Tastebuds

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 10 reviews )
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405 S State St (at E Perkins St), Ukiah, California, USA, 95482

Serves organic vegetarian food with vegan options (95% vegan). Supports sustainable agriculture, local farmers and green initiatives. Open Mon-Sat 11:00am-9:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, International, Organic, Fast food, Salad bar, Take-out

10 Reviews

First Review by nsweeney

Fine burger - Edit

I made a brief stop in Ukiah, and had a veggie burger here. It was fine. The place is neat and friendly.

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amazing! - Edit

The ambience of this place was great along with the food!! Everything was so tasty and majority was vegan! The only problem was; they gave us regular cheese instead of vegan cheese on accident...

Other than that it was lovely and I would tooootally return

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Absolutely delicious! - Edit

Went in for their veggie burgers. They did not disappoint! Delicious sweet potato fries. Great salad. Love this place!

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Perfect for Vegans (Raw vegans too) - Edit

I love this place! It serves almost exclusively vegan food and has a lot of delicious raw vegan options as well. The brownies are AMAZING, even my non-vegan friends think they're the best brownies they've ever had. The raw vegan taco salad is really good too. It's a little bit expensive, but the desserts are worth it. The regular food is really good too and it's a great place to go to eat out specifically for a raw vegan!

Pros: raw vegan options, healthy options , great vibe

Cons: expensive/small hot bar portions

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Surprisingly Delicious! - Edit

Who'd have thought that there'd be a really delicious vegetarian (nearly vegan) restaurant in Ukiah?!? All but two items are vegan - cow on grilled cheese sandwich and on a Reuben sandwich.

We ordered from the buffet - where we had tempeh, sweet & sour chk'n, collard greens, sweet potato w/peanut butter mash, curried potatoes & garbanzo beans, and eggplant. All was delicious. We also had gluten free vegan chocolate chip cookies. All our choices were excellent we would gladly order them again.

There are also made-to-order menu items, like sandwiches and wraps - which we hope to have on our next visit.

The staff was very warm and welcoming.

Pros: delicious , good pricing, nearly all vegan

Cons: wish it was 100% vegan :)

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jewel in Ukiah - Edit

They have raw food, cooked vegan, creative Jamaican dishes - all delicious. Great vibe, great music and a play square for kiddos.

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Great variety and uniformly delicious - Edit

Everything is vegan at this fun casual restaurant near downtown Ukiah with the exception of two sandwiches that include dairy cheese. They have a prepared selection of about 8 hot dishes, or you can select from a specialty menu that includes sandwiches and several raw selections. The food was extremely flavorful and every one of the five hot dishes that we shared on a combination platter was great. We will definitely stop by again whenever we are in the area!

Pros: Fun vibe, Friendly service, Great selection and pricing

Cons: Would be nice if they went all the way vegan! :-)

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Clean fast food - Edit

I'm very happy that Tastebuds is in Ukiah. Their food is similar to food I would make at home- various lentils, beans, whole grains, and vegetable dishes. Also some raw options including raw pies.
The other day I went for the combo plate, and it was delicious- I chose some garlicky kale, curried garbanzos, and a carrot-beet-cauliflower dish. All good and simple.
For $8.50 it filled me up, and felt good in my body. And it was super fast, so I could take it with me to the mechanic and eat it while they fixed my car.

The hemp shakes are DIVINE! No sugar, but sweetened with dates. I love the nettle/vanilla/goji/ berry combo!
When I was there, I would have loved to try the tempeh or something similar, but they only had several mock meats with gluten.

With all that praise said, about one out of 4 times I've gone here, the food has not been very good....undercooked veggies, bland pasta....so there is a risk you come on an off day....
Updated from previous review on Friday October 11, 2013

Updated from previous review on Wednesday June 18, 2014

Pros: healthy, simple, delicious

Cons: nothing wrong here, sometimes weird flavors, inconsistent

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~EPIC FOOD,BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE!!!~ONE LOVE - Edit

~All I can say is 5*****star all the way!!!Your sure to run into some one beautiful and smart while visiting this restaurant!!The food is great,the people are nice,the inside is beautifully designed eco, with recycled reclaimed building materials,and old growth redwood.Beautiful fun restaurant and such a thoughtful ideah for down town Ukiah.We really needed this place!It is a great contribution to the community here!Really worth your support!This restaurant is focused on making earth friendly changes to better there community and the food they eat.The food is organic!Severed with all eco natural biodegradable cups,forks,plates,spoon, napkins ext.Cooked with no hard cooking oils..,and offering Raw and vegan options,not to mention the Amazing and healthy desserts!!!Such a positive business to support if your hungry and in the Ukiah area!~ Big ups, to Taste Buds!And Big ups,to all of Northern California for supporting this epic joint!!You guys are truly Blessed and Amazing!!~5 *****STAR ~Thanks again!



Pros: Organic, Healthy, Beautiful

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Fantastic food- extremely vegan friendly - Edit

My husband and I were on a roadtrip and found ourselves very hungry and traveling through Ukiah. We decided to try Tastebuds and were extremely pleasantly surprised to find that almost everything was vegan. We both had combo plates which is 3 items from their already prepared dishes. All of the items were really good, the bbq tofu was my favorite. Staff was very friendly as well. I would make it a point to stop and eat here if I am ever in the area again.

Pros: Vegan friendly, Very good food, Friendly staff

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