Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Dolores, Berlin Germany

Location: Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 7, 10178 Berlin, Germany

We walked by Dolores the other day around lunchtime so we stopped in to try their burritos. We tried both of the vegan options on the classic burritos menu. First up was the Vegan Friend - mild tomato salsa, Mexican super rice, black beans, fajita veggies, lettuce in a tortilla. This was very tasty. I love black beans, though they are harder to find here. The fajita veggies were very tasty and everything came together into a tasty burrito. They are also huge, so bring your appetite.

We also tried the Vegan Lover - smoky corn soy meat, guacamole, smoky peanut salsa, Mexican super rice, black beans, fajita veggies and lettuce in a tortilla. This was also quite tasty. I like the additions, though it is a little spicy (at the upper level of my spice tolerance. I don't like a lot of spice, but I am getting better). The guacamole did help cool after the spice. Really tasty and huge just like the other one. I would be hard pressed to choose a favorite as they were both very good.

Overall - I really enjoyed Dolores. They have two pre-combined options, or make your own with lots of vegan choices. The burritos are huge and a pretty good deal.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Eislabor, Berlin Germany

Location: Raumerstraße 31, 10437 Berlin, Germany

After eating at Vego recently we headed down to Eislabor to try their vegan ice creams again. The flavors we tried that day were chocolate and Almond. These were alright, but kind of icey. Like the texture had ice crystals in it, so not the best, but tasty and good while sitting in the park on a warm summer evening. If other vegan ice cream places were closer we would have gone to them, but this will do in a pinch.

Overall - Not the best ice cream, but not terrible either. The texture is just not as smooth as it should be.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Vego Foodworld, Berlin Germany

Location: Lychener Straße 63, 10437 Berlin, Germany

Vego Foodworld is one of our regular hang outs. We stop by fairly often for burgers since they are close to where we live and quite tasty. On this trip we tried the Gemuse Pommes (vegetable fries) as I had seen someone order them on the previous visit. These were fries, zucchini, eggplant, and carrot and were super tasty. The vegetables were delicious and I think I will be ordering this from now on instead of just fries.

Raymond ordered the Nordsjoen Cheese Burger - fish burger with cheese and tartar. I really have never liked any seafood or tartar sauce so I didn't try it, but he really likes it. Says it tastes fishy.

I ordered the Bacon Cheese Burger - lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, cheese, sauce, bacon. So tasty. One of my favorites for sure.

Overall - Vego is delicious. I love their burgers and we stop by often. Highly recommended.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Avalon, Gent Belgium

Location: Geldmunt 32, 9000 Gent, Belgium

I was very excited to try Avalon in Gent. I love places that have plates of little bits of lots of things. I getting bites of so many different things! We tried two different plates, the first the Veggie Pie plate. On the place (clockwise from the botton left) beet salad with nuts and sprouts - all raw. This was tasty as I love beets. The veggie pie was tasty, tofu and veggie filling, though the crust was really dry and hard to eat. Then behind that at the top of the plate was this bean paste with tempeh which was really tasty. The tempeh was seasoned well and was just delicious. Then on the right there is some cauliflower with peanut sauce which was amazing! Very creamy sauce and just delicious. I combined the sauce with everything else as it was so tasty. Then some roasted zucchini which was spiced very well and super good. Then the more liquid stuff was rhubarb which was so tasty! It was very tart, with lots of cinnamon and sugar and was so delicious.

We also tried the tempeh reuben (at the tip of the plate). I know it doesn't look like a sandwich, and it wasn't like a normal sandwich. It was small sliced of break with sauce and sauerkraut and tempeh layered between them. So like small reuben bites and it was quite tasty, though a little mustardy. Then the same accompaniments came with this as with the veggie pie, a few of which were hidden in the above photo. This one has some pickled vegetables (near the middle) and underneath them was some braised spinach which was so good and buttery. Really everything was so good and I loved it.

We were so full after eating our plates of food, but they had a chocolate pudding which we ordered to go so we could try it later. This had a strong coconut and banana flavor and was not what I was expecting (it was pretty dense and not pudding like) but tasty.

Overall - I loved Avalon. Everything was very tasty and so good. I would definitely stop by again when we are in the area as it was delicious. Definitely go, but you might need to make reservations as it can get busy.