Valpo Velvet has upped it's game & is now more vegan-friendly than ever. They offer a new "Vegan Veggie Salad" that is phenomenal. They have a sign up that says any item can be veganized and they mean it because I veganize stuff every time I come here and they happily oblige.
They have an awesome sandwich board. Vegetarian/vegan sandwiches include:
Ooh La La - Sourdough bread topped with Havarti cheese, horseradish mustard, tomato, avocado and fresh spinach and a fried egg.
Popeye - homemade "everything bialy" layered with homemade cream cheese spread, fresh spinach, tomato, cucumber, red onion. Served with ranch dressing on the side for dippingl.
Say Cheese - Swiss, cheddar and provolone cheeses grilled on tomato basil bread. Add tomato ($.50).
The Veggie - Tomato basil bread, toasted with hummus, provolone, topped with letttuce, tomato, red onion, cucumber, artichokes. Drizzled lightly with homemade vinaigrette.
California Crunch salad (veg version): Mixed greens topped with scoop of hummus, pecans, avocado, artichokes, craisins, cucubers, tomato, homemade croutons and homemade vinagigrette.
Garden Grub on a Plate - plate with hummus, spinach dip, pita chips and cut up veggies.
You can also get any of their other subs made w/o meat like "The Pilgrim" - ask for no turkey, then it has swiss cheese and granny smith apple slices grilled warm on white bread with a bit of mayo and homemade cranberry sauce spread.
They also have soups, salads, fruit smoothies, old-fashioned phosphates and a super-friendly staff ..... can u tell I love this place?!
Note: Unfortunately, Valpo Velvet ice cream is still made with gelatin. However, they offer frozen bananas dipped in dark chocolate which are vegan. They also have a few sorbet flavors.
Updated from previous review on Sunday February 07, 2010