Veg Out Restaurant

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Veg Out Restaurant
646 Richmond Street
London, Ontario, Canada

Phone: +1(519)850-8688

Type of Restaurant: Vegan 
Attire: Casual
Prices: E- $8 M- $11 D- $5
Payment Options:
Visa, Mastercard, Debit/Eftpos

Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 11:30am-9:00pm
              Friday & Saturday 11:30am-11:00pm
              Sunday 11:30 - 4:00pm
              Mondays CLOSED

Reservations? Walk-ins welcomed
Handicap Accessible? Yes 
Vegetarian Friendly? YES
Vegan Friendly? YES




                       Quality of Food: 3.5/5
                        Service: 4/5
                        Originality: 4/5
                        Atmosphere: 4/5

It's been a week, but with lack of internet on Pelee Island I haven't been able to post this review. After our trip to London, to check out Fire Roasted Coffee, my friend Josh suggested we check out this vegan restaurant near the University of Western Ontario. 

Veg Out is nestled in amongst the businesses and houses on Richmond Street, in the heart of downtown London, Ontario. Its close proximity to the university, makes it a very student friendly venue. Highly affordable, and targeted to the health conscious.

"Spicy" Tempeh Wings
Adam, lead the pack by ordering the the Tempeh Wings. Essentially, small strips of tempeh (deep-fried fermented soybeans), topped in a delicious "spicy" sauce (not all that spicy in my opinion, but Steph was blown away).

Rawsagna with Coleslaw
Since being home, my healthy habits have been put on the side burner. I decided to go with the Rawsagna. Having read Brendan Brazier's Thrive Diet, I have tried to consider a raw food vegan diet. The extra energy sounds enticing, getting rid of some of my favourite foods... not so enticing. The Rawzagna was really colourful, with vegtables layered to resemble a lasagna. Carrots cut to resemble curls of cheese, lettuce serving as pasta sheets. To be honest, I wouldn't have ordered it if I would have know it would have essentially been a salad. Don't get me wrong, it was a delicious salad but I've never been a salad as a main-meal type of guy.

Chick-Pea-Nut Sandwich with Caesar Salad
Adam and Steph both went with a Chick-Pea-Nut sandwich. A chickpea, green pea, peanut butter patty topped with caramelized onions, avocado, tomato, pickles, sprouts, and Siracha* mayo. (*now that is what you call spicy Steph). The portions were huge, and looked incredibly delicious (and healthy).

Shitake Poutine
The best dish ordered had to go to Josh. He went with the Shitake Poutine, which to be honest sounds dull and boring. But let me tell you, that shitake gravy was amazing. It wasn't your typical gravy, but rather like a puree. I wish I knew what was in so I could recreate it. This was also my first time trying Daiya "fake" cheese. I have tried other brands of soy cheese, and honestly have been met with some amazing as well as some equally nasty stuff. The Daiya cheese definitely falls into the amazing category. Tasty and melts so well.

With less than $13 spent on food each, we were all too full to even consider desert.  Though the dessert counter was more than attractive.

Overall, a great change of pace for the average meat-heavy North American diet or just something healthy, tasty, and affordable for the rest of us ;) I'd highly recommend you check it out.



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