Miss Green 環保有機飲食概念店: Brownies and Burgers, Vegan Edition
I don’t know how it happened, but I think I have eaten more vegetarian burgers in Taipei than beef ones. I can’t complain however, as the quality has impressed a red-meat lover like myself. My latest burger escapade was at Miss Green 環保有機飲食概念店 (not exactly a Chinese translation of the name, but I’m not sure it even has one…) in Taipei. The cozy restaurant is completely vegan, for those who went vegetarian but then wanted to go the extra mile. Though the menu is small, there are some good choices that suit the urban nature aesthetic of the interior. And yes, they have brownies. Check out more photos after the jump.
I believe the restaurant is fairly new and may have opened up this year. There are only a few tables, so it has a very quaint atmosphere. The first thing you’ll notice is dozens of potted plants hung on the walls. Miss Green is really living up to her namesake. They are attached to a large sheet of metal wires. Is this commentary on the relationship between nature and urban sprawl? Perhaps, but I didn’t come here to reflect, I came here to eat burgers!
Though I’ve mentioned the most famous dish named after Hamburg a few times, they do have other entrees. Since it’s a vegan restaurant, you can probably guess what they are: salads, wraps, pastas etc. There are actually only two burgers despite my constant mention of them. Sadly, the burgers are the most expensive thing on the menu, pushing the 300NT mark. The other dishes jump around the 200NT price point, if you need that money for a couple of milk teas. There are also many juices and drinks, which can be pricey themselves at 160NT. Finally, we have the brownie, a gigantic slab of dessert that is rich with flavor. After trying several vegan brownies and cookies recently, I’ve come to the shocking conclusion that you don’t really need eggs to make a good dessert.
Back to the hamburgers. There are only a few choices, including the straight-forward Miss Green Burger and a Deep Fried Beans Burger. I think all the patties are made of beans, which is something I haven’t experienced. The outside looks fairly convincing, but the taste is not fake meat. Then again, it doesn’t try to be. It will go down quickly since it’s rather smooth. The ingredients were fresh and I really enjoyed the lettuce. The fries were also addictive. It comes with a mini salad as well.
Miss Green is a nice addition to vegetarian/vegan restaurants. Though some things can be pricy, I can see myself coming back again to try other options. Check out some pics from my visit.
No. 143, Wenchang St., Daan Dist., Taipei 台北市大安區文昌街143號 (Xinyi Anhe MRT, Exit 3)