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Respond to Review of Poor Richard's
by kristalinn

Review: This is a really cool place. There is a book store, a coffee shop (with live music), and a restaurant. They even have a little kids shop with kids toys/books. They have a wonderful selection of teas. The staff were friendly and helpful. I asked about Vegan options and they lit up and said, "Oh, we can make anything Vegan by substituting Vegan Cheese!"... I was so excited! YEAH! This opens up so many possibilities for me! I chose to get two slices of pizza (they had a nice selection of toppings, broccoli, mushrooms, tomato...) - I took a few bites and thought to myself... "Oh, no! They forgot and used COW cheese instead of soy..." - I had my NON VEGAN friend taste it to tell me if it tasted like regular cheese to her... she said she could tell the difference, so I felt better and kept eating... thinking that they must have a really good cheese substitute. But after a while, I began to wonder if there might be casein in this cheese I was eating. It was "acting" too much like real cheese. By this point, it was too late, I had eaten nearly all of my pizza. But just so that I could report back here with correct information, I went up to the counter and asked what kind of cheese was used on the pizza. They went to the kitchen and came back saying "Soya Kaas". I vaguely remembered that Soya Kaas does in fact contain casein. I went online later and confirmed that to be the case. What a bummer! I'm going to have to write them and ask that they switch their soy cheese to a better alternative w/o casein! What's the point of having a cheese alternative if us Vegans can't eat it! That being said... I think if they could get casein free cheese on the menu, this would be a great place for meat eaters, vegetarians, and vegans alike. Until then, in the words of the previous poster "Vegans Beware!" : O)

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