Reviews written by Victoria
Registered on Apr 10 03
I don't get the hype. To be perfectly blunt, I think that this place is for the most part overpriced and unexceptional.
I ordered a bowl of veggie lentil soup. It was okay, but nothing outstanding. Basic soup. Came with bread. My husband ordered some sort of risotto cakes. They were good, but he was still hungry when he was done, and they were expensive. Definitely not worth the money spent. They had a mango crisp or something but we didn't try it. And that was all that was vegan.
I don't really understand why this place always gets voted Best Vegetarian Restaraunt. Most of the menu is fish. There were not very many vegan options at all. What we had was pretty good, but I'm not sure that it was worth the (high) price.
So I'm driving "doo-dee-doo-dee-doo" and hark, what do I see? BoSa Donuts! So I stop, wanting to buy some grease for my boy who really enjoys grease.
The man had no freaking idea what I was talking about when I asked for vegan donuts. He's like "oh, you're diabetic?" No, I'm vegan. "What is a vegan?" No eggs, no dairy. "I don't think there is anything here for you."
Damnit. A fluke? Perhaps. But I was one disappointed shopper.
Yum yum French Meadow. You can get a big bowl of soup with bread for $6. What a deal. They have the vegan black bean chili every day, and have another vegan soup daily.
The dinner entrees are pretty pricey (around $18) but it really is great food. It looks all fancy-schmancy, too.
For anyone interested-- bottles of wine are half price on Saturdays.
Maybe I've had bad luck, but none of my servers ever know what is vegan and what isn't. Bummer, this used to be one of my favorites.
I assume that pretty much everyone has been to the Wedge and knows of it's wonders, but I thought that I would articulate my love of the Wedge through a list of some of my favorite things. (You can sing the song in your head if you want to.)
1. The muffins. My favorites are the classic blueberry, orange almond and chocolate raspberry.
2. The scones, a bargain at $1.69.
3. Vegan mashed potatoes with mushroom gravy. Food of the gods.
4. Seitan stew over rice. Why can I not make stew this good?
5. The fact that a membership is a super-bargain, and entitles you to some great member specials.
6. Oatscream. Really. I love the strawberry.
7. Dallas and Brandon *both* work there.
And I think that their selection of pretty much everything is hands-down the best of all the co-ops in the area.
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