I love going to new restaurants. I think it’s one of my favorite things to do in my free time. I would even classify it as a “hobby.” I try to take any opportunity I get to explore the Boston area and try as many restaurants located in bean town as possible. This week I visited Veggie Galaxy across the Charles River in Cambridge.
Veggie Galaxy is a retro, vegetarian diner serving typical diner foods without meat, and most items can be made vegan. They serve items from Chick’n & Waffles, which substitutes Seitan as the protein, to Eggs Benedict, to Stuffed French Toast.
Veggie Galaxy has been recommended to me so often by vegans, vegetarians, and meat-eaters. So when I finally had the chance to go, I TOOK IT.
Here’s how it went:
Veggie Galaxy is located in the Central Square area on Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge. It’s next to the Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub and is close to the Cambridge Graffiti Wall and H Mart. When I walked in, I was pleasantly greeted by an old school diner. I felt quite nostalgic even though I am only a sophomore in college. (I think I have what people call an “old soul.”) Veggie Galaxy truly embodied the old school diners you see in pictures and movies. And they were successful in keeping in their retro theme throughout the whole restaurant.
I ordered the Great Galaxy! breakfast sandwich, a VEGAN vanilla zebra frappe, and a side of Buffalo Chick’n Tenders. (Please note: I shared all this food with my friend but could have easily devoured it myself.)
The Great Galaxy! breakfast sandwich had hash brown potatoes, an over easy egg, tempeh bacon, and cheddar cheese on a bed of baby arugula on top of a toasted bun with roasted garlic mayo. Let me tell you, it was SO good. To me, it was the perfect breakfast sandwich.
When going to a diner, I believe is it necessary to drink a milkshake to stay on theme. Veggie Galaxy’s milkshakes are called frappes and they are VEGAN. The frappes are made with a coconut milk based ice cream, so there is definitely a lingering coconut flavor. Luckily, I love coconut. I ordered a vanilla zebra, which is a vanilla frappe with chocolate syrup lining the sides of the glass. The frappe was cool, sweet, and satisfying. Although it isn’t completely guilt-free, I did feel less guilty drinking it. (BONUS: you can add Port or Sherry for just $2 to make it a boozy frappe.)