Reviews written by Gallo39
Registered on Aug 20 08
Having lived in Alameda for twenty years and been a regular visitor for ten more, we were pleasantly surprised to find a vegetarian restaurant in a city not known for embracing vegetarian fare. The food was excellent as was the service and we were only sorry we found this delightful eatery on our last day in town rather than on our first. Everything was fresh and tasty, the waitstaff was efficient and helpful, and the restaurant was sparkling clean. We will return as quickly as we can.
We changed our travel plans to visit this restaurant and we were glad we did. We ate there three times in two days and wished we could have stayed longer. Great food, especially their pancakes and desserts, pleasant waitstaff, nice atmosphere, easy parking, and all vegan. We only wished that we could have tried everything on the menu; the many things we did try were all terrific; we will now make sure any we make to central New York in the future will go through Syracuse.
Visiting Portland for the weekend, we stopped at Blossoming Lotus for our last vegan meal before heading for Seattle. It was a good choice; the food was excellent, the staff friendly and the atmosphere relaxing. I enjoyed a cup of cucumber soup and a seitan sandwich and both were excellent. We look forward to eventually returning.
Food Fight is a wonderful market containing some very unique items both food and otherwise. We always stock up on our visits there and just wish such a neat market was available in our hometown.
What a treat to have vegan blueberry pancakes for breakfast. According to my wife, the tofu scramble was quite good also. Unfortunately that's all there was for vegans. Hopefully there will be more vegan choices when we get back there. The waitstaff was pleasant and helpful and the restaurant provided coffee while you waited for a table.
We arrived in Portland on a recent Saturday and decided to visit Sweet Pea. It was a fortuitous choice as Sweet Pea only bakes raised donuts on Saturdays and they were to die for. We also enjoyed their lunch choices and took away some other pastries. All were excellent and the counter staff was both helpful and friendly making the visit an excellent beginning to an enjoyable albeit too short visit to Portland. We can't wait to return to both Sweet Pea and Portland.
Bagel Lovers offers vegetarian bagels, most of which are vegan along with veg friendly spreads, wraps, desserts, et al. There is a large variety of bagels offered, all of which are both ample and quite tasty. The staff is helpful and friendly and the prices are reasonable.
Bagel Lovers is a great ploace to grab a bagel on the run or sit and relax in a pleasant atmosphere with a bagel and coffee. The bagels are mostly vegan, tasty with many vegetarian spreads to choose from. The counterstaff are pleasant and helpful and the line moves quickly. It is located in an office building/shopping center with a pleasant, modern decor. it is centrally located near the downtown center and the state capital. Try their "everything" and coconut bagels for an unexpected treat.
A very charming cafe located on the village square in Newport 25 miles west of Harrisburg, Espresso Yourself has a separate vegan/vegetarian menu featuring sandwiches, soups, salads, specialty drinks and desserts. The sandwiches are awesome, the soups always tasty, and the desserts excellent. The owner is very accommodating and the waitstaff always pleasant and helpful. It is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy a good vegan meal and there is even a separate room for groups, which the local veg club, the Green Street Vegetarian Club (Harrisburg) often takes advantage of. The drive from Harrisbrg to Newport is very picturesque and there is ample off street free parking.
Nude Foods located in Harrisburg's historic Broad Street Market is not only well stocked with vegan food items and sundries but now also offers a vegan breakfast on Saturday mornings from 9-2 p.m. The owner is a terrific cook and her pancakes, tofu scramble and other breakfast items are already a big hit with the local vegetarian community. The great food plus plenty of seating, friendly people to talk to,free parking and a pleasant ambience make Nude Foods a wonderful place to go for breakfast on Saturday mornings. Plus you can also shop for groceries while you're there and also on Thursdays and Fridays.
We visited this wonderful pizzeria the day before Thanksgiving and it was a gift that kept giving. We ordered a large pizza, half white and half red sauce, and were glad we did as both halves were delicious. Full and happy we couldn't resist dessert and it too was great. We finally left with two sandwiches in hand which we ate Thanksgiving night three thousand miles away in Pennsylvania. The sandwiches, field roast and "chicken" salad, were still fresh and delicious and by themselves worth a return visit to Pizza Pi. Add to that a very pleasant and helpful owner/chef; we can't wait to go back.