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Vietnamese (Soup, Sandwiches, Salad, Spring Rolls)

It's rare that vegetarians or vegans can eat at Buford Highway restaurants, especially at Vietnamese places.  But I just learned that Lee's Bakery accommodates us veggie folks, thanks to this vegan blog that raved about the vegan pho (noodle soup), banh mi (sandwiches made with tofu, daikon radish, cucumber, soy sauce on French bread), and spring rolls.  It does come with mayo, so to veganize it, just ask for the mayo to be left off).

http://travelingpinklips.com/2013/02/22/lets-talk-about-lees-bakery/

She stated:

"The best sandwich I have ever had in my life. I may be exaggerating a little bit. Actually, I am not this Banh Mi was the best darn thing I have ever had, crunchy on the outside soft in the inside. The texture of the tofu was great, fried and lightly salted. I can’t even describe to you how it tastes. It is one of those thing where you “have to see it to believe it” kind of deal, hehe. The Pho was just WOW! It was amazing, filled with fresh vegetables in abundance. The soup was filled with carrots, green onions, cabbage, and lettuce with vermicelli noodles on the bottom topped with tofu with a side of bean sprouts, mint and a slice of lime.

The spring rolls were as equally good. They are wrapped in a rice paper with a cabbage filling; vermicelli noodles, green onions and tofu served with a peanut sauce and crushed peanuts."

The meal should be about $10 or even less.  PLEASE bring cash; the

restaurant doesn't accept charge/debit cards for under $10.

They can only accommodate 20, so please only RSVP if you are definitely going to come.  I'll e inviting some people from other veggie groups as well.

After our meal, we can continue on to a Korean coffee/tea place or have a shopping tour at the Buford Highway Farmer's Market.

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  • Barry

    Had to change plans because a friend needs me tonight.I hope someone else is able to take my place.see you next time

    March 9, 2013

  • Cyn

    Sorry. Had an emergency and can't make it.

    March 8, 2013

  • Kozue T.

    Changed my plan. I'wll be able to come if a spot become available.

    March 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    That combo + spring rolls on the vegan blog look amazing!! I know what I'm ordering!

    March 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a change in plans so I will have to miss this one.

    March 2, 2013

  • Ellen

    Christine and Jana, I'm going by the blog that I linked to. And the restaurant assured me they have vegan soup and sandwiches. I don't think what they are posting is the full menu. If you look on yelp, you can read about the tofu sandwich.

    March 1, 2013

    • Ellen

      Thanks, Susan. David, check out the link I provided. It's from a vegan blog. I'm not saying there are many options----but unlike most Vietnamese places, they do offer vegan pho and vegetarian ban+

      March 1, 2013

    • Ellen

      vegetarian banh mi (sandwiches) that can be veganized by leaving the mayo off.

      March 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Cynthia (Cyn) has also been there many times and ordered vegan entrees from their menu.

    1 · March 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello, everyone! I've looked at their menu on both Yelp and Urban Spoon, and there are no vegan/veggie items listed. Are you sure they offer them? Is it an off-the-menu kind of evening?

    March 1, 2013

  • Ellen

    Susan, as soon as I posted the note below, 2 spots opened up! You and Cyn are in!

    1 · February 28, 2013

    • Cyn

      Thank you so much! Looking forward to it!

      March 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oh, wonderful!!! And thank you, Kim!

    1 · February 28, 2013

  • Ellen

    You can try, Susan. You know I'd love to have you and Cynthia. It's just that I have never been here and don't know exactly how many seats there are. And I wouldn't want the restaurant to run out of the vegan options---probably days go by that no one orders vegan and on the 9th, there are 20 people scheduled who will be ordering vegan! So yes, come, if you are okay about waiting to see if there are No Shows before we can seat you with us and allow us to order our food first. We can always go out for coffee/tea afterward! And keep checking---there may be some cancellations by next Saturday and then you and Cyn can be official. (Would love to have our super-intelligent grad students join us!)

    February 28, 2013

  • kim p.

    I am not sure I just want to make sure someone who is sure can get in. I will add myself to the waiting list.

    February 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Ellen,

    If we're on the wait list, can we still show up and try to sit with the group, but if not, just eat quietly NEAR the group :-P Cynthia and I (she's the other graduate student that you met recently) would LOVE to go, even if it means eating away from everyone!

    1 · February 28, 2013

  • Kozue T.

    Sorry. I won't be able to join this one.

    February 27, 2013

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