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6 Review(s).

62 Broadway Market, London Fields, Hackney, East London, England

Lovely sarnie!

19 Feb 2013

Came upon this place quite by chance. Thought I'd go in to see what they had in the way of vegan fare. There was a very nice sounding 'Salsa' sandwich (that I shall try next time) but I went for the 'Ahimsa' sandwich - vegan ham, vegan mayo, lettuce, tomato and gherkin, all between two pieces of the most divine walnut & fruit bread. It was foodgasmic! Also bought a few spicy 'sausage' sticks. While there were only two vegan sandwiches to choose from, the quality here seems excellent. I got my food to take away as I had to be somewhere, but it is a delightful little cafe and I could've quite happily sat down for a while.

Sukhumvit Soi 24/1, Bangkok, Thailand

If you like mock meats, this is the place!

07 Aug 2011

This restaurant is actually very easy to find as long as you know not to look for the name of the place in roman characters. Just look for the round, yellow sign with the large, red Chinese symbol on it.

They open at 5pm for dinner. I turned up at 5:30 and was the only customer there the whole time. The ambience is closer to that of a cafe than a restaurant, which is fine. The menu is huge but not quite overwhelming and recommended dishes are marked. I went for the chicken drumsticks, as mentioned in a few of the reviews here. Delicious, great texture and served with a sweet chilli sauce. I also got the minced duck with hot and sour dressing. I was glad that it was sctually shredded, rather than 'minced'. Again, great taste and texture, though it was served on some quite limp and unnecessary lettuce leaves. I also got the salted fish fried rice. The bits of 'fish' were the least impressive of the mock meats I had. It tasted okay but the texture was somewhat over-chewy. The rice was brown.

All in all, a delicious and impressive meal. I will certainly return to try more of their menu.

65/66 Sukhumvit Soi 22, Bangkok, Thailand

Good vegetarian Italian?? I can hardly believe it!

07 Aug 2011

Lovely little restaurant with a comfy, friendly atmosphere and pleasant jazz playing in the background. Opens at 6pm for dinner.

They have a great selection of pizzas, pastas and even 'meat' courses.

I ordered the salad padano and a spaghetti bolognese. The salad was nice enough but was a little heavily dressed and therefore oily. It had bits of faux bacon in it which added a nice extra flavour but were a bit too tough. The spaghetti was cooked to perfection. The bolognese sauce was made from what seemed to be soya mince and was delicious. The portion was a lot smaller than expected. I didn't have a huge appetite at the time so that was fine but, if I'd been hungry, I would have been left unfilled. Washed the whole lot down with an imported Erdinger Weissbrau. It WAS a little expensive by Thai standards but still pretty reasonable compared with Western prices.

I'll go back.

59 Tanao Road, Banglamphu, Bangkok, Thailand

Which one's which?

29 Jul 2011

Ok, so there are two branches of May Kaidee's in this alley. I always go to the smaller one, which I think is the original but doesn't seem to have a separate entry on here. They both seem to have identical menus anyway so whatever. I always just go for the smaller one as it seems a little more intimate and authentic and you're basically sitting in the alleyway.

I had the Som Tam (papaya salad) - always delicious though this time it wasn't as spicy as usual - and the Tom Kha (hot & sour soup with coconut milk) - it was nice but not quite as good as the Tom Yum, which I usually have.

Floor 1, 10 Vulcan Lane, Auckland

Another vote for the tofu burger!

01 Jul 2011

Popped along to this delightful little cafe yesterday for the fabled tofu burger, after reading so much about it here. The cafe itself is extremely pleasant to sit in - airy, relaxed and not too busy, even at lunchtime midweek. It is located just off the main shopping street, slap bang in the middle of the city.

The tofu burger was fantastic. I don't generally approve of a burger I can't eat with my hands but, in this case, the need for cutlery was entirely justified. A big slab of tofu, salad, mushrooms, avocado, hummous and a pesto dressing served on foccaccia make for an artful, filling and delicious treat. With a coffee, came to just under NZ$20.

Went back today for the veggie breakfast (served all day). Again, delicious, though the veggie sausage was a little lacking in texture and flavour. I ordered a bowl (!) of coffee with it and a 'Vulcan' juice - apple, carrot and beetroot. Total bill was just under NZ$30. They have a good selection of juices and smoothies, including wheatgrass shots and scoops of protein powder.

54-57 Allison Street, Birmingham, England

Nice but overpricey!

24 Dec 2011

I do think some of the negative reviews here are a little unfair. I went to Warehouse Cafe on a cold, wet day and found the place perfectly warm enough. The food was of a pretty high standard and very tasty. The portion size was absolutely fine but, at £5 for a starter and £9.75 for a main, I felt it was a little overpriced. As a small, independent place supporting Friends of the Earth though, I didn't mind too much. There was a good choice on the menu, with their three house burgers and an imaginative selection of starters, mains and deserts. Everything was either vegan or had a vegan option available.

I had the sun dried tomato & lentil sausages with root vegetable & mustard mash, braised red cabbage and gravy. The sausages were tasty but the mash was a little ordinary and I couldn't taste any mustard (in retrospect, I kind of wish I'd gone for the Thai Massaman potato, tofu puff and wood ear mushroom curry with jasmine rice, million year egg and pickled carrot). I also had a side order of chilli sprouts, kale & chestnut, which was almost orgasmically delicious! Service was a little slow. They have a kids section of the menu.

All in all, I wasn't blown away by the experience but I would certainly go back.

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