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Respond to Review of CLOSED: Veg 'N Out
by Mimi710

Review: I ordered the Bali Bowl which was a special up on the board behind the cash register the day that I ate here. I wasn't feeling any of the vegan burger options. I was not impressed with this meal. It sounded good - a bowl of seasoned rice, steamed veggies, and tofu in some kind of a sauce. The rice was cooked in an interesting seasoning but was at the bottom of the bowl so you didn't immediately taste it. The tofu needed to be cooked longer and needed more seasoning. I asked for soy sauce and they didn't have any. The vegetables were steamed but not mixed in with the rice. They should have tasted this special before they served it. There was nothing "special" about it.(To be fair though - I just worked at a vegan restaurant as a chef for the last few months which definetely makes me more critical.) The salad that came with my special was bland and I did not eat it. I also ordered the potato wedges since I was really hungry when I went. They were too hot too eat when I first got them. Though they were impressive in size - and in the fact that they were wedges of fresh potato they were in dire need of seasonings. (Like the fries at Native Foods or at Pure Luck in LA.) Everyone else that was there seemed to be enjoying their food, but I thought it was mediocre. Also, I didn't see much in the way of a dessert selection though I wouldn't have been inclined to have bought dessert from them after my unsatifying lunch. If you are looking for a cheap and satisfying vegan meal while in San Diego go to the People's Co-op in Ocean Beach or to Nature's Express which is an all vegan fast-food place. The one good thing about this place is the location on University near Balboa Park/the zoo. My Aunt and I had spent the day at the zoo which is extremely un-vegan friendly. But still, if you are starving and near the zoo there are other vegan places close by - and lots of other restaurants that could easily cater to vegans.Don't sit at the table with the view of the kitchen if you want to see staff touching vegetables/other food items without wearing gloves. I hope that this isn't a normal practice for them and maybe I just happened to see them the one time they forgot. On the plus side, the prices seemed to be reasonable.


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