Reviews written by Danger Kate

I'm vegan
Registered on Jul 4 09
 

Golden Harvest Cafe in Humboldt County, California
Jul 4 09

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This place was all right. The tagline on their restaurant was "Herbivore, Carnivore, we have what you're looking for!" However, the menu didn't indicate vegan items and the server was not familiar with the term. Lots of fake meat (tofu sausage and bacon, crispy fried seitan), but no fake cheese or other dairy products. I built my own salad. Only one of their dressings was vegan (raspberry vinaigrette). That was disappointing. My partner had a crispy seitan sandwich - just a patty on a bun with lettuce and tomato. The fries were definitely from a bag in the freezer section and weren't very good. My salad was made with pre-sliced, bagged carrots, but I didn't mind that. Not especially vegan-friendly, but better than most standard American restaurants. Probably good for ovo-lacto vegetarians.

The Plant Cafe Organic in San Francisco, California
Jul 4 09

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Almost everything is local and organic, but it's still reasonably priced ($10-12 per person without tip). My dining partner had a BBQ tempeh panini one day and a five-spice tempeh curry the other, both delicious and filling. They have a make-your-own salad option that is wonderful - you pick what you want on a checklist and hand it in. I also had their homemade veggieburger, which is pink because of the beets. It's gooey and yummy and a great meal. They make their own sorbet in-house. I tried blueberry-basil and the flavor was good, but it was more grainy than creamy. I also ate German chocolate cake, a chocolate-chip walnut cookie, and a chocolate cupcake with peanut butter frosting (not in one day!) - all vegan, all excellent. I thought the cookie was a bit crumbly, but buttery and rich.