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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Green Cuisine

There are only two genuinely vegetarian restaurants in Victoria, Green Cuisine and The Lotus Pond. I eat at both from time to time though I generally prefer Green Cuisine. I'll do a post on The Lotus Pond some day so today I'll just write a little about Green Cuisine. It's located in Market Square, in the heart of the oldest part of Victoria. (Market Square also deserves a post of its own - but later!) Green Cuisine serves a delicious cafeteria style selection of soups, salads and entrees. One selects what one wants and pays by weight. The food is what I would call eclectic fusion - vegetarian recipes from around the world, and some from out of this world - especially the desserts. It's hard to find good vegan desserts and the tofu mousses and cheesecakes here are simply beyond compare. I had lunch here today - a bowl of yam and garbanzo soup, a chunk of focaccia bread and a chocolate cheesecake. $5.90

9 comments:

USelaine said...

Yam and gabanzo! Sign me up!

MurciaDailyPhoto and www.asthes.tk said...

I've never been in a vegetarian restaurant. But this looks nice.

Wayne said...

I've eaten at Green Cuisine. It is very affordable. Isn't ReBar vegetarian Benajaimin?

Guy D said...

Wow my wife would love that restaurant. Great pic.

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

Benjamin Madison said...

OK, Elaine, when you come to Victoria we will have lunch there.

Murcia, it is a very comfortable restaurant with tasty, healthy food. I'll bet you have one in Murcia.

Wayne, one of the things I admire about Green Cuisine is that they recognize that some people don't have much money - one can always have soup and bread or rice and vegetables for $2.50. As for Rebar, it's what I would call nouvelle cuisine rather than vegetarian. Rebar includes eggs and a variety of seafood on their menu.

Guy, your wife has great taste!

Saretta said...

Sounds delicious and affordable. Excellent combination!

USelaine said...

I could go up there to warm up. Temperatures in the mid 20s predicted for tonight. My turn for gloom.

livingjetlag said...

Vegan cheesecake? What's the vegan substitute for cream cheese, exactly? I don't doubt that it was good, because people who get the hang of cooking this way can work miracles, but I'm stumped...

Benjamin Madison said...

LJ - Tofu. I don't know how they do it but it's tofu.