Muzita has been my favorite vegan-friendly restaurant in San Diego for a long time, but I’ve fallen in love with a new place. Last Sunday I ate lunch at Plumeria with my husband and sister, and as soon as I walked into this cozy, welcoming, pleasantly purple café I had a good feeling about it.
As I scanned the menu and saw that they had lots of items marked V (vegan) and GF (gluten-free) my good feeling grew. The other thing that I loved about their menu was the statement, Help save the environment, bring your own takeout containers and save $1 on all to go orders. How cool is that!
While we were studying the menu, our waitress came over to take our drink orders. I love Thai Iced Tea, but don’t order it because of the cream. Here, however; you can get it with cream, soymilk or coconut milk. I ordered one with coconut milk and my husband and sis did the same.
Our drinks came, and they were huge! And they didn’t sacrifice quantity for quality, they were delicious.
While taking our order, the waitress was friendly and helpful with suggestions. After some deliberation, my husband ordered the See-ew Noodles, my sis the Pumpkin Curry and I got the Rama.
Our meals came quickly, and I have to tell you that my Rama, which is sautéed veggies served on a bed of warm spinach topped with peanut sauce, was the best I’ve had. I also tasted my hubby’s See-ew and this too was amazing! I don’t handle spicy foods well so I didn’t sample my sister’s curry, but she said it was outstanding (and she’s been to Thailand!).
All of us agreed that the food here was a notch above any Thai food we’d ever had, and that’s before we had dessert. I was tempted by their Banana Caramel Cheese Cake Egg Roll and Chocolate Lava Cake, but they weren’t gluten-free. Instead, I ordered the Sweet Sticky Rice with Mango for all of us to share, which was wonderful!
If you go to San Diego, you’ve got to try this place. The only potential drawback is that it’s small and in a trendy area so I’m sure it’s packed Friday and Saturday nights.
Pumpkin Curry photo courtesy of Plumeria website.