Reviews written by Alex S.

Registered on Mar 8 06
 

Planet Raw in Los Angeles, California
Mar 8 06

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I went to this restaurant this week for my birthday and I had a wonderful experience. The atmosphere is delightful with beautiful and healthy orchids on every table and all along the counter and there are lots of vine plants hanging from the ceiling. I absolutely loved my meal and I wish the recopy for the grilled cheese sandwich was in Juliano’s cookbook (he is a very nice man by the way, very kind to my friends and I). The food is not typical raw food, it is definitely gourmet style. While I don’t have any problem spending money on fancy food, I don’t like that this food is so inaccessible to many people because of the prices. Raw food probably shouldn’t be much more elitist (forgive the term) that it already is. But I do have to say that this upper-middleclass citizen enjoyed her meal, even with the pangs of guilt, and will probably return. I guess I accept that even raw foods restaurants can have that gourmet culture. Everything seemed perfect to me (well except that I don’t eat honey and it was in a lot of things) but I can afford it.

Vegi Wokery in Los Angeles, California
Mar 8 06

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This was the first vegan restaurant I tried. I wasn’t even vegetarian then. I still go often for the wonderful vegan chicken drumsticks in the appetizers. I think it’s the best thing I’ve tried on the menu.
Some of the things can get bland or just not to my taste. It is a very simple restaurant but quite enjoyable. I even got their food for my birthday party last year. But if you go be sure to bring cash because they don’t take credit cards.

Bodhi Tree in Orange County, California
Mar 8 06

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I go here whenever I’m on Main Street. Which is quite often. I’m a sucker for the boba they have there. I just wouldn’t recommend the avocado one… I just don’t think avocado should be sweet if its not just being used for texture. My favorite is the crispy duck and the wonton appetizer. All my non-vegan friends love the place too. My best friend likes the fried banana dessert. All in all this is a comfortable little restaurant with good food and good service too.

Native Foods in Orange County, California
Mar 8 06

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This is a restaurant I go to pretty often. There are of course certain things I enjoy more than others. My favorite item would have to be the faux chicken finger appetizer with the ranch. I need to get the recipe for that ranch because if I remember the taste of ranch correctly this one is far better. Unfortunately the chicken fingers are heavily fried. But there are also some healthier options like salads, veggie bowls, and even the pizzas are pretty healthy (really tasty crust). It has a casual and creative atmosphere and the yert its in is completely amazing! My only complaints are that sometimes it can take a while to get served and one time my friend had a bad reaction to the chilly cheese fries. But I think she just isn’t used to eating fried foods… I wish I could say the same.