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Caravan of Dreams
Posted by RB on 05/06/2014
I've been a vegan for 24 years. I remember avoiding Caravan of Dreams many years ago after a couple of disappointing meals there. I decided to give them another try because they've managed to remain in business for so long. I am perplexed as to how they've managed to do so. This is utterly uninspired food with flavor profiles that range from bland to bad.
Posted by Machaon on 04/17/2013
45$ for two bowls of "Vegan paella" . I am really sorry, but I could have done better myself, and without having to sell Jonny's kidney for it. Furthermore, it was advertised as containing a sausage, but the so-called sausage turned out to be 3 miserable and tiny pieces of one, playing hide and seek with the artichoke. It's a shame the caravan didn't carry us away in the right dream because the place was, however, very nicely decorated.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/17/2012
Ok, this place is pricey, although you can get a sandwich or salad for a normal price. The atmosphere is just so great, dark and somewhat romantic, but fun and just really cool. It can get a little loud because there are families there often. The food is usually good, but I was there last night and got an entree from the daily specials, seitan teriyaki, and it was just bad. It was terribly salty (and I'm a salt addict), the seitan was dry And the dish just tasted like bad stir fry with too much soy sauce. But that was the only bad dish I've ever had there. Some weren't too exciting (Spanish paella is just nice) but still enjoyable. The dessert with the banana and nutella is very good. I would say that this place has a lot of potential but the food has to be better and cheaper. I would love to go there often if at least one of those things were to happen.
Posted by Jmerc on 07/01/2011
What happened! This used to be my fave out of the many veggie restsraunts in the village. New chef, new menu, high prices, no bueno!
Posted by Tanya on 05/12/2011
Loads of menu changes and ridiculous price increases and inconsistent service have zapped Caravan of its original pizazz. I was disappointed to find they had nixed pretty much every item I (and many others I know) had come to love! Now it seems they are aiming to be more fancy pants and offering up very little to render that acceptable. Sometimes the old saying really does apply: "if it ain't broke, don't fix it."
Posted by rosanne on 05/01/2011
I've been coming here a long time--the food has always been good, the prices somewhat high, and the service very slow. The room has poor acoustics and seems very noisy; the long table arrangement doesn't help. The music was amature-I've heard better garbage coming out of a highschool practice room. For the prices, the atmosphere should be classier!
Posted by Brandon on 03/19/2011
This restaurant has long been my favorite veg restaurant in the city. The new management cut the headlining stir-fries out of the menu. Too bad. Quality of the other dishes I had last week were not as good as I remember. Keep improving!