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Evergreen Veggies

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Goudsesingel 260, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 3011KG

Spacious Indian-themed vegetarian restaurant serving South-Indian meals plus some Asian food. Some vegan and organic options. Lunch at noon is available if you reserve in advance. Delivery hours Tue-Sun 1:20pm-9:30pm. Kitchen closes 9:30pm. Located next to the organic shopping center, De Groene Passage. Open Tue-Sun 1:00pm-10:00pm.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Indian, Buffet, Beer/Wine, Delivery, Take-out, Indo-Chinese

Reviews (9)

First Review by v_mdj

Tasty Indian food, but not a proper vegetarian restaurant - Edit

For some time, I have avoided this place. I decided to give it another go yesterday, because they had a special offer. I love Indian food and the food that they serve here is tasty.

However, this restaurant shouldn't be counted as a vegetarian restaurant on here. It is connected to Light of India, which serves meat, and they only have one kitchen. Moreover, they are not very accomodating to vegans.

In addition, of course I understand that restaurants are commercial entities, but I don't like feeling like a walking wallet. They are very pushy, trying to get is to order more drinks, the prices on the menu and on the reciepts were not the same and they almost forced us to take their business card.

As I don't find any of the other Indian places that I have tried in Rotterdam very vegan-friendly either, I might still go here every now and then, but most of the time, I will probably choose to go to Spirit, which is just across the street...

Updated from previous review on 2016-09-28

Pros: Tasty Indian food, Near De Groene Passage, Open on Sundays

Cons: Not very accomodating to vegans, Pushy service, Their smoothies are more like milkshakes


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Nice - Edit

Finally an Indian vegetarian restaurant in the area! The restaurant has an extensive selection of Indian Dishes (with some South Indian specialties), plus some dishes from other Asian countries.

When I asked for vegan options I was told that most of the dishes were actually vegan, the waitress showed me some exceptions on the menu card and told me that they do not use ghee (clarified butter, often used in Indian kitchen in about every dish including "plain" rice).

I went for Medu Vada (a special South Indian snack) as a starter and a Thali (Indian meal made up of a selection of various dishes). Although the waitress seemed to know about veganism the Medu Vada came with some yoghurt sauce, a pity because this made me question the rest of the food as well. But then I asked again and decided to believe it really was by accident. The food was tasty. Since usually a non-vegan dessert is part of the Thali's and they don't have vegan ones I was offered to have a coffee or an Indian tea (with cardamon) instead.

All in all in was a nice experience and I hope that many other veg folks will find their way to this restaurant.

And in the end I also had my vegan dessert - at "Spirit", about three minutes walk from "Evergreen Veggies".

Updated from previous review on Sunday April 26, 2015

Downgrading, because I kept receiving clearly non-vegan items when coming back (always at least yogurt). Not sure anymore if I can trust the ingredients of the rest of the food. Also, I came twice specially for the dosa which is on their menu, and they did not have it. Another guest told me they do not make them anymore. Probably true, but would have been nice if the staff had told me then when I asked.

Pros: variety of food, all-veg, many vegan options, friendly service

Cons: vegan items not labeled, no vegan dessert


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good, but nor great. NOTE: review about delivery only - Edit

I enjoy the fact you can order a 1 person meal which gives you rice, roti and 2 kinds of curry. unfortunately the Currys are all kind of bland and are served in small portions.

Pros: nice for trying out Indian cuisine, good roti

Cons: quite expensive for the small portion you get, everything tastes ok, but nothing great


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Low quality, high price, bad food, no service. - Edit

Today, I ordered food at Evergreen Veggies, however, the order had to be done at their neighbors (Light of India) because there was a party at Evergreen Veggies. Be aware of the doorstep between the restaurants, my mother almost fell because she hadn’t seen it. Furthermore, the waiting time was quite long. They suggested a waiting time of 20 minutes, however, it was actually about 40 minutes. The service was not very friendly. The woman behind the bar totally ignores the clients. Another client tried to order food, but left the restaurant without food because they ignored him totally for about 15 minutes. Probably they do not know the meaning of service.

The quality of the food was poor and the portions were rather small (considering the price). The food did not include the ingredients which were described on the menu. ´Aloo Palak´ would include potatoes, tomatoes and unions, but in reality it only contained spinach. Furthermore, ‘Mushroom Masala’ included barely any mushroom. The salad consisted almost entirely of raw onions and was served without a sauce, and therefore uneatable. Concluding, the price-quality rate is very bad: too much money had to paid for too little food of worse quality.

My advice: do not eat at Evergreen Veggies: it is a pure rip-off!
Updated from previous review on Saturday September 26, 2015

Cons: Long waiting time, Not many vegan food, Worse food


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Good food, but slow service - Edit

Plus: In this vegetarian restaurant the food is pretty tasty.

Cons: Unfortunately the menu does not distinguish between vegan and vegetarian dishes, but personal is kind enough to help make your choice. The interior is not really cozy or romantic. The restaurant often has groups that come by bus for a buffet. This means that it can take a while before you are served. We had to wait almost a full hour and it took a half hour before everyone had their meal.

Pros: Tasty

Cons: Not cozy interior , No symbols for vegan food, Slow service


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Nice - Edit

Spacious restaurant close to De Groene Passage (Gimsel, Spirit). When I was there, the South Indian chef was not in, so I could only choose from a limited number of North Indian dishes. I chose the North Indian thali and they were very accomodating in letting me chose from the available vegan options. Restaurant lacks a bit of atmosphere, but food was nice, I'll definitely visit again to try some South Indian dishes.

Pros: close to city center, vegan options, friendly serv

Cons: lacks atmosphere, limited options due to absent ch


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Alright - Edit

When you're vegan in a new city you make an effort to seek out vegan places, trying to play it safe so its a disappointment when you're met with poor quality service. Maybe its a cultural thing but this is what let down Evergreen.

The food was great when it eventually came but service was slow, I get the feeling I arrived just after they had a rush but the place was empty, I was ignored at the door and the food took ages to arrive.

Maybe it was a timing issue and language barriers aside the staff seemed polite and helpful.

Menu was in Dutch, obviously, so google translate helped a lot. I had a starter, main and drink (water) for under 20 Euros so I'm not complaining about that either.

Pros: Food is good, Food is cheap

Cons: Slow service


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Tasty - Edit

Vegetarian Indian restaurant with Indonesian and Chinese food too. Has a lot of vegan options but unfortunatly they are not labeled as such on the menu. You have to ask to be sure. There is no main dish, you have to order vegetables/bread/rice/lentils apart. The dosa was new to me,I haven't seen them on the menu of a regular Indian restaurant. Very tasty is the cauliflower with soyasauce (special of the cook). For a starter, dosa, vegetables, bread and tea I payed 25 euro's.

Pros: lot of choice, unusual dishes

Cons: toilet wasn't clean


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