For several months, my daughter has been pushing me to try a place called Veggie Heaven she had seen on one of our downtown forays. But the time was never right when we were nearby — so we kept putting it off.
That had to be one of my sillier moves since moving to Austin! It’s not fancy. It’s not spacious. But oh is it delicious!!!
First of all, as a vegetarian, I loved that absolutely everything on the menu was open to us. But even more importantly, I loved that everything the four of us chose was delicious! I had the mock shrimp dish, extra hot (and yes, they believed me when I ordered extra hot! Thank goodness!) My daughter chose a kung pao and my husband (usually a meat eater) pronounced his eggplant garden amazing, and we all shared delicious steamed buns, spring rolls and Bubble teas.
And there’s more! The food is made-to-order, so small changes in a dish were no problem. The prices were amazingly low. The service was fast and friendly. And the owner made time to come to our table to chat after I asked about some art work on the wall.
I loved the fact that the customers weren’t all the same, too. When we walked in, there was a large tattooed man in bike leathers, several couples ranging in age from college to retirement, and a number of families of all shapes and sizes. The diversity made it feel even more welcoming…everyone fits, everyone belongs.
The restaurant is tiny, so I imagine there are times when you have to wait for a table. Do it. The plate set in front of you will be well worth the time.
I did not see a kids’ menu, but with prices this low, your kids can feast on almost anything on the menu for the average price of a fast food meal! Now that’s a great family deal!