Incredible food, great service, all vegan
Posted on 06 / 15 / 2014
As a family of four vegans, we had limited choices for food before Blossom opened up in Feb 2014. We were there three days after their opening and haven't stopped going since. The food is incredible. My favorites are the tropical papaya salad, with non-spicy dressing.(It is usually served with a spicy dressing). The Tofu sensation claypot with fried tofu and perfectly cooked eggplant in a garlicky sauce is heavenly.The owner adapts the spicy sweet potato curry for me by leaving out the faux chicken, adding onions and mushrooms, and making it non-spicy. It is delicious. She also makes a special pad thai for my son that is not on the menu. He swears by it, it smells great, but I can't eat it for the heat.My husband usually gets the wonton soup with steamed wontons and has them add rice noodles. It is really delicious too. The rainbow salad is very good, as are the mushu-mushu, spring rolls and pot stickers.The ginger kale is also exceptional. The kale is steamed just to wilting and we have them add tofu to it.The royal fried rice and the curry fried rice are also very good.My daughter likes the pan fried vegetable chow fun and the lettuce wraps.The lettuce wraps are really very good. They have several drinks that are worth ordering. Their thai iced tea is one of the best I've tasted. I asked the chef to recreate a drink I had at Cafe Gratitude in Santa Cruz. Won, the female chef/owner, recreated a drink you must try. Order the ginger lemonade,it's freshly squeezed lemonade made with agave that has finely grated ginger added to it and then blended with ice. It is sublime,like a grown-up zippy icee. Tart, sharp and cold, fabulous on hot summer days.They even do desserts well. Order the vegan cheesecake (I have them leave off the blueberry sauce just because I'm not a fan), the most incredible part for me is that I typically dislike cheesecake. Too sharp, dense and gummy usually for me. Not so here, this is light, fluffy and heavenly. The fried banana with vegan ice cream is killer, in fact, I think their ice creams are the best I've had anywhere. The coffee/chocolate is wonderful and the kids like the mint chip. The vanilla is also excellent.All around this is our favorite vegan restaurant. The prices are reasonable, and the food keeps you coming back regularly. My only gripe is a silly one. The bathroom paper towel dispenser is set to give a 4 inch piece. So you must stand there with wet hands waiting for the silly machine to reset itself repeatedly.
Food is incredible., Service is very good., Chef is very accommodating
Can get really noisy when crowded, Space is small and usually busy, Silly, stingy paper towel dispenser