Merit Vegan Restaurant is located in Sunnyvale, California and offers fine flavors of Eastern and Western cuisine. They use fresh and organic plant-based ingredients in their dishes and focus on sustainability and going green as a key mission to create a better planet.
The current business hours remain the same throughout the week opening at 11:00am to 3:00pm. They close for a small break and re-open for dinner time from 4:30pm to 8:30pm.
The menu is broken down in categories by appetizers, salads, soups, noodle soups, and rice plates, entrees, specials, side orders, drinks, and desserts. They also offer whole cakes to order for special events, packaged snacks, and vegan jerky.
Upon visiting, I've tried a few appetizers that are delicious and served with a sweet and sour plum sauce that Im obsessed with! The vegetable filling in the appetizers are also flavorful and cooked to a crisp.
Golden Rolls $8.50 Crispy deep-fried rolls filled w/ vegetables. Served w/ sweet & sour plum sauce
Fried Wonton $8.00 Wonton filled w/ Vegetables and seasoned gluten. Served w/ sweet & sour plum sauce. *Contains gluten and nuts
Golden Nuggets $13.50 Batter-fried nuggets tossed in sweet and sour house-made orange sauce. *Contains peanuts
Sweet and Savory $13.50 Pineapple, onion, bell peppers, batter-fried nuggets tossed in house-made pineapple, beet and tomato sauce.
The entrees available at Merit all look incredible; I mean, there's so many to try! I've only had the opportunity to visit Merit two times so I haven't tried many entrees yet however, from what I've tried they have been exceptional.
The sweet and sour house-made orange sauce from the Golden Nuggets needs to be sold in a bottle immediately. Orange slices are included in this entree and it adds a sweet and tangy flavor as well as a nice touch to the overall dish.
The Sweet and Savory as stated, is a great balance between the two! The sauce absorbs in all of the fruit and veggies included in this dish as well as the fried-nuggets.
Between the two of these entrees, you can't go wrong! I also added a side of rice to my meal. You can select between White Rice $2.75 or Organic Brown Rice $3.50
Other dishes I'm interested in trying
Szechuan Pineapple $13.50 Seitan, onion, pineapple and bell peppers cooked in spicy Szechuan sauce.
Crispy Chow Mein $13.50 Crispy wheat noodle with stir-fried vegetables, organic tofu, seitan, bean sprouts and mushrooms in house garlic sauce.
Spicy Delight $14.50 Batter-fried nuggets in spicy sweet and sour onion ginger sauce. Served with steamed broccoli and spinach.
These are just a few of the items that I plan on trying in the future, but I encourage you to check out their website and menu to see what you might like! Merit Website
Every time I visited, the staff has been attentive and welcoming, despite always being pretty busy and packed with a crowd full of hungry customers. The restaurant itself is pretty open in space and has many tables so thats never an issue. If you're ever in Sunnyvale or San Jose, this is a must try restaurant in your vegan exploration!