Friday, May 25, 2007

Restaurant Review: Vegetarian New Stars (Fresno, CA)

We recently went to Fresno for a wedding and had our doubts about whether we could find a veggie restaurant. Before leaving, I consulted Happy Cow, and decided to give this restaurant a try. I'm so glad we did, because this was one of the best veggie restaurants we've tried as far as food quality goes. The atmosphere was OK, the service was OK, but the food... well, that was really outstanding.
'Imperial rolls' $6.95 V - cabbage, carrots, tofu, vermicelli, wrapped in a a spring roll wrapper and deep fried. Served w/a sweet chili sauce.

At the bottom is my meal, 'Fried BBQ Chicken' - Crispy pieces of fried chicken marinated in our own blend of a garlic BBQ sauce. Served with mashed potatoes and asparagus. $13.95 VO

At the top is Art's "mistake meal" 'Vietnamese Sandwich' - Toasted bread w/lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, cilantro, and sauteed tofu, Flavored with veganaise and green oil. $8.95 V

That wasn't what Art ordered. So, the nice waiter brought him this 'Side of Steamed Vegetables' $4.oo while the cooks prepared the sandwich he had his heart set on....

'Club Sandwich' - chicken, lettuce, tomato, and cheese layered between three slices of toasted bread. $8.95 VO and those are homemade chippers on the plate.

Each dish either has a "V" standing for vegan; or "VO" meaning it's vegetarian, but you have a vegan option. I took the VO with mine, and Art ate his vegetarian style.

On the menu, it says "We are proud to serve all of our dishes using fresh and nutritious ingredients - without harming our animal friends."

My empty plate speaks volumes! If you live in Fresno, you are so lucky! If you're a visitor, this is where you should eat:
Vegetarian New Stars Restaurant
Mon-Sat 11am-9pm
(559) 434-6363
1134E Champlain Dr. STE 108 Fresno, CA

We have returned from California and it feels great to be home. This post will be the first of five upcoming restaurant reviews. Looking forward to visiting you very soon! :o)


Anonymous said...

looks like a great place too eat!
that was a big sandwich!!

springsandwells said...

oooh fun!
looks like a great reason to go to fresno (at last!).


Cherie said...

That looks really good, especially the spring rolls.

Isn't that statement they make misleading? I don't see how cheese and other animal products don't harm animals....

aTxVegn said...

I love restaurant reviews! This place sounds like they treated you well and served you great food. I guess you didn't have room for dessert. Looking forward to more reviews!

Vicki's Vegan Vice said...

You're funny, Amey! :o)

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