Was Great... Still Decent
Posted on 08 / 11 / 2011
I don't often change my reviews on restaurants but here is is a must. I've been a fan of Taste of Life for almost a decade now, but sadly since the restaurant moved down Ben Yehuda st, the experience went downhill too. Taste of life used to be a hole in the wall, that served the best vegan food in Israel with the nicest and warmest service I've ever experienced anywhere. While the service remains top notch, since their move, the prices of the food have continued to skyrocket as the portions have gotten smaller. When we first started coming here you would get a main dish which would come with whatever sides you want and a salad on the side for about 30 or 40 shekels. The plate would be heaping with mouth watering food. Nowadays, none of these come together, with the exception of tuesdays apparently, you can never see what you want and choose it, the salads are minuscule and you cant pick whats in them, and that same food all together will cost you about double. I never under understood the pricing system at the old places, but I would get food and then shake my head not believing how much food I just had and how cheap it was. Now i feel like is a shekel per sprout.
Sure the new place is stunning, but Ill take the old place with the old pricing, the old personalization, and the old portion sizes any day.
Sadly, this was my Previous review:
"The Best Veggie Restaurant in Israel"
Pro's: *Big + Delicious portions
When my best friend comes to Israel, this is the first place he likes to go. The food here is pretty outstanding (especially compared to most other Israeli vege restaurants) and the service is Impeccable (Yocheved, the owner is 1 of the nicest people you will meet) I generally hate eggplant, but even i think the eggplant parmesean is pretty good. It is probably 1 of the creamiest things ive ever eaten and amazingly it's TOTALLY vegan! The only dish i wasnt completely satified with here was the grilled tofu in marinade. My personal taste of life favorite is the BBQ Twists sandwich. Im a heavy eater but trust me, this sandwich is definitely a meal! And whether you put it on top of a salad or a stirfry, the garlic dressing is a cant miss. Taste of life provides great service and delicious hearty meals that taste homecooked, healthy and delicious!
Updated from previous review on Monday February 26, 2007
Delicious Vegan Fare, Lovely service, Stunning 2 floor location
No close daytime parking, Small Portions, Expensive