Garden Fresh offers all vegan authentic Chinese cuisine Located in Mountain View, California. From Mongolian "chicken", vegetable potstickers, veggie ribs, and more; you will be surely satisfied with the extended menu and endless options to customize your plate! The business hours for Garden Fresh are from Tuesday-Sunday from 11:30-2:30p and reopen from 4:30-9:30p.
Every time I've visited, I'm warmly greeted with conversation by the owner of the restaurant Alice, who is an extremely hard worker and so kind. She makes sure that everything ordered is correct and keeps everything organized in the restaurant!
Some of my favorite orders that I have tried so far are the Mango "Chicken", Orange "Chicken", Stir Fried Veggie "Chicken" Chow Mein, Fried Spring Rolls, and Fried Prawns.
Fried Spring Rolls (3) $5.95 These are so delicious and served with a sweet and sour sauce! They are filled with veggies and lettuce. These are great on the side of a shared or personal meal.
Fried Prawns (6) $8.95 The fried prawns are crispy, crunchy, and filled with a soy protein. I recommend these for a shared appetizer!
Steamed Veggie Bun $5.95 This comes filled with vegan "pork" and veggies. This is cooked with a soft exterior and full of flavor on the inside! I really enjoyed this as an appetizer.
Miso Soup $6.95 This comes with tofu chunks, miso paste, wakame seaweed, scallions, and tamari. This was a comforting and warm appetizer to have. As a Miso Soup fan, this was one of my favorites I've had!
Stir-Fried Veggie "Chicken" Chow Mein $11.95 Chow Mein noodles comes prepared with cabbage, carrots, bean sprouts, and onions. This comes with the option to add white or brown rice for $1.95. The option for spice level is also given the entrees from mild spicy, medium spicy, and hot.
Orange "Chicken" $13.95 The Orange "Chicken" comes with soy bean gluten fried with the chef's orange-flavored sauce based on broccoli. This comes with the option to add white or brown rice for $1.95. The option for spice level is also given with the chef's specials from mild spicy, medium spicy, and hot.
The orange "chicken" is really delicious and I love the house made orange sauce! I typically have chosen the medium spicy sauce and its the perfect balance of tangy and spice. I plan to try the hot level next time.
Mango "Chicken" $13.95 The "Mango Chicken" comes with fried soy gluten in a mango sauce and mango pieces. This comes with the option to add white or brown rice for $1.95. The option for spice level is also given with the chef's specials from mild spicy, medium spicy, and hot.
This dish is hands down my favorite which means a lot considering how delicious everything I've had is and what the menu has to offer. The sauce selected with the spicy option provides a spicy and sweet masterpiece! The mango pieces are a nice cool down that is included with the dish. Having it with medium spice is a great choice however, if spicy is too much for you. The mango sauce has enough flavor on its own to be an incredible dish.
They also have desserts available from Black China Vegan Bakery such as the vegan carrot cake and vegan chocolate cake slices. $5.95
I can't recommend Garden Fresh enough! This has become my favorite restaurant to eat at in the Silicon Valley. For more insight on the menu and location, you can find this information on their website: https://www.gardenfreshca.com/main
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All photos taken by @plantandflores, Brandon Flores