All Reviews by hokusai77
Via Vittorio Emanuele II, Bard, Italy
gourmet vegan menu
Beautiful restaurant in medieval building, offers a gourmet vegan menu of 4 courses. Service is also very good. I was there twice last Winter, had a pumpkin quiche with courgette cream and fried artichoke as an entrée, followed by vegan lasagna, braised seitan with sesame and pepper, carrots, beets and turnips, and Apfelstrudel with carrot and cardamom sauce. Highly recommended.
Via ai Bolleri, 12/6, Martignano, Trento, Italy
Good Indian Food
The restaurant is located on the hills above Trento. It used to be an Italian restaurant, but is now managed by Indian owners who have introduced a rather well prepared Indian menu (alongside Italian dishes and pizza). We went for the vegetarian menu, and they adjusted it to make it vegan, by helping us select the right dishes and by not using any dairies in making them. The veggie menu is minimum for two people, and is quite cheap (17 euros each), providing you with an appetizer (mixed pakora), 4 mains, basmati rice and naan bread.
The mixed pakora (mushrooms, vegetables and potatoes) were light and fluffy and absolutely not heavy on the stomach. The four mains we chose were also very nice: malai kofta (veggie balls in a creamy curry sauce), mushroom masala, alu chana masala (curry-flavoured chickpeas and potatoes with ginger and fresh tomatoes) and dal makhani (spicy lentils in curry sauce).
The staff are helpful and accomodating.
3-8-9, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
Very nice setting and yummy desserts
I have just had dinner and was totally satisfied with it. I had the "Celebrate Course", a very nice dinner set offering a delicious gastronomic experience. Food is well presented, with a very nice combination of flavours and textures. My menu was made up of a crispy mixed salad with a bagna caoda dip, followed by a lukewarm tomato soup, and a wonderful beans benedict with grilled veggies and a vegan hollandaise sauce. Then a hearty pumpkin wholemeal risotto which proved to be delicious. And finally the grand finale: a selection of vegan desserts (spongecake with whipped cream, a yummy bavaroise, a rhum&nut ice-cream, and fresh fruit (including fresh goji berries!). The setting is also very nice, something between a French country-house with a Japanese touch. Definitely recommended.
7 Trubarjeva Street, Ljubljana, Slovenia
nice salad bar
I happened to be there on my first night in Ljubljana too late (restaurant closes at 7 pm), but I had the chance to try it out the next day. It's a simple cafe with limited choice, but price/quality ratio is extremely high. I had a nice salad from the salad bar (you can choose among plenty of options, dried vegetables are awesome), and a hearty veggie stew with homemade bread (the other option as main dish for vegans was a mushroom cake).
Via Giambattista Bogino, 5/D, Turin, Italy
Nice pizza, friendly staff, long wait
Al Tegamino serves a very nice pizza baked in a rectangular mould, and made with sourdough. You can choose between a regular dough, a wholemeal dough or one made with kamut flour.
There are some 4-5 vegan versions, one of which is labelled "vegana". We had this one and another one called "primavera", topped with seasonal vegetables. The ingredients are are fully selected and the quality is more than perceivable. We also ordered farinata, a traditional chickpea flour cake typical from Northwest Italy, which was tasty and not too greasy. They also have some more vegan choices on the menu. The only drawback was the waiting: it took us more than an hour to be served, even though the restaurant was busy but not overcrowded. In short, a nice experience, definitely recommended.
58-60 Marchmont Street, London, England
Delicious, yet inexpensive, buffet
In the heart of Bloomsbury, one of the oldest still running health stores in London. Offers a rich vegetarian and vegan buffet, mostly gluten-free, ranging from Mediterranean and Asian dishes to British reinterpretations. We had dolmades, falafel, hummmus and a delicious tofu and lentil stew.
Santa Croce 1159, Calle Larga dei Bari, Venice, Italy
nice, inventive gelato
One of the best gelato in Italy, Mr Pistacchi, the owner, has explained to me that all vegan flavours are made separately from the dairy based ones. Vegan flavours are not clearly labelled, but you can simply ask and you'll have a large selection to choose from. The flavours are absolutely original and inventive, such as a surprising orange-arugula, cinnamon or spicy ginger, alongside more traditional ones based on fruit. The granitas are also very good and all vegan, and are served with basil leaves. Definitely a place to try!
Östra Hamngatan 19A, Gothenburg, Sweden
Nice deal from what you get from. I had a large salad taken from the buffet, followed by vegan lasagna and beans stew. Simple cuisine, good portions. As a dessert we had some nicely scented chocolate and oat balls, which were tasty and good.
Via Giuseppe Mazzini 30/32, Acqui Terme, Italy
Farinata to try
This is a traditional small restaurant with unfortunately too many meaty dishes. But their specialty is totally vegan: fire oven baked farinata, a typical chickpea flour cake, cooked with salt and rosemary. They also have some vegetable dishes, and a lemon sorbet as dessert.
Blvd Marechal Foch 56, Angers, France
Regular Lebanese vegan food
I ate here twice during my stay in Angers, this is basically the only place where you can get a full vegan menu in the city. Nothing special, just the usual veggie basics in Lebanese cuisine (hummus, falafel, etc.), but enough in a city that is unfortunately not particularly vegan-friendly.
Drahtgasse 3, Vienna, Austria
Good Austrian food - the vegan way
I had a nice lunch here on a Sunday afternoon, when most of Vienna's restaurants are closed. I tried a creamy celeriac soup, very tasty, with some wonderful freshly baked bread. I went on with a dish of vegan sausages and wurst, with mixed salad and roast potatoes, which was also very satisfying. The vegan dessert I was recommended by the owner wasn't unfortunately very good: a chocolate pudding which I didn't like much. The restaurant is conveniently located near Judenplatz, in the heart of Vienna.
Via Treviso 16, Turin, Italy
Good choice, and good food
The selection of vegan food and cosmetics is very large, and prices are reasonable. It's also possible to have lunch or dinner from the deli counter, there is a large table to sit. The food from the deli counter is nice and healthy. We liked the burgers very much. The hummus and the mayo salad were also very good and well balanced.
It is located inside a shopping mall.
Piazza Cioccaro 8, Lugano, Switzerland
Good selection of vegan products
Good selection of vegan items and some interesting stuff like a wide selection of natural sweeteners (from stevia to birch concentrate), Swiss Birchermuesli, vegan spreads and many more, conveniently located in city centre.
Via Oropa, 134/c, Turin, Italy
Small organic shop with a basic vegan items
An all-food organic shop, has basic vegan food items, but everything that is necessary to get by: non-dairy milk, vegan breakfast food, hummus, tofu spreads, ready vegan food. Staff are knowledgeable and friendly.
Ryusenji 1-2-11, Irya, Tokyo, Japan
An amazing experience
Bon is a restaurant specialized in traditional Japanese vegan cuisine (shojin ryori). A bit expensive, but definitely worth it. You will be accomodated in private rooms where you will be served a set vegan menu based on traditional Japanese dishes. Definitely not to miss when in Tokyo.
Piazza Carlo Felice 22, Turin, Italy
mediterranean fast food
Mediterranean fast food with a fair selection of vegan food: salad bar, beans, tomato pasta, grilled veggies and fresh fruit. Conveniently located in front of Porta Nuova railway station.
40 New Oxford St, London, England
Nice restaurant, with a choice of vegan items.