All Reviews by Jeffrey
1713 NE 15th Ave, Portland, USA
Healthy, Classy, and Tasty
A friend of mine brought me here for lunch and the food was great. The place looks very nice inside, and the menu has a nice variety of food from different cultures. I had the pasta fagioli bowl, and it was really good. Excellent flavors and lots of veggies.
I peeked over at the quesadillas from the next table and was jealous! Next time I'll order that one I think. Well worth the not-so-high prices in my opinion.
381 MingTzu Road, Yilan, Taiwan
This place is very good. It is a large restaurant and they even have a menu with pictures if you can't speak the local lingo. You can eat at a small table or if you have a big group, you can sit at a large round table and order dishes to share. They also have a take-out section at the back entrance by the parking lot.
3 HeShi Road, YenChun District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
This restaurant is wonderful in many ways. It is in a great location, along the Love River, with nice views upstairs. The food we had was healthy, fresh, and very delicious. Easily the best meal I've had in Taiwan for a while. Many restaurants here tend to lean on the greasy side, but not this place. They have set menus which include salad, soup, a main dish, tea, and fruit, all for a reasonable price.
52 ZhongHua Road, Luodong, Taiwan
This is a great place to eat, drink, and hang out. The food is healthy and tasty, the owners are very friendly, and upstairs there are books and boardgames to play. The last time I went, they had fresh-baked cookies too, which is definately a rare find in these parts!
514 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, USA
My wife and I were taken to RFD by friends who have eaten there a few times before, so we had some guidance as to what is good and what to stay away from. This was the first time I have seen a "TV Dinner" on a restaurant menu, and was tempted to try it just for that reason, but I gave it a miss. We ordered the nachos to share, which are officially an appetizer, but would also work fine for a whole meal. Then we stuck with the Mexican theme and got the el bandito rojo (enchiladas). I was definately impressed, since I hadn't had enchiladas since I went vegan 7 years ago. They had their own "cheezy sauce" inside, which hardly resembled cheese, but was tasty nonetheless. If you like Mexican food, you will definately be satisfied. After reading some of the other reviews, I'm glad I didn't order some of the other things. The only slightly negative aspect was that the place was crowded, so we were crammed into the small space upstairs, which lacks the pleasant atmosphere the downstairs section has.
5, Lane 240, Sec. 2, ChingYuing Road, Toucheng, Taiwan
Not as good as it used to be
I recently returned to this restaurant, and wasn't very impressed this time. They focus way too much on the presentation of the food, and the result was a beautiful looking, but not very tast plate. It is pretty over-priced for the amount of food as well. If you are going to fork over the big bucks for vegetarian food in Taiwan, I suggest you head on over to one of the grand buffets in Taipei.
1030 River Rd, Eugene, USA
Great Place to Eat
We were visiting and luckily chose this place to eat. The staff is genuinely friendly and tries very hard to cook up the great tasting meals. Since it is a buffet, the food changes somewhat, but we ate here twice and it was similar both times. The salad bar is excellent, and the the curry is good too. If you like simple, tasty meals, this is a great restaurant.
We have a little daughter too, and she loved it too. Nothing was too spicy for her to eat.
3320 SE Belmont St, Portland, USA
We found this place just in the nick of time when my wife and little daughter were about to pass out from hunger and we couldn't find anything good to eat. It is sort of a fast food place, but a lot more casual and without the weird corporate atmosphere that the other fast food places seem to have.
As for the food, it was really good and healthy. They have lots of interesting burritos with unique flavors. Our daughter couldn't get enough of the sweep potatoes, and loved playing with the dinosaurs they put on every table.
If you have kids and want to go somewhere kid-friendly, this is it.
188, Sec. 5, Nanjing East Road, Songshan District, Taipei, Taiwan
Scrumptious but pricey
The assortment of food in this place is just astonishing! At least 3 different cook-to-order stations, and all kinds of other foods. It is almost all asian-style food though, so you are looking for western dishes, this isn't it. They even have a wide variety of juices, teas, fresh smoothies, etc. included. The only drawback I found was that at over $600 NT per person for lunch, it is far out of my price range. Luckily somebody treated me!!! If you can swing it, or for a very special occasion, by all means have a go at this veggie smorgasborg!
Middle of food street, Luodong, Taiwan
Ok in a pinch
This place is ok when nothing else is open late at night. They have a very limited menu, and it seems like the boss only speaks Taiwanese, which can make it hard to order what you want.
Yilan Night Market Food Street, Yilan, Taiwan
Good reliable little place
This restaurant is great if you are eating when every other veggie place is closed (after 8:00 PM, and is open from around 5 PM or so until late at night, 7 days a week. The owners are friendly too. If you are going to the night market with a bunch of meat eaters, you can get take out and bring it to another stand. They have only noodle soups and dumplings. Try the "hong mien shien gun" They also have shaved ice with various gooey, sticky balls, beans, and other stuff to mix with it.
Updated from previous review on Sunday March 18, 2007
Ok, this place took a turn for the worse. We went there again last night, and the previous owners retired and sold the business. Food just doesn't taste too good.
2119 Vineyard St, Wailuku, USA
Great Thai Food on Maui
We chose this restaurant for a dinner celebration after a wedding, and it was a great choice. The owners were happy to cook vegan dishes for us, and even made some without onion and garlic since there were two Buddhist nuns with us as well. Saeng's is a great place for authentic Thai food on Maui.
1604 Pacific Ave, Venice, USA
We sat outside to enjoy the sunny day, and ordered a southwest burger and a macro bowl. The burger was thick and tasty, with good flavor, and we quickly devoured that. The macro bowl was healthy, although it wasn't a lot different than what I would have cooked for dinner at home! We also shared the sweet potato fries, which were good and brought us up to the "full" mark. The restaurant has a casual atmosphere and it is a great place to just hang out and enjoy good food on a fine day.
6F, 777, Sec. 2, BoAi Road, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Excellent Place for a Splurge
This is one of those Mega-Buffet type places that are scattered across cities in Taiwan. Definitely one of the best. Although it is a bit pricey at $650 NT/person, the range of food is phenomenal. It ranges from Vegan sashimi and rolls to cooked-to-order stir fry's to pizza (not vegan). They also offer many drinks included in the price like teas, coffee, and juices. Most of the desserts aren't vegan though, so watch out if you don't want to eat eggs/dairy.
122, Sec. 3, Zhongshan Road, Luodong, Taiwan
Good reliable place
This place is my favorite of the cheap veggie restaurants in Luodong. The owner is very friendly and the food is all laid out on plates so you can choose what you want. This is handy if you can't read a Chinese menu or say what you want. The food isn't very greasy, like many restaurants are here, and they have good brown rice. An average lunch will cost about 50 to 60 NT, including soup.
77, Nanjing Rd, Taitung, Taiwan
A refreshing change
This place is a little jewel in Taidung. The people who run it definately make your health the number one priority, and therefore omit the MSG and grease that so many restaurants in Taiwan seem to throw into every dish. They have brown rice and you can eat as much as you want. For dinner you might have to order off a menu though, as they said the buffet was only for lunch. You even have to wash your own plate after you eat!
720 Allied Way, El Segundo, USA
Before going to the Veggie Grill, I had no idea that this kind of restaurant even existed. If you are looking for a fast-food style restaurant that actually serves quality meals at reasonable prices, your search is over. I try to stay away from fried things, so I ordered the grillin' chickin sandwich with a side of steamed kale. The "chickin" inside was like nothing I'd ever eaten before. It was really, really good and healthy too. My wife got the Santa Fe Crispy chickin', and it was also great. You can order a drink, and just help yourself to self-serve refills. This is definately the place to go for a quick meal that won't bust your gut (if you choose the healthy menu options!).
810 Kokomo Rd, Haiku, USA
Haiku's Old Standby
I live in Haiku, so of course it is great to have a vegetarian restaurant so close. It is a casual place with lots of choices - Mexican, pizza, Thai, etc. They also have salads and smoothies. The prices are very reasonable and the people who work there are very friendly. Try it out!
*****Updated from previous review on Wednesday January 03, 2007*****
Maybe my tastes have changed, and I look for healthier food. I've been going here for years as a standby when we don't want to cook at home, however after every single time I eat here, I wake up so parched and thirsty that I know they must put way too much salt in the dishes. This only happens on nights after I eat here, so I know that is the cause. Needless to say, I don't eat here very often anymore. I am well aware that other restaurants are probably just as salty, not just Veg-out.
Updated from previous review on Wednesday September 18, 2013