Reviews written by starfive

Registered on Mar 24 03
 

New Jersey Company Pizza in Flagstaff, Arizona
Aug 16 12

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The crust was really tasty. The ingredients were good, though they were out of some of the special ones I really wanted to try. But they don't seem to know how to cook the Follow Your Heart vegan cheese. It became totally molten and then mixed with the sauce to create sort of a weird mixture that wasn't really as good as either the tomato sauce or cheese alone. I'd probably get it cheeseless next time.

Also, service was kind of slow, despite being only one other table being ocupied part of the time.

Citrus Club in San Francisco, California
May 20 04

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The best thing about this place is the BBQ tofu springrolls. At first, I thought.. BBQ springrolls? that's just weird.. But no! It's delicious. That's about the only thing I got excited about. Oh and they have yummy fancy drinks.

Herbivore in San Francisco, California
May 20 04

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Yummy vegan brunch, now served every day, which gives this location a definate advantage over the one on Valencia. Enjoyed all the breakfast things I tried (southwest tofu scramble, pancakes, sausage pastry, crepes), except the pesto tofu scramble.. too mushy. Tasty sandwiches and salads too. Nice little patio out back.

Millennium in San Francisco, California
May 20 04

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Yes, this is a pricey place to eat, but one of the few vegan gourmet restaurants. As I learn to cook more and more vegan things, this is one place that can still impress me with their food. The entreés and dessert are the most exciting part to me, and if you skip drinking, it doesn't have to be a ridiculously priced meal. It's not always a huge amount of food, but I always leave feeling just the right amount full. The chocolate desserts are divine.

Red Victorian Peace Cafe (and Bed and Breakfast) in San Francisco, California
Mar 20 06

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It's somewhat of a strange environment, but they have both vegetarian and vegan options. They have vegan crepes, enchiladas and a couple other things. The crepes were tasty, if a bit bland.

Beware, the workers seem a little flighty and once tried serving me potato salad (dairy) with my vegan crepe. I educated them on how serving something non-vegan with a vegan dish might not be the best idea.

Dragonfly Thai in Quepos, Costa Rica
Sep 9 13

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Nothing amazing, but a place to get some vegan food (including fried tofu) other than a casado. You'll have to ask about what is vegan as nothing is marked. Double check that the server understands no fish sauce.. we had to send our dish back once. The owner seemed to understand vegan though.

Restaurante Veggie House in San Jose, Costa Rica
Sep 9 13

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We only are here once, but they had great options for vegan and gluten free - had the portabello burger, which even had gluten-free and vegan buns. Amazing find! Also one of the owners was extremely nice and gave us a bunch of advice on where to visit in Costa Rica.

Olam in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Sep 9 13

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Delicious food. Super yummy gluten-free tortillas (that aren't corn). Tasty burgers. Fabulous smoothies. Great atmosphere. I wish this place existed somewhere closer to home.

Lotus Leaf Cafe & Creperie in Wichita, Kansas
Aug 16 12

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delicious food in the middle of kansas! tried a crepe and a sandwich, and both were delicious.. but the real winner was the raw vegan cheesecake. soooo goood.

Amazing Thailand in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Sep 16 07

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pretty good food. one dish was really tasty, the other pretty good. most stuff could be made vegan (except curries). staff knew well what could be vegan. pretty decor. fast service. nothing completely exceptional but definitely good and will try it again.

Anodyne in Twin Cities, Minnesota
May 4 11

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They make some tasty vegan cookies that I've found to be soft and fresh. Usually there is at least one vegan kind of house made, with the ABC brand as a backup. They make a decent veggie sandwich with avocado, though it does lack vegan mayo. And there are a couple other vegan things on the menu and often a special.

The Bad Waitress in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Jul 18 11

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the bad waitress recently updated its menu and it's way more exciting for vegans. as far as brunch, the tofu scramble and hashbrowns were good (though sadly no vegan margarine for the toast) but the pancakes were dry. the tempeh sandwich, tofu veggie wrap and sloppy joe were all quite tasty. i'm not usually into corn chips that much, but their homemade salsa is great!

overall - the food is good.. not amazing, but good. just a little pricey, especially if you add on things.. but it's nice having another vegan friendly option in the neighborhood.

Breadsmith in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Dec 21 04

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i've always liked breadsmith.. they have great french bread, multigrain & raisin.. but then i found out their caramel pecan buns are vegan! oh my goodness, they are yummy. super highly recommended.

Common Roots in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Mar 28 08

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note for vegans: the bagels have honey.

initially they didn't have as much vegan things as i'd like, but they've improved. they always seem to have a couple vegan sweet things.. cookies, cupcakes, tarts, bars.. they usually seem to have a vegan soup or two. and i think some sandwiches can be made vegan.

could use a little more atmosphere.. like some art on the walls or something. though it does have tall airy ceilings and good light. and i like the idea of trying to do as much local as possible.

Delights of India in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Apr 29 09

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Tasty food. Fresh and flavorful ingredients. And the two entreés we tried each hade their own combination of tasty spices. And they had momos (tibetan dumplings) in addition to traditional indian appetizers. Vegan entreés were labled, but the breads were not (the poori and i think roti were vegan.. you should ask though). Good friendly service.

Franklin Freeze and Pita King in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Jul 18 11

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the soy ice cream it self is tasty, but adding the flavors make it way too sweet for me. next time, i'm sticking to vanilla.

Galactic Pizza in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Jul 12 04

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yummy pizza. many vegan options. they even have vegan mozzarella cheeze that melts (be careful, it's super melty-hot, fresh out of the oven). it's a little pricey, but more filling than i thought it would be. the atmosphere was kind of chaotic when we were there, as it was an open mic night.

India House in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Jun 17 03

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just went there the other day. the person working said the only entree he could say certainly was vegan was the chana masala. despite having previously been told other things were vegan. but this guy seemed like he knew more what he was talking about..

Jasmine 26 in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Feb 19

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Jasmine 26 now uses gluten-free tamari! This is exciting for us gf vegans. It opens up a lot more options there. They also revamped their menu a little - so there are a few new things to try out.

Jasmine Deli in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Mar 26 03

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mmm. the BIG bowl of soup is very delicious, especially with fried tofu. (they aren't kidding when they say BIG). and the mock duck sandwiches are also super yummy (vegans order it without butter). they make their own french bread for the sandwiches and it's like REAL french bread! it's light and crusty, but soft and not hard to bite into. It's vegan like all good french bread should be. Plus the people that work there are super nice.

Java Restaurant in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Jan 11 09

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Since people have been reviewing Java lately and I had a rating without a review,I thought perhaps I should explain my experience and why I gave it a poor review.

It is cheap and portions are good-sized. The service wasn't bad, but not amazing either. Most importantly though.. the food was so unimpressive. The fried veggies were bland and a little soggy. The iceberg lettuce didn't seem overly fresh.. and overall it was bland. I've had much better Middle Eastern food at pretty much any other Middle Eastern restaurant in the Twin Cities.

I decided to eat there on a whim, as I'd never tried it, yet live only blocks away. After the meal, I wished I'd picked somewhere else.

Kinh Do in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Jul 12 04

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While it's not my favorite vietnamese restuarant, they do have a few things going for them.. they are willing to make most dishes vegan (though I don't know if they know the word vegan, so be sure to specify the things you don't want), they don't have issues with substitutions and they are conveniently located (for me).

Items you should be aware of that contain fish things unless you request otherwise: the Tofu or Mock Duck with Potatoes has oyster sauce in it, the Pad Thai & Basil Noodle dish contain fish sauce. There are probably a few other things, but these are what I remember right now.

Little Tel-Aviv in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Mar 31 04

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although it's listed as just vegetarian friendly, there are a few vegan things as well. the falafel sandwich is the only thing i've had so far, but it is quite good. there is also at least a hummus sandwich and some cous cous dishes that are vegan.

Little Tijuana in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Apr 25 03

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in response to it being not vegan friendly: of the mexican food, i think the only things that can't be made vegan are the burritos & quesadillas, (because of the flour shell). anything with hard or soft corn shells are fine. this at least includes tacos, tostadas, enchiladas, nachos & taco salads. things can be made with beans or veggies (broccoli, cauliflower & carrots). i have no trouble filling myself up. it's not the most amazing mexican food, but a great late night option. plus they have crayons & paper table cloths to color on.

Mai Village in Twin Cities, Minnesota
May 19 04

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Good food, but not too amazing. Beautiful space with a koi pond and lots of art work. The restaurant was so big that sometimes it was difficult to find our server. Unfortunately we didn't realize that their curry has egg, but once we told them we didn't eat egg, they quickly replaced it with an egg-free version and were very nice about it. I don't know if I'd go out of my way to go back, but if I were hungry in St. Paul I might stop by.

Moti Mahal in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Dec 10 06

when i went there after they first opened, i was told everything was cooked in ghee. perhaps they've changed that? if you don't know and you're vegan, i'd ask. we basically had to get up and leave.

Muddy Waters in Twin Cities, Minnesota
May 30

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I checked out Muddy Waters right after they opened and I seem to remember there wasn't much for vegans.. but tonight went there for drinks on a whim.. and found both Vegan and Gluten Free options! Had the Jamaican jerk tofu with grilled pineapple and rice.. and the yucca fries. Both were quite tasty! (beware the jerk is quite spicy!). Also super friendly service and nice open window/patio, perfect for a lovely summer evening.

Pizza Luce in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Apr 7 08

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tried the weekend brunch recently. was pretty tasty. nice to have more vegan breakfast options. for vegans they have tofu scramble, a portobello florentine, biscuits and gravy and i think a breakfast burrito? would be nice to have a sweet option too, but still anything more is nice.

Pizza Luce in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Apr 7 08

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tried the sunday brunch recently. for vegans, they offer tofu scramble with hashbrowns, biscuits and gravy, a portobello florentine and i think a breakfast burrito (not sure on that one). not bad. nice to have more brunch options. only sundays at this location.

too bad they play all that jazz..

ThanhDo in Twin Cities, Minnesota
May 22 11

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I have heard rumors that not everything that was said to be vegan or vegetarian always actually was.

Turtle Bread Company in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Jun 17 04

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While they don't have a lot of vegan options, their soups and breads are always yummy. Unfortunately no vegan desserts. It's a nice place for lunch.

Z Pizza in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Aug 4 09

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Had 2 tasty pizzas, thanks to their current Buy One Get One Free Deal on mondays and tuesdays.

Tried the Berkley Cheese and a build my own of eggplant, artichoke and olive.

I was really excited to try the Daiya cheese. I thought it was tasty, but not quite the magical vegan cheese I was hoping for. Still a nice alternative and great to see a chain with vegan cheese and crusts. They put the cheese on below the rest of the toppings, and I think it would firm up a bit better if they had it on top.

They have a nice variety of toppings. The crust is a little chewy but tasty.

I got take-out and it was pretty fast and still warm by the time I got home.

The Foundry in Kansas City, Missouri
Aug 16 12

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I enjoyed the atmosphere, but the food was only so-so. On the 2 dishes I tried alone, I'd probably just give it a 2.. yet it's a place with a selection of vegan food open late, while on a road trip, so i can't complain too much.

Great Full Gardens in Reno, Nevada
Sep 9 13

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I enjoyed my veggie bowl quite a bit. It was simple, but tasty. The curried apple soup was also quite yummy.

Pie Face Pizza Co in Reno, Nevada
Sep 9 13

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Gluten Free Vegan crust that is actually delicious! Yum! Also - a vegan pesto option.

Pneumatic Diner in Reno, Nevada
Sep 9 13

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Delicious Juice. But they were out of potatoes (right after opening).. which limited my gluten-free and vegan options. Had the tacos. They were really so-so. Wasn't into their homemade "cheese". I left feeling kind of sad that I paid that much for the food I got.

14 Carrots in Manhattan, New York City
Nov 3 06

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Cute little diner. Tasty food. Lots of vegan options (though not as many for breakfast..). They have a menu up at menupages.com, but not everything that can be made vegan is listed as such on that site.. still it gives you a good idea of what they've got. The only things that look as if they're unable to be made vegan are things with veg bacon, omelettes and french toast.

I tried a burger and the crocque madame. Both were tasty. And deserts were delicious.

Lan Cafe in Manhattan, New York City
Nov 4 06

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Tasty Vietnamese food. I tried the summer rolls and the lemongrass seitan. Great flavor. Cute little place. Friendly staff. I wish i were in New York longer to try more of their food.

Planet One Cafe in Manhattan, New York City
Nov 19 03

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the cauliflower/peanut soup and the jamaican vegetable patties were amazing. highly recommended.

Teany in Manhattan, New York City
Nov 25 03

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we actually met moby. as he was leaving, he gave us his table and made some recommendations. yay! the sandwich was good, but nothing special. the deserts were amazing. we had strawberry shortcake and chocolate cheesecake. both favorites. i think it was the best vegan cheesecake i've had, though very rich. the tea is also very yummy. especially liked the flavored teas. they put bits of the flavor in the actual tea, rather than just a syrup. both the almond and raspberry were good.

Old Wives' Tales in Portland, Oregon
May 20 04

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I was really unexcited by this place. There weren't that many vegan options. The food wasn't bad, it just wasn't very interesting or flavorful. It worked harder at being healthy than being tasty. The carrot cake was it's only saving grace.

Voodoo Doughnut in Portland, Oregon
Aug 16 12

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so good. lives up to its reputation, worth the wait in line. amazing raised donuts, like i haven't found anywhere else. and their apple fritter.. mmm... and not overly expensive.

Saigon Family Restaurant in Rapid City, South Dakota
Aug 16 12

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was surprised to find such good vegan vietnamese food in a town in south dakota! tofu springrolls were great.

der Akkord in Minato, Tokyo
Oct 25 10

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Exciting to find a vegan bakery, but everything was a little overly healthy tasting than I would prefer. Dense and sour type of breads. Still, friendly staff - they gave me an extra free thing both times I went.

J's Kitchen in Minato, Tokyo
Oct 25 10

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Had a tasty sandwich. The other tofu/veggie dish was less interesting - a little bland. Dessert was good.

Brown Rice Cafe in Omotesando, Tokyo
Sep 29 10

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It was a bit spendy for the portion size. I didn't mind the smaller portions too much, but i wasn't too hungry then. The food was tasty. We got the burger and the tempeh & vegetable fritters. We had 2 desserts - the cheesecake and the tofu tart. I liked the tart the best, though the tofu cream was very beany tasting. The cream that came with the cheesecake seemed like it could have been dairy, but I never found out, just didn't eat the rest.

Loving Hut in Shinjuku, Tokyo
Sep 29 10

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Stopped by for lunch on a weekday and all they had was a set box of food. It was a decent amount of food for the price and not too bad.. though I suspect ordering fresh off the regular menu would be more exciting. The box had a 3 separate asian fake meat/veggie dishes with rice, and a small side of veggies and a coconut jelly sort of dessert.

Even more useful, they are one of a few places that sell a guidebook for eating vegan in Tokyo (and a few other cities in Japan). It's bilingual and has pretty good info.

SaiShokuKenBi in Shinjuku, Tokyo
Oct 25 10

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Tasty buffet spread. Lots of yummy things and fun to be able to try a bit of many different items. They weren't open most evenings. I know the hours are different than above, but not sure what. Lunch worked out well though. Check in before you go!

Araya's Vegetarian Place in Seattle, Washington
May 19 04

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Yummy vegan thai restuarant we happened to stumble upon while visiting Seattle. Friendly people, tasty food, nice decor. They had vegan wontons and mock meats. Definately recommend.

Hillside Quickies in Seattle, Washington
May 19 04

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Very tasty sandwiches with lots of flavor. My only complaint is the oiliness. It probably wouldn't be so bad if they didn't fry the buns.

Wayward Vegan Cafe in Seattle, Washington
May 19 04

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Yummy breakfast, especially the french toast with raspberries and homemade whipped cream. The tofu scramble wasn't super exciting. The place looked like it could use a fresh coat of paint, but the waiter was super nice.

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