Reviews written by banu
Registered on Jun 16 07
I was really excited to get a bagel on a homesick day and went to this place. while I wasn't terribly disappointed - I recieved a lightly toasted bagel with much creamy sheese inside along with a handful of chips, the price was higher than necessary (4 or 5E) and the bagel tasted like it'd been shipped around the world... which it had. falafel in this area is a much better call, although this is good for when you miss new york.
I find myself in here a lot, and with no real good reason. I tend to get followed around for no apparent reason (and they're definitely not trying to be helpful) and the selection is not really too great. it is the only place that has high quality organic things in the area, and the prices reflect it. the packaged foods are alright and there might be nutritional yeast in one of the bulk bins.
I like this place a lot, for no good reason. the prices on things are not crazy and the selection is great. there are sometimes free samples of produce and it's the only place in paris I've found baking soda (although I've heard there are places in chinatown that sell it as well).
this is one of the only two places in paris that I know of that sells cheezly - which is a good sign. the prices are high, as most parisian organic products are, but nothing overwhelming. their bread tends to be bland and stale, so be warned. very hippie feeling, which is nice.
too expensive, but mostly worth it. ask for hot sauce.
I was told that this place was the best vegan food in europe, and it very well might be. the prices are high (about 15E/plate) if yr coming from the US especially, but the food is great. the seitan steak with mushroom sauce might have been the best vegan dish I've ever gotten at a restaurant; the mushroom thing with blackberry sauce was a little bizarre in texture; the unchicken salad was as expected; the desert was - while not up to American standards - was really really tasty. the ambiance is very modern and many of the servers speak english (I think). the menu is available at their website and in english as well.
there are NO other under-5E prepared vegan options in the area, so this place is a life saver - an apple and a sandwich was my lunch on many days. the women who work there are not particularly anglophone-friendly, so be ready to point and smile if you don't know french. also, the olive bread is delicious!
SO good, AND reasonably priced (for paris, anyhow).
try the black pepper beef and the vegetable balls clay pot.
out of support for the uber friendly and nice owners of the shop, it makes me a little sad to say that the food is quite bland. in my experience, the desert was better than the entree but I've heard that the sandwiches are a better call.
a little overpriced, but delicious. dawn is really sweet and friendly, and they run a record label out of the back room. rad.
super cool patches, delicious things that I haven't found anywhere else in europe, friendly people who suggested an awesome lunch place, and very very vegan!
this was easily the best meal I've had in amsterdam. the food was flavorful, delicious, and more than enough. the kids who hang out here are great, the chocolate bread pudding (vegan!) was great, the vibe was great, everything. + their march calendar has a vegan mayo recipe in it.
reasonably priced (I suppose that means cheap if you don't deal with an exchange rate), hearty soups, with a few kinds of bread. they had three vegan selections when I went (make sure to ask - they star the vegetarian ones, but some are not vegan), one was something with corn, one with lentils, one with spinach. all were really tasty and perfect for the hailing weather outdoors.
I've gotta say, the 4th street food co-op is the bomb.
The Moroccan chicken sandwich is very good. Also, the soup is really really good. The food, in general, is simple, and seems like stuff you could make at home. But they're open late and fairly cheap, so I'm there at least once a month. Save room for desert. Always. The place is small and is probably crowded at decent hours, but at 10 or 11 (or midnight - I think they close at 1 am), we've never had an issue with it. It's cute. Not a "cool" atmosphere, but fun with friends. The guys that work there are a bit surly, and make sure to double check you got what you ordered, because those kind of things are screwed up pretty often. But they'll fix it, so it's all good.
this place is so sweet. it's a radical bookstore run by volunteers (mostly), and a nice spot to spend a while in. their food is nothing exciting, but the coffee's good (usually), there's a bathroom, and there are hundreds of books and zines to read.
I come here far more than necessary, but their vegan picante pizza is delicious. ditto the zen kind. but far too expensive.