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Eat Vegetarian/Vegan Chinese at Harmony

Harmony is a long-established Chinese restaurant in the Orient Plaza on Buford Highway.  As its name implies, it is totally vegetarian; I even think it's vegan.  Most people (even omnivores and carnivores) love it because it's so flavorful and reasonably priced.  The menu looks like any other Chinese menu with the usual favorites, plus many other vegetable dishes----but any "meat" dishes are fake, made of soy or wheat (there are just some plain veggie dishes for people who don't eat wheat or soy).  Here is the menu:

http://www.harmonyvegetarian.com/

(Scroll down for the dinner menu.)

After dinner, we can go to one of the Korean coffee/bakery places for tea and coffee (and dessert, although the portions are pretty generous at Harmony).

I only have 20 spots.  If this fills up, I will place people who have been recent/chronic No Shows on the waiting list and move up people with reliable attendance or newbies to give them a chance to attend.



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  • Kash

    It was nice to meet everyone. Food was great.

    June 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was great. Cant wait for the next event!

    June 23, 2013

  • allison

    Thanks for organizing a great dinner, Ellen!

    June 22, 2013

    • Matt

      Allison, great to meet you! Hope to see you soon ...

      June 22, 2013

    • allison

      Matt, it was nice to meet you. Ellen was great to set this up at Harmony. Hope to see you soon too!

      June 23, 2013

  • Ellen

    Glad you all could come! We need to go to Harmony more often; they are one restaurant where I'm always happy to patronize.

    1 · June 23, 2013

  • Mark

    Good dinner at Harmony

    June 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very nice to meet everyone! Thank you, Ellen. You were a wonderful hostess! :)

    June 23, 2013

  • Laverne P.

    Thanks Ellen. This was fun!

    June 22, 2013

  • Laverne P.

    Fun and interesting group. Food, as always, was great

    June 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a great experience at Harmony Vegetarian. It was so nice to meet other vegetarians and try something new!

    June 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    is it too late to rsvp?

    June 22, 2013

    • Ellen

      No, Kira. I'll bump you up---there will be No Shows, so we can fit you in.

      June 22, 2013

  • Ellen

    Kash, you are welcome to carpool with Andy and me. We live in Lawrenceville/Duluth right by Sugarloaf Mills. Since we live right by 85, it would make more sense for you to come to us.

    1 · June 22, 2013

  • Kash

    I'm in Duluth / Suwanee area and would not mind carpooling. Let me know if you are interested and we can setup a place to meet and drive from there.

    June 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry. Having dinner with a friend.

    June 22, 2013

  • Ellen

    It's free---it just costs the food you order...

    June 22, 2013

  • adron

    I forgot to ask, how much does this event cost?

    June 21, 2013

  • Ellen

    I don't know how to convince people that this is a totally vegetarian restaurant. I even think it's vegan, as noted in this Atlanta vegan blog:

    http://cracktheplates.com/2011/10/veganmofo-2011-atlantas-awesome-our-chinese-vegetarian-restaurants/

    All the "meat" is faux, made with soy or gluten. For those who want or need to limit soy or gluten, this is not a good place for you! For vegans and vegetarians, it's a great place---no animal products have ever been in this restaurant!

    1 · June 18, 2013

  • Syde

    Oh well, I guess I should have read all the comments before I changed my RSVP to a no. I see that others had the same concerns that I had. I will check out this restaurant on my own time. Enjoy

    June 18, 2013

  • Syde

    They serve meat in this restaurant, I don't trust it to be vegetarian/vegan. There is pork chicken and other non vegetarian menu.,,, I thought it was complete vegetarian. I believe the Loving Hut serves complete vegetarian/vegan menu.

    June 18, 2013

    • Matt

      It's all fake meat - the references to pork, chicken, etc. are all for dishes intended to mimic the taste without using animal product.

      June 18, 2013

  • Matt

    Has anyone tried Green Sprout in the Midtown area? It's a similar concept with fake meat, but I prefer it over Harmony.

    June 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ive tried it but it was so many years ago i cant remember which place i like more.

      June 17, 2013

  • adron

    Since I don't have a car I was wondering if it would be ok to bring a guest

    June 17, 2013

    • Ellen

      Okay, Adron, that's fine. Thanks for asking.

      June 17, 2013

  • Ellen

    There's a waiting list. Please be kind and change your RSVP if you suspect/know that you really won't go and that you are prone to changing your RSVP to No at the last minute.

    Also: for those with soy or wheat allergies and intolerances, please be aware that most of what the restaurant serves is made with wheat or soy. There are just some veggies on the menu, but the vast majority is "faux meat" made with soy or wheat. I don't know which are made with which, so I won't be able to help you. Communication can be a little tricky with the restaurant depending on who's working and their language skills.

    June 16, 2013

  • Matika J.

    I'm sorry I can no longer attend, I was just called to work. I was really looking forward to meeting everyone.

    June 15, 2013

  • Ellen

    Looking forward to meeting you newbies: Laverne, lashes, and Matika.

    Stacy, it does look weird when you see men\u items like "lamb" and "beef," but I can assure you that there are no animal products in the restaurant. The stuff is made of wheat and soy. It simulates the real thing, but it definitely isn't. You can tell the most that it is fake with the "seafood." There are many Chinese vegetarian restaurants all over. Here are reviews from a vegetarian site:

    http://www.happycow.net/reviews.php?id=1879

    Although Vegetarian is in the restaurant title, it's actually vegan; they don't serve fried rice with egg in it, for example. But if you aren't comfortable trying this restaurant, I understand. Just change your RSVP and we will catch you at another event.

    2 · June 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      When I lived closer to Buford Hwy I'd go all the time. It's sooooo good. It's really nice to find places that you don't have to be "scared" that there may be some beef or chicken broth in something. I'm bringing my brother as my plus one (hes vegan, I'm pescetarian). Our family would have our birthday lunches here and we'd eat family style so we could sample everything. I promise, you will want to try everything!!

      2 · June 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Please understand that I work 12 hour shifts most days and my computer is dead, so while I get bits of this conversation on my phone I can not reply or am unable to keep current with conversations, and am seldom able to go to meetups... So, if my RSVP is "yes" then rest assured I have every intention on being there. I had to jump thru hoops to get that day off (originally for the vegan bbq). Perhaps I should have put "lol" on the end of my last comment?...
      Gotta go. The roomie is home and will want his computer back. Look forward to meeting you! :)

      June 15, 2013

  • Ellen

    Thanks, lashes, love your enthusiasm!

    June 13, 2013

  • A.J.

    I have heard good things!

    June 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Their menu scares me. I hope you are right that this is fake meat. I would love to try it if it is.

    1 · June 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is in 10 days. Think I will be well by then.

    June 12, 2013

  • Laverne P.

    looking forward to it!

    June 12, 2013

  • Mark

    This is my favorite restaurant in the Atlanta area.

    June 12, 2013

  • Matika J.

    This will be my first outing with the group, I'm exited!!

    June 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Im so excited!!

    June 12, 2013

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