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vegan milkshakes

carvell Jun 23, 2012 01:09 PM

This is my new thing. I'm not even vegan, really. I just love 'em. I decided that I'm going to spend the rest of this weekend trying to find vegan milkshakes in the Bay Area. We've been to Saturn, (which is the standard by which I wish to judge all others and Rico's (3.5 out of 5) But where else is there? East Bay preferred, but we'll travel if necessary. What say you, Chowsters?

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  1. Melanie Wong RE: carvell Jun 24, 2012 05:08 PM

    Hmm, I'm not going to be able to help your search. But I'd love to hear about the vegan shakes at Saturn and what makes them your standard.


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    1. re: Melanie Wong
      carvell RE: Melanie Wong Jun 25, 2012 04:38 PM

      What can I say? I've only had the mint chip, but it's hard to imagine a vegan shake getting any better than that. It's creamy, sweet, thick, and lacks the subtle but mysterious twang that is present in some non-dairy products masquerading as milk-based.

      But do I know of vegan shakes? No, I say. I've only had the ones from Saturn. I look to expand my options and my horizons.

      The search continues.

      1. re: carvell
        Melanie Wong RE: carvell Jun 26, 2012 10:55 PM

        You've sold me on Saturn.

        Have you tried the shake at Berkeley's Herbivore? Here's the beverage menu.

    2. hhc RE: carvell Jun 24, 2012 08:58 PM

      I'd make it at home, find Genuto (sold at Whole Foods & made in Berkeley made from nuts (I haven't tried it myself, but sounds good) & add Almond Milk or whatever you want.

      Website for Genuto:

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      1. re: hhc
        carvell RE: hhc Jun 25, 2012 04:39 PM

        This is intersting. I will give this a shot.

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