Sound and fury signifying great vegan eats...
Posted on 08 / 09 / 2010
We agree with the general consensus here: the pizza is great, the vegan bakery items are delectable, and the din is really far too much.
5 ELATED COWS FOR FOOD: The vegan pizzas here include many quite successful inventions, such as a fig and rosemary pie that works surprisingly well. I'm not a fan of any of the packaged vegan cheeses (which they do offer), but fortunately they also have a homemade cashew "ricotta" that is vegan and superlatively good on the pizzas, IMHO. The buffalo seitan is tangy and delicious (and very rich; i can't eat a whole side by myself but it's great in a wrap or shared as an appetizer). The desserts and other baked items (100% vegan) are extraordinary and worth the trip all by themselves if you have a sweet tooth. The place is exceptionally vegan friendly.
4 HAPPY COWS FOR PRICE: We find the prices mostly quite reasonable considering the quality and the portions - especially for the gourmet pizza pies. If you do drinks, appetizers, and desserts, the bill can add up, but the main dishes themselves are generously priced.
3 1/2 CONTENTED COWS WITH LOW BLOOD SUGAR FOR SERVICE: In our experience, the service is very warm and friendly and we always feel especially well cared for by the staff - and that's something we value highly when dining out. The only downside here is that the place is often so packed that it can take a minor eternity for the hard-working servers to make their way around for orders and checks. When they do come around, they're wonderful, and it seems to be improving over the years. We think the place is simply understaffed with delightful people.
1 LONELY COW FOR NOISE: We would love to eat here more often, but the acoustic situation really damages the vibe for us: we can barely hear each other talking and our ears ring for a while after we leave. It's quite unpleasant. Simple solution: turn down the music so people don't have to shout. Even better, go a step further and hang some textiles on the walls to dampen some of the racket. Advice to the noise-sensitive: come during off hours or get take-out.
Fantastic pizzas and vegan bakery items, Some organic ingredients, Reasonably priced
Service can be slow when busy, LOUD! LOUD! LOUD!, Parking can be a challenge