Mother's Market and Kitchen...

Overall rating: 3.5 stars 6 Reviews
Natural foods grocery market with several locations in Orange County. Has a deli, juice bar, and an attached cafe restaurant inside that is vegan and vegetarian friendly. Stocks supplements and vitamins, fresh fruit and vegetable, bulk, packaged food. more-less
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First Review by jennamichelle1
juicedoit
juicedoit
  • raw
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+50

Great Juice Bar.....but too busy

3 Posted on 08 / 10 / 2013

I went to three Mother's Markets during my southern California visit: Huntington Beach, Irvine, and Costa Mesa. They are like the story of the 3 bears. Huntington Beach was too small. Irvine (this store) was too big and busy. Costa Mesa was just right.

But, back to Mother's in Irvine. I went there for the juice. They have the same menu as other Mother's, and the juice is delicious with great options, but the store here is just too busy. It was a long wait for the juice...at least 20 minutes. My husband wanted to order a tuna sandwich and was told it would be a 20-30 minute wait. He left and went to Which Wich next store where he got his sandwich right away. Great place but TOO BUSY.

Pros: Great juice, Clean
Cons: Too busy, Crowded
vegankiwis
vegankiwis
  • vegan
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+106

Great store, not always great kitchen

3 Posted on 05 / 06 / 2013

Mother's Market is a really good place for buying vegan and veg cooking supplies etc. but their kitchen let us down a few times.

The kitchen has a good range of vegan items, and it's great that it's purely vegetarian. We did have a bad experience with a few orders however - we ordered the flap jacks many times (which are marked "vegan"), and the server let us believe they were vegan. After clearing our plates we were told that the flap jacks actually WEREN'T vegan (so we'd just eaten a whole bunch of dairy without our knowledge...nice)

So even though the blue corn flap jacks are marked as vegan on the menu, make sure you don't order them if you're vegan! The server later told us the menu "must be wrong".

Other than that, if you're not in a rush, the kitchen is a pretty good place for some veg/vegan food. It is very slow though.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Vegetarian cafe, Great store
Cons: Long wait times for food, Incorrectly marked vegan items
juliotnunes
juliotnunes
  • vegan
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+279

Mother's Market

4 Posted on 09 / 08 / 2010

Been here many times on lunch break. Nice market for vegan selections. In a plaza that can get busy. Don't let the rich people scare you, just go on in.



The Veggie Cook
The Veggie Cook
  • vegetarian
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+818

I Heart Mother's Market

5 Posted on 01 / 20 / 2008

Mother's Market is a fresh breath of air. There are currently around 3 in the Orange County area, and I just love stepping inside. It has an independent market feel, and the selections are good. Prices are decent, somethings are pricy. Lots of organic items and natural products. Very vegetarian friendly.


jennamichelle1
jennamichelle1
  • vegan
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+249

Overpriced and bad food

1 Posted on 12 / 17 / 2007

The market is overpriced, and the food at the restaurant is bland. It also isn't fresh, and for many of their entrees they just use fake meat from the freezer section of their grocery store. I always order a vegan item and have never had it come out correctly, which is surprising for a restaurant that has several vegan options on the menu. There are many other vegan restaurants in the area that I would choose over Mother's Market.


Cons: bland food, poor service, poor value
Guest
Guest

A+

5 Posted on 10 / 16 / 2007

Great menu with wide variety of entrees and delicious breakfast options are served all day. Kitchen, deli and juice bar are open 8am to 10pm and offer great, fresh meals. Staff is wonderful. Multiple locations in OC make this the best place for vegetarians to shop and dine!



 

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