Jolo’s features all vegan entrées made with natural ingredients—no genetically modified foods! Drinks offered include make-it-yourself juice and protein blends. Main dishes include smoked “duck,” ginger “chicken” and broccoli, and “fish” stew (soy, mushroom, or tofu are used as substitutes for “meat” dishes). Home baked goods including brownies, carrot cake, plus fruit salads are available daily. Hours are from 11:30 am to 8 pm Monday through Friday, and 1 pm to 8:30 pm Saturday and Sunday. Catering services are also available.
Best Vegan Restaurant (2012)
The paired words “vegan” and “restaurant” generally don’t elicit gustatory raves, but Jolo’s Kitchen is a complete standout in the meatless world. While adhering to strict Rastafarian foodways—which means no meat or alcohol—Jolo manages to create vegetable-, pulse-, and grain-based foods that pack lovingly cooked flavor. Don’t miss the smoked “duck”—wheat-gluten mock meat with lima beans, onions, peppers, and spices. It’s amazingly meaty and substantial, and perfect to wash down with delicious, gingery juices that taste like $12 worth of produce squashed into each $5-to-$7,16-ounce cup.