Great food, reasonable prices, friendly staff
When you first walk in, the setting really puts you at ease. It is very peaceful and cheerful looking. The restaurant is “dedicated to the worldwide mission of Sri Chinmoy” and is decorated with pictures of him and things related to his teachings. There is a corner with books about meditation and other things and a television. Very clean and friendly looking.
To start, I got a pot of Chai tea ($1.95) with soymilk on the side. The chai smelled yummy. The taste was not so strong, but I enjoyed it.
For dinner I ordered the Vegan Spring Chicken Salad. ($6.95) that has strips of veggie cajun-grilled chicken on a salad of fresh spinach, green leaf lettuce, toasted walnuts, tomatoes and sweet peppers, served with mango-lime dressing. It was really really delicious. The presentation was really nice and inviting and it just tasted so fresh. The faux chicken wasn’t rubbery and was nicely seasoned. I’m sorry to any meat eaters out there, but I really have no idea what chicken tastes like so I can’t really tell you if it tastes like chicken. It did taste good, though! The dressing was very mango-y and delicious. They put it on the side by default, which I like a lot. One of the best salads I’ve had in a while.
My girlfriend got the large Mother Nature Salad ($6.95) + grilled tofu ($1.50). The Mother Nature Salad contains lettuce, carrots, beets, broccoli, cucumbers, tomatoes, mushrooms, and sprouts. She commented that the salad was a really large portion and she wasn’t able to finish it. She didn’t get any dressing with it, just lemons that she squeezed on top of the salad. She commented that the tofu “tasted like soup” and I have no idea what that means but it wasn’t a negative thing. From what I could tell she enjoyed her salad.
Usually I decide not to get dessert but I always take a look at the menu just for kicks. They have 3 vegan options on the dessert menu that include Vegan Chocolate Cake ($3.95), Coconut – Passion Fruit Chiffon Pie ($3.95), and Berry Dream ($4.50), which is cashew cream with berries. I got the Pie and it was amazing. It was light and fruity. The presentation style was also very very nice.
Our waiter was extremely nice and helped when I needed information about their vegan options. He was quick too. Our water glasses were always full.
In total, their menu has 6 strictly vegan options and 18 vegetarian options that can be ordered vegan. That is very very good in my book. Everything on the menu is vegetarian.
I will totally come back here.