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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?

  1. Melanie Wong 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 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 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 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 Jun 25, 2012 04:39 PM

        This is intersting. I will give this a shot.

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