TopoTail praises Vegi Food, a Chinese vegetarian restaurant in Berkeley that serves simple, flavorful dishes at reasonable prices. In fact, TopoTail was surprised by how delicious the food is, considering that none of the dishes incorporate either garlic or onions, items the waitress told him are not used in Chinese Buddhist cooking.

The “skillful use of ginger” added spark to their dinner, which included mu shu vegetables (served without eggs, also per Buddhist cooking) and a chow mein dish of mushrooms, water chestnuts, and bamboo shoots on a pile of fried noodles. TopoTail also recommends the fried walnuts in sweet-and-sour sauce.

Better yet are the prices: The most expensive dish on the menu is $8.25. TopoTail also notes that the restaurant is cash-only and serves no alcohol.

Vegi Food [East Bay]
2085 Vine Street, Berkeley

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