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4328 6th Ave, Tacoma, USA

Lunch Buffet Review

18 Mar 2011

I've only been to Bombay Bistro for the lunch buffet, so I can't speak for their dinner selection. It was a small buffet, I think they had 3 vegan options. For $8, I ate a LOT and was satisfied. The food wasn't anything amazing, just good. I might go back for dinner to see if they have more options, but so far I'm not very impressed with the selection or quality.

2409 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, USA

Go There If You Have Time...

18 Mar 2011

As the only all-vegan and only raw restaurant in Minnesota, Ecopolitan has a lot to live up to. The first time I went, I only got juice. The second time I went, I went with two friends who are omnivores. We all got juice, and one friend got carrot juice. It was $6. I got the rawvioli, which was good, paid $15 for it. The service was slow though. I'll go back, because its the only place to get raw food.

317 W 48th St, Minneapolis, USA

Cute Shop with Fun Vegan Stuff

18 Mar 2011

I always love going into Ethique and seeing whats new. They have everything, from books to make-up to scarves to dog treats. They tend to carry a few different stickers and pins from Herbivore, and chocolatey treats from Sjaak's. There's a lot of vegan pet stuff, treats and whatnot. The gift-y stuff, like jewelry and art, is expensive, but good quality and usually locally made. There's a decent sized book selection, and they always carry issues of Bite Back, which makes me happy. The woman who is usually there, Dallas, is friendly and will usually invite you to an ARC meeting or tell you about leafletting opportunities. Since Fast and Furless closed down, Ethique is the only vegan shop in town, and they do a good job of it.

2917 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, USA

Vegan Cheesecake, Say What?

18 Mar 2011

Galactic is dope! Unlike Luce, they only have one vegan cheese topping, but they have other cool toppings that make up for it, like wild rice. I think they use Daiya cheese now, but they used something else a while ago that looked like toothpaste. A lot of the sauces are vegan, unfortunately the Thai peanut sauce has fish sauce in it.

Most, if not all, of the food is organic and comes from local co-ops.

It's a nice atmosphere, they have a few tables outside on the sidewalk for in the summer and tables inside.

They have a small dessert menu, and vegan cheesecake is always on it, but the flavors change daily. Its usually something fruity, like strawberry.

Overall, not as good as Luce because Luce has the rinotta, but for dessert or a wild rice pizza, Galactic is the place to go.

2603 6th Ave, Tacoma, USA

Probably the Best Indian Food in Tacoma

18 Mar 2011

Let's face it: Tacoma is not the best place for ethnic food. Gateway to India is one of a few Indian restaurants I've been to and it's my favorite so far. I've done the lunch buffet once and had dinner 3 or 4 times. The vegan options are clearly marked with asterisks, which is handy, but I wish there were more of them. The aloo gobi is good, but I was expecting it to be more saucy. I've also had the vegetable biranyi, which I ordered at a 4 for spiciness because that's what I usually get at other restaurants. It was so spicy, I couldn't eat it. The next time I went I had the saag tofu and I ordered a 2 to be safe, and it tasted like there was no spice at all.
I wish the samosas and chutneys were vegan.

1554 E Olive Wy, Seattle, USA

Tasty and Adorable Little Restaurant

18 Mar 2011

I LOVE this place! Everything is vegan, which can make reading the menu a little confusing for someone who isn't used to it (like my mom), but makes it so much easier for us. The first time I went, I had the potstickers, which were great, and a coconut curry special, which was amazing. The second time I went, I had the potstickers again, but this time they weren't as good. They tasted more greasy and less flavorful. The second time, I had the Bombay Curry special, a peanut curry with chickpeas, coconut, broccoli, peas, carrots, and bok choy. My mom, an omni, had the pineapple fried rice. I loved both dishes.

There's a sign on the wall that warns you that their food is spicier that what is typical. Pay attention to this!

It's a small, crowded little restaurant, but the decor makes it look like your Hindu and Buddhist grandmothers moved in: There's religious knickknacks, everywhere, so it's kind of fun to check those out. Also, the bathroom is glorious.

445 Tacoma Ave S, Tacoma, USA

Great for a Rainy Day

18 Mar 2011

I love to make a trip down to Infinite for lunch when it's a gloomy, rainy day. They always have at least one vegan soup, sometimes up to 4 or 5, and you can check the daily menu on their facebook page. I personally love the chickpea curry. It's pretty cheap, but they only take cash which is annoying. Overall, the tasty soup trumps the inconvenience. I wish there was seating, as I usually end up eating it in my car.

2565 S Gateway Center Place, Federal Way, USA

Best Sandwich I've Ever Had

18 Mar 2011

When my mom was visiting recently, we made the trip to Federal Way to check out Marlene's. My mom, an omni, got a vegetable pot pie that she liked, though there were too many mushrooms for her own personal taste. I got a sandwich with wheat bread, blackened tofu, soy cheese (I think it was Follow Your Heart Mozzerella Style), avocado, carrots, lettuce, and cucumber, then grilled. It was honestly the best sandwich I've ever had. I also bought a bag of potato chips, which were stale. We both got smoothies, banana mango, though I ordered mine with an extra protein boost.

There's also a variety of treats and baked goods - vegan chocolate pie, bars, etc. I got a peanut butter crunchy bar, which only had 7 ingredients and was soo tasty.

There's an area next to the deli that has all natural cosmetics and the like. I asked an employee if they had any vegan mascara, and unfortunately they didn't :( They did have vegan liquid eyeliner though.

2512 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis, USA

The Chole is Addictive

18 Mar 2011

Namaste is the first place I hit up when I'm back in town, I absolutely love it. It's on Hennepin in uptown, right next to the Duplex. They have a patio and outdoor seating, and it's really pretty in the summer because they put these white lights up. The inside is nice, with art from local artists.

To start, they're best known for their chai, which can be ordered vegan with soy milk. I haven't tried them all, but the spicy masala is my personal favorite.

I've been very happy with the food every time. I've tried:
Mamacha: can't go wrong with tasty little tofu dumplings.
Spicy fried potatoes: I always get these during happy hour, they're tasty
Green soybeans: LOVE these, they're kind of spicy but cool and refreshing at the same time
Chana Chatpat: I actually didn't like this a whole lot, because I don't like raw onions.
Spinach salad: expensive for such a simple dish, but the dressing is really good.
Chole: This is addicting, and is my favorite thing in the world. I like to order it really spicy and ask for extra cilantro to put on top.
Plain paratha, aloo paratha, and roti: Can all be ordered vegan, are a good accompaniment if you're feeling extra hungry.
Almond curry: not vegan, but I liked it a lot with tofu when I was a vegetarian.
Zucchini with carmelized onions: This is surprisingly filling! A lot of flavor.
Carrot coconut creme brulee: Oh my god, heaven. This stuff is amazing.

The lunch boxes are a bit pricy, but you get a lot of food. They don't always have vegan lunch box options, so plan ahead.

Can you tell I love Namaste? If you only go there once in your life, definitely get the chole.

5003 Tacoma Mall Blvd, Tacoma, USA

Fried Avocado - Oh my god

18 Mar 2011

Peanut Sauce is awesome! I've gone a few times and have been happy with my food every time. The fried avocado appetizer is a dream come true - crunchy on the outside, creamy and warm on the inside, and VEGAN. It's a bit pricy at $6.50, but soo worth it.

The avocado curry is also REALLY good, with a green curry base, eggplants, baby corn, basil, avocado, green peppers, and mushrooms. You can get fres tofu, meat,or more vegetables for free, or fried avocado for an extra dollar. I've also had the panang curry, which is pretty standard for a Thai restaurant, but you can get any curry dish with brown rice, which I appreciate.

A friend who is also vegan got the pad thai and asked for no egg, but then found egg in the dish. The waitress apologized, but apparently this has been a problem with other people, too.

The Thai iced tea with coconut milk is delicious too!

3200 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, USA

The Rinotta is the Winner

18 Mar 2011

Between this and Galactic, the other vegan-friendly pizza place in the Cities, I usually choose Luce. It's a bit pricier, but the Rinotta is so worth it. I like having two different options! Luce has a creative menu, and many of their signature pizzas can be made vegan with fake meats and cheese.

I've been to the Selby and Uptown Luces, both of them are nice but tend to get extremely busy on weekend nights. Make reservations!

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