Reviews written by Missy

Registered on Mar 24 03
 

Vegan Essentials in Internet
May 20 04

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I've had good experiences ordering here. Even if not all items are in stock, they are very communicative about when they can ship them to you.

Ozark Natural Foods Co-op in Fayetteville, Arkansas
May 20 04

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A very nice co-op, with a good selection of all the usual standards.

New Scenic Cafe in Duluth, Minnesota
Jul 5 05

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Nice little casual dining place with fabulous gourmet food and a great view of the lake. The waitstaff, kitchen and owners are very accommodating with tailoring an entree, or with special requests. They have a good selection of fairly priced wines (by glass or by bottle), Blue Sky sodas, and other interesting beverages. Many interesting and yummy vegetarian things on the menu (and probably just as many non-veg items, I didn't look), and awesome desserts! Worth the trip!

Pizza Luce in Duluth, Minnesota
Mar 17 03

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Pretty much the same food as the other locations, but in a different setting. This location has a trendier interior. Thier sunday menu includes brunch from 10am to 3pm. I've only eaten here once, but it was good and somehow we managed to get a free meal courtesy of our waiter. (Maybe he felt bad because we were teasing him about his lack of tattoos or dreads- a Pizza Luce employee standard!)

River Market Community Cooperative in Stillwater, Minnesota
Sep 30 04

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River Market has a pretty decent selection of ready-to-eat foods, and a good variety of interesting sammiches can be made-to-order at the deli.

Azia in Twin Cities, Minnesota
May 20 04

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Most of the dishes I've tasted at Azia were very good, but nothing really stands out as a favorite. Despite having some very similar items as thier cousin restaurant Than Do, the fusion style of cooking here seems nearly snobbish in comparison.

Babani's in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Mar 27 03

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I once drove all the way to Babani's from minneapolis in a nasty snowstorm in a car with no heat when I was feeling like crap just to get myself some Niskena and fresh bread. It's the perfect comfort food.

Blue Nile in Twin Cities, Minnesota
May 20 04

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Blue Nile is ok, but the waitstaff often seems to ignore requests (such as leaving off the sour cream) and can sometimes even be huffy. There are better eithiopian restaurants to visit that have vegan options in the area.

Breadsmith in Twin Cities, Minnesota
May 20 04

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I totally dig the pumpkin bread, but really only stop here because it's fused to the side of a Jamba Juice shop.

Cafe Brenda in Twin Cities, Minnesota
May 20 04

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This is the sort of place that I take my mom to lunch at when she visits, but it is strictly a lunch sort of restaurant in my book. The vegan sandwiches that they do have on the lunch menu are generally quite good.

Chiang Mai Thai in Twin Cities, Minnesota
May 20 04

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I go here primarily because they'll make me a curry fried rice with tofu without the egg or msg. And I adore them for that, but if I were only in the mood for thai I wouldn't likely go here unless it was too late in the evening to make it to Royal Orchid or True Thai.

Donuts Delite in Twin Cities, Minnesota
May 20 04

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mmmmm. sugary donuts. More than one might rot your teeth. The raised donuts (not the cake) are what you're after.

Everest on Grand in Twin Cities, Minnesota
May 20 04

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Mmmm Yummy!!! Many, many good things to be found here, even the simplest of thier dishes (daal) is fabulous. Thier menu is interesting and varied enough that even your carnivorous friends will enjoy, however this might not be the place for you if you can't handle a little spice in your food.

Evergreen Chinese Restaurant in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Sep 25 03

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While the mock meat entrees are a treat in thier own way, I love the amazing tofu and mock duck dishes even more. The three-cup tofu is amazing. How do they get the tofu to absorb all that flavor? Why can't other asian restaurant accomplish this?
I also really enjoy the vegetarian rolls. They're eggrolls without the eggy & meaty parts. They aren't really all that impressive- but it's nice to be able to have this little bit of fried love that I never had the chance to enjoy like all those who eat their typical meaty eggrolls from other places.
There are seemingly hundreds of things not on the menu that they are always trying out, and may jump at the chance to make for you. You'll have to ask though!

Fasika in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Jun 2 04

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Fasika has some of the better ethiopian food in the twin cities, and some of the friendliest service. I am only a marginal fan of the cuisine, but I do think this is the best of the local offerings.

French Meadow Bakery and Cafe in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Sep 7 03

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Great place for breakfast (and popular too, they'll be a wait to get a seat most of the time on weekends if you don't get there early). Good bakery items, with vegan selections too.

Dinner is usually pretty good. They've got a few vegan items, and some that can easily be made into vegan dishes. The vegetarian black bean chili is good, the tempeh is always a treat. Appetizers can get a little pricey for their size.

I just wish they'd branch out thier vegan deserts- they're usually chocolate. Their non-vegan deserts look so good it makes me jealous!

Galactic Pizza in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Aug 2 04

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So many pizza topping choices!!! Most of thier pizzas can be made vegetarian, and a good number can be made vegan. The vegan cheese topping isn't bad, but pizzas are just as good without it.
Delivery times can be slow (probably due to a sudden rise in popularity after a fawning City Pages article), resulting in a not-quite-warm pizza when it does show up.

Hard Times Cafe in Twin Cities, Minnesota
May 20 04

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I don't care to spend much time at the cafe itself, but I do love thier yummy desserts! Some of the better vegan baked goods to be found in Minneapolis (which can also be purchased at the nearby North Country Co-op.)

Heavenly Soles in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Mar 17 03

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As a self-proclaimed shoe addict, I love this place. The staff is friendly, and will try to accomodate you best as possible. They'll do special orders, or call you to let you know when they get a shipment if they're out of the size you need.
They keep shoes from Vegetarian Shoes, and TUK in stock, so it's easy to find veggie "leather" boots here!

Holy Land Deli in Twin Cities, Minnesota
May 20 04

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Holy Land makes some of the best hummus and falafel that can be found locally. Totally worth stopping by the deli to pick up (though it can also be found at many of the local co-ops and some local grocery stores.)

India House in Twin Cities, Minnesota
May 20 04

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I find that it's really just not worth stopping here for mediocre limited options when there is a much better indian restaurant with a gigantic number of vegetarian and vegan dishes less than 15 minutes away...

Jamba Juice in Twin Cities, Minnesota
May 20 04

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Gotta love the smoothies! Though many are made with frozen yogurt, there are a lot of fruity vegan options made with sorbet instead.

Jasmine Deli in Twin Cities, Minnesota
May 20 04

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It's taken me a while to jump on this bandwagon, but once I figured out what bits & pieces I didn't like about a dish I can now ask them to be modified to my liking. The owners are very, very accomodating and very, very friendly. And you really can't beat getting a mock duck sammich that tastes that good for so darn cheap.

Jerusalem's in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Sep 7 03

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I don't particularly like going here much. Thier falafel is decent, but so often it seems like items that we were told are vegan the last time we were there no longer are. So you always need to ask your waitress to ask the kitchen if something is vegan, as waitresses don't always know, and you may get a different answer from time to time.

Khan's Mongolian Barbeque in Twin Cities, Minnesota
May 20 04

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There are a lot of options here to get creative with, go crazy and fill your bowl with broccoli and dragon sauce and try something new!

Khan's Mongolian Barbeque - Richfield in Twin Cities, Minnesota
May 20 04

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Pretty good for large groups, but I don't understand why the heck their carpet is so sticky. I do like that there are so many options for creating your own stir-fry masterpiece. As it is basically an all-you-can-eat buffet, if you aren't one who makes multiple trips it may not be the most cost efficient place to go.

King and I Thai in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Jun 4 04

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Definitely not my favorite as far as local thai places go, but they do have quite a few dishes that can easily be made vegan. Half the appeal of this resturant is that it has a nice atmosphere. The majority of vegetarian entrees run $11-15, but the seafood & meat dishes are $14-25.

Kinh Do in Twin Cities, Minnesota
May 20 04

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There are definitely some good dishes here that can easily be made vegan, Kinh Do ain't bad at all. It just all pales in comparison to the former glory of a much better vietnamese restaurant, Vo's (RIP).

Little Tijuana in Twin Cities, Minnesota
May 20 04

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I used to really go here for the giant malts, but since going vegan there really isn't any reason to go here.

Lotus Restaurant in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Sep 1 04

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As noted, simply ok vietnamese food. The service can be a bit wierd, it seems that I've only ever had good service when eating there with a cute boy...

Mai Village in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Jun 18 04

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The food was good, as mentioned vegans should beware and ask many questions before ordering (curry sauce made with egg?) The restaurant is very pretty (nice decor & a koi pont), if you're headed out with a large group of omnivores and looking for something slightly upscale looking, this would be a good place to go.

Mississippi Market in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Jun 2 04

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The "old" Mississippi Market has a tendency to carry vegan items that cannot be found at the other co-ops in the area (e.g. good vegan cheese, or at least the kind that melts well and doesn't taste like plastic). it's worth the trip, even if you drive by 4 other co-ops to get there.

North Country Co-op in Twin Cities, Minnesota
May 20 04

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I love stopping here to pick up lunch, they have a good selection of items from local restaurants and distributers and always have yummy vegan baked goods from the Hard Times in their bakery case.

P.F. Chang's China Bistro in Twin Cities, Minnesota
May 20 04

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I'd go back just for those nummy addictive little lettuce rolls...

Pad Thai Grand Cafe in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Mar 26 03

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They have quite a few good entrees on thier menu, as well as fresh vegetarian springrolls, supposedly the best in the twin cities. (Not my favorite, they use cilantro and mint in them). Usually pretty busy in the evenings, as it is a neighborhood favorite (and the neighborhood consists of alot of college students).

I have to admit that part of the reason why I like going here is because it's across the street from Ruminator Books. Nothing better than letting your dinner settle while musing the racks of one of the best independant bookstores.

Pandora's Cup and Gallery in Twin Cities, Minnesota
May 20 04

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Pandora's does have a decent selection of coffee drinks & the like. It's very popular with the high school and early-college aged crowd.

Pizza Luce in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Mar 26 03

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Mmmmm. Spicy Mock Duck Hoagies, Big Pizzas with rinotta, spicy mock duck, roasted corn... They can do no wrong. As far as I am concerned, Pizza Luce is the *only* pizza place worth going to or ordering from in minneapolis.

Pizza Luce in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Sep 1 04

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I love Pizza Luce, the food is similar at each of it's minneapolis locations, but the downtown Pizza Luce has had this wierd tendancy to be out of the topping I want or deliver a pizza with different (yet still vegan) toppings than what I ordered.

Pizza Luce in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Sep 1 04

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The food is pretty much the same as the other locale Luce's. The outdoor seating that is available is less than desirable (being close to a high-traffic street and bus fumes).

Pizza Nea in Twin Cities, Minnesota
May 20 04

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Many options and friendly staff! It doesn't seem to differ alot from the other local neopolitan pizza joint, but it's darn good.

Punch Woodfire Pizza in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Sep 7 03

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Punch is great! They are very accomodating with creating vegan pizza (and salads). They hold some sort of license or certicate in order to call themselves a Neopolitan pizza place, a special approval from where such things originate in Italy.

Punch Woodfire Pizza in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Apr 23 04

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For such an informal restaurant, Punch has great service. If a pizza isn't quite right, the crust blacker than you'd like, you forgot to order it without cheese... anything- they'll fix you up with a new one. JUST LIKE THAT. And then when you're done eating and just sitting around talking THEY BUS YOUR TABLE FOR YOU! Yeah, so it's a lot like a fast food joint with the crowdedness of tables and no fancy candles and the food on trays- but this isn't the place to bring a date and try to impress with expensive food or fancy appetizers. This is the place to impress a date with your secret knowledge of the wonder that is inexpensive gourmet pizzas and house wine that exist at Punch!

Rainbow Chinese Restaurant & Bar in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Sep 7 03

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Rainbow is ok. It's just that I can think of at least a dozen other restaurants that I'd rather go to.

Royal Orchid in Twin Cities, Minnesota
May 14 04

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Mmmm yummy! Good curries- especially the Masmon Curry. They will also make the fried rice dishes & Padh Thai without egg if you ask.

Sawatdee Bar & Cafe in Twin Cities, Minnesota
May 14 03

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I pretty much only go here when I have a hankering for Curry Fried Rice & tofu (without the eggs). Not alot of consistency when it comes to most entrees though. Sometimes they're fine, and you get what you order, other times not so good.

Seward Cafe in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Sep 7 03

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I like the Seward alot, but can really only stand just so much grease on my hashbrowns. Bonus points for being a great community, kid friendly, and telling those damn yuppies to not sit and talk on thier cell phones while the rest of us are trying to enjoy our tofu and fake sausage on an english muffin.

Seward Co-op in Twin Cities, Minnesota
May 20 04

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The Seward is a great place to get desserts- there's almost always good vegan baked goods in thier case and they have a splendiforous selection of vegan chocolates as well!

Oh yeah, they're a co-op and have real foodstuffs and a decent health & beauty section too.

Singapore Restaurant in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Aug 19 06

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The food here is good, super basic chinese food on the menu and then all sorts of curry dishes on the malaysian part of the menu.

It's possible that the restaurant may be closing at the end of September 2006 because of lease issues- it may be best to call ahead!

Singapore! in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Jul 26 04

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Wonderful curries! The chefs are amazing. The menu seems limited, but the city made them pare it down based on the size of the kitchen. They will jump at the chance to make "something special" just for you. When in doubt, order the captain's curry. Yummy.

Spyhouse Coffee Bar & Gallery in Twin Cities, Minnesota
May 20 04

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Spyhouse makes great coffee drinks, the tea choices are wonderful. A great place to spend the afternoon being social with friends or solitary with a book.

Tandoor in Twin Cities, Minnesota
May 20 04

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I have a hard time being impressed based on my experiences here. It's good, but the waitstaff isn't always the friendliest. Nothing in particular stands out on the menu here, and if you attempting to order vegan there always seems to be a hassle about whether or not a dish has ghee or paneer in it.

Taste of Thailand in Twin Cities, Minnesota
May 20 04

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Good food, but annoyingly slow and unresponsive service.

ThanhDo in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Sep 7 03

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I'm quite fond of ThanhDo. Most items they do well, and there are TWO choices of veg springrolls! They don't seem to mind groups of people either.

The family who owns ThanhDo also own Azia (on Nicollet Ave in minneapolis)

Triple Rock Social Club in Twin Cities, Minnesota
May 27 04

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Mmmm. My favorite thing isn't on the menu anymore (BBQ tofu sammich!) but they've got some great vegan choices, and awesome waffle-cut fries! Happy hour special on weekdays in the early evenings- veggie burger basket & a pint for $6!

True Thai in Twin Cities, Minnesota
May 20 04

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I have a hard time not liking a restaurant that does a good vegan curry, and this place does do it well consistently. Appetizers like fried tofu aren't remarkable, but are still good.

Tum Rup Thai in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Sep 12 05

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I've visited Tum Rup Thai twice so far, and will be going back again and again. Some of the best thai food I've had in the cities comes out of their kitchen. The servers are wonderful (even when the place is packed), the atmosphere is great and they have a good selection of food that can easily be made vegetarian or vegan on their menu. The waiter did warn me that many of the dishes contain at least a little bit of msg (par for the course in authentic thai), but that there weren't any eggs, chicken broth, etc snuck into the dishes we ordered.

There are only a few veg appetizers: cream cheese puffs and "salad rolls" (spring rolls) and they have Tofu Soup on the menu which they will make vegan. The salad rolls were good (very fresh), but the entrees were where it gets REALLY good.

I'm a big BIG fan of Massamon Curry, and the best I've had in the twin cities now is from Tum Rup Thai. My dining partner had a chili cashew dish- and it was fabulous as well. Many of their dishes can be made with vegetables, tofu or mock duck instead of meat... they cook tofu a bit differently than most local asian restaurants cook their fried tofu- it was much more textured and more solidly cooked through than most.

Udupi Cafe in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Mar 26 03

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(As much as I love Udupi, be warned that their service isn't always the greatest.) The appetizer platter has lots of nummy choices on it. The dosai and batura are very good also. Vegan choices are pretty well marked.

Whole Foods Market in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Sep 7 03

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It's the only place I've found in the twin cities that carries my favorite soda (Twisted Bean Vanilla Brew). Not a bad place to go, but I rarely frequent. They are quite concerned with carrying organic produce and product, and not as much with carrying vegan products.

World Market in Twin Cities, Minnesota
May 20 04

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While this has little to do with vegan foodstuffs or products, I got a very nice set of dishes here :)

There are quite a number of vegan food products that can be found here. If I were to rate just on thier grocery section they'd only get a 5, I don't think that there are any groceries here that can't be found elsewhere in the cities.

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