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by SavageFreedom

Review: OR Juice and Smoothie is perhaps most famous for their veggie burger, which truly gives other veggie-burger purveyors something to strive for. The secret: It's not trying it's hardest to mimic meat. Fact of the matter is, as a vegan, I'm not craving meat anymore. So TVP, smoke flavor and other mock-meat tricks really don't appeal to me much. What I want out of a veggie-burger is something totally separate from its meat counterpart, and OR delivers! Though I've tried many of their items, what keeps me coming back is the combination of the veggie burger with the Miracle Green smoothie (a taste combination recommended to me by the owner). If you've been dodging green drinks/smoothies out of fear that they'd be unpalatable, let OR ease your concerns. This smoothie is to die for, as are their other smoothies and juices. Not, on to the cons: The owner is an oftentimes stern lady, and the crew in the back can occasionally give you the vibe that they're really not shooting for any kind of customer service awards. There is a bit of a language barrier at times which doesn't help, but it is perhaps primarily due to a difference in lifestyle. The owner, whose many certifications and degrees are hung proudly on the wall, is clearly dead serious about her health convictions. One example: Don't come in texting. Keep your cell phone tucked away and if it rings, don't answer it anywhere near the counter or the shelf they keep stocked with supplements. There are signs posted in this places and she'll be quick to enforce her "no cell phone" policy. She firmly believes that cell phone radiation is detrimental to the quality and safety of food, and whether you agree with her or not, your visit will go much more smoothly if you avoid the cell phone. As others have stated, this is not a dine-in establishment, unless you just happen to luck out and the two provided tables are vacant. Don't come with a group of people unless you intend to dine out. I know this list of cons may seem intimidating, but the food is absolutely worth it and the owner clearly believes in her products. I'd give it 5 stars if HappyCow would let me (if it's not 100% vegetarian it can only have 4/5 stars.)


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