Reviews written by ben87

Registered on Mar 23 07
 

Alive! Vegetarian Cuisine in San Francisco, California
Mar 23 07

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This is a hard restaurant to find in the city, but it's definitely a must to try! I went to this restaurant with my parents, and they were amazed with the unique display and preparation of the delicious food. We shared all of the orders, which is definitely the best way to eat at this restaurant. There are so many great choices, so sharing gives you the ability to try some of each. I would recommend the tiny avocado sandwiches, celery root salad, Korean Chilean zucchini dish, and the lavender/pomegranate cheesecake. The waitress was extremely nice, and was willing and able to answer several of our questions regarding the special soul food ingredients. The sauces that are mixed into the food are unbelievable. The cashew sauce is amazing! Enjoy ALIVE!!

Rainbow Grocery in San Francisco, California
Mar 23 07

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This is a terrific grocery store! I went in to get some lunch, and I ended up spending over an hour checking out the terrific bulk foods section. They sell several herbs, grains, granola, nuts, butters, oils, etc. The produce looked extremely fresh and delicious. They have a huge section with vitamins/supplements. They carry several different types of daily packaged vegan and vegetarian meals that include avocado/tofu sandwiches, burritos, sushi, hummus wraps, falafels, couscous, tabbouleh. The baked sweets were mostly vegan and they included scones, cupcakes, brownies, cookies, muffins. This grocery store is one in a million. The only downside is that there is no deli. I highly recommend the raw whole cashews, almonds, raw macadamias, and the vegan mushroom zucchini ravioli. The nuts taste so fresh and the ravioli was filled with flavor and spice. Check it out!

Holy Cow Café in Eugene, Oregon
May 10 07

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This campus spot is awesome! The people is friendly, the service is good, and most importantly, the food is great. They serve Quinoa, brown rice, black beans, lentils, Thai & chipotle tofu, tempeh, steamed & roasted veggies, veggie curry, mash & gravy, and their most popular dish, pad Thai. The menu is almost exclusively vegan and it is completely vegetarian. They also have a really interesting salad bar and a few different smoothie choices. I am a big fan of the Quinoa with lentils and roasted veggies, but you can't go wrong with anything. The portions are very generous and the food is organic and local. Highly recommended.

Pizza Research Institute in Eugene, Oregon
Jun 10 07

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This hole-in-the-wall is unique because it is a vegetarian/vegan pizza restaurant. The menu has several options to create your own pizza with a cheese base or their vegan tofu ricotta. I ordered the vegan and the chef's choice vegan and they were really rich and delicious. Two slices was definitely a satisfying meal at this spot! They also offer vegan oatmeal cranberry cookies, homemade honey lemonade, and divine dinner rolls. I had a roll with a cup of black bean soup and it was full of flavor and texture. Since pizza is a classic food in our culture, this restaurant is a must. I wish I lived in Eugene so I could get a slice every Saturday night before going to the movies!

Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine in Eugene, Oregon
May 10 07

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I went to Sweet Basil Thai Express near the University of Oregon and it was good. The line was long because it has become a hot spot around campus, but it moved quickly. I ordered the House Red Curry vegetarian style and it was yummy. It came with veggies and white rice covered with peanut sauce and coconut milk. I am not sure if they serve brown rice, but that would definitely be a nice addition to the menu. The food is spicy and the portions are satisfying. I would go back.

Ashland Food Co-op in Medford-Ashland, Oregon
Jun 15 07

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Excellent! The Coop is stocked with an abundance of choice and great quality. I ordered a refreshing Berry Blast from the juice/smoothie/shake bar. They have a deli with a variety of vegetarian and vegan choices. Several of the salads have Quinoa, which was definitely a plus! I made a plate with kale, lentil Quinoa salad, and a black rice salad. It was delicious and satisfying. I did not buy any produce, although it looked very fresh and appealing. The Coop is tucked away in the middle of a residential neighborhood, but people from all over go to this amazing place. Please support the best Coop I have been to yet!