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Halaskargazi cad. 113 /1 Harbiye, Sisli, Istanbul, Turkey

store front is there but wasn't open

I found the store front with the name of the place but it was closed. It didn't look permanently closed but strange that it wasn't open at 11:30am on a Thursday.

Skolavordustigur 8b, Reykjavik, Iceland

good food but pricey

The place is a little tricky to find. Food is not bad (decent) but I felt it was too pricey for what it is. To get a plate of food it was a little over $12 usd (1490 isk). But this may actually be cheaper than a regular restaurant in Iceland I'm not sure.

Aynalicesme Caddesi 16/2, Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey

Great food

I had a little difficulty finding the place but it was worth the effort. You walk up a flight of stairs and the cafe is on the right as soon as you walk up. Guy who worked there (maybe owner?) was friendly and welcoming.

There is no menu so you kind of just get a little bit of everything. One thing that's kind of annoying is that they allow smoking inside, very common in Istanbul. I didn't smell too much of it but I could see it being an issue if it's busy and a few people light up.

Price wise it was a bit on the expensive side. I had lunch and it cost me around 22 TKL. Veggie food shouldn't be that expensive in Istanbul.

153/7, Sukhumvit Road, Soi -11/1, Bangkok, Thailand

Dosa no good for place called "Dosa King"

For a place called "Dosa King" I expect to be wowed by the dosas. I ordered two plain dosas which came with a couple of chutneys and sambar. The dosas were small and a bit too thick. The sambar was good but the coconut chutney was a joke. I'm of South Indian background so I know how this stuff should taste.

2 Qianmen E St, ChongWenMen, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi, Beijing, China

Great food but expensive

I was here in September 2011. The place is very nice looking on the inside. Like almost all of the vegetarian establishments in China it is Buddhist. They have a nice colorful menu with pictures of various dishes. The quality of the food is remarkable. The downside is that it's fairly expensive. Vegetarian food should not be that expensive, especially in China, but these places tend to be a ripoff because they know there are not many dining options for vegetarians. Overall, would definitely recommend.

83/A Uzun Hafiz Sokak, Kadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey

community cafe with a political bent

Komsu Kafe is a community run kitchen of sorts. I don't think there is a formal structure (as even their manifesto admits) and people are free to make their own food or eat whatever is made. I went right as they were preparing lunch. Basically you just serve yourself and pay what you think is fair, although they have recommended prices should you feel uncomfortable. I had a great lunch plate with tea and they suggested 6 TKL (I ended up giving them 12).

I totally recommend this cafe should you find yourself in Kadikoy. It's about a 10 minute walk from the ferry.

214 Calle Eleonor Roosevelt, Hato Rey, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Marginal quality

I was at La Zanahoria in February 2012. The service was very poor at first as no one acknowledged that I was there or seated me, etc...Finally I just sat down at a table. A few more minutes went by and no one came by and asked me anything. Eventually a lady who might have been the owner came over and spoke to me. I don't speak Spanish and she tried to translate the specials for me. She was nice and helpful.

The food was OK. I wasn't really impressed. Unfortunately it is one of the few places in San Juan that has vegetarian food. Prices were ridiculous though. Way too high all things considered. I spent close to $20 for lunch!

444 Phayathai Rd, Bangkok, Thailand

cheap Thai veggie food

This place is located in the food court of the MBK mall (6th floor). As of this writing the price was 50 baht for ride and two veggie dishes. Great price!

Food was fairly decent although they put way too much ginger slices in some of their dishes. The ginger slices is a Thai thing but these guys go way overboard. If you are like me and don't like ginger (or at least that much of it in one dish) then ask them which ones don't have ginger.l

In any case, overall this is truly an amazing deal for veggie food in Bangkok. Plus you can do some shopping right there at MBK!

Kalyoncu Kullugu Caddesi 75, Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey

Great cheap falafel hummus

The cafe is located in an area that doesn't attract many tourists. More of a place where locals would go. There is no menu. The owner, who was Syrian, greeted me and made me a great falafel sandwich. The falafel balls themselves were amazing. I also got some tea and water. Total cost was 3.50 TL!

Couple of his cousins who were also working there started talking to me about the US, etc...They were all very friendly and nice. The only thing that may dissuade you from going there is that the hygiene is not going to be what you get back home (depending on where you're from). No gloves, so all the food was prepared with bare hands. If you can get past that you will really enjoy this little "mom and pop" eatery.

36-44 Nathan Road, Block B, ground floor, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, China

Great simple Indian vegetarian food

There is another Smrat that is upstairs on the 5th floor (difficult to find though). That place is awesome. The one downstairs did not look that great although I didn't eat there. The initial review that I wrote has been moved to the correct Smrat.

Updated from previous review on Monday September 05, 2011

Shop 29L, G/F, Loong King Mansion, 23-25 Ma Tau Wai Rd, Hung Hom, Kowloon, China

Great simple vegetarian food

I found this place by accident and was glad I did. Very simple but tasty Indian vegetarian food. There is a nice Nepali guy who works there. Price was reasonable by Hong Kong standards. It is unfortunately located in a crappy building. No one would know that its there unless someone told you about it. The few times that I ate there I was alone so I don't know how they make money. Overall would highly recommend.

NOTE: There is actually another place called "Smrat" downstairs, I think they are affiliated. I didn't eat down there, it honestly did not look appetizing. The review above was mistakenly placed on the page for the place downstairs.

Updated from previous review on Sunday February 26, 2012

285 Soi Phraya Singhaseni, Bangkok, Thailand

Best veggie food in Bangkok

I love this place. Food is awesome. There is a lot of mock meat but they do a great job with it. Prices are very reasonable. You can get a nice meal for under 100 baht. 150 baht and you'll be stuffed.

A bit tricky to find but I used google maps with GPS and was able to figure it out.

41/19 Soi Chokchai Ruammit, Vibhavadi-Rangsit Rd Soi 16/21, Bangkok, Thailand

mock meats but great service

This place was quite difficult to find. I came close using google maps but ended up taking a taxi for the last 100 yards. My advice would be to just take a motorcycle taxi from the Ratchadapisek MRT station. Call the restaurant and give the phone to the driver so that they can direct him.

On to the food. As another reviewer said it's largely just mock meats, so if you don't like mock meats I'd stay clear. Having said that the quality of the food was excellent though pricey by Bangkok standards.

I was the only one at the restaurant when I arrived (it was close to their afternoon closing time) and at the end of the meal they kindly offered to take me back to the MRT station on motorcycle. I tried to tip the guy but he politely refused.

Overall I had a good experience here. Not a whole lot to add to the other reviews but just want to keep the reviews fresh and up-to-date!

Katip Celebi Cad. 104/1, Vefa, Istanbul, Turkey

Delicious

Nothing much to add to the other reviewers, just keeping the reviews fresh. An exquisite drink. Kind of has the consistency of a well blended apple sauce, but slightly more liquid. Definitely worth a visit.

Cost is 3 TKL for a small glass.

131 Eleanor Roosevelt, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Great vegetarian food in San Juan

I was at Veggie Garden in February 2012 and was blown away by good the food was. It's a small operation run by some Hare Krishna followers. Service was ok. Food was really good. It's actually a block away from another vegetarian place called "La Zanahoria," where the food (in my opinion) is not nearly as good as here. Would highly recommend Veggie Garden.

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