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Veggie Garden

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 19 reviews )
Contact 407-228-1740

1216 E Colonial Dr Ste 11, Orlando, Florida, USA, 32803

Serves Vietnamese vegan cuisine. Menu features a signature soup broth which uses over eight kinds of fresh vegetables and fruit. Small and cozy, sit down for a quick bite or take food to-go. Reported fully vegan, Jan 2017. Open Mon-Thu 9:00am-7:00pm, Sat-Sun 9:00am-7:00pm.

Category: Vegan, Take-out, Asian, Vietnamese

Reviews (19)

First Review by Romdobe

Excellent value, lovely clean food, average venue. - Edit

I think this venue is completely vegan. The food was great, not oily and even the tempura didn't feel too dirty. The venue is more cafe style than restaurant, with lots of the local Vietnamese people eating there, which is a good sign. The broth you get with the main dishes is tasty. The staff were fairly efficient but not very chatty, but I think that's a language thing. Recommended, especially at the prices they charge.

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Great Cozy restaurant! - Edit

what a great vegan restaurant! lots of great pho and rice vermicelli dishes. the staff is very friendly and always happy to please. try the banana coconut dessert! it's just the right amount of sweet after a filling meal. the portions are huge and the prices can't be beat.

Pros: friendly staff, good prices for lots of great food

Cons: hard to see from the main road... it's in a little

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Hidden Gem! - Edit

I decided to check this place after reading so many great reviews and I was very glad I did! Great food, very polite staff, cheap prices... It was the whole package. I had never eaten Vietnamese food before, but the waitress/owner explained the whole menu, gave me great suggestions. Their vegetable broth is delicious, the peanut sauce that came with the spring rolls was amazing and I didn't find anything too greasy - though I didn't eat anything fried, so that could be it. Definitely recommend!

Pros: Great Food, Polite Staff, Cheap prices

Cons: Small place, Off the beaten track

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2 11 18 - Edit

My favorite restaurant so far. Been having lunch there weekly for a month. They are raising money to pay for the construction costs of their temple. They are always nice & poilte. My faves are #2, 11 & 18.

Pros: Lots of vegan options. Great prices. Fresh clean t

Cons: I wish their flan was eggless.

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Worth the Drive - Edit

We went out of our way to find this little gem. Everyone in my party was happy with their choice. I learned (as I suspected) that I do not need/care for "meat substitutes" as their veggies were fresh and delicious.

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Pho soup was great - Edit

This was our first time visiting the Veggie Garden. We couldn't find a website so we went off the great reviews on Happy Cow. It is a small place and we were the only ones in the place at the time. The Pho soup I had was delicious! My husband and kids each got something different. All of their meals were a bit greasy. If you want pho soup, this is the place!

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Delicious & Authentic All Vegan Vietnamese Menu - Edit

This is a great little spot with an all Vegan Vietnamese Menu. The Pho with Tofu was delicious and authentic and a bargain at just $7. We went for a breakfast each morning, we were in Orlando because they actually open at 9 am. The Mother, Father and daughter that waited on us each morning, were super friendly and very happy to have us there. Check this place out..it's worth it.

Pros: Very Affordable, Delicious & Authentic, Open early

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wonderful experience - Edit

This is a new favorite of ours. We had the Bun and summer rolls and took half of it home because it was so much. The owner came out and explained to us how they made the dishes and what the ingredients are. In addition to the menu they had a counter with 10 or so pre-prepared items that looked really good including an eggplant dish that I will try next time. Everyone was friendly. Lots of light and a very open feeling to the dining room. Charming. The sweet and sour sauce and the peanut sauce were both very good. Try this place out!

Pros: fresh clean airy, friendly, great food

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Amazing - Edit

I've always loved this place, but the new remodel and new menu items are so delicious! Summer rolls are incredible! Vegan pho.. Mmmmmm. Definitely love they now take credit cards.
Updated from previous review on Thursday December 26, 2013

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Great Food - Edit

I really like the new Veggie Garden (formerly Thuyen Vien). It's been remodeled nicely and the menu is reorganized. The prices are a bit higher now, but the food is well worth it.

The person who waited on me spoke English fluently, so the old issue with some customers not knowing enough Vietnamese seem to be a thing of the past.

Also, I have been here many many times over the past several years and have never seen non-vegan food items. I'm not trying to contradict other reviewers, but I wonder if it's possible that they were confused by some of the very convincing mock "meats".

By the way, there's lots of parking if you enter from the road one block south of Colonial.

Updated from previous review on Tuesday March 13, 2012

Pros: All vegan, Good food, Good prices

Cons: Small

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WarmWhite 22 Dec 2013 - Thanks for the helpful review. You alleviate my concerns (and there's nothing wrong with contradicting misinformed reviews).

Amazing Food - Edit

Pros: The food is absolutely amazing, the service is simple and attentive. The ingredients are the freshest you can find.

Cons: Small dining area.

Pros: Excellent food, great value , friendly staff

Cons: small dining area

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SO GOOD!!!!!!!!! - Edit

At $5 per entree, you cannot beat this place!!! A. the food is always made with love. B. the food is always made to DANCE IN YOUR MOUTH CAUSE IT TASTES FREAKING GOOOOD!!!!!!!!!! I love #4, noodles with crunchy things and tofu and this awesome sauce to go on top! C. The whole place is VEGAN so no worries. D. You can buy a FRESH THAI COCONUT AND ENJOY THE HECK OUT OF IT! AHHH! Love this place and love the people.

Pros: DELICIOUS & CHEAP!, Sweet people, Central location

Cons: Closed for dinner

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Tiny place with great food - Edit

I will definitely be back to this place. It's a small place but the food has big flavor! I had the #3, all of the food was fresh and made to order. Just remember to bring cash. The portions are big and the prices are very reasonable.

Pros: Food is delicious, Portions are large

Cons: Hard to find parking , Cash only , Limited drink selections

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Good food, but language difficulties - Edit

I went there two separate times while in Orlando on vacation. Both times the food was good, but both times they didn't prepare my order correctly. The first time, there was a man there who helped solve the problem, but the second time I was on my own.

On my first visit, I ordered #5, which was supposed to come with spring rolls. There were no spring rolls on the plate, so I told the man who took our order, and he went back to the kitchen and they added what looked like a single cut-up spring roll to my plate.

On the second visit, there were 3 women working there, and none of them spoke English. No big deal... I just pointed to what I wanted on the menu (#4 this time). This item is supposed to come with carrots and "munch" beans. When the plate came, there were no carrots or beans. The food on the plate was tasty, but I wanted as many veggies as possible. They don't understand spoken or even the written English on the menu, so I never did get my carrots or beans. By the way, I looked up "munch beans" on Google and couldn't find any reference to them.

I suppose I would return, but only with some translating device. Maybe there's some translator app for the iPhone? They have their schedule posted at the door...Open at 1000am every morning and they close at 500pm Mon-Fri and at 700pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Pros: Tasty food, Low prices

Cons: Messed up both orders, Limited hours, Few tables

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Hidden Treasure - Edit

Thuyen Vien is actually not hard to locate once you know to look for it. But otherwise, it's the kind of place that you'd drive by a hundred times and not notice. A big thank you to whoever listed this gem on HappyCow.

Not only is the food absolutely delicious and priced too modestly for the generous portions served, but Thuyen Vien has something you can't put a price on. Namely, the warmth of the people inside.

I'll look forward to stopping in every time I'm in Orlando.

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Vegan's delight - Edit

Four tables and a take out counter, inexpensive, and they are happy to see you. We had pho soup, goi coun summer rolls and soft rice cakes. The food was great. They sell a lot of take out and everything was fresh.

Pros: Fresh vegetables, Inexpensive, Friendly

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