All Reviews by navski
1257 East Boulevard, Charlotte, USA
has some rare items
I respect the opinion of the reviewer below who clearly has more experience with this place, but I spent some time in Charlotte and want to note that Berrybrook does have some random things, even with their much smaller inventory, that aren't available at Talley's down the street. I always go to Talley's first, but was able to find at Berrybrook the frozen blue-green algae that I like, which is really hard to get retail, so I was pleased. Staff was perfectly nice and helpful in my few visits. It kind of takes me back as it has that feeling of an old-school health food before the era of Whole Foods.
1102 Bull St, Savannah, USA
good little grocery
I was happy to find this place in Savannah, as they had a good selection of healthy groceries and a couple of good quality prepared salad choices. I had a raw, chopped salad of broccoli and other vegetables that I liked. My only complaint is that I was hoping to get a fresh, green juice of some kind and I asked, but they only will make juices that have a base of carrot with other things added (i.e. carrot & apple). If you don't want carrot then you are out of luck in the juice department.
2140 Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, USA
solid vegetarian fare
We liked this place pretty well. Reasonably creative, if somewhat pricey vegetarian and vegan choices, although with no menu markings to help distinguish between the two. Everything we had was extremely tasty and I'd happily return. Closed Sunday, though - that's not so great...
22 Battery Park Ave, Asheville, USA
good, cheap, tasty, different
Very inexpensive, tasty Southern Indian and various Indian snack foods. Contrary to what the reviewer below says, this place is actually owned by an Indian (and his non-Indian wife), but it's different from the other Indian restaurants in town, which serve exclusively Northern Indian cuisine. This food isn't the more familiar stews and curries, but there's a simple, nice thali plate (typical South Indian dish), which you can't find anywhere else in town and various other authentic Indian treats and some hybrids like the fries with Indian spices. What's great is that so much of the menu is vegetarian and a lot is vegan. Although it might be an unfamiliar style of Indian food, I find this fresher and tastier than the other options around here.
100 10th St, Atlanta, USA
it's open all night
I wouldn't say the food here was too great, but compared to what you would otherwise find to eat arriving in Atlanta after 11pm, it's unbeatable. The sauces were over-sweet and the textures of the fake meats were greasy, but it doesn't taste too bad, includes an assortment of real vegetables (I even saw red pepper on the plate!) and late at night was a huge relief. There's an extensive vegetarian menu and the different "meats" were actually different from each other, unlike some of the veg Chinese places where it doesn't matter which one you order - it's all the same thing anyway. It's more casual than I expected from the description of the decor on the main page. Although it has dim lighting, red shades on the light fixtures and a buddha statue, it's still cheap Chinese. I don't think I would go back here unless it was after hours.
1720 St Denis, Montreal, Canada
great vegan choices
I love this place. As a traveler it is so great to find a place with so many vegan options and very affordable.
8 Wall St, Asheville, USA
very good, but few options
I like this place with it's take on lighter Southern fare, but I don't go often because there's really only one vegetarian entree at dinner and I get tired of having the same thing. The one entree is really good, though. Nice, relaxed place. Breakfast is good with several vegetarian options, only one vegan...
12235 N Community House Rd, Charlotte, USA
Great grocery store
Earth Fare is a great chain and the Charlotte store is one of the nicer ones I've been to. Big and bright and full of options. Beautiful produce, all the grocery items you could want, lots of gourmet and specialty items, bulk foods, and lots of vegetarian and vegan prepared food items. It can be a bit hard to find, as it's located in a residential complex.
2965 Battleground Ave, Greensboro, USA
a good bet in a tough town
This isn't close to being the best Earth Fare I've been to, much less impressive than Asheville or Charlotte, but still turned out a godsend when we couldn't figure out any place in town to get a vegan breakfast. We snacked on hummus and other prepared foods that we took into the little seating area. The store in general is a decent gourmet market with an emphasis on healthy choices and all of the usual vegetarian and vegan supplies.
610 Haywood Rd, Asheville, USA
good and vegan
I finally tried this place - don't know what took me so long, but the food we had was really good. I had a great sandwich, which was $9. That sure is not cheap, but I support the fact that they are worker-owned, and I'd go back to have it again sometime. Very casual atmosphere - coffee house style, but they have a good range of sandwiches, soup, etc.
5 Broadway St, Asheville, USA
inconsistent, but lots of options
I had to delete my review and write a new one, since my first visit a while back had been really good and they do have a lot of options for all different kinds of eaters, so I was pretty positive. But more recently I was embarrassed when I brought people here since the food was mostly very mediocre. The sweet potato home fries had sugar sprinkled on top, which everyone agreed was a terrible idea since they are way sweet enough naturally and it wasn't a dessert. I'll have to try it again to decide one way or the other, but honestly I'm not too anxious to give it another try anytime soon. The first visit worked out well for us as there were options for a bunch of different diets; vegan, gluten-free, picky conventional, etc. But not sure if things got worse here or we got lucky once or unlucky once. Good for coffee and hanging out though.
12 E 32nd St, New York City, USA
some of the best vegan food in town
A meal at HanGawi is an utterly refreshing experience. Food is delicious, atmosphere is beautiful, service is perfect. It's not cheap, but for that special dinner this is absolutely beautiful.
4897 Buford Hwy, Chamblee, USA
I'm really surprised at the enthusiastic reviews for this place. This is such boring, bland typical vegetarian chinese. I understand that there are not many of these places in the area, and if you've never been to one of these veg chinese places you might want to check it out, but if you're familiar with the genre, don't expect this to be something special. Heavy on the cornstarch and the frozen vegetables, this is nothing compared to the "Sesame Chicken" at Cafe Sunflower, which contains actual fresh vegetables. I will never bother to go here again.
68 Mott St, New York City, USA
worst meal of my life
I've eaten at literally dozens of Chinese vegetarian restaurants and this meal was the worst I've had at ANY type of restaurant EVER. Rude waitress slapped down some of the nastiest vegan food I've ever had. One earlier re viewer's comment about them giving "no thought to presentation" was a gross understatement. This food was an inedible pile of thawed frozen carrots and peas in corn-starchy glutinous sauce. I guess it's possible that the chef was out with a last-minute family emergency and they couldn't find anyone to fill in for him...but beware!
1601 Spring Garden St, Greensboro, USA
good option in a tough town
This place was a real relief as Greensboro does not offer much veg eating. Good middle eastern food and very cheap. Casual, fast-food=y vibe, but authentic.
1 E Broughton St, Savannah, USA
fresh, healthy option in a veg-unfriendly town
I was relieved to find this place as food in Savannah is expensive and there seems to be no real vegetarian food in town and only one health food store. The prices are reasonable at Kayak and I ordered a vegetarian salad, which was large and so fresh and carefully prepared that I was in heaven. There aren't a ton of vegetarian choices, but there are a few and staff couldn't have been friendlier or more accommodating. Everything about the experience was very relaxed and positive and the location is right in the center of downtown on the main shopping street. The website doesn't have all the menu options and didn't say that dinner is offered, as this is recent, but we heard it mentioned and got lucky by stopping by to check out the place.
40 Wall St, Asheville, USA
great vegetarian restaurant
Laughing Seed has great food and lots of vegan options, including a daily RAW special. Menu is really big and everything I've ever tried here is really good. I agree with some of the others that servers can space out, but they usually get the job done pretty well. They don't take reservations though, so it's hard to plan on going with a large group for a special occasion since it is usually pretty busy. Friendly, nice space. It's also closed on Tuesday, I believe, which is kind of random. But basically if you are a vegetarian in Asheville you have to try it out...
50 Broadway Ave, Asheville, USA
slowest place on earth
They don't call it "mellow" mushroom for nothing. Servers forget your order and even when they remember it can take 45 minutes to get a pizza. That said, if you are not in a hurry, they do a pretty good job with the pizza, as far as taste goes.