With so many hungry patrons now seeking out vegan restaurants, it is no wonder that many an eatery is only too eager to adopt this label; but, let the buyer beware! Not all this is called "vegan" actually is. It is important to remember that some restaurant operators and wait-staff are a bit fuzzy when it comes to the differentiation of "vegetarian" and "vegan," and thus it is important to pay close attention to the dishes and their ingredients. Similarly, many ethnic restaurants import ingredients, and the labeling laws of many foreign countries are a lot less stringent than they are in the United States. Nonetheless, there are several sensational vegan restaurants with a knowledgeable staff, strict ingredient regulations, and most importantly a keen eye on the bottom-line to ensure that chance diners turn into repeat customers. Whether you are looking for exquisite entrees or vegan desserts, these restaurants know their stuff and prove themselves in their kitchens.
Probably the most prominent of vegan restaurants is located on Sunset Boulevard in sunny Los Angeles, California. Simply called "California Vegan Restaurant," this little gem offers Thai food that is considered the best to be had. With a large appetizer selection, and an even more extensive entrée selection, this restaurant even permits the hungry diner to voice a spiciness preference. For those who are easily put out by too much fire, the "low" rating would probably be safest. With lunch specials priced at about $7 and dinner specials at about $11, this is truly an affordable restaurant experience of vegan delights!
If you find yourself in New York City, you will be delighted to hear that the selection of vegan restaurants there is impeccable! Take for example "Sacred Chow" on Sullivan Street between West Third and Bleecker Street. The dishes are a delightful mix of fresh smoothies and juices as well as kosher certified vegan delicacies. Of special note are the vegan desserts which include sugar-free rice syrup macaroons and wheat-free wild blueberry muffins. Why not pay them a visit?
Not to be outdone by Los Angeles and New York City, Chicago is well known for its vegan restaurants as well. Probably the crowning glory is Karyn's Fresh Corner on North Halsted. What sets apart this restaurant from its competitors is its large selection of tasty raw foods to hungry diners. In addition to the foregoing, this establishment also offers the biggest bang for the buck: an all-you-can-eat lunch and dinner buffet!
Hopefully this little excursion into vegan delights has whetted your appetite and you are ready to explore the delicacies and culinary delights your city's vegan restaurants have to offer. It is a delightful way of feasting your eyes and doing something good for yourself as well as nature. As is apparent, there are many different food choices available and ethnic foods as well as more domestic offerings make for an exciting dining experience-all at reasonable prices. Enjoy!