Reviews written by vogue
Registered on Jan 5 08
newsrooms is very versatile and the menu has a nice mix of vegetarian/vegan as well as oranic non-veg options. their salads are so light and delicious (a lovely touch is the roasted corn on top) i wish they sold their salad dressings at the cafe or even at whole foods. (the miso is outstanding!) if you are not in the mood to sit down, they offer yummy smoothies and lattes.
i visited evergreen for the first time over a week ago, curious because of the outstanding reviews. but i have to agree that it is incredible and truely authentic. i went with 2 other non-vegetarians and they both agreed it was the most authentic chinese they have ever had. i ordered the steamed vegetables (with mock pork; incredible mock meats!)the tofu with garlic black bean sauce which had amazing flavor, miso soup, and a strawberry boba tea for desert. i loved everything and had plenty of leftovers, but had a hard time deciding on what to order because there are so many vegan options.(the next table over ordered orange mock chicken which smelled and looked so good!) my most favorite though was the miso soup and i cannot believe the large bowl is under $2. the prices are so low but the quality is not. my only con is the location in the dingy basement. while it is very clean and quaint downstairs, the neighborhood is very sketchy and i do not reccomend coming down alone (or late at night!) if you are just in the mood for a delicious vegan chinese experience i definitely suggest you try evergreen. i would go again, however sometime duirng daylight.
i made my first visit to french meadow for dinner tonight and it was the best vegan meal i've ever had. their bread is what stands out and not to be missed. while i went with my non-vegetarian father, he ordered the rachel and devoured his meal stating it was the best rachel he has ever eaten. while i ordered the grilled tempeh rueben and was in pure bliss! the tempeh was cooked to perfection so i was delighted because tempeh is so rarely used in restaraunts. we were hoping for desert (vegan turtle cake and carrot cake for my father) but unfourtuantely we didnt leave enough room. though we did pick up a couple loaves of bread and muffins. next time we will be back for desert and espresso!
as a side note, plan on getting a decent table before 6pm on a weekend because it will defintely start to fill up quick. also the decor is clean, earthy, and has an upscale french cafe theme; quite lovely and cozy. lastly, not only is it an enjoyable place to spend a cold winter evening with delicous and healthful food, the wait staff could not be any more friendly! they were so accomidating and helpful. truely a wonderful vegan experience.