Many Vegan Choices
Posted on 09 / 27 / 2012
I had read about this place on happycow and have eaten here several times. Here's my Green Peas review update.
Green Peas first opened its door in 2009, and the prices were super cheap back then. Now the prices are typical for area cafe fare. For example, the veggie burger with a small side at$9 is still a good value. The pizza is inexpensive at just $9 for a whole pie that's enough for two adults to share.
There is street parking out front of the cafe (metered), or you can find a side street parking (free).
The inside of the cafe is very causal and spacious with many small tables, a couple sofas for lounging, plus some outside seating.
From the chalk board menu above the register, you can see the vegan items clearly labeled, and there is a good amount of them. Vegan choices include some salads, breakfast bagels, sandwiches (also build-your-own options), quesadillas, and pizzas. Gardein faux chicken is offered as a meat-alternative. Daiya vegan cheese is offered as cheese alternative.
They also get deliveries of vegan cakes, and you can see what's available at the counter.
My husband and I have tried the vegan curry chicken salad which was chunks of faux chicken in a curry dressing with raisins and almond slices all on top of baby greens. It came with a soup, and we chose the tomato basil, and gosh, that was the best tomato basil soup I've ever had.
I've also tasted the split pea soup, and that was delicious.
We've also eaten the vegan chicken curry in sandwich as well as the grilled vegan chicken sandwich (your choice of bread). Each sandwich came with a generous serving of baby greens salad.
We've had the teriakyi tofu quesadilla. While there were more grilled vegetables than tofu, it was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed it. There were grilled veggies, tofu, carmelized onion, and Daiya non-dairy cheese on a tortilla. It came with a soup, which we choose the split pea, and that was delicious, too.
Also we've eaten the green peas pizza a couple times, both times have been pretty good. The roasted vegetable pizza is yummy, too.
The veggie burger patty seems to be Dr. Prager brand-like. You get a choice of bread for your burger/sandwich.
There is only one main kitchen area behind the counter, and I'm unsure whether vegan food is prepared on the same counters using the same cutting board and utensils as the meat stuff...
Otherwise, it' a good place to go for an inexpensive tasty bite when in the area.
good soups & pizza, fair prices, relaxed