Reviews written by T-M-S
Registered on Jun 2 05
This was my favorite natural food store when I lived in Huntsville. It's by far the biggest in town. The produce and bulk sections are both good and affordable. The regular groceries are a bit pricey, though. It's run by Seventh Day Adventists, so you'll have to put up with Christian talk radio and/or music on the loudspeakers. The staff is very nice; do watch the cash register, though, because a few of the prices are mis-marked.
This is an okay place to go, especially on Saturday, when Garden Cove is closed. The big drawback is that there is no produce section. They have some good regular groceries, though.
I loved this store when I lived in Mount Vernon. They have a bunch of good pre-made sandwiches (try the "ultimate bagel") and a decent bulk section with the best price in town for hemp plus granola. There's a good selection of soy and rice ice creams, too. I always wish they had a bigger variety (for example, of tofus), but hey, it's not Whole Foods; it's just a friendly neighborhood store.
This place has one of the biggest vegan (and vegetarian) menus in town. It even has vegan desserts. I agree with the other reviewer about the great vegan carrot cake. You must try the philly cheese steakless, which can be made vegan upon request. I also like the (already vegan) Indian platter. You can also come in the morning for vegan pancakes (more than you could possibly eat!), vegan sausage, and other treats. The breakfast potatoes are a little undercooked. (I ordered them a second time just to confirm, and it appears to be the house style, not a one-time mistake.) Some of the servers are less than attentive, but it's not so bad that it bothers me. Just allow plenty of time.
I love Paper Moon in spite of myself. The whole menu is a bit pricey for what you get, and there really isn't that much vegan stuff here; the veggie burger isn't even vegan. You can get an avocado/sprout sandwich that's pretty good, though, and the breakfast potatoes are great. The atmosphere is cute, and most importantly, it's open 24 hours. (Ever get really hungry after clubbing? This is the *only* place in town to find decent vegan food at 2:00 AM. Don't even try that Korean place; they'll crack an unadvertised egg over your food and refuse to replace your meal when you complain.)
On the plus side, it's all vegan and really tasty. On the minus side, the food's pretty greasy, and it's a little pricey for the type of restaurant it is. Definitely try the "chick-un" (fried cauliflower); it's delicious. You can't go wrong with the veggie burger, either.
This is a truly vegan-friendly place. You'll find lots of options, from fairly affordable sandwiches to expensive, exotic platters. My friends and I like the chickpea burger; you get lots of fries with all the sandwiches. I find the soup to be overpriced for the amount you get. The location (across from The Charles) couldn't be more perfect, either.