All Reviews by stegh
538-6 Shijyo Agaru Shinkyougoku Nakanocho Nakagyoku, Kyoto, Japan
Cruelty-free pub food
We were staying nearby so this become our go-to for dinner. Burgers, fries and salad are all tasty. Good sized portions. Pizza is plentiful and sauce and "cheese" tangy and delicious. Surprisingly great is the smoked tofu and olives appetizer-- we were a little suspicious when a plate of canned olives and saltine crackers appeared, but the smoked tofu was creamy and smoky and actually really delicious with the olives and crackers. Staff is not super-helpful and food differs quite a lot with the different chefs.
89-1 Sanjo-dori, Ohashi-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan
Easy to get to, tasty food
Very near to the train station and the river-- address shown is not exactly right-- walk past the Pig and Whistle and keep going down the block. Green sign, warm atmosphere. Staff speaks some English but not a lot. Set meal with quiche, soup, bread and salad was filling, if somewhat uninspiring. Easy to get to, easy to eat, and FULLY VEGAN.
Updated from previous review on Friday January 16, 2015
Schonbrunner Strasse 235, Vienna, Austria
We arrived at 2 PM for lunch (which is posted until 3) and were told "we have no food". The whole place was spotless so I think they ran out LONG ago.
Only giving 2 cow review because that's the lowest possible. Would have given "no cows" because there was no food.
1308 Colley Ave, Norfolk, USA
we saw this listed on Happy Cow so figured it was okay-- but there on the menu is Veal Parmesean. They DO have a vegan menu, and the pizza was beautiful and delicious, but we won't go back til they take off the veal.
Klenzestr. 89, Munchen, Munich, Germany
A Bar with Food
We were pretty excited about this place but arrived at a bar-- cigarette machine at the front door, dark inside, low tables, etc. Could be good food, but we were looking for a restaurant. People seemed nice, but ambience was, well, it's a bar.
Hate to give it a rating, since we didn't try the food, but wish that we had known more about the atmosphere before going.
7 Die Cui Road, Yangshuo, China
Non-Veg owner, but pretty okay food
As others have mentioned, the decor of this restaurant is very serene and pleasant, and the menu is extensive with many veg options (though NOT VEGAN- be sure to ask about eggs in many dishes). However, we heard from a local business owner that the owner of Pure Lotus is Not Vegetarian and thinks that vegetarians are foolish-- he is only doing this for business. We travel a lot and make sure to always go to the vegetarian restaurant (even if there are veg options at other restaurants) so as to encourage and support vegetarian businesses, but this story about the owner left a bad taste in my mouth. If you're in Yangshuo, take a cab to the Outside Inn (about 5KM out of town) where the managers ARE vegetarian (and raising vegetarian kids) and the food delicious.
Tenshojimaecho, 532−2, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto, Japan
Healthy, friendly, cozy
The staff is sweet and the food delicious. Daily set meals for lunch and tea-- a creamy and delicious vegan quiche daily (made with tofu, brown rice and miso), savory rice balls, daily muffins and cakes. Delicious and reasonably priced. Sit down area, stools, and take-away.
4449 Prospect Ave, Los Angeles, USA
Holy Cow thassa good pizza!
OOOH ooh ooh this is good stuff. Crust was perfect. Not too much Daiya but enough to make it great. Delish and plentiful toppings. The very best vegan ranch dressing I have ever had. Super friendly brothers running the place--proud of their business, their food, and their mission. AWESOME> now just build a dining room or a roofdeck or something so I can tell my friends to meet me here!
Karwendelstrasse 50, Lenggries, Germany
This is a "typical" Bavarian place EXCEPT without the murder! We ended up going 2 of our 3 nights in the area because it was exactly that delicious and enjoyable. Easily half the menu is vegan or vegan possible (vegan moglich) and super super great. We had the potatoes Annelise (great flavors, cooked the perfect amount: beans were crispy and potatoes were soft), the bruschetta, the golden salad with tofu (HUGE), and each night we had the vegan apple cake, maybe the best apple cake I've ever had anywhere. A friend got the burger and it was gigantic and flavorful, but maybe a little too many raw onions for joyful digestion. Also vegan beer, delicious shorle, and really helpful staff.
Flughafen Berlin Tegel Airport, Berlin, Germany
tasty and convenient
Wraps, salads, sandwiches and smoothies-- super friendly helpful and knowledgeable staff (speaks English) all ingredients listed (in German). Vegan items clearly marked. Also have some packaged foods-- chocolates and pastries. In terminal A between gates A 14&15
G/F, KS Lo Gallery, Hong Kong Park, Admiralty, Hong Kong Island, China
we were excited to go here with a mix of Chinese and Western friends. First we were a little surprised that the place was so closed-- instead of views of the gardens there was a lot of wall... Got a great selection of teas, but the waitress was in a hurry (even though restaurant was mostly empty as it was after 2 on a weekday) and just named the teas and walked away. When we asked if they were ready she said "if you like" so of course some teas had been in WAY too long and others not quite ready at all.
Then looked at dim sum menu and explained that we don't eat mushrooms and another server said "everything has mushrooms!" Can we have just the noodles with no mushrooms? "NO! Everything has mushrooms!" Turnip cakes? Mushrooms. We ended up getting a plate of steamed greens (and were told that the dipping sauce had mushrooms) and the sweets. Then we went to Mana and got an actual meal.
92 Wellington St, Central District, Hong Kong Island, China
Another option in Central
if you're tired of Life cafe (or want to eat outside of their proscribed eating hours) Mana is a nice option. The flats are delicious and the salads quite tasty. Juices fresh made, vegan and raw dessert options... 2 problems: the first is the waste! Even if you're eating in, you get these terrible paper boxes and bowls, the worst plastic spoons (I cut my lip!!), and the paper straws are so flimsy that after half the juice you have to replace with another. The other problem is that there is VERY little raw-- we took a raw friend there and her only option was juice and raw desserts. Would like to see an expanded raw menu (and some real cutlery for dining in), and they'll see a lot more of me.
309 Saikachicho, Kyoto, Japan
Friendly, warm and tasty
We went with a group of Japanese friends and they were excited too-- the set meal was HUGE with lots of different things to try, the curry was DELICIOUS with just enough spice, and the Natto (the "stinky, sticky beans") with avocado was beyond... Staff friendly and not too intrusive (there's a little bell at each table to call them over, so no hovering!). They also had an amazing strawberry cake with the best whipped "cream" I've ever had. Not so easy to get to on public transportation, but definitely worth the journey.
3/4 Malaya Zhitomirskaya, Kiev, Ukraine
When I first came to Kiev five years ago, the closest raw vegan restaurant was in Poland. Now, right in Maidan! Central, easy to find, and delicious. Staff is friendly (and some English), English menu and beautiful atmosphere. Food was outstanding ~ "Greek" Salad was amazing, and avocado salad had unique tasty flavor. Sandwiches, soups and desserts were all delicious. (I would not recommend the coffee, but the CoffeeTut on Artema has soy milk and will make you a cruelty-free latte)
Hackenstrasse 2, Munich, Germany
Pretty good but a little pricey
the staff was friendly and offered a list of dishes that could be made vegan... not an extensive list, but enough to satisfy. The lentil soup was delicious, the miso soup too salty. Salads were big, but the arugula salad is pretty much a big plate of only arugula. Atmosphere is nice but a little noisy. Better veg options nearby at Vegelangelo and Tushita
Kyoto-shi Sakyo-ku Tanaka-Mon-zen-cho 96-2, Kyoto, Japan
WOW WOW WOW this was GREAT. The grandma making the food greets with a big smile, great recommendations, and a joyful vegan vibe. Small cafe with limited menu but everything we tried was delicious! Just ask her what's for dinner and you'll leave satisfied. Even the cake-- WOW-- not too sweet and not too sticky.
12-14 Heddon Street, London, England
Better than Zurich Hiltl!
Which is saying a lot! We love Hiltl but think it's a little pricey-- Tibits has MORE vegan options (well over half of the buffet was vegan) even vegan rice pudding for dessert! Everything fresh-- chefs constantly refreshing dishes and offering more variety-- and LONG spoons so no fingers getting near to food... Really delicious-- we had 2 plates packed with food for under 20 pounds, which is pretty good for London. Delicious and great great great.
Staff is friendly (though on this night there were too few at the counter for weighing and paying) and even turned the hip-hop music down for us to have a more quiet conversation. Lots of nooks for small groups and re-arrangable tables for bigger ones (we had 5 at first and grew to 8 easily).
67-7 Kitashirakawa Oiwakecho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, Japan
This was delicious food-- really so tasty and varied-- and SUPER easy to get to (there's a bus stop right in front of the restaurant!). Spacious with lots of tables for large and small groups, set menu comes with soup, salad, Japanese sides (tonight was some seaweed, some pickled veg, and some roasted root vegetables with delicious miso sauce) along with the main, and a piece of moist, delicious cake after. Don't miss the drinks menu-- green tea latte was extra special. Staff is friendly with good English. Don't be scared off by the $$$-- set menu is less than 2000¥ and worth every penny-- you'll leave well satisfied !