Reviews written by Charlie
Registered on Aug 18 11
Disney food tends to be overpriced, with few vegan or even veggie options, and of mediocre quality. This was really very good, bordering on great, quality food and it was refreshing to have a good selection of supposedly vegan options on the menu, and a helpful server suggesting that the chef could make other veggie sushi was well.
My only complaint is that they listed their "vegetarian roll" as being with ponzu sauce, which ordinarily contains fish as a minor ingredient. I asked about it and was told that it doesn't have fish, but I didn't trust that, because it was "no, ponzu is just citrus" rather than "we make our own special vegan version of ponzu." I didn't argue very hard, but just ordered something else.
I wouldn't go out of my way to find this place, but if you are stuck in the area looking for food, I would check it out.
This is a decent place to eat if you are stuck in the Disney realm, though better for dinner than breakfast or lunch.
For dinner, they have various food-prep stations that you walk up to and watch your food made to order in front of you. At least during less crowded times that helps make it easy to ensure that they really don't put cheese in if you don't want it, for example. (The downside is watching them cook meat alongside your meal.) There are are least three vegetarian options on the menu--pizza, veggie burger, and veggie burrito. I definitely recommend the burrito over the burger; the side of shredded, lightly wilted iceberg lettuce didn't make it looks promising, but the burrito is actually pretty good, if a little overpriced ($12 ).
For breakfast and lunch, they have an all-you-can-eat buffet. I didn't try those because it sounded like an expensive gamble as to whether there'd good veggie options, and in any case I'd feel like I was paying for meat whether I ate it or not.
Small menu but with several vegan options, more that advertise right on the menu that they can be made vegan. It's a bit of an eclectic place that could be described as a bar, a cafe, or a mid-scale restaurant, depending on time of day, where you sit, and what you order. I had a tofu curry that had wide variety of delicious veggies and mushrooms and a brightly flavored but not hot sauce. It's the only place I ate in Frederick so I can't compare to the other options but I definitely recommend it.
Really simple food--bread, salad and a few soups, but the salad lived up to the website claim of "world's freshest salad". Eating on the porch across from the river was lovely. Dessert options included several vegan pies with excellent vegan crust. They were enthusiastic about serving vegans, although only about half of what was available on the day we randomly showed up was vegan. I'm sure they'd do a great job for vegans if you call ahead. It also looks like it would be a delightful place to stay.
Worth stopping for the bakery as well, either for dessert or bread. Bakery prices are very reasonable.
One of very few veg/vegan-friendly options in this area. The menu has reasonably healthful vegetarian options in many sections, including many that at least appear vegan. I was quite pleased with the quality of the food, though that was after I was about to give up on finding a restaurant I would want to eat at at all.
There is often a long wait for a table in summer vacation season, and the service understandably seemed a bit impatient when I was there.
Out of date info on what's vegan there:
It's hard to go wrong with an all vegetarian south Indian restaurant. This is a simple storefront place, but the food is fantastic. There is a menu available, but the buffet is the most popular option. A buffet order comes with a dosa (big flat pancake/crepe type thing) of your choice cooked to order. It's right across the street from the Holiday Inn Express Exton-Lionville, which we were lucky enough to book for a great rate on Hotwire, which made it very convenient.
Unfortunately I didn't think to inquire about whether vegan options are available. The dishes certainly aren't heavy with milk/cream/cheese, but likely most use butter.
An amazing find. There was no English menu when we visited, but the owner had just enough English to explain the options to us. Many of the items on the menu were typical Spanish dishes, adapted to be vegan. Everything was good, though nothing was spectacular. It was a great opportunity for some non-Spanish speakers to sample local food, and experience a local hangout, without any worries about whether the concept of vegan food got lost in translation, given how passionate the owners are about vegan food.
It seems that the owner would really like to be selling vegan food, but runs a bar to pay the rent. The patrons of the bar don't seem to have any interest in the vegan food, but come for a drink and to play cards. It's not a fine dining experience--the floor is dirty and the crowd can be noisy--but it's a wonderful thing to have a fully vegan menu in a city where getting any vegetarian food from restaurants can be a challenge.
One of very few restaurants in Santander with an extensive vegetarian menu. I didn't try to see if they could offer vegan options, but the staff was helpful and friendly and spoke English fluently, so it would be reasonably easy to figure out.
The food was good and reasonably priced, similar to what you'd expect from a good (but not outstanding) Indian restaurant in the US.
It has the aura of a fine restaurant...and the prices to match, at least by US standards, but I didn't find the food very exciting. They were running a weekend special of as many trips as you like for 32 CHF, and on my second trip I didn't find myself interested in much. The Dal was bland and the curries overly salty. On the upside, the range of foods was a lot broader than most US Indian buffets, with a good range of salad bar items, plain cooked spinach, and other miscellaneous foods.
As Lola mentioned, the pricing structure is unusual, so be sure you understand it and fill your plate accordingly to take full advantage of what you pay!
I ate here three times and liked it better every time. I only tried the buffet--there were more things offered there than I could sample in three visits. Everything was delicious, and it seems like they take care to make things healthful as well as interesting and delicious. Highlights that come to mind are the hummus, which was wonderfully spiced and enlivened by bits of vegetables in it, and a pasta/tofu dish that had delightful flavors I failed to identify. It can get expensive faster than you might expect--just because it's cheaper than Hitl doesn't mean it's cheap--but it the quality to price ratio is excellent, especially given how expensive restaurants are in general in Zurich.
A restaurant with 6 veggie entrees is in Windsor is an amazing find. An African restaurant in Windsor Vermont is an amazing find. Not only is this both of those, but it's fantastic food, that I would be excited to find in any city. I've only been there once and only tasted two of the curries, but the two were both vividly, but very differently, flavored, and both featured perfectly cooked fresh vegetables.
With one train a day in each direction, the proximity to Amtrak isn't all that useful, but the southbound train arrives at 11:23 AM, and the northbound train leaves at 6:20, so you could have lunch at the restaurant and get dinner to go and eat it on the train, after visiting historic sites--I recommend the American Precision Museum.