This was my second time at Speedy Greens, as vegan/vegetarian food is sort of hard to come by around here. There won’t be a third.
The first time seemed okay – reminded me of my first forays into vegetarian eating. I ate everything, but was still hungry at the end of the lunch. Happens sometimes – whatever. I even bought a wrap to bring home to my wife as she was working at the time. She thought it was good, so I brought her there for dinner a month or so later.
My water glass was dusty and had a hair in it, but all in all – not that big of a deal. Asked for, and received a fresh, clean glass – which was landed upon by one of the fattest black flies I have ever seen in my life just sips later. I didn’t ask for a third, as I don’t like to be that guy. I realise a fly strip might clash with the lovely dollar-store decor, but as you will see, these folks don’t thrive on focus or pro-activity.
The portions are quite small, and for a place that calls themselves ‘speedy greens’ … it sure took a while to get our food, considering we were the only people in the restaurant.
Four dollars seems alot to me for a 3×5″ pbj, organic or not.
Four dollars for an “Ayurvedic Apple” surrounded by the ‘five tastes’ is just me buying into lame pretension. wtf was I thinking? It’s an apple, cored and cut. My mom would be proud to know that all those years she was creating an Ayurvedic balancing snack for me.
Eight dollars for a small patch of veggie lasagna that was admittedly, pretty yummy (reminiscent of the frozen Amy’s), but also quite tiny.
The salad was bleh. Seemed like wilted greens made soggy – no taste per se, but not altogether bad.
My wife said that her ‘spicy garlic’ dish had zero hint of garlic. I tasted and concurred. Dracula-safe. She asked the owner/line cook and was assured “that’s how it’s supposed to be”.
so aside from being just another overpriced, average vegetarian place, they manage to screw up the billing as well.
If you’re going to punish yourself by giving them a chance, pay cash, and pay close attention to your change.
They overcharged my credit card by $72, triggering a series of five overdraws at $25 apiece from my account.
When I spoke to Cathy, the owner, she told me “You didn’t have to use your card”, and that it wasn’t her fault that they (Speedy Greens) overcharged me.
Total charge for two meals at Speedy Greens? $160.