All Reviews by 23skidoo
5802 Macleod Trail SW, Calgary, Canada
At this point, Buddha's is a veggie institution in Calgary. The food is pretty flavorful despite the limitations they work with (no garlic or onions!). It does tend toward the pricey side for Chinese food, but they do not cheap out on the ingredients.
It's a nice little restaurant as well, with good service.
102, 4655 54th Avenue NE, Calgary, Canada
Too hot for me
The food here is inconsistent, and seems to have gotten both hotter and less tasty every time I visit. To me, brute force heat is not a good substitute for complex spices and flavours. Also, expect slow service if not ordering from the buffet. They are expecting people to get a dosa, some soup, and some buffet items.
The building itself is also really humid and stuffy - wet windows, something that is rare in Calgary. Southern Spice has heat problems in more way than one.
This is one of the few places to get south Indian and dosas in Calgary, so even though it could be better, I do go here occasionally (although not recently).
Bay 5, 2111 Centre Street North, Calgary, Canada
With a few Vietnamese-style dishes, White Oak II is a nice alternative to the mostly-Chinese offerings of Veggie House and Buddha's. The salad rolls (fresh spring rolls with "shrimp") are fantastic. I like the rice noodle dishes as well, and their fried rice has a great Wok Hay.
The restaurant is cozy, but the location in a mall near a grocer, butcher and vietnamese beef restaurant is not great.
109, 303 Centre Street SW, Calgary, Canada
I like the food here, but for a menu with 200 or so selections, many dishes taste the same. Also, their fried rice is missing some Wok Hay (although the ginger fried rice is great!)
This is a food court restuarant, although they will bring food and tea to your table.
1304 10th Ave SW, Calgary, Canada
Good veggie deli selections
I haven't sit down to eat at Community Natural Foods, but they have some baked items/coffee, and good deli items to take home. The veggie paté stands out, as does the red pepper hummous and falafel balls.
106 - 1111 6th Ave SW, Calgary, Canada
Nice to have another vegan option in Calgary
Tamarind is a mostly-Vietnamese, vegan restaurant in downtown Calgary. Some dishes have faux meat and seafood.
I went there with some friends on a Saturday, and we ordered some spring rolls, a large soup, the Pad Thai, and a vermicelli noodle bowl.
The server was attentive, but the food was very slow to come out - at least 30 minutes for the last entree to arrive. He apologized and kept refilling our tea, so we were happy.
I liked the fresh spring rolls, and loved the noodle bowl. The star ingredient was the flavourful marinated grilled tofu, but also good were the fried spring rolls and glutens (seitan).
The soup was, to be honest, bland. The "fish cake" and "prawns" were very convincing (probably made with seaweed), but the vegetables didn't pick up any of the flavour from the light broth.
I've been told the service is usually much quicker, so I'll be going back to Tamarind for some vermicelli noodles.
924B 17th Ave SW, Calgary, Canada
I love this place
You may have to line up to get into the Coup, but the wait is worth it. Great casual vegetarian/mostly vegan food, and some nice cocktails. The service is great.
Note that some dishes are bigger than others - you'll probably get way more dip or bread than you need, and the panini are a good size, but you might find the french toast or tempeh Reuben small.
One of my favourite dishes there is Club Med, basically a falafel in salad form. Everything is so fresh.