Tao Natural Foods Organic Cafe

Overall rating: 3.5 stars 4 Reviews
Serves meat, veg options available. Has a wide selection of vegan and vegetarian dishes and sandwiches, smoothies, breakfast items, and macrobiotic. Lots of gluten free options, and a rotating selection of vegi-gluten free soups. Fresh fruit and vegi juice, smoothies and coffee. Formerly called Tao Natural Foods and Books. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Organic, Non-veg


First Review by condekedar

A Wide Variety

4 Posted on 07 / 01 / 2011

Many good choices for everyone, including Vegans. Soup, salad and sandwich was very good. You can sit at the counter and watch them prepare the food right in front of you.

Mostly recommended.

3 Posted on 05 / 30 / 2009

Almost everything is vegetarian and can be made vegan, is very fresh, and tastes great. I highly recommend their "Doozie" salad and anything with guacamole or hummus.

As other reviewers have mentioned, they recently raised their prices and it's now pretty expensive for the amount of food you actually get. The juices and smoothies are especially pricey.

Pros: Tasty, healthy food, Friendly staff prepares food to order, Unique, neighborhood atmosphere
Cons: Expensive, Portions sometimes on the small side

Good fresh food

3 Posted on 08 / 24 / 2008

With vintage diner seating in the entrance Tao has a retro feel to it. The restaurant has a store at the back, selling all things natural from soaps to vitamins and everything in between. The cafe is quite pricey with entrées starting at $10. It serves an interesting choice of health juices and smoothies, or you can just make up your own. Their veggie burger is delicious, made with whole wheat bread and garnished with alfalfa sprouts and vegan mayonnaise. The vegan pie they serve daily is also a treat. The staff is happy to modify dairy dishes to make them vegan.

Pros: Fresh food prepared in front of you
Cons: A little expensive

Expensive, but tasty

4 Posted on 08 / 23 / 2008

Tao is a wonderful, cozy little corner joint with the feel of an old-time diner. The staff is on a first-name basis with most of the customers and the food is amply vegan. The wait for the food can be long, but that's only because each dish is lovingly prepared and hand-made; no short-cuts here. Try their delicious multigrain waffle or their simple, macrobiotic rice plates (which pack more of a kick than you might guess). The food is extremely healthy, fresh and nicely prepared. They also feature at least one or two innovative vegan desserts. Tao also has a large selection of health food and body-care items, as well as a small book section, in case you need more than just food.

UPDATE: Tao, while still tasty and good, has increased its prices considerably, as well as reducing its portion sizes. So, you pay more, but get less food. I still love the food here---and they just added delicious vegan milkshakes (12 oz. for $7??)---but I'll be cutting back now that they're so expensive!

Pros: Fresh, Healthy/Tasty, Atmosphere
Cons: Not 100% vegetarian, Long wait for food, Expensive


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