One of the things about being vegan that you don’t realize before you become vegan is how exciting it is to discover restaurants that have items actually labelled “vegan” on their menu. Another thing you don’t realize is how you will quite happily go far out of your way to eat at such a place. And so I ended up in Phoenixville, PA (about a 45 minute drive from Philadelphia) at Thai L’Elephant. Check out their website- an ENTIRE VEGAN MENU! Not four items labeled “vegetarian” and you have to ask about if it has fish sauce or not…I love thai food and I get really tired of interrogating waiters about ingredients so it’s nice to have things labeled vegan.
I got the Fuji Dumplings (green apples, leeks, and mushrooms), the Tom Yum Jay soup (hot and sour lemongrass broth), and the Basil Mock Duck. Everything was really good and I’ll definitely be going back sometime. It’s a little too far to make it a regular thing, but it’s nice to know it’s out there.
(Sorry for the crappy phone pictures!)