All Reviews by msvegan
65 Moonmuang Road / Mun Mueang Road, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Good Thai food
There was a change in owners a year or so ago so I think that may explain some of the negative reviews. I think the owner and her family are very friendly. She makes THE BEST Khao Soi(makes a mushroom stock from scratch with barely any sugar-unlike other places], great tempura, as well as other Thai and western standards. No MSG. Its a really calm pleasant environment full of books and a nice change from the standard hole in the wall.
Updated from previous review on Tuesday January 04, 2011
Updated from previous review on Wednesday December 07, 2011
167 Cuba Street, Wellington
Average but only Pure Veg. in Wellington
Ive eaten there several times over the years. Its average and to me the prices seem high for what it is. But, it is the only pure veg place in wellington. Many of the dishes have really been altered for western taste so they can be a bit bland. Lots of oil and mock veggie meats.
I prefer the Veg place out in Lower Hutt better prices and the food's a little bit more traditional.
49/7 Soi Muban Wang Sing Kham, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Overpriced on many items
Selection of washed and plastic bagged fruits and veggies and imported products. Not that wide a selection. I prefer to shop at the Vegetarian Center. Her Tahini is overpriced at 30 baht or more per jar/bag than Kasem store (just right down the street).
Chatuchak Market, Bangkok, Thailand
Delicious cheap VEGAN food
Staffed by all vol. members of the temple this place is the best. The vibe is really positive. English is spoken here as a wonderful man who works in the store lived in California for over 20 years and teaches free english to the other members.
From what I can see and have been told the food is VEGAN not vegetarian...my only doubt would be on a couple of the salad dressings for the mixed green salads...where the dressing choice is optional.
My fav place in BKK. Delicious traditional food is a very simple basic cafateria setting. No pretense just great food.
Its best to arrive early as the food does get sparse after the lunch rush. Amazing buffet with the most options ive seen in BKK and at the best prices. Just point at what you want and then pay with coupons that you buy ahead of time.
Wonderful store section with natural soaps organic products etc. There are other veg food stalls in the complex and the one directly behind this rest. makes amazing stuffed chinese buns...again english spoken.
Locating it the first time can be a bit hard. But, its worth the effort.
222 Moo 4 Wiang Tai, Pai, Thailand
Only pure vegan place in town.
They have good noodle soup daily for 25baht. Also, often have Khao Soi. Overall, I would say most of their dishes are Chinese in style/flavoring/preparation. Daily at lunch they put out 6 veg. dishes for lunch. 2 veg. dishes on red rice is 3o baht. Menu items are 40-60 baht. Basic good food.
42 Mahidol Rd T Haiya, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Good Natural Products and Groceries
Run by the same foundation in BKK. The stores surrounding the rest. have a good supply of many organic and all natural seaweeds, oils, baked goods, supplements, health and beauty products, teas, etc. Also, lots of book info. in mainly Thai about organic gardening and health.
They offer free and very low cost food at the rest. as they are a not for profit organization. The people who volunteer there are lovely.
The food is very basic and bland. It is very macrobiotic in appearance and taste.
Updated from previous review on Thursday December 01, 2011
11 Nantharam Rd, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Good VEGAN place
The reviews on here are really confusing and contradictory. The most bizarre of which being someone who didnt even taste the food. First, this place is open on Sunday 9they only seem to close for Bud. holidays0. Their yellow noodles are vegan and they dont use dairy or eggs. The woman owner speaks some english but she only seems to be there in the morning.
For me, this is the most authentic northern style thai food ive seen of any of the similar lunch/breakfast Bud. places in chang mai. They have very good spring rools/fried red rice balls, deep fried mushroom patties for 5 baht. They put out about 6 dishes every day. 30 baht for 2 veggie choices on red rice. They dont use msg unless you are counting naturally occuring msg in soy sauce.
They are located across the blvd. from Chang Mai Gate/market. Theu=y usually have a white table out front with premade items on it, there is a red and yellow banner above and they are next to a english cafe with sign out front called Harolds(or something like that).
Most of the food gets picked over after lunch although they do offer Khao Soi and noodle soup until they close.
Updated from previous review on Saturday February 25, 2012
2400 Harrison St, San Francisco, USA
Over-rated, Over-priced, Over it.
I've tried this place many times over the years and am still baffled by their cult of followers. I've never had anything here truly memorable or really tasty. It is primarily raw but nothing innovative or that raw foodist werent doing years ago. They use a lot of cashews which are never raw due to the way they are extracted. They are the cheapest and most acid forming nut though. Priced (small portions) and geared for yuppies it is no suprise they are in with corporate Whole Foods now and expanding down to Los Angeles. Despite all the positive propaganda and lip service their business actions speak louder than psycho babble. SF has so many amazing places this is not a place Ive ever suggested people try.
Anyone who needs further evidence of their anti-labor/people/cult policies should read this.
I wouldn't give them one cent ever again. They truly have NO ETHICS.
Rue Setthathirath and Rue Manthtourath, Vientiane, Laos
The Best Food in Laos
There lunch buffet from 11 am to 2 pm is delicious. They put different dishes out daily. Ive eaten at most of the places in Vient. and this is the best. Everything is vegan even the salad dressing. They put out about 15 different dishes daily. Fresh fruit, rice, a variety of stir fries, appet. salad, noodles, and soup.
Lovely setting with air-con interior, glass windows and garden setting. By far the nicest atmosphere of the veg. restaurants.
The place is run by a lovely young couple. The husband speaks good English. The woman was a chef for 8 plus years and it is reflected in the dishes. Heavy emphasis on vegetables and fresh sauces instead of dried packaged vege meats from Taiwan.
The are also the easiest veg restaurant to find and located a block from the river in the downtown area. Im not sure of the exact street number and the street name is spelled different on every map you look at. If you are on Setthathai Street there is a large yuppie coffee shop at Mah. street. They are constructing a large high rise on the other corner. That is the street the restraunt is one 4 doors down from the construction site. There is a sign in English at the corner of Set. and Math. that says 'vegetarian restaurant. There is a yellow and red sign out front in Lao and a brown wooden gate.
I'd like to see the chef offer cooking classes as all her food is truly authentic fresh light clean and delicious.
Tha Pae Soi 1, Loi khor Rd, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Only raw food rest. in Chang-Mai.
If you are a purist and only eat at raw food rest. then this is your only option in Chang Mai. The main dishes arent impressive or complex and overpriced considering the quality and portion.
Also, when the owner was prepairing my salad (cutting the veggies) I noticed he kept running his hands through his hair which really grossed me out. Then he asked me why I didn't eat it all? What more can I say.
Via Santa Maria del Pianto 16, Rome, Italy
The WORST indian food Ive ever had
Hands down the very worst Indian food I've had anywhere in the world. Everything was totally over cooked to the point of being mush. The spices/flavoring were non-existent and bland. The breads were even awful.
Kad Farang Shopping Plaza, Hang Dong Rd, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Best Lunch Buffet in Chang Mai
Wide and varied lunch buffet that changes daily. Salad bar (often the lettuce mix is organic), steamed veggies section, many different sauces and dressing, stir-fried dishes, noodles section, dessert and non-sugared iced teas (add your own cane syrup).
All the stir cooked veg dishes have sign tags in english so you know if theyve put egg in them. The only exception would be on the noodle bar where the yellow noodles are made with egg.
Pleasant courtyard setting and friendly staff.
A red truck should only cost 20 baht from anywhere in Chang Mai. If they quote a price or ask for more get another red truck until you find an honest one as everyone knows the price they are telling you a price in the begining because they are over charging you. Tell the driver "NEIMAN-HYMAN SOY 17" or make the 1 then 7 gesture with your hands if they dont speak english...
Updated from previous review on Monday November 28, 2011
Updated from previous review on Monday November 28, 2011
100 N Beretania St, Honolulu, USA
Great Dim Sum Lunch
I would recommend this place for their Dim Sum. The rest of the menu is standard Chinese Veg with an emphasis on mock meats etc.
The deep fried Taro puffs on the dim sum are delicious.
Main Street into town near cental area, Vang Vieng, Laos
Not Vegan at all
I really don't think this place should be listed on this website. There is not anything that is veg let alone Vegan about the menu at all EVERY restaurant in town offers as much if not more veg food besides street sellers.
The menu is primarily meat and animal based and the "farm" encourages the raising and killing of chickens, goats (cheese production) and silk. None of which are cruelty free or should be encouraged for truly sustainable development. There are plenty of local people selling produce in town that aren't involved with these practices Id sooner support but I dont believe they are as adept at internet marketing the way the foreign owner is.
Tambon Hai Ya, Thesaban Nakhon Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai , Chiang Mai, Thailand
The ladies that run this are very nice. The hygiene is not very good. There are about 25 menu items. I had the soup and a curry. It was okay but nothing great. I think the other places down the street have much better food.
3/2-1 Sri Phum Road, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Only real Veg Food near Moon Mung Soi 9 NE corner
Very good pure simple Bud restraunt 1 block north of Moon Mung soi 9. Despite several listings on happy cow this is the only pure veg place in the area. The map shown on happy cow is incorrect. This is located on Sriphum road(the major road that borders the moat of the old city North gate) almost at the corner of moon mung intersection/corner.
Run by lovely young women. Very clean and sparse decore. They cook Thai food in small batches. No menu just chose how many items you want on rice. Free soup with meal. ` Very easy to find with a large red and yellow veg banner in front on the sidewalk.
Updated from previous review on Saturday July 28, 2012
Stall 29, food court Talat Sao Shopping Mall, 3F, Vientiane, Laos
Average Food with lots of Mystery Meats
I agree with all the other reviews that the fresh spring rolls for 10,000 kip are the best thing here. They have fresh greens and arent fried with no MSG
The other food is all pretty standard with lots of oil, over cooked and they use a lot of MSG. At lunchtime you can get three veg dishes on rice for 10,000 kip.
Ive never had anything really delicious here. The rely heavily on mock meats from Taiwan whose ingredients are always questionable.
I would suggest walking a couple of blocks over to one of the other all veg places for the buffets which are far better quality although they do cost a bit more.