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Respond to Review of The Hogtown Vegan
by melskunk

Review: I have been meaning to visit here for some time. I didn't plan on making it for brunch, but given I ended up there on Sunday at 2:30pm, I was within their brunch hours. The menu seems to change with time, as I didn't see the unchicken and waffles (which I had wanted to try) so instead I ordered the Full Monty, which was a big breakfast platter. Containing scrambled tofu, sausage patties, home fries, bakes beans, fried mushrooms and a fried tomato slice, it overloaded the plate and was a good value for it's $13, comparable to other dinner offerings. I found the sausage patties too meat-like, but I'm sure that's exactly what gave them such a good review recently in a local paper. The scrambled tofu had a lovely mild curry flavour and the baked beans were delicious, but too dry. The mushrooms had too much dried herbs sticking to them, and the tomato slice was tasty but breaded with a spiced breading I wasn't expecting. The home fries were exactly as advertised. Oh, and toast, but I forgot about the toast, as it was served dry and they had no jam available to put on it. An even better deal was the homemade lemonade, which was absolutely delicious and a good value. They also dropped a full jug of water off at the table before I even ordered. I didn't like the decor at all... trying for a casual throwback style but ending up way too spartan and cheap looking. The benches were very uncomfortable. And weirdly enough there was a major wasp problem. I had to escort two out, and saw 7 dead wasps at the picture window. Invest in a trap perhaps? It wins out on good, large portions and vegan food you can share with obligate carnivores, but not the second vegan nirvana I was lead to believe. Still, they have a small menu they do well and overall the food was a great value and I'd happily return. If it wasn't for the decor and uncomfortable seating, I'd happily give it 5


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