All Reviews by twovegans
79-7460 Mamalahoa Hwy Ste 105, Kealakekua, USA
Limited selection for vegetarians
The Kona side of the Big Island is pretty bleak for vegetarians, but this place at least has some options. For vegans there's the choice of salad or the chickpea burger. Ovo vegetarians have the added option of a Portobello burger stuffed with bulgur and parmesan. The salad was large and the chickpea burger was decent. There's only one option for dressing on the salad and for some reason vegans are only offered a ciabatta bun for the burger. I won't complain about prices as everything here is expensive.
On the plus side, the service was excellent and the furnishings were nice. They ask for recommendations from diners, so if enough people ask for more options, they may respond.
Two stars for the food; 4 stars for service and ambiance.
64-1066 Mamalahoa Hwy, Unit A, Waimea, USA
Good food, good service, local flavor
We found the brewhaus while searching for vegetarian options in the area. It was busy on a Friday night, and we could tell that it was a local gathering place. The staff was friendly and fast. As soon as we sat down, chips and salsa were brought to our table. My husband had the garden vegan burrito, and I had the tofu vegan burrito. Both were delicious, and we had enough left over for lunch the next day. There’s not a great vegan selection, but vegetarians can order tofu as their “meat” in some items.
19-3834 Old Volcano Rd, Volcano, USA
A lovely, lingering lunch
We enjoyed a pleasant lunch here while watching Ernest the goat. The menu is limited. We are both vegan and had no problem finding dishes to accommodate our needs. My husband had shiitake seaweed soup and I had the veggie chili over brown rice with garlic bread. Indoor and outdoor seating is available. Mr. Ono is a gracious host who welcomes guests to Volcano Garden Arts, where the café is located. Be sure to wander through the gallery where you’ll find a variety of interesting items to suit all price ranges.
4757 12th Ave NE, Seattle, USA
Glad we found this place!
We at breakfast here twice in two days because the food is so good, and it's in a convenient location. We also got sandwiches to take with us on a hike. Limited breakfast menu and good sandwich selection. I looked at their binder of ingredient information and saw that they use many non-organic ingredients that should be able to easily get organically.
10000 W O'Hare Ave, Chicago, USA
Thanks for the Soul Vegetarian Items!
This was my second stop at Cibo Express at O’Hare where I specifically sought out the vegan items produced by Soul Vegetarian Restaurant. Several items were offered including kale salad, two wraps, lasagna, and a box with crackers, hummus, kale salad and carrots. My husband and I got each of the wraps, which were very tasty. But, at $7.99, they were really expensive. I guess that’s to be expected in an airport. Thank you, Cibo Express, for offering vegan options in a non-vegan world!
213 E Ohio St Ste 213, Chicago, USA
Better vegan food than most Indian restaurants
A colleague and I had dinner at Bombay Spice while in Chicago on business. It was an easy walk from our hotel downtown. First the negatives – the front door was very heavy; I watched people struggle with it upon arriving at the restaurant, and it banged noisily every time the server went outside to wait on the outdoor tables, which was every couple of minutes. The music was also very loud, although I guess I got used to it. The service was mediocre, and the food was decent. We both had the build-your-own entrée consisting of a base (all vegan), a sauce (all vegan), and entrée (veggies, chickpeas, tofu or meat). The food was actually better than most Indian restaurants I’ve eaten at where the menu is heavy on meat and creamy dishes.
2103 S Burdick, Kalamazoo, USA
Loved this place!
Our schedule didn't allow for a dinner at Fuel, so we stopped by for Sunday brunch and were amazed that there was hardly anyone there! The food was outstanding, the staff was very friendly and inviting, and the owner/chef came by our table to chat. We're vegan, so they offered to substitute tortillas since the ones we ordered had butter. Even the 60's soul music playing in the kitchen was fun to listen to. We will definitely return the next time we're in Kalamazoo! Please support this small, local business so that they thrive!
79-7460 Mamalahoa Hwy 101, Kealakekua, USA
As of April, 2013, the store has closed. As far as I know, they still have a location in Kona. (Still giving them 4 cows based on our visit when there were open).
75-1027 Henry St Ste 105, Kailua Kona, USA
We rolled in just before 4:00 on a Monday afternoon, hungry from hiking and swimming, only to find the deli case empty. Luckily the staff was there to make us some sandwiches as we looked for other meal ideas. We weren’t able to find much (What, no hummus?) so we moved on to the other natural food store in town.
79-7491 Hwy 11, Kealakekua, USA
Pleasant outdoor lunch
The small but cozy interior is decorated in orange hues as the name might suggest. We chose to eat outdoors in the back, where we were joined by a friendly black cat. Limited menu, but they accommodate all diets from gluten-free to vegan to omnivore and are conscious of their food sources. Given the lack of vegan dining options in the area, we were happy to have a meal here: Mexican Corn soup, Eggplant and Hummus wrap, Portobello Sandwich. Came with organic greens.
3033 NE Alberta St, Portland, USA
Our new favorite restaurant in Portland!
We reserved the two-seat chef’s table to celebrate our 33rd anniversary. We were welcomed by the cheerful hostess and quickly shown our table, which had a direct view into the busy kitchen. Our server soon followed to take our drink orders, which arrived quickly. A four-course fixed-price dinner is $40, or each item can be ordered a la carte. My husband I chose the vegan four-course dinner. First, we were deliciously surprised with a sample of fresh cantaloupe soup. Our first course was a summer squash & apple soup with parsnip, fennel, peppers and chive oil. A delicious crunchy “island” floated in the soup. The chef then surprised us with a special bruschetta that we had watched him make and wondered what dish it was. The crunch of the toasted bread worked wonderfully with the topping. Next came an heirloom tomato salad with cucumber, basil, citrus, watercress and melon. The flavors were distinct yet melted together. The entrée was a chickpea ratatouille with summer squash, fennel and coconut lentils (lentils soaked coconut juice). We finished with a blueberry & peach crumble that included apples, cornmeal and mint cream. It was a delectable ending to a beautiful meal. Who would have thought that watching people cook could be so interesting? But, it was. We spent nearly two hours watching the chefs chopping, blending, cooking and preparing each dish. We saw the drinks being stirred, the desserts being prepared, and the dishes being washed. In fact, we talked with all but one of the employees at some point in the evening. Everyone was happy and pleasant, and the chefs even explained a couple of the dishes to us as they presented them.
1605 N 45th St, Seattle, USA
Wonderful Anniversary Dinner
My husband and I celebrated our 32nd anniversary at Sutra and thoroughly enjoyed the evening. We sat at a table with a young couple and enjoyed chatting with them. The mouth-watering meal was outstanding! I had the non-alcoholic drink pairings, which were also exceptional. What I appreciated most was the introduction by the chef who explained what we would be eating and how it was prepared. We enjoyed a small fruit that tasted like a strawberry-tomatillo cross, but we missed what it was called! After checking online, I think it was a goose berry. We also had an extraordinary dish that contained smoked broccoli - delicious! We requested vegan meals, and I think that actually the entire meal was already vegan. They also called me husband that day to see if he was OK with some ingredients because we told them that he avoided high glycemic ingredients. I highly recommend this restaurant!
30 N Whittaker St, New Buffalo, USA
Friendly local coffee shop and deli
I stopped in for lunch at David’s because I saw online that they offer a daily vegan sandwich. The day I visited it was a cucumber sandwich with hummus, pickles and some other ingredients. Their side salads are all mayo based, so they offered me a vegan side consisting of pickled veggies. They also offer non-GMO soymilk, which I really appreciate!
4150 W Jefferson Blvd Ste K1, Fort Wayne, USA
Good Food, but the Food Area was a Mess
We arrived around 7:30 pm when only one side of the food area was open (they open both sides during busier times). Food was everywhere, with ingredients cross-contaminating and sauces spilling everywhere. Regardless, the staff was helpful and informative about the process, and we left satisfied and full, having paid the extra $4 for unlimited portions. Even our friend who dined with us and who was horrified by the food area (she’s currently taking a food safety course) was pleasantly surprised by the taste and quality of the food. It’s easy to communicate food allergies (including vegan) so that your food is cooked in an area separate from others.
1030 River Rd, Eugene, USA
Good food but not plentiful
We enjoy this restaurant with one exception. They seem to run out of food. One time we arrived at 5:30 (they open at 5:00), and we got the last of the beets on the salad bar. The folks after us were out of luck. Really? You don't have any other beets on hand? We were also there one night when the vegan entree ran out so that vegans could only eat the salad, bread, rice and soup. Now when we go, I typically only get the soup, salad, and bread so that I'm not paying for an entree that may run out. I suggest getting there early to be assured of an entree. Nice, friendly people.
74-5487 Kaiwi St, Kailua Kona, USA
A relief to find this store!
Visiting the Big Island, we needed provisions for a few days while in Captain Cook. We were looking for things that were portable and didn’t require preparation. We found just what we wanted in the prepared foods section here. There were a number of vegan salads (mixed green salad, bean salad and beet salad) and wraps that were just what we needed. We even bought food to take on our flight home the next day.
1742 SE 12th Ave, Portland, USA
Cafe for everyone from vegan to carnivore
We were excited to visit Junior’s because of the positive online reviews, and we were not disappointed. We stopped in for lunch on a Friday morning and found them relatively busy. We were quickly seated and attended to by the most pleasant and happy server. She was upbeat during our entire visit and was a big part of making our visit enjoyable. The food was great! I had the vegan French toast breakfast, which was delicious. The French toast melted in my mouth. The fresh-squeezed orange juice was also delicious. My husband enjoyed a dish called The Prince, which featured tofu and Italian kale.
1901 N Halsted St, Chicago, USA
One of my favorite Chicago restaurants
I took a colleague to dinner at Karyn’s Cooked, one of my favorite Chicago restaurants. It was an easy walk from our downtown hotel. We started with the buffalo wings appetizers, which were tasty. I had the flautas, which were delicious – rolled fried tortillas with a tofu stuffing topped with vegan sour cream and guacamole – and came with salsa, mixed greens and refried beans. This is an upscale vegan restaurant with a diverse menu and delicious desserts that will satisfy anyone. I’ve eaten here a few times and have thoroughly enjoyed the food each time. On the weeknight we dined, they did not take reservations. They seem to do a decent to-go business, too. With our check we were given coupons to Karyn’s Raw restaurant and Karyn’s Corner, which is a good way to get people to visit those sister businesses owned by the same woman.