Reviews written by vaxjo

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Fellini in East Bay, California
Jun 7 06

rating star

Had a decent tofu-scramble for brunch. I would go back again.

Gelateria Naia in East Bay, California
Jun 7 06

rating star

Super awesome delicious vegan gelato!

Pizza Plaza in East Bay, California
Jun 7 06

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Decent vegan pizzas; I could imagine myself ordering pizzas from these guys if I was out of other eating ideas. We made the mistake of "dining-in" (beyond terrible ambiance) but that did give us the opportunity to ask questions of the counter worker.

Citrus Club in San Francisco, California
Jan 26 05

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The goal was to get BBQ tofu spring rolls; and it was met with success. The yellow coconut curry noodle dish I also had was good, but weak. The ambiance was nice for a small place. I would go back and try some more noodles to see if the other entres are significantly better.

Herbivore in San Francisco, California
Jan 26 05

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Such a good breakfast was had. "Sausage" biscuit on house potatoes and a side of tempeh bacon. It was all so very good. She had a giant breakfast burrito which I got to help eat. If I lived two thousand miles closer I would go back again and again.

MaggieMudd in San Francisco, California
Jun 7 06

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They even had vegan whipped "cream" in a pressurized can (or so the ice cream man assured me). If the ambiance of the back room was a lot nicer I would have to give this place a untethered 10.

Millennium in San Francisco, California
Jan 26 05

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The food was incredible: everything from the tiniest small plate of chanterelle mushroom sauté to the pecan crusted portobello and including the chocolate almond midnight dessert. Even the raspberry brown ale (Frambozen) was delicious. The service was a little slow, though; we had to wait quite a bit later than our reservation time to be seated and there were a couple times when we couldn't flag down the server. The prices were understandably high, though I would go back as much as I could reasonably afford.

Sabra in San Francisco, California
Jun 7 06

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It's all about the falafel which I found to be just right.

Truly Mediterranean in San Francisco, California
Jan 26 05

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We went out of our way to have a delicious falafel sandwich from this place. It was toasted and delicious! The big rack of lamb-meat that these places tend to have was a little off-putting, though.

The Flying Biscuit Cafe in Gainesville, Florida
Feb 26 11

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Veggies patties are not vegan. There is only one explicitly vegan item on the menu and only a couple can be made vegan. Otherwise the food was fine.

Karma Cream in Gainesville, Florida
Mar 5 11

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So good I went back the next day for MORE.

Danthai in Atlanta, Georgia
Feb 26 11

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Sufficiently spicy; server knew the word "vegan". They have mock duck (but the special board spelled it "moc tofu"). Now you know.

Anodyne in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Oct 2 05

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The fact that this coffee shop is only a couple blocks away may be why I patronize it so frequently; but even if that weren't true, I'd still drive out of my way for their consistently vegan chili (which seems to be on the menu every day). A couple of their servers (at present time) are vegan and can easily guide you through their menu.

The Bean Factory in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Mar 16 09

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Nothin' vegan when I was there this morning.

Birchwood Cafe in Twin Cities, Minnesota
May 23 08

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A reasonably nice coffee shop that is not particularly vegan friendly. Breakfast options were fruit or granola, both of which are fine food-items, but I was hoping for something more substantial. All things considered, I'd much rather go down the street and eat at the Seward Cafe.

Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Apr 16 06

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I worked in Lowertown (Saint Paul) for five years and I'd often trek over to the Black Dog for either a bowl of soup or a sandwich (strange that in all that time I never bothered to make a vegguide entry for it). I did it so frequently that I made up my own "sandwich order form" which I would bring, pre-filled out, to speed things up (I've attached a printable JPG to this entry so you can do likewise!).
The Black Dog is one of the few places that has vegan food in Lowertown and, for that and for the charming counter workers, it gets the high marks.

Bryant Lake Bowl in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Apr 8 12

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While the BLB is a fine bowling alley and small theater space I found their menu lacking. Our waitress told us the mock duck rolls were not vegan and that they use eggs in their tater tots.

Butter Bakery Cafe in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Oct 12 08

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I tried both the tofu scramble and tempeh sandwich this morning. The scramble was merely pretty good while the sandwich was quite good. The cafe is a pleasant four block walk from my house so I'll probably be going back.

Cafe Agri in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Mar 21 09

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The portobello tempeh terrine was delicious as was the baked falafel appetizer. My spicy tofu entree was merely pretty good. The ambiance was pleasant and I will probably go back to explore some of the other menu options.

Chatterbox Pub in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Jan 9 08

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I was all set to give them a good rating but then I actually tried to order something. There is not a single vegan item on the menu; I had to ask the server about numerous modifications before I found something I would eat. Most disturbing, perhaps, was the server's comment about the pizza's soy substitute cheese: "...the owner says there's very little casein in it so it's okay if you're vegan". I ended up ordering a pizza with no cheese. Both servers I talked with were receptive to our complaints about the lack of vegan options and went so far as to tell me that they've brought it up with the owner before but that he remains resistant.

I've since lowered my rating because in the few times I've returned to the Chatterbox there has always something bad about it (mostly poor service - I don't even bother with the food and how can you possibly screw up tap beer?).

Chipotle in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Jun 28 04

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"Veggie fajita. Hot. Just guac & lettuce." Those six words garner me an adequate burrito that I can eat all day long. Chipotle is the only fast food franchise I can tolerate and I tend to get a burrito from them for lunch nearly once a week.

Cleveland Wok in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Apr 11 06

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I wasn't terribly impressed by the selection or quality of the food. Since it's just a couple blocks from where I work I'll probably get some more take-out to see if any of the other entrees strike me. They do use vegan fortune cookies, anyway.

Glam Doll Donuts in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Jan 11

rating star

A delicious variety of vegan doughnuts and a promise that this shall continue. The only downside is what I feel is a pretty steep price for doughnuts.

Grand Thai Restaurant in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Feb 22 06

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Been going here about every other week for a couple months now and have been enjoying it. The curries are delicious (especially after 11a when the better-curry-cook comes in). Look to the Pra Ram Rong Sung with tofu and the Red Curry with mock duck for delight. The noodles are not so good. Don't bother with them.

Joy's Pattaya Thai Restaurant in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Jun 13 10

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While the waitress insisted all the curries could be made vegan I remain somewhat skeptical. They were easily able to make their Drunken Noodles and Rama vegan (but there was a close call: the kitchen screwed up and put egg in my noodles; the waitress, however, was keen-eyed and spotted it before serving it to me and had the kitchen re-make it).

Kinh Do in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Feb 21 13

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I used to get take out from Kinh Do with some frequency; but they have made too many mistakes with my orders that I'll no longer patronize them. The killing blow came when our mock duck Happy Farmer showed up with chicken. Who's to say how many times they've neglected to omit the fish & oyster sauce and we didn't notice?

Mai Village in Twin Cities, Minnesota
May 20 04

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The quality of food was adequate, but the quantity of food was low(*); the ambiance was decent, the Koi pond was nice; the level of service was below my expectation. (*: I suffered the "there's egg in my curry!" debacle- the replacement entree was considerably smaller than the original. I was still hungry even after dining, whereas normally I usually take enough home for a second dinner in the evening. No second dinner for me.) I bet this place would be fine for takeout.

Midori's Floating World Cafe in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Apr 28 09

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They offer a vegetarian sushi & tempura (which is, or at least can be made, vegan) bento dinner. How cool is that? Very cool. That's how cool it is.
Just don't try to go on a weekend. They're way too busy. Go on a Tuesday. Maybe you'll get the cute waitress.

Mississippi Market in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Jan 9 08

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I've worked near this Mississippi Market for a couple years and it's one of the few places I can reliably pick up vegan food for lunch. As often as not they have a vegan soup available and there's always something in the small deli section that I will eat. I go there so frequently for lunch that I've now started doing most of my grocery shopping there as well. Also, the staff is awesome.

moto-i in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Dec 24 08

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I found Moto-I to be pretty much as I expected it to be. It's quite good (but where is the agedashi tofu?) with a little room for improvement. I'll be more excited about it when they can offer more than 3 varieties of sake.

Namaste Cafe in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Nov 12 06

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Very nice. I tried a handful of different things and liked them all. A substantial selection of teas. Not terribly expensive. Good service, pleasant ambiance. I look forward to going back.

Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Jun 20 11

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They can make a vegan deep dish pizza! Finally!

Seward Cafe in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Dec 20 08

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Biscuits and gravy deluxe! So delicious. Also: tofu mock muffin. I'll never not go to the Seward.

Sushi Tango in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Apr 3 09

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The tempura has egg, the dashi has bonito and there is only one veggie maki roll. We left without ordering.

T's Place in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Jun 13 08

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We split the 2-person vegie (sic) combo and it was delicious; as was the lentil sambusa and roti appetizer. Reasonably nice ambiance (except for the television above the bar). The waitress seemed to understand our vegan requirement and was sufficiently attentive. I would happily return.

Tao Natural Foods in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Jul 28 05

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On a recommendation from dangerD I stopped by for a quick bite. Unfortunately, they were just closing, so the nice gentleman behind the counter could not make me a sandwich. But he was able to send me home with a delicious split pea lentil soup with miso (and, apparently, all of their soups will be vegan). I will be sure to stop by more often now that I know it exists.

ThanhDo in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Aug 25 07

rating star

On my most recent excursion I shared two delicious entrees (Thai Style Curry - Green and Thai Basil Supreme). They were both delicious with just the right amount of spicy; right on the edge of my tolerance. They even had special veggie dumplings that night which were pretty good. I've never been disappointed and I would go back to Thanhdo anytime.

Tiger Sushi in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Nov 23 08

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Another reasonably nice sushi restaurant in Uptown. Aside from the televisions on the walls, the ambiance was pleasing. I only stopped in for a snack, which was quite good (excellent veggie maki, adequate cucumber rolls). The server told me that when I return for a full dinner they will be able to accommodate my vegan diet. I look forward to seeing what the chefs can do.
They also have a small list of wines and sake. The simple Honjozo I ordered was delicious (I also look forward to sampling the rest).

Tiny Diner in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Aug 11

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Not a lot of vegan options as yet. For brunch my options were some sides, a couple pretty good looking salads and a tofu scramble. I opted for the latter and it was quite good (though it was more like a tofu, mushroom, carrot, &c. stir fry). Our server said there will be a vegan (or "vegan-izable") sandwich on the menu soon.

I went back for dinner and their vegan selection was even thinner. They have no vegan bread. A couple of the salads can be made vegan by omitting cheese. The "macro bowl" is entirely vegan - but not very good.

Everything else about Tiny Diner is quite good. If they ever take vegan food seriously I will happily try it again.

Udupi Cafe in Twin Cities, Minnesota
May 22 06

rating star

I like it. It is delicious. Unfortunately, it's not closer to my house. My favorite bread is the Batura.

The Vegetarian in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Feb 28 09

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We had idli, eggplant masala, veggie curry and bhatura. It was good but unnecessarily oily. Service was adequate but the ambiance was lousy. If I were in the neighborhood I might go here again but I doubt I would drive very far for it.

Vina Highland in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Oct 20 06

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Now that I've worked in this area for a year I've grown less interested in Vina. The food isn't very interesting but I can at least find vegan options on their menu.

Sage's Cafe in Salt Lake City, Utah
Sep 7 07

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The only complaint I have about Sage's is that the prices seem to be about 15% too high. Otherwise I've found this to be a terrific restaurant in which I will dine every time I find myself in Salt Lake City.

Himal Chuli in Madison, Wisconsin
Mar 25 10

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I'm glad I went out of my way to track this place down. It's small but we didn't have any trouble getting a table on a Saturday night at peak eating time. The momochas and samosas were very good as was the jackfruit entree I had. I will go again when next I am in Madison.

Mother Fool's Coffee House in Madison, Wisconsin
Mar 25 10

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I went looking for some light breakfast. The menu board says "all food is vegan". "This is great", I thought, even though their selection wasn't very large. I ordered a bagel with cream cheese. OOPS. The cream cheese isn't vegan. The counter staff pointed to a small, barely legible note next to the aforementioned declaration which read "except the cream cheese". Okay, they have apparently never heard of Tofutti. Fine. I told them I'd be happy with butter/margarine on my bagel. OOPS. That isn't vegan, either! It was at this point that I apologized for wasting their time and left.

It's probably a fine coffee shop, though, as long as you aren't hungry.

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