I tried two new vegan places last month. One was Fare Well and the other HipCityVeg. I had tried to go to Fare Well earlier with friends, but given an anticipated 2 hour wait, we went to Union Market instead. Fare Well turned out to be just okay. Their food was incredibly salty. If I ever went back there, (which would be against my recommendation), I’d just get the polenta fries, which, while greasy, were tasty.
HipCityVeg on the other hand, I wanted to go back the next day. I haven’t yet, but I still think about their chick’n nuggets which taste like how I remember McD’s nuggets. Maybe they figured out what’s in McD’s flavor crystals. Their bella burger was delicious too. Even better than the nuggets. None of their stuff tasted overly salty. Just a well-balanced combination of flavors.
I’m not sure if I’ve written about Mom’s Market’s Naked Lunch counter but it’s worth repeating until I find something better – because they are my favorite vegan food place. They serve uncomplicated fresh ingredients and they just let the food shine through without being smothered in too much salt, sugar, or grease. It’s just combinations of good flavors that meld nicely. And they don’t overdo it with the highly processed fake meat vegan crap which, while they can be tasty (chick’n nuggets for example) I have no idea what the fuck it is.