Seed (#308, 9/15/14) – 67
Definitely ventured out of my comfort zone on this trip to Seed. I am most definitely not a vegan-restaurant guy, but I thought I’d give it a try. It’s located in the old Blue Plate Diner building at the edge of the Garden District and the CBD on Prytania Street.
I have to say I was pleasantly surprised; I’m not really one for tofu or “fake meats.” But I had a Seed Club Sandwich with hummus, avocado, tomato, sprouts and aioli and it was excellent. Not sure if there was anything different with the bread, but that was also good. The sandwich came with a quinoa salad which was also good – and they say loaded with protein. The macaroni and fake cheese was also decent, though doesn’t match up to mac and real cheese. There were a few other items I would consider trying as well, so as I said, pleasantly surprised. A very healthy meal, and also tasty. For food, I’m giving this a 37 ranking; sort of tempted to go higher because my rankings are often based on the type of place it is, so as far as vegan, this place is awesome in my opinion!
The atmosphere was also good. It’s a very bright and open place with the tables spread out well. A good place for lunch. I’ll give it a 20 out of 30 for atmosphere.
The service is going to get docked, unfortunately. There weren’t many people in the place, but it took a long time to get our food – over 30 minutes, which stinks when you’re on an hour lunch break. We asked for the check as soon as we received the food, but I guess they didn’t understand, as we had to ask again in order to try and rush out and get back to work. The server was friendly though, maybe just kitchen back-up? I’ll give it a 10 out of 20 for service.
Final score = 67.