Decent food but a bit pricey
Posted on 09 / 13 / 2007
My wife and I were downtown in Ottawa and wanted to find a vegetarian / vegan place to eat near the National Gallery and
Parliament Hill so luckily this place was quite nearby. It's inside a small mall of other shops but is numbered clearly outside. The location is fairly small but has an interesting decor.
We ordered the vegetable soup (about $3), the "un-burger" (about $6, teriyaki rice with tofu (about $7) and the veggie dog (about $4). We also ordered some small cookies and a muffin for later (between abut $1.50 and $2 each).
The soup was very good and was much appreciated on a chilly morning. The veggie burger had a great patty (I asked what brand it was but the guy who served us said that information couldn't be given out) but I found the organic bun to be a bit tough.
I think that a small pile of home-cut fries would have gone better than the lettuce leaf, beat and carrot shavings and slices of cucumber since they seemed more like a way to fill the rest of the plate to me.
My wife's teriyaki rice with tofu was quite bland yet very salty. The smoked-flavour veggie dog seemed ok but I'm not a fan of veggie dogs as they seem a bit mushy in general. My wife wishes it was labelled as smoked-flavour because she would have gotten something else if that were the case.
To sum up, some of the food was good but some was "just ok". The location is very good for those wanting to check out Parliament Hill and the museums.
some good food, nice decor, near museums/Parliament
some items not labelled (vegan/veg), bit pricey, needs more accurate menu