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Apr 6, 2004 04:14 PM

Vegan soul food???

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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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  1. "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.

    8 Replies
    1. re: rxrfrx

      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.

      1. re: billp

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

      2. re: rxrfrx

        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.

        1. re: rxrfrx

          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

            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

              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.

              1. re: hckybg

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

                1. re: hckybg

                  They may call it soul food but it is not.

            2. 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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              1. re: yarm

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

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