hard to really assess...
Posted on 03 / 10 / 2011
(and weird, could have sworn i made a review for this place, years ago. then again, if it was purged, it would make sense, as my views of it are far different now)
pros: desserts. ice cream and vegan treats (even if neither are actually made by govinda's...)
the chicken cheesesteak and sabji wraps are about the only 'real food' things i've liked here. everything else was either mediocre, lousy, or contained animal products (contrary to the claims of the staff).
the prices seem to continually increase, and at this point... it's barely worth going to. about once every 6 months or so, i'll go for a sandwich. occasionally, i'll pop in for a bear claw or something.
but i really don't want to give this place much money, at all. [edit by staff] from the animal products in "vegan" sandwiches to the hours continually not being listed correctly (last time i went there, the grill was closed. it was 1.5 hours before their website/menu claimed they were closed, but mere minutes before they were actually closing [i was talked into a golden tofu sandwich. it was good for a couple bites, then progressively awful. sauce made me feel sick]) to them constantly being out of rolls or sabji ingredients... it's hard to want to put up with it.
i guess it's nice that they have others' desserts and the honest teas and etc, but that kinda makes this place little more than a niche grocer, for my purposes.
they could certainly be worse, but this place has gone substantially downhill.
realistically, i'd give this 2 cows, but since the one cow rating is gone (huh? i guess 2 is the new 1), i'll give it 3. which says "fair." which... well, it's not, really. it's less than fair. but whatever.
(edit: i just had a "1" option for somewhere else, so now i'm really confused. and upon seeing that 1s can happen, i've downgraded this...)
vegan treats, ice cream, chicken cheeststeak
assorted bs, liars/sketchy reputation, overpriced