Vegetarian Gourmet


Closed Sep 2006
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4.25 out of 5 stars 4.25 / 5.0, 16 reviews
Address: 637 South B Street (7th Avenue), San Mateo 94401
Area: Peninsula
Phone: (650) 373-7878
Hours: Lunch: 11am-3pm; Dinner: Mon-Thu: 5pm-9:30pm; Fri-Sat: 5pm-10pm. Closed Sundays.
Category: Restaurant/Food Vendor (Vegan)
Restaurant Type: Chinese
Average cost: $5-$10 per person after tax and tip
Vegan Dessert: No
Accepts credit card: Yes
Parking: Typically ample street parking (no meters). NOTE - do not use the parking lot for KELLY MOORE PAINTS directly across the street. The lot is being monitored and illegally parked cars are being towed -- even after hours when the KELLY MOORE store is closed.

Notes: Large menu, big selection of faux meats but also several veggie and tofu dishes. Entree prices range from $7.95 to $12.95. Most are $7.95. Lunch specials on M-F (11-3 pm) for $6-7 includes your choice of 28 entrees, soup, rice. Yes, brown rice available.

(Jan 2006) Recently the restaurant switched so that all of its faux meats are vegan. If you're vegan, please double-check and ask for the *vegan* faux meats.

BAV Review: Peggy hosts a monthly dinner for Bay Area Vegetarians members and friends on the 3rd Friday. Please see event calendar for details.

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Added by chris on 2005-08-14, Last update: 2006-04-24, Viewed 11278 times
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Average rating:4.25 out of 5 stars 4.25 / 5.0 Based on 16 reviews. (Add/Edit your own review)

Rating Comments   Reviewer Date
5 out of 5 stars I took an order of the Tofu Rolls, Curry Vegetable Chicken, Chen Pi and brown rice to a non-veg BBQ. The food was a big hit amongst the non-veg guests. They commented on how good the texture and flavor of the Chen Pi was, and they all went back for seconds, instead of eating the real meat. Remarkable! The owners of Veg Gourmet were very nice and helpful and I'll definitely go back. Veganinjakitty
Reviews: 6
  2006-07-25
5 out of 5 stars This restaurant has made it into my top three favorite vegetarian restaurants in the Bay Area. I have dined there with the BAV Friday night group & had the opportunity to sample a wide variety of dishes. I'm very impressed by their creative use of ingredients to produce a rich range of enticing flavors. Especially liked the Chen Pi Vegetarian Beef & Eggplant with Spicy Garlic. Friendly service. JMVEG
Reviews: 1
  2006-07-24
5 out of 5 stars The food at Vegetarian Gourmet is fantastic. Large selection of veggie dishes as well as faux meats and noodle staples. Great lunch specials for quick lunches. Fav Dish: Tofu Rolls...mmmm Dana
Reviews: 30
  2006-06-19
5 out of 5 stars Really enjoyed the food and attentive service. Very similar food style to Garden Fresh (chef used to work there). Highly Recommend: Curry Vegetables, Family Style Tofu, Chen Pi Vegetarian Beef, Vegetarian Ham, Asparagus Chicken. Food tastes fresh and light (not greasy). Rating based on 12+ visits. Nice menu choice for folks who like faux meats as well as those who don't. Recommend the Chinese pancakes too. Vegetable Chow Mein and Won Ton Soup okay (I've had better and worse!). tammy
Reviews: 113
  2006-05-14
1 out of 5 stars I thought the food here was very poor, so my first time will be the last time. marie
Reviews: 2
  2006-05-04
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