Respond to Review of Holy Cow Cafe
Review: *Updated w constructive feedback already. I have eaten here when I spent a lot of time on campus. Always as a last resort, Holy Cow [b]CAFE[/b] offers some true Cafeteria style food. Pasta that is mush. Sauces that are overly salty. Most entrees are undefined, by which I mean they are mushy piles rather than the distinct vegetables from which it was made. They at least provide some local juices and coffees (both organic), which is both helpful and a trap if entering hungry. One lovely day on campus, I made a constructive criticism to the male owner who was working the line. It was to offer a low sodium alternative. You will see on the website (listed above) in their nutritional info that the King Creole burrito has 1200mg of sodium, which equals 45% daily intake, which I believe is excessive. That's only for what they have to list. What they don't list is the info for their in-house sauces and such. I bit in half a chunk of salt that hurt my mouth the lovely day I made this suggestion. Unfortunately, my compassionate suggestion was not received well, nor was his reaction to me pleasant. At the time his cafe was new and I was offering advice, since that (particular) dish was Vegan technically but not healthy (though they do have a lot of dairy dishes as well). Their biggest problem by far is their terrible negative attitude. A courteous response of potential consideration regarding the salt would have sufficed. Their food would still be overcooked, but at least bridges would not be burned. Why would anyone want to eat 75% of their salt intake at one sitting? It is just not healthy, it promotes bad eating habits and makes you feel awful. Choose healthy eating, avoid Holy Cow. The 2 Cows are the minimum for a Veg est. It means "Needs Improvement". Holy Cow Needs Improvement in the following areas: reduce sodium in the entrees or offer low-sodium alternatives; a change of attitude to all customers, both real and potential; stop selling excessively high sodium burritos marketed to kids (see website), perhaps set up timers in the kitchen as to not overcook everything ~ college kids like to chew; and simply change attitude. I think they have a good assortment of brought-in goods, such as the coffee, juices and chocolates available. However anything they make in-house needs to change. Bad food & attitudes. *They kill animals now in new location. Sorry to have ever given them any $$ to do so.
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