Reviews written by jasondpierson
Registered on Dec 17 09
Max and Rosie's closed a few years ago (sadly). They published a cookbook a long time ago--sometimes you run across a used copy.
Dishes without fish sauce are available, but you have to specifically ask for them (very specifically). Personally, I think the food is pretty terrible; but a lot of people really like it. It's definitely inexpensive.
I'm always surprised when I eat here; there are always a few vegan options (or dishes that are easily veganized). The tofu scramble is pretty terrible; but everything else I've eaten there is good.
Firestorm is my favorite spot in town: friendly service, diverse clientele, VEGAN BAKED GOODS! (heck yeah), yummy and cheap food, free wifi.
The coffee is a little overpriced, but I'm happy to pay to keep this great place open.
Almost everything is vegan.
Great ambiance, clearly marked vegan desserts. Sometimes it can get VERY crowded (uncomfortably so), but they recently opened an upstairs, too, so that might help the overcrowding. Nice spot to visit after dinner or a show.
I have to say, the worst service I've ever received has been at Green Sage. They are simply not friendly at all (in my experience). The food is overpriced and only so-so. I'm really glad that they have so many vegan options; but, for my money, there are much better spots in town.
This place shut down recently.
No loss, as far as I'm concerned: overpriced and not very good food.
This is usually touted as the "classic" vegetarian restaurant in Asheville (it's been here forever). For a long time, I thought the food was just okay and very overpriced.
However, I recently went there for Sunday brunch and was blown away by the number of vegan options! Not only was there a lot to choose from, but our server was super-friendly, and the food was delicious.
Yum. The perfect spot for a quick, cheap, delicious meal. The staff isn't always very friendly, but the burritos are HUGE, and it's very easy to eat vegan. I can usually eat for less than $6 (plus tip).
Limited vegan options, but the staff is very friendly, the atmosphere is very cool, and the food is always delicious. I feel like Mela has improved a lot since it first opened (more consistent spice & flavor). It's pretty expensive, so it's only a once-in-a-while spot for me.
This is probably my least favorite restaurant in town. I don't know any locals who eat here. I've gotten sick every time I've eaten there (4 or 5 times, usually with visitors from out of town who want an "Asheville experience" and insist on eating there).
Great food, low prices, LOTS of vegan options (just about everything is veganizable).
Great spot for Sunday brunch. It can be pretty crowded on Sunday mornings, so get there early. Lots of vegan options, nice staff, cool atmosphere.
The prices have gotten pretty high in the last couple years, especially for this type of food. It's pretty much vegetarian versions of bar food--lots of grease. If I want some greasy vegan junk food (sweet potato fries, for instance), this is where I go. Skip the baked goods, though; yuck.
NOT VEGAN FRIENDLY!! I was informed by one of the servers that everything on their menu contains fish sauce. I used to really like this place (the food is really delicious), but it is not vegan-friendly at all.
Some of the best food I've ever had. The only drawback is the service (inattentive at best). But the sampler was enough for two people to stuff themselves. Yum.
I can't say enough good things about this place. I recently drove 8 hours to D.C., mostly just to visit Sticky Fingers. The grilled "cheese" is killer; the devil dogs make me drool; and the cupcakes are delicious. I wish they had more options in the cake part of the cupcake (rather than a million options for the icing only), but I really can't complain. I bought dozens of cupcakes to take home. And the staff is awesome.