Adding another plus, they had fresh juice! I first asked for a shot of wheatgrass, but the waitress informed me that they don't make that anymore because no one wanted it. (They need to take it off the menu, or bring it back when I go!) So, I got the Veggie Special Juice, with apple, carrot, celery, and beet, and asked to add spinach to it, though I'm not sure if she did because I tasted mainly beet and carrot. It was a nice juice though!
Next were the Steamed Spinach Dumplings. With a very mild and pleasant flavor, they were almost necessary to counteract all the spicier and heavier dishes I ordered. I love steamed dumplings much more than fried, and it was nice to have a solely veg filling instead of faux pork or something thrown in with it.
My favorite thing, naturally, was the sushi roll I will definitely be getting more of someday. The Fashion Roll, as it's called for no apparent reason, combines faux crispy shrimp (my favorite faux thing, probably because I used to love imitation crab meat. So gross. Don't judge) with spicy mayo, cucumber, and avocado. You know how I feel about sushi, and this roll reinforced my obsession. It was so good! I used to love all the crazy crispy shrimpy rolls, and this roll totally satisfied my constant craving.
I was pretty impressed with Veggie Heaven and I definitely want to return next time I'm in the area. It's like my version of Pan-Asian comfort food. There's a lot of heavy, fried food, but it's easily balanced by many light, fresh-tasting options. I didn't get the chance to try their vegan desserts because I was counting on Silk almond milk soft-serve at the TCBY around the corner, but of course they didn't have it. It sucks, because I really want to know if their Fried Tofu Ice Cream is vegan, and if so, what on earth it tastes like. Lesson learned: Always get dessert when you have the chance, and the worst that can happen is extra dessert!
Veggie Heaven, Denville NJ
- Water speed: Amazing, upholding the Chinese restaurant stereotype
- Bathrooms: Nice single-serves off to the side
- Service: Decent, though I wish my many app plates came at a slower pace
- Food: Yummy!
- Bonus: Juices, vegan desserts, spicy mayo