Respond to Review of CLOSED: Soul Vegetarian Cafe
Review: Non-vegan friends took me here on a recent night on the town in D.C. promising it was *the best food* they had ever had. They raved and raved and howled and howled--so I expected it to be good. Really, really good. The place itself is a total hole-in-the-wall; downstairs there's really not much seating, though there's a reasonably nice upstairs section where we dined for two hours. We ordered a combination of everything on the "buffet" (yams, mac & cheese, quiche, and varied greens) & two things off the menu (a gyro of bbq tofu, and some "burger" sandwich or other). OH MY GOD. They weren't wrong. The vegan mac & cheese is the best thing I have ever tasted on the face of the planet. Granted, I haven't had the real stuff in over 5 years, but...OH MY GOD. Soo good. Lots of mustard. Yams, quiche, equally amazing. Greens okay. The sandwiches were also unbelievable--I think it'd be most accurate to say they melted in our mouths. The "burger" seems to have some fake mayo or other sauce that really imitates the real stuff (as I remember it), and the gyro AHHH WAS THE BEST! Has a melty sauce over it (to simulate cheese?) that made the whole thing gooey and wonderful. I don't know why others have had problems with service. The night I was there, the young man behind the counter was funny, charming, excited to see our enthusiasm, and freely gave out rather large samples of everything behind the counter to aid in the decision-making process. (Smart move for him, since between the 4 of us, we got everything). I thought the service was great. They gave us a lot of food. Again, it doesn't look like much--and seeing the food in a "buffet" format, with rather generic hit-or-miss menu items...don't be fooled! It's a magician operation in disguise!