Reviews written by RawMonkey

Registered on Jul 28 08
 

Bliss Cafe and Chocolates in Sedona, Arizona
Jul 28 08

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I fell in love with the place and the food. The atmosphere is very tranquil and seems to fit perfectly into Sedona. The staff was very friendly and food was simply amazing. I do not think there was not one thing I tried on the menu or ate some off of my gf's plate. If you are into raw foods or just eating healthy this place provides an immense amount of options.

I am also a huge fan of chocolate and they made some of the best cacao drinks I have had outside of my own blender.

D'Lish Very Vegetarian in Sedona, Arizona
Jul 28 08

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I happen to get lucky and eat here on "raw night" while visiting the area. The selection was pretty good (for a live foodist) and the staff was really nice. The food was pricey, but hey all raw food is pricey unless you are getting a salad. I ate the hiphiphooraw platter and it was enough food to fill me up and that was after hiking all day.

It was simply fantastic raw vegan food.

They do allow pets in the outside seating area.

Squeaker's Vegetarian Café & Health Food Store in Bowling Green, Ohio
Jul 28 08

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The food is surprisingly good and they have a pretty decent juice bar. If you are stuck in BG and are a vegetarian this place is your only option. I usually get something from their juice bar and a salad. My gf loved their chili and other vegan foods.

Aladdin's Eatery in Columbus, Ohio
Jul 28 08

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The food tastes really good although you can only go there so many times as they present a lot of the same things (hummus, lettuce, veggie mixture) in different forms (wrap, salad, etc). There has been a couple times when the sprouts were not looking to hot, so I had to set them aside. Also, if you are a vegan be careful as some of the wait staff is more knowledgeable than others about what sauces or foods contain dairy. I enjoy their house olive oil and garlic mixture although it might be to fatty for others.

Banana Leaf in Columbus, Ohio
Jul 28 08

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As a vegan this place is great for indian food. There are only a couple items that contain dairy and the lady there is always helpful in pointing them out for me. I have only eaten their lunch buffets but have been more than satisfied. The price is really fair and the staff is really nice.

Benevolence in Columbus, Ohio
Jul 28 08

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Let me start by saying that their spinach salad has become a staple for my evening meal although I now make it myself at home with organic ingredients. I have not had much luck with their soups, but have always enjoyed their sandwiches and salads. The "enlightened one" is a really tasty drink although I still wonder with the group they cater to why they do not use more organic ingredients. That criticism could be spread across all restaurants in Columbus though. The place is quaint and a really good place to meet a couple vegetarian/vegan friends to get some foods. The food is really good but the recipes are really simple and easy to replicate.

Betty's Fine Food and Spirits in Columbus, Ohio
Aug 17 08

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The food was good and they had a lot of vegan and veggie items. They could have went a little heavier on the veggie's, of course every food place can in my opinion.

Dragonfly Neo-V Cuisine in Columbus, Ohio
Jul 28 08

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This place is definitely a once in the while night out as the portions are really small and I can eat a lot of food. It is really nice to have an organic restaurant in Columbus with a very interesting menu selection. My gf did not like any of the food they served her and that was because it was a bit heavy on the oil. Mine was the same way, but I eat a lot of raw olives so I did not mind. They did a decent job with the nut butters although I have a lot better in other US cities.

I do also want to mention that they have a really good wine selection.

Haiku in Columbus, Ohio
Jul 28 08

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If you eat cooked food and enjoy tofu then you will probably enjoy their Tao Tofu. It tastes fantastic although I normally stick to Veggie rolls and a salad.

The wine selection and atmosphere is better than the food. Make sure to request a seat in the room away from the sushi bar.

Mad Mex in Columbus, Ohio
Jul 28 08

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It would have been nice to have this place available when I first became a vegetarian. This is sort of the place you can meet your non-veggie friends for some food and a beer.

The foods okay.

Nong's Hunan Express in Columbus, Ohio
Jul 28 08

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By far the best thai food I have had in Columbus yet, although the inside is not all that fancy. They have a good selection of vegetarian and vegan choices and there was no worries about food contamination. The staff was polite and attentive.

Northstar Cafe in Columbus, Ohio
Aug 17 08

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The food here is pretty good, but it is mostly nice to have the option of going out and eating organic food. Their wine selection is small although they have some good choices.

I usually get a salad and con someone into spliting or giving me a portion of their beet burger.

I just tried some of their tofu BBQ burrito, it was really good.

P.F. Chang's China Bistro in Columbus, Ohio
Jul 28 08

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It is fancy and if your family is in from out of town chances are everyone will find something. But if you truly enjoy thai food this is not the place to go. In most cases they obliterate the tofu, which is not that hard to deep fry. I am still truly mystified on how or why it happens. Vegan's and Veggie eaters will have better luck at Nong's where you truly get fresh veggies and flavor.

Pattycake Vegan Bakery in Columbus, Ohio
Jul 28 08

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I have to rate them as great as I rarely eat cooked food let alone any type of baked goods. Their wowie cake is just fantastic.

Raisin Rack Specialty Foods in Columbus, Ohio
Jul 28 08

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They have a great organic salad and juice bar. Sandwiches and wraps are also served. The food is good and juice bars are always great since they have to do the clean-up, not you. Service is either really good or just plain poor.

The food choices are fairly simple and easy to duplicate. So if you are looking for dinner ideas or quick take out, this place works.

Whole World Restaurant & Bakery in Columbus, Ohio
Jul 28 08

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The food is here is good and they have multiple vegan options, which is awesome. I do not have any real favorites but if I am in a pinch this place is good for take out. It is best to call ahead as the staff is not the fastest.

Wild Oats Market in Columbus, Ohio
Jul 28 08

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They have a juice bar!!

That's about it. Since Whole Foods took them over their organic produce selection has gone from okay to poor.

If you are looking at this place as a juice bar then it can be rated as good/great, otherwise as a whole the store is disappointing.

Blossoming Lotus in Portland, Oregon
Jul 28 08

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I was there visiting the area and just really enjoyed the food. I ate there and then got more food to go. It was really refreshing to have the option to eat raw organic food, although it was a bit pricey. They definitely had the best raw "noodles" I have ever eaten.

They did a fantastic job on their nut butters and the raw deserts as well.