The Vegan Meat Oxymoron

Guilt-free gluttony

By Annie Potasznik
|  Thursday, Aug 12, 2010  |  Updated 4:00 PM CDT
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The Vegan Meat Oxymoron

Annie Potasznik

Veggie Garden in Richardson has an extensive vegetarian/vegan menu. Their specialty? Fake meat made from seitan and soy.

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It sounds like an oxymoron, but you’re a moron if you haven’t tried Veggie Garden’s plethora of faux animal proteins. That is, unless you don't enjoy the taste of soy and seitan...

Serving vegetarian and vegan Chinese and American fare, this tiny restaurant located in a non-descript shopping center off of Arapaho Road has some of the best ‘fake meat’ dishes we’ve found around town.

Its menu list of soy pork, beef, chicken and seafood dishes will make your head spin. Read it here.

We recommend the fried tofu or pot stickers stuffed with soy meat, vegetables and served with the chef’s secret sauce.

The real secret is how Veggie Garden makes an orange soy chicken that tastes better than your typical Chinese takeout.

Perhaps it’s the lack of MSG, preservative food coloring and animal products used, or the less than $10 per person price of a meal.

Fake yourself out at the following Veggie Garden hours:

Mon-Fri
Lunch Buffet from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Dinner 5 p.m.-9 p.m.

Sat-Sun
Lunch buffet from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Dinner 5 p.m.-9 p.m.

Closed on Wednesday

Veggie Garden
516 West Arapaho Rd., #112
Richardson, Texas 75080
972-479-0888
 

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