Always Fast, Always Good, Always Organic
Posted on 12 / 07 / 2008
Since I started using Papa G's as my fast food joint my life has gotten better. I have lost weight, I have more energy, and I even feel better about my personal footprints on this planet. I read these bad reviews and it makes me feel sad. Sad that they don't in anyway match my experiences with the place and I have eaten at Papa G's at least fifty times.
Yes, the prices have gone up and the portions have gone down. But so has the price of every single thing on every single shelf in every single supermarket in America. Or it sometimes feels like that anyway.
I have never found Papa G's to be dirty and have often found parents allowing their children to play on its floors. I have lived in Portland long enough to know that dreadlocked people do, in fact, bathe.
I'm not vegan, but I appreciate the chance to be 3 or 4 times a week. I like that on a cold day I can choose from four always hot, always delicious vegan organic soups. I love that there is always some new hot entree to try and that the deli case has some truly neat offerings too. And a fully stocked all organic salad bar. There is just a ton of good stuff to try at Papa G's all the time.
But you shouldn't forget that it is a deli and not a full-on restaurant. I know you that don't forget it when it comes time to tip. I appreciate that I don't have to wait on or deal with wait staff.
I think those that gripe about prices and portions and other nonsense are missing the point about this place and might just be missing other things that are going on around them.
I have spoken to the owners and I know they want to provide good, healthy, fast 100% all-organic vegan food. They want to be an asset to our community and I think they highly achieve that. I have seen them hire local musicians every Sunday and offer free music to our neighborhood and their clientele. I know that they offer free hi speed wifi. I very much appreciate both of these things. And finally, I know that no one is getting rich over there. I just wish more businesses were as cool, as easy to patronize, and as delicious as this one.