Lime and Basil

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  • ( 4 reviews )


200 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA, 27516

Serves meat, vegan options available. Vietnamese food casual restaurant. Offers some vegetable dishes that are vegan friendly: summer rolls, tofu salad, tofu or veggie pho, tofu or soy beef bahn mi, grilled tofu, tofu or soy chicken lemongrass stir-fry, and curry. Open Mon-Fri 11:00am-2:30pm, Mon-Sat 5:00pm-9:30pm. Closed Sun.

Categories: Delivery, Take-out, Asian, Vietnamese, Non-veg

4 Reviews

First Review by xxxx


Points +5256

06 Feb 2021

Easy Vegan Ordering and Options

Update: we reordered the Bahn Mi and this time we were told the bread is made with egg.

We ordered online and picked up in the store.

We found the process very easy and their labels clear.

Vegetable Pho: Broth had decent flavor. We had asked for Siracha on the side but they gave us Siracha Ketchup. There were a ton of veggies that came on the side along with the noodles. They also gave plenty of toppings. We found the pho to be a little too cool and would have preferred the temperature to be a bit hotter. We were very happy it came with an appropriate soup spoon.

Yellow Curry: Really delicious curry with a bit of spice. The curry tasted similar to a Japanese curry. It was a tad oily. The vegetables and tofu were really good in it and the rice was cooked nicely.
*staff advised the potatoes are deep fried briefly in a deep fryer that is also shared with animal products.

Vegetable Fried Rice add tofu, no egg, no butter: We really enjoyed the vegetables fried rice. It's a dish that is generally readily available for vegans but it still shined at Lime & Basil. They did a really good job with this dish, possibly our favorite dish here.

Staff: The staff are always helpful when we ask if something is vegan and they actually try to find out, and advise how to make it vegan if they can accommodate us. This is super nice.

Parking: Parking was a bit of a hassle. There is construction on the main road, it seems that there is an area in front of the restaurant that you might be able to park temporarily, but I'm not sure if that's legal. We drove around the block behind the restaurant and walked down a sidewalk in between two buildings. Parking was free.

Curbside Pickup: Curbside pickup is available. You can park right in front of the restaurant which is next to several construction cones and a bus stop. Once you arrive, just call and they will bring your food out.

COVID-19: There was no one eating in and staff were wearing masks.


Points +40

30 Sep 2020

delicious and relaxing

i have been going to lime and basil since they first opened and i have never had a bad experience there both with dine-in and take out.
their vegetarian crispy spring rolls are fried perfectly (you might at well get 2 orders!) and my favorite things is their tofu salad. ask for extra tofu for an extra charge. the vinaigrette they put on it is the perfect mix of savory-sweet.
there vegetarian delight is hearty and they provide large portions.
they have a lot of other vegetarian options now - soy beef and chicken - and i look forward to trying them soon!

Pros: plenty of faux "meat", large portions, excellent wait staff

Cons: parking can sometimes be troublesome


Points +17

04 Jan 2020

Great food!

So many options! Just about every dish has a veg option and it all tastes wonderful



Points +243

08 Nov 2016

Awesome place! One of my favorite restaurant

This place has amazing vegan pho with either tofu, fake chicken or vegetables, and is one of the best phos I have ever eaten. They also have delicious stir fries that are vegan (again, with tofu, soy chicken or soy beef). The staff is very friendly. I eat here often, and it is one of my favorite places.

Updated from previous review on 2015-12-05

Pros: Delicious food, Great service, Many vegan options

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