Flavorful Food and Good Value
Posted on 09 / 09 / 2012
I had read about this place on happycow when it first opened, and here's my Vegan World review.
When I had first heard about the opening of yet another Thai vegan place in the greater Los Angeles area, I was a little hesitant to check it out, just because I've been to most of them already... but I was happy to have tried Vegan World.
The set up is simple, nothing fancy, but comfortable enough. The menu is extensive and very similar to The Vegan Joint's (Culver City area of Los Angeles). The chef/owner, in fact, used to work at there and had decided to venture out on her own to start Vegan World.
The food bursts of flavors--sweet, salty, spicy, tangy--very much in the tradition of authentic Thai cuisine. Instead of meat in a dish, Vegan World offers tofu, faux chicken/beef/fish, and vegetable.
My friend and I shared a spicy noodle soup (very tasty), a Pad Thai (sweet with slight tang), and a red curry lunch special which came with a serving of brown rice, side salad, and a fresh (not fried) spring roll (delicious and good value). We finished our meal with a coconut (cold and refreshing), a carrot cupcake white coconut frosting (moist and sweet), and a date bar (flaky on top, gooey inside, yum).
Overall, my food experience at Vegan World was excellent. My only suggestion for improvement would be to enliven the interior of the restaurant to make it more inviting.
good prices, nice presentation and taste, quick service