Souley Vegan's proprietor Tamearra Dyson uses techniques she learned from her family in Louisiana to subvert that idea that healthy, vegan eating lacks flavor. She dredges tofu in a southern-style batter that mimics fried catfish and fashions a menu that appeals to meat-eaters and vegans alike. Tofu also gets dressed in BBQ sauce in burgers and tossed in sweet and sour and green peppers. Tamearra and her kitchen staff put a vegan spin on a roster of Southern classics, such as potato salad with black olives following a family recipe three generations old, as well as mashed potatoes drenched in vegan gravy made like her mom did. The eatery's mac and cheese made with yeast-based, non-dairy cheese earned it accolades from the East Bay Express, which said that it "is so perfect a substitute to its dairy-based kin that it leaves the eater convinced it?s the real thing," while also bestowing Souley Vegan with "Best of East Bay" awards for the past five years. USA Today has also recognized the eatery as among ten great places for soul food in the country.
Brightly painted walls and block-style prints of blues musicians lend a cozy Southern atmosphere to the restaurant, where diners gather around color-splashed tables or cluster on picnic style benches as they share family-style meals or play License Plate Bingo for the last piece of fried okra.
Survey the huge, meaty menu to discover bold new tubular foods or reacquaint your stomach with old favorites. Have a Nuerenberger bratwurst, porkily grilled and served, like all of Rosamunde's sausages, on a French roll with your choice of two toppings––sauerkraut, grilled onions, sweet or hot peppers, or beef chili ($6). Chomp on exclusive house selections such as the wild boar with apples and spice or a Mission Street all-beef sausage wrapped in bacon ($6.50 each). Or check the board to see if specials—such as the Basque pork sausage with red pepper or the pheasant with pork, wine, and cranberries—are currently in stock to embolden your inner Teddy Roosevelt ($6.50 each). Grab a sausage plate to sate your appetite's deepest desires, with your choice of two sausages, baked beans, and a salad ($12.75).
Discover the culture and cuisine of Vietnam at Miss Saigon Vietnamese Restaurant. Miss Saigon Vietnamese Restaurant is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering both low-fat and gluten-free items on the menu. Drinks all around! Pair your dinner with a beverage from Miss Saigon Vietnamese Restaurant's full bar. Grab the kids when you head to Miss Saigon Vietnamese Restaurant — its family-oriented menu and ambience all perfect for the whole clan. Sit outside when the weather is fine — Miss Saigon Vietnamese Restaurant has a lovely patio to enjoy a warm day.
Don't get stuck waiting for a table — the restaurant accepts reservations. No need to put on airs for a trip to Miss Saigon Vietnamese Restaurant — the dress code and ambience at this restaurant are totally laid-back. Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Miss Saigon Vietnamese Restaurant also offers catering.
Guests take to street parking at Miss Saigon Vietnamese Restaurant's Grand Ave spot.
Meals at Miss Saigon Vietnamese Restaurant are affordable, with the average tab amounting to about $30 per person. Reviewers rave about the dinner menu at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
Pick up a side of chips and a sandwich at Genova Delicatessen, and enjoy lunch from the deli. No need to miss out on Genova Delicatessen just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The restaurant has loads of options that can accommodate your dietary needs. The bar at Genova Delicatessen is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer. Gather the whole family for a trip to Genova Delicatessen — everyone will find something to like (even the pickiest little eater) on the menu here. On warmer days, take advantage of Genova Delicatessen's outdoor seating.
Planning a special night? Call ahead to reserve a table. Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Genova Delicatessen offers catering. Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead.
Free parking is available right next door.
Save your pennies for a rainy day — with prices generally under $15, you'll have plenty left over even after dining at Genova Delicatessen.
Pack a panini for lunch or pick up some pasta salad at Athenian Deli and Cafe, a deli that attracts all types of taste buds. Low-fat and gluten-free options are featured on the menu as well. No need to splurge on a baby sitter — tots will be right at home chowing down at Athenian Deli and Cafe. The patio seating at Athenian Deli and Cafe is perfect for those warm summer days.
You can also grab your food to go. You can also serve food from Athenian Deli and Cafe at your next party — the restaurant offers catering.
Brush up on your parallel parking skills — the restaurant's Franklin St location offers nearby street parking.
Keeping an eye on your budget? Athenian Deli and Cafe is a perfect choice, with most meals costing less than $15.
Let your mouth have a fiesta of its own at Mexicali Rose Restaurant, a casual Mexican restaurant. Low-fat and gluten-free options are featured on the menu as well. The bar at Mexicali Rose Restaurant is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer. Grab the kids when you head to Mexicali Rose Restaurant — its family-oriented menu and ambience all perfect for the whole clan.
Planning a special night? Call ahead to reserve a table. Hosting a swanky shindig? Call up Mexicali Rose Restaurant for their catering services. If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go.
Most items on the menu are reasonably priced, so expect to spend around $30 per person at Mexicali Rose Restaurant.