I love trying out new restaurants, especially when they are vegetarian or plant based. My husband and I were running some errands and came across Vegreen in Duluth, GA when trying to figure out what to have for lunch. After a quick glance and Google search (All vegan restaurant?!) we were sold.
Once we walked in, we were greeted by a hostess and seated. Immediately we noticed how clean and bright the restaurant was. The décor is mostly white, with clean lines and pops of color throughout. It has a modern theme that feels vibrant and inviting. They also have a few TVs that you can see no matter where you are sitting in the restaurant. It may be showing a big game if it’s on or typically a slideshow of sorts that features various quotes and stories from vegan and vegetarian celebrities.
Aside from the food, one thing I love about vegan restaurants is that the full menu is up for consideration. The options at Vegreen include sushi, rice dishes, noodle dishes, main entrees and desserts. We have been there twice now and each time we fully enjoyed our dishes. For starters, we had the veggie dumplings.
It wasn’t specified on the menu, but these dumplings appeared to be pan fried. They weren’t as soft as steamed dumplings, yet not as crispy as traditionally fried dumplings. For me, it was a happy medium between the two. The fillings was a tasty combination of veggies and seasoning, perfect for awakening the taste buds for the rest of the meal.
Being a former lover of seafood sushi, I was really looking forward to trying their vegetable rolls. Below is the Philadelphia Roll which is smoked “salmon”, vegan cream cheese, avocado and vegan eel sauce. The mix of the creaminess from the cream cheese and avocado plus the crisp fresh vegetables wrapped in the rice and nori makes this roll feel like comfort food.
Another roll we had was the Spider Roll. It consisted of fried enoki mushroom, cucumber, carrots and vegan eel sauce on top. This roll is perfect for anyone that loves shrimp tempura rolls (like I used to). The crispy mushroom plus the sweet eel sauce and vegetables is a great substitute.
For my main dish, I ordered the BBQ “Pork” Fried Rice. This dish came with vegan BBQ pork, chopped asparagus, carrots, onion and of course fried rice. The flavor was spot on without being too salty or oily. At first I thought the asparagus might be so-so with this versus green peas, but I loved it.
For my husband’s main dish, he ordered one of their curries which came with “beef” vegetables in a curry sauce and steamed white rice on the side. For him, the dish was missing more of a curry flavor and the rice arrived at room temperature instead of arriving freshly steamed.
Overall, I will definitely be returning to Vegreen to explore more of the items on their vast menu. If you’re ever in their area or just want to try somewhere new, I highly recommend you visit as well. Great service, clean, modern atmosphere and your tastebuds and belly will be happy!