Vegan Dinners

  • Catering Catering
  • Vegan
    ( 2 reviews )

305 N California St, Palo Alto, California, USA, 94301

Not a restaurant but a vegan dinner hosted at 6pm on Monday evenings at First Baptist Church (not affiliated). Ring or see webpage for reservation & payment details.

2 Reviews

First Review by vegan_mum

Best Vegan Meal in the Area - Edit

I've been attending the dinners with my family (or doing takeout) almost every week for more than a year now, and find that the quality and variety of the dishes week after week consistently averages out to excellent.

The menu is different every week, so you have to visit the website, get a flyer, or join their group to know what's cooking. If you're not interested in joining their group, you need to call and make a reservation by Monday morning. Jay (the dinner manager) is very responsive and will usually accommodate late reservations.

Chef's Gary and James do an excellent job of putting together a macrobiotic menu that's always fresh and always different. It's always better than I can do at home, even after a trip to the farmers market and all Sunday afternoon to prepare. Well worth the price of admission!

Dog food? (Reference to other review.) There's only so much you can do with lentil-loaf to make it look good. I've never tasted anything bad here -- some of the dishes may seem bland to those used to the over-salted, over-sweet world of processed food, but for those who strive to eat healthy, there's no better destination than here for Monday nights!

Pros: Non-Profit, Great Community, Frequent guest speakers

Cons: Only on Mondays :(

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PatriciaJoyBecker 28 Jun 2016 - Thanks Kent We appreciate your support over the years! Patricia Becker

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handy Monday-night takeout - Edit

We haven't gotten food from these folks in a while because we found the quality varied too dramatically across weeks and chefs, but the meals are sometimes spectacularly gourmet delicious and always vegan and mostly if not completely organic. Half the time, the main dishes were beautiful tasty works of art; the salads fresh and exotic, innovatively spiced and dressed; the desserts mouth-watering. The other half the time, though, we were dismayed to find the entree to be a dry crumbly patty much resembling dog food and devoid of flavor. An interesting twist: They serve the dinners in a church hall around big round tables, often with an accompanying guest speaker talking about some healthy eating / living topic, so it can be a nice way to hang out with other vegans, make friends, or learn something.

Pros: fun environment, family friendly, healthy food

Cons: uneven quality

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