Reviews written by Adam Weitzenfeld

Registered on Jun 25 05
 

Gaura Nitai's Hare Krishna Vegetarian Restaurant in Cairns, Australia
Jan 4 07

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This restaurant is amazing. The food is so different and delicious. In contrast to the usual spicy Indian food, they offer both sweet and savory meals that totally blew me away. The spinach balls and veg curry and dals are especially good.

The Sunday Night Love Feast is an amazing deal. The food is the most delicious I have ever had and all of it for $4 (half of the combos contains dairy so please let them know if you're vegan)! What makes it even better is the cultural experience before dinner. Usually there are different attendants and tourists each time, you also have an opportunity to chat with some friendly, interesting people while you eat.

There was a show done on Animal Voices about the Krishna's and Animal Rights (if your interested http://www.animalvoices.ca/shows/steven_rosen ) and one of the Tech people gave it mad props.

Being that it is reasonably priced and the only fully veg restaurant in the city, I highly recommend checking it out.

Rusty's Market in Cairns, Australia
Jan 4 07

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Rusty's is amazing. Don't miss it if yo are in the city Friday Sunday. All the fruit is delicious. If you are a traveler/tourist you have an opportunity to eat some very special unique fruits like custard apple, black zapote, durian, dragon fruit, lychee, red paw paw, and lady fingers.

There is a great place to get high quality bread, called Brumby's. There is also a nice juice bar, and one time I saw a raw food dessert vendor (who was really friendly and had great homemade food)!!! There is one place t get vegetarian samosas and another to get sticky rice cakes. I highly recommend the small, dark purple plums, the white peaches, and black grapes. And the kiwis!!!

This place has cheaper and fresher fruit and TONS of variety! Most significant, it is not corporately owned by Woolworth's and Cole's and other coercive supermarkets.

Tiny's Juice Bar in Cairns, Australia
Jan 4 07

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The food here is pretty attractive and healthy, but it is a little too bland for me. Although, the prices aren't high, I'd rather spend my money on something with a little more umph. Overall, its not bad if you want a quick, healthy on-the-go lunch.

Enlightened Cuisine in Melbourne, Australia
Jan 4 07

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Enlightened cuisine is one of the few high-scale vegetarian restaurants in the country. The food is presented beautifully and the dining atmosphere is very sophisticated and elegant. Most if not all the meals can be vegan. It was a bit freaky not seeing "veg-," "faux-," "un-," and "soy" in front of all the different "meats" that I had to ask to make sure that , in fact, it was a vegetarian restaurant. Even more freaky is that they have (fake) shark fin soup. The manager was very friendly and helpful.

Due to not liking or ever really eating sea food, I went for the sweet & sour pork and roast duck. I hadn't eaten pig or duck (or their veg versions) in over 10 years, so it was a very eerie experience. The weirdness disabled me from fully enjoying the meal. My dining partner said the pork tasted real, but the duck was a little chewier than normal, but she really liked the spring rolls. There are some "real" vegetarian dinners, but overall I'd say this is a better place for the new or to-be vegetarian than long-time vegans.

Soul Mama in Melbourne, Australia
Jan 4 07

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Soul Mama has so many great options to choose from that any omnivorous friend you bring will find something to enjoy. It took me probably ten minutes to get through a grueling hard decision on what to get because everything looks delicious. The vegan meals are pretty good, and if you are hungry, you can get up to a five combo. There is also a variety of vegan desserts. I think the menu changes daily, but I'd recommend the sweet potato pasta and yellow dal if you see it.

Our waiter was super vegan and super friendly. On a sunny day, it could be rather romantic, being right on the beach and all, but the inside is very nice, too. My only complaint might be that the prices are a bit high, but that is void due to the quality and variety of food you can purchase.

Celestial Palace in Sydney, Australia
Jan 4 07

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Celestial Palace is, hands-down, my favorite restaurant I ate at in the Sydney area. It is all vegan, the atmosphere is so awesome--tranquil, elegant, organic, and very beautiful--and the food is delicious. I had the Vietnamese roll--the best appetizer ever--, and a wonderful hot pot. There is a lot of variety to choose form and all dishes include a corresponding picture on the menu! The excellent quality does come at a price, however. Meals are generally expensive, but not so much that it will break your wallet.

Mother Chu's Vegetarian Kitchen in Sydney, Australia
Jan 4 07

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Mother Chu's has some of the best Chinese food I have ever had. There are many traditional meals on the menu meaning there is a lot of variety and culture to choose from. Everything I had was great, especially the "gluten" dishes and the hot pot. There is even vegan dessert. Because the prices are above average and the foo is really good, the cost of your meal can accumulate. It is a family run business, and the wife/mother is very friendly and accommodating when she is the server. Overall, the atmosphere isn't too great, but the food quickly makes up for that, however, the prices do hurt.

Peace Harmony - King Street in Sydney, Australia
Jan 4 07

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This was my favorite restaurant in Sydney because 1) it is all vegan, 2) it is pretty cheap, 3) the manager is really friendly, and most importantly 4) the food is great. It might not be the best place to have a great time or special dinner, being that it is a very small diner, but as a quick place to pick up high-quality vegan food it does the job perfectly.

Zenergy Vegetarian Foods in Sydney, Australia
Jan 4 07

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This place is excellent for a quick lunch or early brunch before work during weekdays. There are a variety of sandwiches, vegan muffins (which are very dense and filling), and cheap juice. There are some hot options like samosas and pizza, as well. The owners are friendly and quick. Everything is very reasonably priced and tasty, but not anything exceptional. I don't personally like vegan mayo, but if you do, then this is a must stop because its on half their sandwiches.

Alive! Vegetarian Cuisine in San Francisco, California
Jun 25 05

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Very good food and very nice service, however the portions are smaller than they ought to be for their price tag.

Golden Era in San Francisco, California
Jun 25 05

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Great atmosphere and food for moderate prices. The carrot(cup)cake was very tasty, as were the Lemon chicken and Broccoli & beef. I'll definitely return when I'm back in the Bay Area.

Herbivore in San Francisco, California
Jun 25 05

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Mmmm. The breakfast menu is so great and all the food I've had there has been delicious (vegan pancakes, tempeh bacon, and vegan breakfast burrito). The prices seem a bit higher than they ought to be, but that won't stop me from returning to try more of their dishes.

MaggieMudd in San Francisco, California
Jun 25 05

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How many places can you find an ice cream vendor that sells over ten flavors of soy ice cream? This place is great. I splurged with a banana split. Equipped with vegan whip cream, hot chocolate, walnuts, and three flavors of soy sweetness. Definitely try the peanut butter paradise (or something like that) and the poppy seed ain't too bad either.

OTSU - Vegan Style in San Francisco, California
Jun 25 05

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This place has everything from vegetarian shoes to recycled vegan wallets to vegan health/cookbooks. Don't miss it, because you can actually try on and touch many products you'd normally just purchase online.

Cousin's Incredible Vitality in Chicago, Illinois
Jan 4 07

I must say this place is pretty excellent. There is a cozy, organic kind-of atmosphere to the place. I had the zoom burger, which was pretty good. What I found particularly amazing, and wasn't expecting, was the cheesecake. My non-veg dinner partner was also surprised by how good it was. Even better were the organic strawberry and pineapple on the side. I swear you not, these were the two BEST FRUITS I have ever tasted! I don't know when restaurants started to trade with the fruit farmers in heaven, but what matters is that you don't need to be saved to have some in this material world. Karyn's has got some new competition.

Lake Side Cafe in Chicago, Illinois
Jan 4 07

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Pretty nice place, especially if you only eat or are in the mood for healthy food. When I went it was late and there were very few vegan options. I got the Tao-wrap, which was much better than I had supposed, and which also came at a great price. The vegan baker there is stupendous. I had a chocolate cake and the very nice waiter gave me an extra large piece with a complementary glass of soy milk.

Pita Inn in Northern Chicagoland, Illinois
Jan 4 07

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Best falafel, but unfortunately not many vegan options.

India Chaat House in Portland, Oregon
Jun 25 05

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$5 for a vegan lunch special that filled ME up (and I rarely get filled). Quick, cheap, and to-go makes this a prime place for a vegan traveler in Portland. The food isn't anything exceptional, but because it tastes good and there's so much of it for a low price, makes it well worth it.

Bamboo Garden in Seattle, Washington
Jun 25 05

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Excellent location; I think it's the closest vegan/vegetarian restaurant to downtown Seattle. The service is quick and the dishes are reasonably priced. I ate there alone on my travels and couldn't decide on any of the 160+ vegan options, so I settled on combination 4, which allowed me to sample four entres and two appetizers. The corn soup was excellent, as were the chicken nuggets (which I couldn't believe weren't real). The food here is great. on top of that, because i ordered it alone I was only charged $13.50 (without tax) for the equivalent of six orders. There was so much, I delightfully packed with me 1/3 of my meal. i highly recommend.

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