• Veg-options Veg-options
    ( 6 reviews )

11215 Manchester Rd, Kirkwood, Missouri, USA, 63122

Serves meat, vegan options available. Americanized Asian bowls with veggie and gluten-free options. Build your own. Sauces and dressings are made-in-house. Also offers juices and smoothies. Uses some local and organic ingredients. Previously named HotPot Smoothie Shop. Open Mon-Sat 9:00am-8:00pm.

Categories: Ovo, Juice bar, Take-out, Asian, Catering, Non-veg

6 Reviews

First Review by gr8vegan

too much sauce - Edit

I've been to HotPot (now called SymBowl) a few times and they always put too much sauce and oil on my food. Even when I ask for light sauce, it comes out drenched. Also, be cautious because the food comes out PIPING hot! I almost burned my mouth. I'm glad there's somewhere with healthier options in St. Louis, though. Very cool atmosphere.

Pros: customizable , good atmosphere

Cons: too much sauce , too much oil, crowded

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Lovely Restaurant - Edit

It is always great to find a restaurant that is friendly to all types of eaters. This had options for my whole family. I prefer to eat vegan, my husband loves meat and my kids are picky. We were all happy. The service was great and the restaurant was tidy and had plenty of seating on a busy day.

Pros: Veg/vegan friendly, Offered great variety, Kid friendly

Cons: Minimal first floor seating

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Excellent low-oil vegan bowls - Edit

Happy Cow would not allow 5 stars, but I absolutely love the vegan, low-oil bowls here. "Rake it through the garden" gets you all the veggie ingredients. Just do it, trust me.

Pros: heathy, delicious

Cons: a bit far from my home

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Great Find - Edit

Found this great little place via Happy Cow on the mobile phone while traveling through STL on vacation. Really nice and helpful staff. Bowls were a great value and great food and the smoothies (had the Chuck Norris- green and sticky) were outstanding. Will definitely be back (in fact tried to work it into the trip home but closed on Sun.) Thanks HotPot

Pros: Very good food, good value, helpful staff

Cons: fairly small inside

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thoroughly enjoyable - Edit

I stopped here on my way back to the airport for lunch. Thankfully, an earlier review mentioned the white cat in the window or I would have missed this place. The food was very flavorful and I like the options available. The staff was friendly and helpful in navigating the menu. There is plenty of free parking and the prices are right! This is a jewel of a place. Happy to have eaten there.

Pros: great prices , flavorful food, friendly staff

Cons: easy to miss

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AMAZING Vegan Food in WEST COUNTY! Mind blowing! - Edit

A friend of mine spotted the white lucky cat painted on the window of the newly opened Hot Pot Smoothie Shop and peaked inside to inquire what it was all about. Despite being on Manchester Rd, this is not very easy to spot or understand what is going on once inside. A great chef obviously started this place, the choice of sauces (many oil-free) are AMAZING (miso, for example) You choose your base of rice/noodles, etc and veggies mix (add tofu/tempeh if desired) and they cook it in the sauce to produce an amazingly flavorful steaming bowl of goodness! They have Siraccha & Brags on hand to spice it up a bit if desired. The smoothies are wonderful, too, I highly recommend adding the Swedish Fish as an odd topper that sets this quirky place apart! I fear this place is far too advanced for the area so please please please support the Hot Pot Smoothie Shop, its the perfect alternative to everyone who is burned out on Crazy Bowls and Wraps and the quality and level of sauce flavors is miles beyond.

Pros: oil-free sauces, wonderful bowls, swedish fish smoothie

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