Vegetarian Paradise

Brattleboro, Vermont

3.6 / 3 votes

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Vegan Carribean Restaurant

Wholesome and flavorful food, featuring local and organic ingredients when possible. Simple but delicious menu of entrees, soups, sides, and fresh juices.

Added by vegan802 on Sep 1 08 (last updated Sep 1 08)

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I don't know what's happened since the time this place was last reviewed, but I have never felt compelled as strongly to write a review...which actually I have never done. This is how strongly I want to warn people off this place. I am familiar with a number of ethnic cuisines, so my perceptions are not based on unfamiliarity. We ordered the Ital stew with brown rice and kale, and the Ackee & Tofu with kale. We shared a veggie pattie. The veggie smelled and tasted like it was made with rotten broccoli. In both cases the rice was under-cooked. The Ital Stew and the "Jamaica-style rice" say they contain peas...which are really kidney beans...and I'm bean ultimately had I liked the taste the hidden ingredient would have made me sick. The Ackee and Tofu was about 3 soup spoons full of food, and then there was tons of rice. Not much nourishment. EVERYTHING was over-salted. Ultimately, we had to give up eating what we had was really that awful, and take something out of the freezer to heat up. This has got to be the worst food I can remember ordering, and a waste of the $22 we spent. In short...inedible.

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Vegetarian Paradise is an all-vegan Jamaican restaurant that is located 1 block up the hill from the Brattleboro Co-op. There are 5 entrees available each day, along with 2 side vegetables. The server happily prepared us a "sample" platter so that we could try each of the 5 entrees before we settled on one of them. I ended up ordering the brown stew tofu with a side of cabbage, while my friend ordered the curry chunks (seitan cooked in a curry sauce) with a side of kale. We also each ordered a glass of Vegetarian Paradise's Jamaican ginger beer, which was wonderfully refreshing. All of our food was delicious and the service was outstanding.

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Corner of Canal St. and South Main St., downtown Brattleboro.



$ - inexpensive

Cash Only


  • Caribbean


  • (Mostly) Organic
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Large Group-Friendly
  • Quiet




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