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kaylawayla Posted at 2007/07/23 5:47pm reply to

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The owner of Swad asked me why I don't eat there very often and very honestly I told her it was because I was unsure what was actually vegan and when I had asked questions in the past, I didn't really feel confident I was understood.  She told me they're going to make a vegan menu OR label what is vegan very clearly on the menu.  They are very knowledgable about veganism, they just have the language barrier when people ask about specific ingredients so the menus will help.  Anytime someone says I'm vegan, they'll give them a vegan menu or point out what is going to be labeled "vegan" on the menu.

I don't eat there too often because of all the fried foods but it's nice to get a vegetarian restaurant to make it easier for vegans to eat there.  I'm not sure when this will happen but when I told her how many vegans we know in Austin, she got really excited and said they'd take care of it ASAP.



kayla Posted at 2007/07/23 5:51pm reply to

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we should definitely support them for their effort!  i looked them up and saw that they serve indian food...  except for samosas i didn't know indian food was really fried.  so what is it that they serve that's fried?  (i guess i'm the opposite of you - i love fried food!)
John Posted at 2007/07/23 5:57pm reply to

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indian food has plenty of fried goodies: samosas, pakoras, dosas, batura, vada. i'm sure i'm missing some but those are the items i know which are always fried.
kayla Posted at 2007/07/23 6:00pm reply to

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wait, i know this place!  it's near where i work - i went there last tuesday only to discover that they are closed on tuesdays.  i shall try again...
Jacob Posted at 2007/07/23 7:15pm reply to

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maybe we should have a vegan meetup there?
Craig? Posted at 2007/07/23 10:03pm reply to

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let's do it!  I miss Indian food.  it seems to be the least vegan friendly vegetarian food.

fuck ghee!
kaylawayla Posted at 2007/07/23 10:57pm reply to

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She said that their vegan items were made completely vegan but she did warn me there aren't a TON of options to pick from which I expected.  I've only eaten there once.

I currently wouldn't suggest a vegan meet up here just yet.  I want to wait to see what they do with their vegan menus / labeling.  

It's just very cafeteria-style as well so you have to be in the mood for plastic forks and trays happy  It can be good for lunch tho.  And it's cheapo.

I just remember, other than the lentils and naan the bulk of everyone's meals consisted of fried items.




Jacob Posted at 2007/07/23 11:35pm reply to

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plastic forks?!? are you serious?  they're raping indian culture!
http://www.wikihow.com/Eat-Indian-Food-With-Your-Hands

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meganmydear Posted at 2007/07/24 10:58pm reply to

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really good super friendly vegan friendly indian is Bombay Express. It is up north off of parmer lane. There is an older woman that works there that I have had a language barrier problem with, but there is always someone else there to help out. The restaurant is cafeteria style too sort of... they are always helpful to point out what is vegan and make delicious food. I highly recomend it.
kayla Posted at 2007/08/24 1:34pm reply to

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went to swad today for lunch - excellent.  and while nothing was labelled vegan, the lady at the counter was able to point out to me which items were vegan. anyhow, good food & good prices.  i don't see any reason why we can't have a meetup there - i'm sure if we told them ahead of time we could get several tables pushed together.
kaylawayla Posted at 2007/08/24 1:44pm reply to

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>went to swad today for lunch - excellent.  and while nothing was labelled vegan, the lady at the counter was able to point out to me which items were vegan. anyhow, good food & good prices.  i don't see any reason why we can't have a meetup there - i'm sure if we told them ahead of time we could get several tables pushed together.

Yeah they haven't made the vegan menu yet, but I'm pushing on them each time we speak!  
UTexasMark Posted at 2014/08/30 6:23pm reply to

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They still haven't made a vegan menu and don't seem to know what the word means. They also take 10 minutes to acknowledge anyone that enters the restaurant.

Food was good though.
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