive) service, and one of the best espressos in Leeds. Would have loved to have tried one of their vegan puddings, but didn't have any room left.

Ali'i Buzz Cafe in Big Island, Hawaii
Jun 3

rating star

This was a great find for breakfast. We each had a smoothie and one of their huge vegan scones - which had a lovely fruit and coconut milk topping baked right into it - and we were full for hours. Had a great chat with our server too.

Ba-Le Sandwiches in Big Island, Hawaii
Jun 3

rating star

This place looks dreadful - I don't think it's been redecorated since the 70's - but don't let that put you off! The food is wonderful, especially their tofu bahn-mi. The service was pretty great too. Just don't drink the water - it tastes awful.

Original Thai Cuisine in Big Island, Hawaii
Jun 3

rating star

This place didn't look too promising from outside, but there were already people queueing to get in, and there aren't many other options in the area, so we went in. We were glad we did. The food was great. Nothing out of the ordinary, just good Thai restaurant food. Our waitress knew immediately which menu items were vegan, which is always a good sign. They'll also make things as spicy (or not) as you like.

Note that their opening hours (which I got from Yelp) say they're open from 11am-9pm, but we were there shortly before 6pm and they were closed and about to open for dinner.

Thai Thai in Big Island, Hawaii
Jun 3

rating star

The waiters here are always helpful, and know exactly which items are vegetarian, and which aren't. Unfortunately, the curries aren't, but their stir fries are, and they're great. I usually go for the pad thai, which is a little on the sweet side, but is tasty nonetheless. Their cocktails are pretty great too!

Banana Joe's Fruit Stand in Kaua'i, Hawaii
Dec 8 12

rating star

Great little fruit stand, with some exotic fruit at reasonable (for Hawaii) prices. Got a huge chuck of jackfruit there which was lovely. We also went back almost every day for another 'frosty'.

Harvest Market in Kaua'i, Hawaii
Dec 8 12

rating star

Nice health food store, with the usual range of stuff, and the prices are no worse then anywhere else in Hawaii. The staff are really friendly too.

Kauai Pasta in Kaua'i, Hawaii
Dec 8 12

rating star

Not much choice here for vegans - just the bruschetta, a salad and the pasta marinara - but what there is, was excellent. Our waitress was very helpful too, and made sure that everything was animal-free.

Living Foods Market in Kaua'i, Hawaii
Dec 8 12

rating star

A reasonable range of stuff for a small store, but expensive, even by Hawaiian standards. Nice store though, and friendly staff.

Mermaids Cafe in Kaua'i, Hawaii
Dec 8 12

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Really useful if you're in Kapa'a, as there isn't much else around that's vegan, but not somewhere I'd choose to go. The food was tasty, and there is some choice, but it was far too greasy.

Yum Cha in Kaua'i, Hawaii
Dec 8 12

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I don't normally give 5 star reviews to places that aren't totally vegan, but I think Yum Cha deserves it. We mentioned to the maître d' when we got there that we were vegan, and she made sure our server knew. When he came over, he'd already checked which items were vegan, and which could be made vegan. In fact all the staff were great, and very friendly. The restaurant itself is gorgeous, and the view, even though it's just over the golf course, is pretty.

The food was amazing. We shared the vegetable tempura to start, which was obviously freshly made, not too greasy, and came with a great black vinegar dipping sauce. Then I had the Pad Thai, which was probably the best Pad Thai I've ever had - not too salty, not too sweet, a really good balance of flavours and ingredients. There's no vegan dessert, but the portion are generous, so we wouldn't have had room anyway.

Legends Vegetarian Restaurant in O'ahu, Hawaii
Jun 14 05

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As far as I could tell, everything was vegan; however all the other mentions of this place on the web seem to suggest it's vegetarian, so you may want to double check.

They're now owned by the fish restaurant next door, but the menu and staff remain the same.

Great place to go for Sunday dim sum breakfast!

Volcano Joe's Island Bistro in O'ahu, Hawaii
May 25 06

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The food's always fresh, and they make a pretty good soy cappuccino. The Thai pizza, with spicy peanut sauce, is amazing, if bizarre; can't imagine what it'd be like with the mozzarella cheese on that it's supposed to have.

Trader Joe's in Twin Cities, Minnesota
May 29 06

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This company have recently adopted a cage-free policy for its own-brand eggs, so, if you do buy eggs here, make sure you get their own-brand ones.

Café du Liban in Marrakesh, Morocco
Mar 28 11

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Nice cafe, but a bit smokey at times from the hookah pipes. Their falafel is unual, but tasty. It's crisper on the outside than usual and is cone shaped. Soft and flavourful inside though. Nice hummus too. The staff were friendly and spoke good English.

Chez Chegrouni in Marrakesh, Morocco
Mar 28 11

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This place has an amazing view over the square, and it's very cheap for where it is (40 dir for vegetable couscous). The service is pretty bad, but quick, and the place itself it quite pretty. We didn't try the tajine, but the veg couscous was OK. Slightly over-cooked veg (but that seems to be the norm for veg couscous in Morocco) and quite mild in flavour. They also bring out a basket of Moroccan bread when you sit down. No alcohol obviously, but a choice of soft drinks and mineral water.

Earth Cafe in Marrakesh, Morocco
Mar 28 11

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We ate here almost every day whilst in Marrakech, and the food was always good. We were greeted each day by Leila with a cheery 'bon jour' and some Morrocan bread with argan oil to dip it in, and despite her lack of English and our lack of French, we got by. Their menu is written on their mirror - one side in French, the other in English - and numbered, so we just had to remember how to count in French to order. The first couple of items are vegetarian, the rest are vegan (& clearly marked), and all of the vegan ones were great. A couple were fairly oily, but tasty. The noodle dish was our least favourite (and the oiliest), but the veggie burger was excellent. It's more a vegetable mould than a burger, and is served on a bed of veggies instead of in a bun.

Earth Cafe Soup Kitchen in Marrakesh, Morocco
Apr 16 11

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Has several of the same menu items as the original Earth Cafe, plus (obviously) soup, though they also serve chicken. You have to be more care here though, as the staff don't seem to be as aware what vegan means. We were OK ordering the same menu items as we'd had at Earth Cafe, but when we ordered soup it arrived with a swirl of cream on top, despite trying to make it clear that we didn't want 'lait' (Our broken French and their lack of English can't have helped).

The place is bright and airy (& a bit less crusty than Earth Cafe), with a nice covered over roof terrace. The staff, despite the cream, were friendly and helpful.

Grand Café de la Poste in Marrakesh, Morocco
Mar 28 11

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This place is a great mix of Moroccan and European. The service was excellent, and the food good. We tried their seven vegetable couscous and it was amongst the best we had in Marrakech, though the veg were a little over done for our taste (as was the case with all the veg we had in Morocco).

Would be a great place to meet up with friends in the evening.

Riad Dar More in Marrakesh, Morocco
Mar 28 11

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We stayed here for a week, and couldn't fault the place. Dominique and her staff are wonderful and very friendly. They made our stay.

The breakfasts are tasty and filling: Moroccan crepes (just flour, water and oil), fresh bread, fresh fruit, freshly squeezed orange juice, homemade jam and plenty of coffee and mint tea. They made us a seven vegetable tajine one evening too, and it was the best we had all week. They also put a packed lunch together for us the day we went on a bus trip, and served breakfast for us ridiculously early. Mint tea was always available, and we spent several evenings sitting on the roof drinking mint tea and chatting to Abdul, who's there overnight to make sure you're OK.

Go Raw Cafe - Eastside in Las Vegas, Nevada
Aug 11 08

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Fantastic food, really fresh & tasty. Also, probably the best salad bar I've ever seen.

Spice Market Buffet in Las Vegas, Nevada
Mar 4 07

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This place is expensive - but, then again, it's on the Strip, so what can you expect. Whilst nothing we had was the best example of its type ever, everything was consistently good. Well worth it, but go hungry to make the most of your $23.

Allo Pizza in Mo'orea, Pacific Islands
Jun 3

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Freshly made pizzas with fresh toppings, but the bases are a bit thin for my tastes. It was a welcome relief though after the struggle we'd had to find food elsewhere. The place itself is kind of cute, but can be smoky at times, even though all the seating is outdoor. The one person working there didn't speak much English, and we don't speak much French, but we made ourselves understood and she was happy to make us a cheese-free pizza. If we'd managed to get back there a second time, I think we'd have asked for some artichoke on the pizza to replace the cheese. The toppings, though tasty, were a bit boring otherwise.

Restaurant Les Tipaniers in Mo'orea, Pacific Islands
Jun 3

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Like everywhere in French Polynesia, veggie options are few and far between, but they did make us a nice pasta with tomato sauce. The place is cute, you get an amazing view of the beach, and the staff are friendly (a lot more willing to smile than most of the staff in the large resorts there).

Carrefour Supermarket in Tahiti, Pacific Islands
Jun 3

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One of the better supermarket on Tahiti. We managed to find everything we needed to make ourselves a pretty good packed lunch for the flight home, including the fixings for sandwiches, biscuits, chocolate coated rice cakes, and dried fruit. The only thing we couldn't find was hummus that didn't have dairy in it!

Trader Joe's in Philadelphia Metro, Pennsylvania
May 29 06

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This company have recently adopted a cage-free policy for its own-brand eggs, so, if you do buy eggs here, make sure you get their own-brand ones.

Mamacita's Mexican restaurant in Houston, Texas
May 29 06

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Excellent veggie fajitas, cheap (but not very strong) margaritas, and a fun atmosphere.

They bring tortilla chips and dips to your table as soon as you sit down, <i>but</i> some of the chips are dyed red, which may be cochineal or the like! Make sure you ask for plain only.

(I've put them down as vegan friendly, but that's mostly due to the lack of anything else in this area. They will miss out the cheese and stuff for you though, and they do generally seem to know what vegan means.)

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