The Vegan Joint
10438 National Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034
The Vegan Joint National Blvd.
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Deli, Asian, Caterers, Sandwiches, Take Out, Thai, Healthy, Vegetarian, Vegan
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Below Average
06/21/2010Provided by Citysearch -
i drove from Dallas
on FRIDAY and left New. Mexico yesterday morning. TODAY i woke up and went directly there to have vegan soul food aka chicken and waffles with real maple syrup and orange sauce that IS questionably sweet. I notice that I myself am tempted to overdo it on sugar, but there are other choices i will try TOMORROW! I love this place, I would LOOOVE to have a replica in Dallas, my experience with the stuff was warm, and jovial, but of course i went in there that way. I wonder if this might be a case of 'you get what you give'. I love the food, the prince on surround sound, the window seating and outdoor seating! LOOOVE IT!
08/04/2008Provided by Citysearch -
The food is really good, but the service is odd. This lady who was helping me (late 40s early 50s) seemed to be absent-minded, which made me wonder whether she was actually getting what I was saying. The food came out very quickly which was a big plus, but when it came time to pay she got all defensive because I gave her a coupon from this site. She pretended like she didn't know what it was and started talking about me to pretty much all the staff right in my face. I thought that was terribly rude considering my tab was still pretty large and my tip was more than generous (25%). I will probably go back, but if I get her again I won't even tip her a**.
07/17/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I was one of the number one customers here. The food is good for the price, and I always try to support vegan restaurants. I brought my whole family over many times, since it's good food for even non-vegetarians. The last time I went, though, I ordered my regular mushroom soup. It was served with many, many little insects in it. I was told that it was just garlic or pepper, but when I pointed out that the spices each had 6 legs, they took my soup back. They told me they wouldn't charge me for it. I was also given a free piece of vegan cheesecake to make up for this. I think after eating insects I was entitled to a free meal, especially since we were such loyal customers. I was not terribly pleased with the service, obviously, but I do wish them luck in the future. I do think they mean well, and as I said, the food was good enough for me to have been a regular at one point. Unfortunately, I will not be going back.
07/13/2008Provided by Citysearch -
The people here are sweet. Great fun. The food is adequate and filling. The prices are cheaper than cheap. I read a few reviews and they're all over the place. Confusing even. I think this is one of those places that you have try out yourself. I've been to places when things weren't quite right and the experience was limited. Most of these places vary for me. If the price is right and the speed is there, I'll eat it.
So I like the desserts, the curry, and the wraps. The service is rather fairly quick. And, to add, I always try to avoid the rush hour eatin' crowd. I feel more comfortable.
07/10/2008Provided by Citysearch -
The prices at this place are very affordable, but that's about all I can say to recommend it. The food was really poor quality (I'm a chef, and I can spot low quality ingredients in a second). My friend and I ordered two different noodle dishes, and not only were the portions tiny, they were rather plain and unexciting. Of course, the prices here are so cheap, I was probably silly to expect really good food. I've heard a lot of positive things about this place, though, so I thought I'd give it a try myself. Alas, it was not worth the time or the money. I'd rather pay a little more money and get something better.
07/09/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I've been going to this place because I do love vegan food and it's conveniently in the neighborhood. But after last night, it will probably the last meal there. I ordered a mushroom burger. The burger came, but to a different table. I overheard the person who was delivered the mushroom burger saying ""I don't think I ordered this, why is there mushroom in it?"". She started picking the mushroom out one by one. The waitress realized her error, took the burger back. Within 2 minutes, she came back with ""my"" burger as if I didn't know what was going on. I told her ""may I please have another burger? I know the person next to me already touched the mushroom"". All of a sudden her face rushed with anger. She slammed the ketchup on my table (mind you there were ketchup drops flying) and walked away. No apologies, no nothing. I lost my appetite and love for this place. I was on my best customer behavior and I got the worst service. Sorry, no more.
04/11/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Excellent food at a very reasonable price! I ate here today for the first time today and will defiinitely be back, I got Pad Thai to be safe, and it was very good. I have a big sweet tooth so I ordered Thai tea and a piece of chocolate cake. The chocolate cake was packaged and was decent, probably won't get it again though. Oh yeah, and my food came out super fast, less than five minutes. This is a great spot for lunch. Parking might be difficult in this area but the parking Gods favor me and I got a spot at the door.
03/03/2008Provided by Citysearch -
The food was great but the service was seriously scary. I felt super rushed, almost as if we were being stalked. We were stared down as we read the menu. While we ate they looked at us like they were willing us to eat faster. And then we couldn't pay the bill fast enough.
I'd try this place again since the food was yummy, but delivery or take-out only.