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Local Restaurant Recommendation 2

on October 18, 2012
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Vegan food- try it and you’ll be hooked

Downtown San Jose has some great restaurants and to celebrate this wonderful city (the home of this blog) I am going to feature the best restaurants I have found downtown. Since I am curious about food, I’ve tried every type of restaurant in this entire city. The best part of this little downtown is that you can find vegetarian options at almost every restaurant and most places are very accommodating if you ask for non-meat dishes.

Good Karma Vegan Café is located at 2nd street and San Fernando and it is my normal lunch spot if I am not cooking at home. It’s a small local place wedged between a parking lot and a Ross store. It’s easy to find because it draws a large crowd in the afternoons; easily recognizable from their laidback California attitudes. So speaking of local eatiers, this one is as local as you get. The owner is always there to serve up his dishes with a smile. It’s a great place to go to lighten up your day. The walls are covered with art and they participate in downtown First Friday art walks. In addition to the café, the larger portion of the customers seem to come for the drinks. They have a huge collection of beer from at least a dozen local breweries. The menu changes daily but the one thing that is always phenomenally good is the basic salad. I don’t know how they can find the crisp fresh lettuce and vegetables when everything I get in the store is like chalk. There are many different Indian/curry dishes and Chinese inspired dishes like ‘chikn’ salad. The best thing on the menu is the barbeque ‘chikn’ drumsticks with a side of mashed potatoes. All dishes come with a free side of brown rice- always steamed to perfection.

This place is really amazing. They are also vegan so you won’t have any butter or milk (aka cholesterol) in your meal. The atmosphere is friendly and the healthy food leaves you feeling happy and healthy all day.


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