My 1-photo review of Gather.
Louie Helm is a Machine Learning Engineer
hey! Don’t be hating on Gather.
You should eat their burgers.
“You should eat their Vegan Charcuterie.” -Said the Last Gather Defender
“You should eat their pizza.” -Said the one before that
i don’t really understand vegan- where people are trying to make veggies and quinoa into dairy and meat. Its never going to taste the same because they’re not the same.
In-vitro meat will render it all a moot point.
but Souley Vegan definitely comes close.
I really don’t understand this photo.
look closely, will. Louie Helm rated each dish on his plate.
Bill Gates and others are pushing for plant based vegan analogs for environmental and ethical purposes. Vegans would rather eat quinoa than contribute to the widespread horror of the flesh industry as well as to dramatically reduce their contribution of greenhouse gasses.
Que rico se mira eso, buen probecho!!!
Quorn(tm) products are pretty decent sources of vegan protein. Good taste and mouthfeel, plus mycoprotein > soy. Vegan/vegetarian restaurants other than the very earthiest, ganja-smelling, mom-and-pop hippie type places, on the other hand, seem to exploit the food-religiosity of their customer base by charging as much as they can for what’s essentially rabbit food.
Personally, I dislike meat, and if a veggie meat substitute comes too close to tasting like meat, I dislike it for that. However, despite my ill-feelings, meat substitutes continue to advance; the best can now be confused for meat. This is good on the whole, but bad for me (it will make it harder to find the kind of veggie proteins that I most enjoy).
The quality and quantity of meat and dairy substitutes now available must be driving more people to veganism… [i have not found statistics]
(I’m vegetarian, not vegan, fwiw.)
You should eat their steak sandwich and fried bacon appetizer.
Vat grown meat is not far away and imagine a lot of vegans may change their eating habits once “cruelty free” meat is an option.
I think the future lies in plant based analogs that are textured and flavored similar to meat. But also, being a vegan, if something does taste too much like meat or if it tastes gamey it makes me gag. I prefer a happy medium and am very satisfied with the staples, like veggie burgers, tempeh, seitan, tofu, etc. The vegan dairy products, like Tofutti and Diaya are a godsend.
Thanks guys! I enjoy the irony of realizing that the next time I go to Berkeley’s most expensive vegan restaurant, my order will be a steak sandwich, a burger, and the fried bacon appetizer.
Haha, Louie, I admire your cornball response to my cornball post.
UPDATE: Kelly reminded me… We actually tried Gather’s burger last week because we were still starving/suffering after we had the 0/10 “Fermented Mushroom” from the Vegan Charcuterie
I blocked this out of my memory though because we ordered it medium and it came out all raw and gross. Come on! This isn’t France, Gather.
Your fault for asking a vegan to cook you meat 😉
Most of us have never even had it in our kitchen!