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Posted on October 11 at 12:32 p.m.
went there for dinner once. and haven't gone back. $20 for vegan risotto that was 75% overly steamed broccoli? no thanks. we can pay the same for a truely miraculous meal at millenium in san fransicso. i'd rather wait for that, thanks. i really want to like spiritland, but all it's done for me is remind me that if i had the time, i'd open my own vegan restaurant in SB, which is still a barren wasteland of real vegan restaurant options.
On Spiritland Bistro
Posted on October 8 at 11:52 a.m.
as far as i know, aside from mesa produce and tri-county produce, the only "locally owned" place to buy natural foods in the county is at the food co-op in isla vista. for those who balk at the idea of going into IV to buy groceries, i'd say check out the store first. it's community-owned, so if you join you can get even more discounts and such (but you don't have to join either) and if they make any profit, it gets reinvested into the co-op or goes back to the community (who are also the owners)... it's just feels like home. and the prices are great. line 27 shuttle bus from the campus loop or camino real stops right in front of the store, so you don't even have to drive there anymore. it's a good time to check out the little co-op by the sea, as they are better than ever before (i've been shopping there for a really long time). just as a by the by.
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