Respond to Review of Heart of Joy
Review: We were on our honeymoon and found this place through a British couple in another restaurant in Paris. They said go here and eat the porridge for breakfast, so we did. First off, it was awesome! The best part was that it came with tea, a fresh juiced apple, carrot, ginger drink, and then a big bowl of porridge with fresh fruit. The place does have lots of pictures of Sri Chinmoy. This is where my opinion changed a bit. The restaurant is not a vegan restaurant and the smell of eggs was actually disgusting. Then the chairs appear to be leather, which I am very against as a vegan. Third, the video playing of Sri Chinmoy has him with Mickel Gorbichov and his wife who is wearing a fur coat. Why I mention all that is that if true progress will happen, we have to be 'Taliban' about veganism! We should never show fur, even in a video clip of a peace guru. Second, get rid of the eggs and cheese! Over 280 million male chicks die a year because of the egg industry. That may make for a 'happy cow' but not a 'happy male chicken.' People were very polite and nice and the food was great but I hate having to ask 'Is that vegan?' when everything in there SHOULD be vegan.