All Reviews by jacqui
Drahtgasse 3, Vienna, Austria
Nice food, had a vegan goulash and my friend had a chilli, which we really enjoyed. There was a big vegan selections and it had a nice ambience with friendly staff. Really enjoyed it and would go back there the next time I'm in Vienna.
507 S 6th St, Philadelphia, USA
Not as nice as I'd hoped
This place got an excellent review for vegan cheesesteaks in the local paper so whilst I was visiting Philly I popped in. Easy to find, somewhere to sit and prices seemed reasonable. However, the music was way too loud, the table was sticky, foodwise - a disappointment, the pizza was dry and tasteless and my vegan cheesesteak was the most greasiest, tasteless thing I have ever eaten. I guess it just didn't suit my European palate as the place was pretty popular with locals.
Green Bldg 1F, 5-1-17 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Average and expensive
Reasonably easy to find, it was very busy - had to put name down on list at front of restaurant in order to get a space and waited for about 40 mins on a Sunday lunchtime. Menu was in Japanese and we both had the 2000 yen set lunch. Went with Japanese friend - I think we would not have ventured in otherwise as it did not seem very accessible to tourists. The portions were small and for my western palate was the least enjoyable and most expensive veggie meal I had in Japan. The meal was miso soup, pickles and tofu main dish in some gelatinous substance, followed by a sweet and an iced tea.
Borsov 2, Praha 1, Prague, Czech Republic
We went here for dinner and had a fastastic "South American" themed meal. We were seated in the blue starlight room, the waiting staff were friendly and spoke some english, and we had an appetiser, starter, main, desert, coffee and a bottle of wine for about £10/head. Food was beautifully presented, quickly prepared and delicious. We liked it so much we went back the next night to try the regular menu. Wonderful place, you must try it if you are in Prague! We didnt make reservations on either Saturday or Sunday, but were easily fitted in.
4-12-1 Ginza, Chuo-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
Excellent cafe, close to Ginza sights
One of the best veggie meals we had in Japan when we were on holiday. It was easy to find and close to the touristy Ginza, ideal for lunch if you are sightseeing. The meals were displayed outside, we had one of each - the noodle dish and I had the rice set meal which were freshly cooked, reasonably priced and really tasty. Portion size was good and they had forks and chopsticks depending on your preference. Went with a Japanese friend who did the ordering for us, but other westerners arrived and were able to order easily - I think they had an english menu. The cafe is on 2 floors, a small downstairs (about 8 seats) and another 10 seats upstairs). I would highly recommend eating here.
59 William Street South, Dublin, Ireland
Had lunch here - nothing appealed to my mate as it was all very wholefoody (which is nice) but it made difficult for us both to enjoy. I found it pricey, but I think Dublin is an expensive place. The location was nice, there was plenty of room to sit, and I enjoyed the healthy cuisine, but it was nothing special.
Domus Hyakumanben 3F, 28-20 Tanak-monzenmae, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan
Very accessible to tourists
Cafe proverbs is close to the Imperial Palace and Kyoto university, so if you are sightseeing it is accessible for lunch/dinner. It took us about 40 mins to get there from our hotel near to Kyoto station. It is really easy to find (the map and instructions are correct) and it is a nice modern cafe. The staff spoke good english and there was an english menu so it is very accessible to tourists. The portion size was good for the ramen dishes and there were lots of interesting things to try on the menu, which was very reasonably priced. My friend particularly enjoyed the taco rice and spring rolls, I tried the soymilk ramen and gyoza. They were well presented but they were not to my taste. For ease of eating in a comfortable setting, I would recommend Cafe proverbs, but I wouldn't rush back as the food was nothing special and not as tasty as several other veggie places in Kyoto.
1204 Av McGill College, Montreal, Canada
Convenient, nice salads
It is great there is a veggie place so close to the shops! It was easy to find, with a great view over the street for people watching and busy. I went there for lunch and dinner, having salad for lunch and hot stuff for dinner (choosing what I wanted, paying by weight). The salad was lovely, tasty, with nice pates, avocado halves, asparagus, tofu etc. Dinner was a bit disappointing, it wasn't very warm and looked like it had been sat there for a long time. Same selection as the St Denis branch. There were a lot of signs warning about pickpockets/thefts, but it felt safe.
1720 St Denis, Montreal, Canada
I went here for dinner quite late one night, and chose the 'hot' options (well lukewarm). I was pleased that they use veggie protein and it was open late, and perfect for me as a tourist because it is comfortable to eat alone. The food is nothing that special (cafeteria food - e.g. chilli/shepherds pie), so I'd be unlikely to bring non-veggies here and I don't know if it wasn't very warm cos I was eating late. I found it reasonably priced for the area as I ate nearby with colleagues and spent the same amount on a terrible $20+ vegan pasta thing (at a non-veggie restaurant).
570 Nakano-cho, Teramachi-dori, Kyoto, Japan
Best veggie food/experience in Japan
HappyCow instructions are correct and it was quite easy to find - there was an English sign outside the alleyway. As not very confident tourists we went here based on the other reviews and had the best meal we had in Japan. It was the best experience too - an eclectic cafe, we ordered the set meal, sat at the counter whilst the owner cooked it fresh. She cooked us about 5-6 dishes each, all different so we could share and try a whole range of Japanese food. It was really tasty, particularly the spring rolls, excellent portion size too. It is reasonably close to the nishiki food market/gion so if you are sightseeing its is easy to pop in. We saw a cat, but she wasn't about when we were eating. Anyway, highly recommended, go here if you can!
The Barkers Building, 63/97 High Street, Kensington, West London, England
Favourite veggie place in London
I eat here with my mum every time we take a trip to London. It is nice to be able to have a glass of bubbly with a vegan meal, and we have tried a range of weird and wonderful dishes that are presented superbly and taste delicious. It is expensive (but this is a pretentious area of London), and you have to be a bit open minded with the menu - e.g. the 'pad thai' is more of an asian salad rather than a 'pad thai'. Our favourites are the chickpea pancake thing and the japanese dish (I've uploaded pics).
19 Wicklow Street, Dublin, Ireland
Packed but food nice
Had an evening meal here - the place was completely packed! I found it quite expensive compared to most veggie places I visit. The main meals selection didn't appeal to my mate, but the portion size was good. We had a pasta dish with choice of 2 salads - unfortunately they'd run out of alot of stuff, so it was alot of lettuce!! The price of drinks is expensive, but there is water available. Its nice to find a veggie place in the city centre.
Jungmannova 1, Praha 1, Czechia, Prague, Czech Republic
Fantastic place for lunch!
Myself and non-veggie friend had a great lunch here, huge salad selection with sprouts and fab olives, the pizza was really good and I had a veggie hash thing which was lovely. It was cheap and the only problem was the queue - the place is so popular!
111 Oxford Rd, Manchester, England
Nice place for smoothies and cakes
Had lunch here on 02/06. I found it a little pricey - 2 of us had lunch for £17 - the smoothie was lovely, had a nice salad (£2/small bowl) but I chose an "oriental tofu burger" which was inedible - it was really, really salty. My friend had the 8th day pizza which had a mix of veg and was tasty. The cakes were nice. I wouldnt come back for the main meals but for cakes and smoothies I would highly recommend the place - nice atmosphere.
113 Queensbridge St, Southbank
Huge menu, nice food
I was in Melbourne for business last month and this was the closest veggie place to the conference. The menu was huge (mostly mockmeats) and the place reasonably popular, but they found space for me. I asked what was recommended and ordered crispy 'duck'. I was a little disappointed with the starter (nothing special, just typical spring rolls) but the crispy duck was awesome. I have never tried mock meat like that before. It was very reasonably priced, and worth the walk from the centre.
12 Park Ave, New York City, USA
Great 'tea' and Korean food
We ate here at Xmas on a wet and cold day. We ordered the ginger tea, which was lovely, hot, spicy and sweet, perfect for the weather, some friend dumplings that were tasty and well presented, and a bimbibap and stone bowl for mains. We had never tried Korean food before, and we were really impressed with the flavours/textures. It was a little bit more expensive than we would usually spend on lunch, but for the ambiance, generous portions and quality of the meal we were very happy and would def. return if we visit NYC again.
43 Lapwing Lane, West Didsbury, Manchester, England
Old fashioned veggie food
As a family of 4 veggies we went to Greens for a celebratory dinner in Manchester months ago. I was intrigued because I'd heard the celeb. chef was the owner so was looking forward to a treat. However, the menu is old fashioned/ boring, that is the protein comes from cheese, and the food is just the typical things you find in the 'veggie' sections of regular pub menus. Anyway, we all found it to be a disappointment. It was packed so obviously fills a gap locally, but it isn't somewhere I would take a non-veggie and isn't in a particularly convenient location if you are visiting Mancs like we were. I gave an extra happy cow for the outstanding desserts, the highlight of the meal!
Sihlstrasse 28, Zurich, Switzerland
I planned to eat here during my business trip, but it was so busy at lunch/dinner times it was quite intimidating for a non-local (who can only speak English). I ended up there in the mid-afternoon on my last day when it was a bit quieter, spoke to someone who spoke who explained how to do the buffet/pay by weight and I enjoyed trying a little bit of everything. For a cafeteria eatery, the food was interesting, good variety and was hot.