All Reviews by OneChubbyVegan
187 9th Ave, New York City, USA
Incredible, inventive, beautiful vegan food!
25 Jul 2007
Oh. My. Stars. This place doesn't look like much when you enter, but by the time you sit down and look at the expansive menu of meals you'd never dreamed of cooking even with 100 vegan cookbooks on your bookshelf, it doesn't matter. The waitstaff is incredibly friendly which is a plus, because in Manhattan, sometimes waitstaff gets snooty which is a big turnoff. For starters, we had the curried potato appetizer and the ravioli. You've never had anything like this ravioli. It's worth it to go for this alone. My husband had the feijoada. It was so beautiful and delicious I almost wished I'd ordered it, too! Not to say that my seitan scallopine wasn't good. It was awesome... especially the chard and the potatoes on the side. We made room for dessert and had the ganache and the cheesecake. You'd never believe it was vegan. Heaven on a plate. It will be hard to choose a different restaurant once we go into Manhattan again.
12 Park Ave, New York City, USA
25 Jul 2007
On a recent trip to Manhattan (I grew up on Long Island but never went to Manhattan much until recently!), my husband and I had lunch at Franchia. I can't wait to go again! Having an ENTIRELY vegan restaurant is so very relieving when dining out. I did not have to ask 200 questions or have to dissect the menu to find hidden animal products. We had the fried dumplings to share. I had the lunch portion of the pad thai, and my husband had a dish with tomato, coconut and dill that was intensely delicious. I had the plum iced tea, and my husband had the iced chai tea. This is a great restaurant to bring a date.
416 S Broadway, Hicksville, USA
Excellent food, excellent service!
25 Jul 2007
My husband and I are vegan. We both grew up on Long Island, and then moved to Florida for 2 years. We just moved back to Long Island this week, and since being newly vegan (under 1 year) we wanted to try some authentic ethnic vegan food. Hicksville is a wonderful place to get authentic Indian food, and House of Dosas is no exception. The waiter was wonderful. He explained what was in everything, and never had to even write down that we do not take dairy. The Aloo Bonda (lentil dumpling w/ onion and potato) appetizer was big enough for 2 people (at only $3.95), and absolutely wonderfully flavored. My husband had the Mysore Masala Dosa (spicy crepe with onion and potato)and it was an extremely large portion for only $6.50. I had the Eggplant Curry (which has the same sauce/flavoring as Aloo Mattar but with eggplant instead of the potatoes and peas) and it came with a good portion of jasmine rice. It was excellent for $6.95. After dinner we had hot Indian tea and some lychee fruit. The decor of the restaurant really doesn't matter... from what I remember (I grew up in Hicksville) the restaurant used to be a Chinese food place or a pizza place. There isn't much you can do with that. And with the service and food, you don't need to. If you want a fancy Indian restaurant, there are plenty of others on Long Island. We had a 3-course meal for $28, and that doesn't happen with vegan and vegetarian food very often!