Thankful for the options
Posted on 04 / 16 / 2009
I went to Living on the Veg 4 of the 8 days of my most recent trip to LBI. It definitely gets brownie points for giving me something other to eat there than "vegetable sandwiches" (i.e. portobello and peppers) and pasta w/garlic&olive oil that I have to get everywhere else. The menu is pretty small though, and a lot of it just consists of soy burgers with different toppings. I was hoping they'd have some seitan or tempeh dishes, but they only use tofu. Oh, and they had "soy riblets," which were really good. Another reviewer said that they make all their stuff on premises, but they definitely don't. I specifically inquired about the riblets and the guy said they didn't make them, that he thought they were a Boca product. I'd assume that the soy burgers are too. But I too am a fan of the avocado club (got it on ciabatta because their multi-grain toast, rolls, and wraps have honey in them [wish they'd just use ones w/out honey]), and I liked the chickenless tofu salad. Each sandwich comes with a small side of the day too, which is nice. They have different soups every other day or so, as well. The only one I tried was the "Chilled Pineapple Banana," which was good. Sort of like a smoothie actually. I should've tried the Ginger Carrot Sweet Potato. They also have 2 or 3 vegan baked goods, which I also wish I tried. All in all, I'm glad it's there, but I wasn't blown away by the food or anything. I could easily make all of it myself, but when on vacation, it was nice that I didn't have to.
vegan options!, pretty good food, reasonable prices
small menu, close at 5pm, honey in most of the bread/wraps