All Reviews by The Vegan
717 Broadway Ave, Santa Monica, USA
The best RAW restaurant
24 Apr 2010
I just tried out Better Life Cuisine today for the first time and I LOVED it. I had a "tuna" wrap on collard greens. I customized it but it was a "tuna" made from a mixture of sunflower seeds and I don't remember what, along with avocado, tomato and cucumber, and "mayo". It was absolutely delicious!!! It came with some sort of shredded beets as a side. I don't particularly like beets but it was very tasty. I also tried some of the "egg salad", I believe. I also tried(I believe) a dehydrated piece of kale with cashew cheese. They both were really good. And then for dessert I had a cinnamon roll which was really yummy as well. If you like raw food creations then is the place for you. If you are like me and just want delicious tasting vegan food, whether it be cooked or raw, then this is also the place for you. I can't wait to go back!!!
30651 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Unit H, Agoura Hills, USA
Vegan and gluten free options
06 Mar 2014
I am so happy I came across this place. It's a casual, comfortable, nice environment to eat at. Order at the counter and they bring your food to you at your table. Tables are available both inside and outside. Parking was easily available. They have reasonably priced specials five days a week. But specials or not they have some great looking vegan entrees. The menu is clear as to what is vegan and what can be vegan. The same goes for GF options as well.
I had the Chickpea Toona Melt
which is $7.50(mine was $8.50 because I got GF bread). They use chickpeas to make a mock tuna and add grilled tomatoes with a chipotle mayo which btw is soy free if you care(and I do). They grill the sandwich with Daiya cheese and it is really delicious! And the gluten free bread was surprising tasty. The best I have ever had. I really loved my meal and I will certainly be back!
235 Main St, Venice, USA
Very enjoyable experience
22 Jan 2011
I tried Vardo today for the first time. It was a very good experience. It's a good location with a very pleasant ambiance. I had the Mezza plate which included Falafel, Hummus, Eggplant and Dolma along with pita bread. The Eggplant was good, as was the hummus. The Falafel I really didn't care for though(maybe it was just an off day). And the Dolma, which is a dish I have never liked at other restaurants was delicious! I also had the Coco Sea Gypsy Soup. The soup is in a coconut base with broccoli, cabbage, carrot and mushroom. Now this soup is to die for. I could not love it more. I am very eager to make my second trip back to Vardo to try other entrees along with the soup again. And although I didn't try it I hear their vegan ice creams are quite good.
22423 Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills, USA
Juicy Ladies: It's more than just juice!
02 May 2011
So I thought I had to try out this new veg restaurant. I checked out their menu online and it looked very promising.
It's a nice place in which you order from the counter and sit down at one of a few tables inside or at one of a few tables outside. They have a couple of refrigerated areas in which they sell some fresh packaged food such as sandwiches and salads, and frozen deserts. They also have bags of chips and a few other other items along with supplements.
They also had cupcakes. This is of course in addition to their menu.
So since I don't eat gluten I tried out the QUINOA VEGGIE BURGER in a gluten free tortilla. The tortilla was too good to be true for being gluten free. I found out though after having a couple bites it had honey(2%) in it. That was disappointing so I unwrapped the burger and still very much enjoyed it. Next time I will get it done as a lettuce wrap. But wrapped or not, it could not have been more tasty. It was a quinoa patty, pickles, lettuce, tomato and tahini dressing. Normally it doesn't come with tahini and does come with Vegenaise and onion but I customized mine. I really did love it! BTW the tahini was yummy! It also came with a side salad which was good. In addition I also took a large order of lentil soup to go and it was incredible!!! I will definitely go back again. I highly recommend Juicy Ladies.
Updated from previous review on Sunday May 01, 2011
2283 N Lake Ave, Altadena, USA
Alway so happy to be at Oh Happy Days!
26 Mar 2015
Whenever I am in the area I make a point to go this small restaurant and market. You order at the counter and sit down at one of a few tables in the market/restaurant. The menu varies from day to day. The specials are always delicious and you get plenty of tasty satisfying food for an extremely reasonable price. Everything I have had there I love. I just wish I lived in the area so I could eat there every day! I always get a special which I believe usually, if not always, comes with a salad, and often I get the soup. Last time the special was lasagna. The salad that came with it had the most delicious dressing. Just talking about it now is making my mouth water.
BTW they also have some groceries, organic produce, organic grains, supplements and more.
Anyway if you haven't already guessed I highly recommend Oh Happy Days. :-)
740 N Moorpark Rd, Thousand Oaks, USA
The hot food bar sucks!!!
08 Jan 2013
First off, the vegan options are one or two per day. Although I believe there are maybe 1 to 2 more options that are vegan but the ingredients say they have butter or cheese which I think is incorrect. But when you ask an employee the ingredients they read you the sign as if you were unable to read it yourself. The thing is the food is put out at the hot food bar without the ingredient cards. Then someone goes through the hundred or more ingredient cards they have and picks the one they think matches the dish. Several times I looked at a dish and was all but sure there was no Parmesan cheese in it, even though cheese was listed as an ingredient. But being the vegan I am I ask someone jut to make sure. One employee will ask another and then one who claims to know will look at the card and then tell me what the ingredients are. This is after I ask the simple question, 'did you use Parmesan in this?'. They have to read the card to know??? I am simply trying to point out to them that the wrong card is there and asking them to verify with the chef. At other Whole Foods they will. Meanwhile one time when I challenged someone and said, they must be wrong because, 'just look, there is clearly no cheese' they then went to the back to check. And keep in mind I explained that I am a vegan so I am glad it doesn't have the cheese but I just need to make sure. The person then angrily goes back to find the answer. She then comes out with a bunch of cheese and before I know it she is spreading it on the dish. I exclaim 'what are you doing?'. She then says she is putting cheese on the dish so I won't have anything to complain about. I never complained, I just politely asked a question. So to punish me, knowing I can't eat the dish with cheese she throws it on before I can stop her. In general I love Whole Foods markets but due to the many experiences I have had at the hot food bar I almost never go to this location.
Updated from previous review on Tuesday November 08, 2011
Updated from previous review on Friday November 11, 2011
Updated from previous review on Monday January 07, 2013