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Caravan of Dreams
Posted by Tanya From Jersey City on 02/16/2011
You can see by my ratings how I felt. Excellent choice for an organic drink, a cup of wholesome raw soup, or a night a nutritious ecstasy. (we were literally high from the food) I only docked stars for the atmosphere because of the clientale being rude to one another and for the lack of creative decor. But who really cares about that when there's live unintrusive music and hearty organic food. They know what they're doing and the 20 year anniversary says enough. Can't wait for spring and what's in season!
Posted by Ali on 01/31/2011
I encourage everyone to experience the deliciousness of vegetarianism and veganism, which is why I am hesitant to criticize this restaurant at all. I think the food was fresh, healthy, and well prepared. It is overpriced though. Brown rice and veggies ... not so expensive. Also, the atmosphere in the front dining room is great, I think (sort of bohemian, dark, but not too dark), but the back dining room is sort of depressing looking and could use more decor and art on the walls. Try to eat in the front dining room and enjoy the good food.
Posted by Lindenflower on 06/04/2010
I, a serious carnivore, went here recently with a vegan friend to celebrate her birthday. She normally would go to Candle 79 or Blossom... but decided to give this a go. I ordered the Burrito Monoski and she had Angel's Pesto Pizza. Ironically, I had a better experience here then she did. Seitan was passable and I enjoyed my dish. However, she was disappointed in the "pizza" which resembled more of an open-faced burrito with crimini mushrooms,cauliflower, broccoli, carrots and pesto sauce... it was an anti-pizza. This version of an old favorite wasn't as decadent as she had hoped for. The desserts were lovely and the live music really fed the atmosphere. Our waiters were a little slow but very polite and accommodating. I would recommend it but with a little caution... it seems as though they substituted some of the ingredients in both our dishes. Overall, a good place to take your vegan date.
Posted by Pele on 05/17/2010
I have been here a few times & still believe that it has great food! I just recently went there with a few friends who were not Vegan and even they loved the food, however the service there which was always slow was at a turtle pace. There did not seem to much multi tasking happening. Also we brought in a cake to celebrate a birthday and they told us that we could not have outside food. As much as I understand this, there is no sign or anything on their website stating this. More so, we spent around $150 and I feel that they should have allowed us to have the cake, as it was not like we just sat down and ordered coffee. The whole dinner took about 2.5-3 hrs from the moment we sat down to the time we paid. Also, the cash only is somewhat of an issue especially this day and age. The menu is pretty pricey, so they really should allow cards for payment. If you are super hunger you might want to go somewhere else since the pace is slow, but if you have the time the food really is good. I think they do need to take it up a notch though with customer service as it takes away from the great tasting food.
Posted by Anonymous on 04/04/2010
Before tonight, it was a few years since I'd been here. The changes have not been good. The portions are smaller, the prices are higher, and now they don't take credit cards. Service is still sub-par. It must be a job requirement that you're a space cadet in order to work there. This used to be my favorite vegan restaurant. No more.
Posted by NJ Lady on 01/03/2010
Went there for brunch and great value! I would recommend the tofu scramble with the pancake. Plus you get coffee & orange juice all for $16. So worth it. The tropical cheesecake is delicious! Our waiter was very attentive. I'll be going back!
Posted by orangutan123 on 12/06/2009
I went here for dinner on Saturday and was pleased to see the spacious but warm, candle-lit atmosphere. I can't say that I'm an expert on vegan cuisine, but everything was quite good, from the flaxseed chips and live bruschetta to the Santa Maria stir fry. The cold coconut and avacado soup was excellent, but the best thing from the meal was the dessert! Try the rice dream mocha pie - it's a rice dream cookie layered with soy ice cream and topped with strawberry sauce, chocolate sauce and nuts. They had live music starting from about 7 or 7:30, which was a nice touch. If I had one complaint, I would say that the menu is a little on the expensive side, but overall, it was a fun experience.