When Aviv opened in the spring of 2018, it felt like a revelation.
Since its 2013 launch, the DigiTel platform has registered 200,000 Tel Avivians (out of 350,000 eligible).
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We vegans aren’t exactly known for our culinary achievements. We’re better known for bland salads or strange approximations of meats and cheeses that seem designed to prove that vegans aren’t deprived, instead of to actually taste good.
Part of the Toro Bravo empire, Shalom Y’all’s new eastside location—opened in February in the former Taylor Railworks space—features the lengthy menus of small plates, appetizers and entrees Gorham’s restaurants are known for.
Vegetarian Thai eatery Kati has wowed us with bold flavors, bright colors and fun snacks like wrap-em-yourself betel leaves with roasted coconut, ginger, lime and palm sugar syrup.
The Gorhams filed a liquor license for new, huge Shalom Y’all location next to Plaza del Toro.
Not only has Portland seen an influx of a half-dozen notable veggie-centric openings this year, from tiki bars to emo-blaring coffee shops, but our restaurant scene has seen a sharp uptick in the quality of its plant-based cuisine.
My favorite is the spicy, with fiery green zhoug—a perfect blend of cilantro, garlic, cloves and green jalapenos.
My personal favorite of the new wave of meat-free restaurants is Aviv, the new vegan Israeli spot from the Gonzo food truck’s Tal Caspi.