Tasty and nice, but very expensive
Posted on 05 / 10 / 2014
I'm torn about Simple Bliss. On the one hand, it's the only completely vegan place in Tahoe, the people are friendly, and the food is very tasty.
On the other hand it's slow, very expensive, and has to cater to tourists. I lived in Tahoe for six months, and after the first time, didn't bother to go back.
In fairness, I would go back: nothing was so bad that I wouldn't return.
Even in a moderately expensive, tourism-centered town, Simple Bliss is expensive: $8.50-$10 for 16 ounces of juice?!? $9.50 for a bagel with hummus and veggies?!? Yes, it's tasty, but the prices make it a special event sort of place.
$5 for a side of sauerkraut? $6 for a side of kimchi? I make these at home a lot, and so I know that maintaining lacto ferments takes a bit of work. (Not a lot. Just a bit.) But these prices are still off the charts.
A sandwich, an entree, a side, a tea, and a juice, and we were at around $50 before tip.
Parking is easy enough. Inside it's cozy, bordering on tiny.
Their values are awesome, their food tasty, and it's the only fully vegan game in South Lake Tahoe. I'd love to be able to support them more. Unfortunately, I just can't afford it.
tasty vegan, socially conscious, great values
expensive, expensive, expensive