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Can vegan food taste like regular food?

A new vegan restaurant has gained popularity for having base-plant and healthy dishes but can these outshine regular daily foods?
Can vegan food taste like regular food?

     Upon entering a small restaurant, I was surprised to see a pig with wings, especially since they serve vegan food. My curiosity led me to wonder if the dishes taste like regular food or if meat was sneakily added in. However I discovered that  changing one lifestyle to enjoy food differently and in a healthier way can be a sacrifice worth making. With numerous food choices and options available on the menu it is important to choose the dish that satisfies your taste buds without breaking the bank or compromising your preferences.

    During my visit, I tried the taco, which was cold and resembles a salad, and like the taste of a cauliflower. instead, I could mostly taste the  corn tortilla with the kale. The ratchet fries were a different story as they were quite flavorful with a mixture of cheese and ranch and serve with a side of guacamole.The chicken sandwich tasted like a regular chicken sandwich with a meaty aftertaste along with pickles and mayonnaise. It was a quite good sandwich totally recommend. The Korean cauliflower was a highlight of my experience, with the sweet and spicy sauce giving the cauliflower a nice balance. even if you don’t know what inside, it’s still a pleasant surprise.

 On the same day, I tried a variety of dishes at the restaurant. The black bean taquitos were a bit dry and light flavor, and it would have been better if it added some seasoning or sauce onto it. The standard hamburger was surprisingly good, and it was difficult to tell if it was a real burger or not. The California burrito was one of the best items on the menu and had a unique combinations of fries or good morning, base plant me, and other ingredients. It was quite spicy but delicious. The mini box was not that bad, and only had ketchup mayo with some diced onions. However alone with the fries and made it a satisfying meal.

  I appreciate the attention to detail in the packaging and the excellent customer service overall  I thought most of the food was pretty good but my experience was dampened by the fact I ordered it to go and it was quite cold. However, I believe that trying new things is always worth it because you never know what you might discover.

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Dayana Aispuro, Carmesi Editor
Dayana Aispuro is a junior, currently in her first year in Crimson. She is a Carmesi Co-Editor and hopes that her writing will be readable both in English and Spanish. Aispuro enjoys crocheting and spending her time in tennis, has been in tennis for two years in Paso Robles High School. She is ready to write stories and to improve her writing.
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