Reviews written by Kristin V.

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Registered on Jan 12 12
 

Aladdin's Cafe in Lawrence, Kansas
Jan 12 12

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I think the people who work at Aladdin's Cafe have some confusion about veganism. For some reason, only four of the items on the menu are marked as vegan, when clearly there are more items that can be considered vegan (if prepared properly).

Unfortunately, they heat the pita bread on the same grill that's used to cook meat, so I asked my confused server to have them heat it in the microwave instead. They brought me grilled pita bread anyway and then had to remake the dish. I rarely eat here, because I don't want to deal with the hassle of trying to make sure the pita bread on my sandwich is prepared correctly when there are so many other veg-friendly places to eat in Lawrence.

As for the food itself, the genie dip appetizer is really good, and I like their falafel sandwich a lot. Both the lentil soup and saffron-spiced rice sides are decent.

The Community Mercantile in Lawrence, Kansas
Jan 12 12

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This local co-op is a great place to grab lunch. Hot soup (usually a vegan option available) and a salad bar (all vegetarian but some items are not vegan) are available for lunch. There are also pre-made deli items with vegetarian options available all day.

The Merc carries lots of organic and local food, and all non-organic produce are marked with a red label. They carry many specialty vegan items such as mock meats, vegan cheese (including Daiya!) and non-dairy ice cream.

El Mezcal in Lawrence, Kansas
Jan 12 12

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There aren't a lot of vegan options, but what they do have is delicious! The Guacamole Mexicano is a huge portion for the price and makes a great appetizer along with the free chips and salsa. The Veggie Fajitas are easily made vegan by ordering them without cheese and sour cream. I don't bother with other items from the vegetarian section, because most of them are very cheese-centric (quesadillas, enchiladas, etc.), and the fajitas are too good to resist!

Encore Cafe in Lawrence, Kansas
Jan 12 12

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This is one of my favorite restaurants in town! They have a sizable vegetarian section of the menu and will make vegetarian/vegan versions of many other menu items upon request (ex. the vegetarian version of Pineapple Chicken is awesome!). Most of the vegetarian items are made with tofu or mock meats ("chicken" or "shrimp"), and there are also a few dishes without these items. Everything I've tried is excellent, but my favorites are Vegetarian General Tsao's Chicken, Vegetarian Pineapple Chicken and Ma Po Tofu.

Ingredient in Lawrence, Kansas
Jan 12 12

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Ingredient used to be one of my favorite restaurants, but I rarely eat there now since they no longer carry vegan cheese (for pizza). They also stopped serving a tofu wrap I used to love, and hummus is no longer offered as a salad ingredient. That being said, they are still a great place to go for a custom salad with tons of ingredient choices. As for soups, I don't remember the last time I actually saw any vegan soup available.

Main Squeeze in Columbia, Missouri
Jan 12 12

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I always stop by here for lunch whenever I'm passing through Columbia. Most menu items can be prepared vegan, and they also offer vegan cheese. It's always hard to choose what to get, since it's all really good, but my favorite is the Good Fortune Wrap. I've only had one minor bad experience at this restaurant...my side dish of spinach was sandy and kinda gross, but I've forgiven them, since they usually do such a great job!

Waldo Pizza in Kansas City, Missouri
Jan 12 12

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This is the most delicious pizza ever! With multiple vegan cheese options and lots of veggie toppings, you won't get bored. They recently added mock meats to the menu, but I haven't tried them yet. With a vegan menu available on their website, it's really easy to figure out exactly what I can order.

Whole Bowl - NW Glisan in Portland, Oregon
Jan 12 12

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They may only serve one thing, but it's delicious! Since I'm vegan, I ordered it without the cheese and sour cream, and it did not seem lacking at all. The tali sauce is the best part of the bowl!

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