opened by the same folks as the more famous veggie planet in harvard square, veggie galaxy can be best described as a vegetarian diner (with vegan baked goods). i didn't try any of the baked goods, but all in the all the food was pretty tasty! and the menu is adorable.
i got the breakfast sandwich, which was amazing.
it's scrambled eggs, vermont sharp cheddar, baby arugula, and roasted garlic mayo on toasted sourdough. i know it's hard to mess up an egg and cheese sandwich, but this one was done RIGHT. i loved the uber-browning of the bread - made the sandwich extra flavorful with just enough crunch. the egg+cheese+mayo made a wonderful gooey combination.
payal got the mac n cheese, which was underwhelming.
it was a little too soupy for my taste, and definitely over-rosemaried.
the boys got burgers, and i will admit, i had no interest in trying them!
the boys approved nonetheless.
rachana got the beer battered house smoked tofu.
i did not love the tofu (too smoky for my taste), but the red cabbage slaw was PERFECTION. i don't usually like any sort of slaw, but this one was sooo good - slightly sweet, with a good crunch, in not too much mayo, and tasted almost asian. i thought i tasted hints of sesame oil - ymmmm. next time, i will definitely be ordering an extra side of this slaw.
but the fries? they would be much better without the rosemary.
so yes - herein lies veggie galaxy's problem, and it's really just my problem. i don't love rosemary enough to have it be in everything that i eat. at veggie galaxy, it feels like every dish is over-rosemaried. so much on my potatoes, so much on all the fries, and so much in payal's mac n cheese. just... too much rosemary in everything.
that said, if you DO love rosemary, head on over to veggie galaxy - the food is delicious enough for it to be visited by more than just vegetarians!
450 massachusetts avenue
cambridge, ma 02139