Herbivore: Basil Pesto Tofu Scramble

We went to Herbivore Restaurant for a late lunch/brunch.  If you’ve never been to Herbivore, it’s a vegetarian restaurant.  Oh, oops, it’s actually vegan.  What’s that you say?  NO DAIRY, NO MEAT.  How can this possibly be delicious you ask?  Well, for certain items it is possible.  Being a vegetarian for 2 years (about 10 years ago) I can imagine myself really enjoying this restaurant for all of the close-to-meat items they offer… now that I’ve completely returned to my raw meat chomping self, I can’t wrap my mind around eating food that is supposed to taste like meat that isn’t, because I always end up feeling unsatisfied.  Ugh!

Anyway, everytime we go there on a Sunday when they have brunch I always order the same thing.  The Basil Pesto Tofu Scramble.  I can pretty much depend on this dish being pretty spot on each time – salty, pesto-y… the homefries are also pretty good although I usually add alot of salt… and the toast is pretty good too, usually pretty crunchy and sliced thick.

So there it is in all its glory… the scrambled tofu is the closest thing to eggs as you’ll get at Herbivore. All in all, this is a pretty good dish… so good in fact that I am afraid to venture off and try other things on the menu.

Just an FYI if you order coffee or a latte with your breakfast, they don’t have real milk or half and half.  It’s soy milk.  And they don’t have Splenda or sweet and low… only natural sugar and agave nectar.  They also don’t have coke or sprite or any of your favorite sodas.  Just San Pellegrino Aranciata and Limon and some other natural sodas… so don’t get your hopes up if you’re thirsting for a freakin Coke, you won’t get it.

2451 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 665-1675

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