Posted on 08 / 24 / 2011
After going vegan and having a better understanding of raw foods, I decided to try this place out. When you first walk inside, it's fun, relaxed and cozy. There's an open-concept kitchen where you can see cooks prepping food. Cool. The staff at the order counter always seem like they're too busy to be standing there, which in turns makes me feel uncomfortable. That's the only thing I would change about this place. Put a smile on, woman!
I got over the unfriendly face, and have visited Gorilla Food a handful of times. Each time the food was very good. Sometimes it was excellent. I know I'll be back to try more items like the salads, mains and pizzas. Oh! And more desserts. Mmm... So yeah, let's just say the food makes up for the friendliness.
S'weed as Green Curry Veggie Maki:
Light, refreshing and seaweed-ish. Good for you but requires a special palate to enjoy.
Main St. Monkey:
This is my favourite sandwich. My omnivore roommate Max really liked it, too. He was reluctant to try it at first because of the mountain of sprouts, but after tasting it, he loved it. Try it.
Dreamy Cream Avocado Carrot Basil Soup:
Not a fan. I understand organic veggies can get pricey, but $6.50 for a tiny bowl of soup? Non merci.
GO Veggie Burger:
I got this burger and asked the chef to serve it on a lettuce leaf bun. Oh boy, was it ever hard to eat! But don't get me wrong: it tasted ah-mazing!
Strawberry Cloud Almond Shake:
I ordered this shake to-go, which may have been a bad idea. It wasn't refreshing because it wasn't really cold; it was more like lukewarm. I'm not sure what the idea with serving their drinks lukewarm, but I don't like it. On the bright side, the shake was made from excellent ingredients, it didn't give me a sugar crash and helped me get my daily quota of fruits. Would I order this item again? Only in the restaurant, where I could make sure it is served cold or at least chilled.
Our Daily Juice:
The day I got my Main St. Monkey sandwich, I got the daily juice. It contained carrots, beets, ginger and possibly something else. I can't remember. I wasn't a fan, but I drank it anyway because I knew how good it was for me. Beets and ginger do wonders to an exhausted body.
Heaven. I don't know much else to say about this item besides 'Try it now'. TRY IT NOW! :)
Overall, I would recommend this place to anyone, especially vegans. Duh. Also, I'm sure most omnis with a decent palate can appreciate this place.
Excellent Quality, Calm Atmosphere, Variety