I was passing through Chitown last weekend and stopped by Karyn's on my way to the airport.
I ordered a Jerk Tofu Wrap & fried broccoli basket, and was happy to see that they were still as delicious as ever.
The Homestyle Meat Loaf was not as good; I did not enjoy it. I'm basically writing this so that I'll remember not to order it again on my next visit.
Key Lime Cheesecake was the bomb! I wasn't expect much at all, but it blew me away! May have to order a whole one next time.
I went to Karyn's Cooked for the first time two weekends ago and a couple of my omnivore family members decided to tag along. Let me just say that it was so fantastic that they insisted on driving back (4 hours) this past weekend.
My absolute favorites are the Fried Broccoli Basket, the Jerk Tofu (And I'm not a tofu fan, but both the sandwich and the wrap are delicious! If you're sensitive to spicy foods ask for light jerk sauce. If you love spicy, ask for extra!), the carrot cake, the chocolate chip cookies, and the bread pudding (it's a must!).
The Southern Comfort (flavorful beans & greens w/o meat!), Falafel, Homestyle Meatloaf, the Flautas, and the double carob cake were all very good. Excellent seasoning and spices on the meatloaf.
The taco salad was ok. There was something missing or off with the ground soy, but I can't quite put my finger on what it is exactly. If you like the taste/flavor of coffee, you'll love the tiramisu cake.
My companions loved the Grilled Portobello Mushroom sandwich, the fried mushroom basket, the Vegan Pizza, and the Bruschetta.
All of the food (on all three days) was fresh and beautifully presented. The portions were large enough to share and to take home for the next day's lunch or dinner; a great value. Service was excellent and friendly. The restaurant is small with a very warm ambiance. Perfect for dates, lunch/dinner for a few, or lunch/dinner alone. Reservations are suggested for weekend dinner.
Updated from previous review on Tuesday October 13, 2009
Excellent vegan food, Excellent value; large portions, friendly staff; open late