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Vegan soul food???

Joanie Apr 6, 2004 04:14 PM

That's what you supposedly get at this new place:

Cafe Mosheh
499 Washington Street
closes at 7:00 M-F

Opposite the courthouse.

Vegan soul food - I'm skeptical.

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    rxrfrx RE: Joanie Apr 6, 2004 07:00 PM

    "All vegan, BBQ Teriyaki Tofu, BBQ Veggie Chunks, Veggie Lasagna, Fried Soy Drumsticks, Fresh Juices, Vegan Sweet Potato Pies, Salads, Fresh Fruits, Soy Hard Pack & Soft Serve Ice Cream, Pastries, and Live Menu."

    What a wholly unpleasant premise.

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    1. re: rxrfrx
      billp RE: rxrfrx Apr 8, 2004 11:06 AM

      The vegan soul food thing is actually quite common in other major cites. NYC has a couple places that follow this basic formula including Red Bamboo in the West Village. I know Chicago has some vegan soul food on the south side but I've never tried that.

      While the stuff at Red Bamboo was a bit hit and miss, there was enough good to bring me back more tahn once. I love trying new things and any variety in vegan food is welcome. To all too many people, vegan food has to be dull and bland. I don't understand why some people just write off the concept without giving it a try.

      I'm anxious to try this place out but the early closing makes it hard for me to get there. I will get there soon and post a report when I do.

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        lgss RE: billp Feb 11, 2010 02:45 PM

        Chicago's Vegan Soul Food was excellent when we ate there. They have other locations, one in Atlanta.

      2. re: rxrfrx
        whatdoyoulove RE: rxrfrx Feb 10, 2010 06:27 PM

        vegan soulfood is actually incredibly delicious when prepares well...and all i can say is that i am overwhelmed with joy any time i discover a vegan friendly restaurant in boston.

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          RichardinJP RE: rxrfrx Feb 11, 2010 02:09 AM

          Come on. Once you take the meat and dairy out of soul food, it no longer has any soul. This is the most ridiculous food concept I've heard.

          1. re: RichardinJP
            Joanie RE: RichardinJP Feb 11, 2010 03:11 AM

            Ha ha, I just read this old post and thought some new vegan Joanie must be posting here and she'll have to change her name.

            1. re: RichardinJP
              hckybg RE: RichardinJP Feb 11, 2010 06:02 AM

              Well, it's not exactly a "food concept." Many vegan soul food restaurants are owned by Rastafarians, who are frequently vegetarian or vegan. I went to a vegan soul food restaurant in DC and was surprised by the reasonableness of the substitutions. Vegan mac and cheese didn't taste as good to me as regular, but it was not a bad distant cousin.

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                kitsune RE: hckybg Feb 11, 2010 08:40 AM

                Exactly. There's also a great vegan soul food cookbook by Bryant Terry called Vegan Soul Kitchen.

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                  RichardinJP RE: hckybg Feb 12, 2010 02:35 AM

                  They may call it soul food but it is not.

            2. yarm RE: Joanie Feb 11, 2010 08:37 AM

              Thanks for posting about this -- wish they had later & weekend hours.

              I hear great things about the vegan soul food place in NYC...

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                Prav RE: yarm Feb 11, 2010 08:40 AM

                I'm not sure if it's still around, 'cause the post was made in 2004...

              2. failingwannabevegan RE: Joanie Feb 11, 2010 10:25 AM

                Closed in '08 according to this: http://www.vegguide.org/entry/676

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