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Tastes like the real thing

Original post made on Oct 26, 2015

Located at 2464 W. El Camino Real, two-year-old Veggie Garden serves affordable vegan Chinese food in a clean, modern setting. Just don't expect a handful of bamboo shoots nestled on a bed of raw kale: These dishes are rich.

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Posted by Veggie Guy
a resident of Rengstorff Park
on Oct 26, 2015 at 5:57 pm

Hmm...why was my previous comment deleted without explanation?

I get that this is a restaurant review and not journalism but I would think someone would have thought to ask why this restaurant opened up just a few blocks from the *very* similar longstanding neighborhood favorite Garden Fresh? This reviewer seems to think there's something novel about the cuisine, even though Garden Fresh has been a popular destination in Mountain View for years.

Is anyone at this restaurant previously associated with Garden Fresh? (Yes.) Is there bad blood between the two? (Yes...obviously. Why else would they open up with a near-identical menu only a few blocks up the road?)

I, along with MANY other MV residents, have been a very happy patron of Garden Fresh for probably 15 years. I will never patronize this new place, an obvious knockoff of Garden Fresh.

Posted by Eater
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Oct 27, 2015 at 9:29 am

Hmm, posts have been being dropped for a couple days now due to likely system issues. Hmmm....

I know GF has a solid following, but I'd love for a vegan restaurant to open up that WASN'T like Garden Fresh. Ironically, another version of the same thing is just like their menu.

Posted by Andrea Gemmet
Mountain View Voice Editor
on Oct 27, 2015 at 9:56 am

Andrea Gemmet is a registered user.

@VeggieGuy: No comments on this thread have been deleted. I'm sorry you're experiencing problems posting your comment. We're working through some glitches related to our switch to a new server for our site. Please bear with us, it should be sorted out soon.

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