Relax young atmosphere. Has a good message that they trade by.
Cons: , Prices are inline with the style of food. Staff s
Relax young atmosphere. Has a good message that they trade by.
This bar offers a lot of vegan beers and different burgers :)
Very small but comfortable!
About Animals is a small cozy place located near the wanlong station. The first time I went there, on a sunday afternoon, there were no free tables, a lot of people seem to just chill there for a long time after they finish eating. I had to ask some people if I could sit at their table. It was very noisy and not so much fun. The second time, on a tuesday night, I went there with my family and we were the only one in the restaurant!
I really like the food at About Animals. The wasabi burger is amazing!! It's not super spicy, so don't be scared ro try it. The burger buns are super good filled with nuts and raisins! The fried platter is also good, it can be a good appetizer to share.
Several years after it opened, I finally visited About Animals. It's very convenient and rather easy to get to from Wanlong MRT station. It's obviously a very small location with limited seating. When every chair or stool is taken, inside and out, it can get quite busy and slow. But, along with friendly staff, it might be worth waiting for as long as a half-hour for food to be ready.
Based on the reviews, I first tried the wasabi burger. The burger buns are delicious. But, I was left disappointed by the tofu-based patty, which tasted vaguely similar to what I remember fried fish-type sandwiches tasting like. Not to my liking. Also, there wasn't much of a hot wasabi taste like I was somewhat expecting.
The fried and non-fried mushroom burgers, however, were more of what I was expecting, with their really delicious tangy and spicy mayonnaise, and other common burger toppings which helped me recreate the veggie burger-eating experience like none other in Taiwan. The limited mushrooms were almost barely noticeable, but that didn't take away from the experience as others in Taipei have done with their awful faux meat patties.
Hopefully, About Animals and others in Taiwan can be more creative with their burger patties, like using chickpea powder and lentils. Come on, Taiwan, you can do better than this! Set an innovative standard!
The food presentation was excellent, and sides like fries and cherry tomatoes and orange slices were a nice treat. Food is served on wooden cutting boards which really works for me instead of plastic or something disposable. But, I could do without a wooden sandwich pick with a flag stuck through the burger, that would only just be thrown away. Decorations with all sorts of positive messaging give lots to glance at while waiting or enjoying the food.
Lastly, a big challenge for my further returning is that smoking is permitted in the outdoor bar-style seating area. This is in front and is a real turn-off to experience when leaving or entering, or when the slide door is opened. No patron or worker should be exposed to second-hand smoke!
One visit, when it wasn't busy, it even appeared that a staff member was smoking outside. That person might have handled the food and that's really gross. Whenever I see this nasty habit by those working at veg establishments, I seriously question judgments and whether I should ever go again, despite how tasty the food might be. I hope About Animals will address these critical issues!
This one’s a little more out of the way than other vegan places, but it’s close to iVegan so you can pick up some groceries afterwards. About Animals is my no.1 burger place of Taipei. Actually, their wasabi burger is so good, I’ve never ordered anything else when I’ve been there… it will satisfy vegans and omnis alike, just make sure you order a side with it if you’re a big eater.
They serve burgers, hotpots, rice dishes, and various deserts. They also have beer in the fridge, and animal rights/gay rights/everything rights postcards and labels on the walls. They have good music and a good atmosphere to chill out with friends and enjoy a burger.
One complaint: recently they seem to be undecided about whether they serve fries with their burgers. Without them you'll definitely be left unsatisfied, as the portions aren't large! Serve fries again please.
Fantastic place! Try the wasabi burger, one of the best veggie burgers I've ever had! Cool, cosy atmosphere - loved this place.
Great vegan addition to Taipei that offers up good vegan burgers/ fries and vege patties with the bonus of being one of the only vegan places that sells alcohol. Unpretentious and laid back atmosphere where one could easily spend an afternoon relaxing. Only downside is limited seating and lack of salad or more healthy options... But when you want a good burger and comfortable place to relax this is were to go! Conveniently located near MRT and IVegan supermarket as well.
This place is really cute and the food is delicious. I ordered the Wasabi Burger, and hadn't realized how much I missed eating a Western-style veggie burger until the moment I bit into it. So good! The fries were a great treat too! I'm looking forward to going back and trying the Kimchi Burger, as I'm curious to see if it's spicier than the Wasabi Burger, which wasn't as spicy as I expected (but was still delicious).
Just a note, there is limited seating here, so don't be surprised if you show up and don't get a table. Still, there's a nice porch area which looked fun for hanging around outside, drinking a beer, and eating vegan food.
It is a bit hard to find About Animals. Here is my best description (sorry if you get lost). When you come out of WanLong MRT, exit 2, you have to choose either to turn left or right after coming up the escalator. Turn left, walking down the more narrow exit and walk past the 7-Eleven. Once you get to the street, turn right. At the first intersection, turn left and walk down the street until you see a sign for Jinglong Street Lane 1 on your right. Turn down Jinlong Street and About Animals will be a short way down on the right hand side.
Dropped in this little hangout with some friends as it is conveniently located just nearby the vegan supermarket.
It's a cool little place which is a local focus spot for animal rights advocates and lesbian and gay issues. The gal serving us was very sweet and accommodating.
I tried the wasabi burger which came with fries and a little fruit. I'm not a big wasabi fan, but liked the flavor of this burger, only mild spicy. It kinda fell apart on me though so they could work on the recipe a bit. Would love to come by again when they have an event and meet some locals. It's really a sign of the times that Taipei has places like this... leading the way.
Half way into the first burger and got up to order another one. Really good.
I'll be back for sure!
Updated from previous review on Saturday August 09, 2014
We went to About Animals in the first week that it opened, it had a great range of beverages and in Taiwan it is hard to find good vegan (or veg) food with alcohol also served. The service was awesome, very friendly and open to suggestions and the food was great. The desserts from Vegan Heaven were amazing and sold out too quickly. I would highly recommend a visit and I can't wait to bring my family.
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