Respond to Review of Downtown Central Perk
Review: I'm a strict vegan, so I've been avoiding this place because they do serve a couple of animal products, plus I saw the bad review on here. However, when scheduling a coffee get together with a couple of friends last night, I decided to try it since I only planned on having coffee anyway. The girl who was working was very friendly and knowledgeable. Although there weren't too many vegan options on the menu, many of the other items can be made vegan by simply leaving off the cheese or mayo, or having them substitute with Daiya or Veganaise. I decided to have the veggie wrap (substituted the shredded cheese with Daiya) and a side of the quinoa bean salad. It was great and reasonably priced. I also had the iced coffee with almond milk and agave nectar. When we left, I ordered a guacamole burger on a chickpea bun and french fries to take home to my son. I had her leave the cheese and mayo off the burger and put cheddar Daiya on instead. My son said it was really good and wouldn't share any of his fries. I know next time to sneak one or two on the way home. ;) I also usually eat only organic and non-GMO whole foods, and their items are not organic/non-GMO (at least they don't say they are, and the pricing isn't higher like it usually is with organic/non-GMO). From what I could see on the menu, there aren't many items that would include GMOs anyway. My quinoa bean salad had some corn in it, but it's easily picked out if you're concerned about it like I am. They do have gluten free options for people with gluten sensitivities/allergies, and they're marked on the menu. The atmosphere was awesome and there is plenty of seating. The music was great and at a volume that still allowed for conversation. So even though I am a strict vegan and really prefer organic/non-GMO, I will definitely be back often. In an area that is not vegan friendly and that doesn't have any completely vegan restaurants, it's nice to have one place that I'm comfortable in and can be confident that the animal products that they do serve are not going to contaminate my food.