Reviews written by Type1Vegan
Registered on Oct 31 13
I like this place, it's worker-owned and has a couple good vegan baked goods. Most of the bread is vegan. Plus, it's vegetarian, and that's awesome. But for some reason, they can't/won't make a pizza without cheese on it. It seems like a nice vegetarian place like this should have some vegan cheese and/or be willing to just not put cheese on the pizza for you. Still, I go to this place regularly to buy bread.
Good vegan mac! Options galore. It'll satisfy your craving.
This place is weird and cool and novel. It's a tiny store that is filled to the brim with nothing but vegan meats. It's in Oakland's Chinatown and if you love the vegan meats that are so often served at Asian vegetarian restaurants, you'll love this place. Just this, though: seriously, don't get the vegan shrimp. They don't have any taste. That's not the fault of this place, it's just a reality of vegan shrimp. Don't order it at restaurants either. Just stick with the veg chicken.
This is the best place for the best price. It's right down the street from the usually packed Golden Lotus, but this place is better, less expensive, and not crowded. Support it! Go to Nature instead! I've heard that a family opened this place after they changed their diet to be vegan after one of them suffering a heart attack. After that, they learned to cook vegan and wanted to share it with the people of Oakland and the world! I go to this place all the time since it's only like 2 blocks from where I live. Maybe I'll see you there!
This place has terrible food, but I've heard they have good vegan milkshakes. It's vegetarian, so I want to like it, but everything I've had there has been really very bad. Still, it's a cool place, I like the look of it.
This place is a great place to go for no-nonsense, unpretentious, real food. No picking from different options crap here. Every day, they cook up some grains, greens, beans, and vegetables, as well as a salad, and they pack it onto a plate for you in either the "moderate" or "large" size. Both also come with a bowl of soup. It's slightly different each day, but you can count on what I just said -- grains, greens, veggies, beans, soup. It's always super-tasty. I mean, they do it right at Shangri-La.
The atmosphere of the place is kinda cafeteria-like. You go in and sit where you like. Someone will come over and you can order moderate or large, or if you're the kind of person who can't hack spices, they have a spice-free meal you can get. You can get up and grab yourself some self-serve hot tea or water at room temperature. You can hear the conversations of people sitting nearby. There will be people there sitting alone. Many people come here instead of cooking for delicious, healthy, hearty grub.
The cookies are nothing special, but if you are one of those people who don't like things that are too sweet, pick some up! They'll be right up your alley.