Vegan MoFo Day 23:
Healthy Junk in Anaheim. Get on it… Seriously.
They have revamped downtown Anaheim and it now has a bunch of cute boutiques and a food court-type place that houses the newest vegan watering hole. It’s got all the vegan junk food you loved as an omnivore, without the “omni” part. Just take their Nachos ($5.50) – these tortilla chips are loaded with black beans, taco meat, chez sauce, tomatoes, and avocado cream. They did not skimp on the toppings! I think these might be my new favorite vegan nachos.
Another snack I tried was the Curly Yam Fries ($4.95). A friend ordered this, so I thought they were onion rings at first (they look like it, right?). The flavor was awesome – not to mention I loved the BBQ and Ranch sauces they drizzled over them. However, they were a bit too mushy – something you wouldn’t be able to tell just by looking at them.
My entree was their Classic Burger ($6.45) and I opted to add chez and bacon for an extra $2. I liked the burger – typical soy patty and a great bun. I did feel that they could have added more chez and the bacon was more like a slice of vegan ham (still good, though).
And I got a BLT ($5.95) to-go for my vegan guy. It was also quite nice, but I wouldn’t call it a BLT. It was more like a ham sandwich.
And they have shakes!! I’m an insane person when it comes to shakes, so I had to try their Chocolate Shake ($5.50). I thought it was delicious! Even better than their Strawberry Shake (more on that in a later post). I also had a sip of my friend’s Pumpkin Shake (which is available for a short time only) and thought it was extremely good, too! I heard it’s made with tofu and pumpkin spices and some other stuff. Way better than I thought it would be.
Let me take a moment to say that my friend “J” is awesome!! We happened to be with a large group and it happened to be the day before my birthday, so she went ahead and did what I dream to do at every vegan restaurant – order one of each of the desserts! The first was not really a dessert, but still so good. The Cornbread Muffin had the perfect amount of cornmeal flavor and sweetness. It comes with a small container of vegan butter to make it even more tasty.
The Apple Crisp is gluten free. It was a nice dessert. My only problem was that the crust was super hard to cut – making sharing difficult.
The Chocolate Chip Cookie was giant and thick! Definitely one of the favorites of this evening.
My birthday cake turned out to be Carrot Cake. This one is super moist and topped with vanilla frosting. Talk about dessert overload!! I still have one more…
The Fall special is a Yam Pie. I think this one is also gluten free, but you’ll have to ask about that one. It’s like cream on a crust. I thought it was good, but the raisins or cranberries (or whatever they were) were kind of a weird chewy thing amongst the delicious creaminess. Next time I might just pick those off and eat them separately.
I love it here. Order at the counter and then sit and wait for them to bring you your amazing food.
Monday – Saturday 11am – 8pm