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The Red Avocado - CLOSED

521 E. Washington St., Iowa City, IA 52240
319-351-6088
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English first
Iowa City, Iowa, USA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

we tried it. We weren't hip enough, wan, or into sallow tallow as the waitresses veins blue through her skin. Here, darling. Gnosh on some nice pastrami and kosha mustud. Butter. Fat. There's a reason they call it "bulgar" wheat, because it rhymes with vulgar. One good thing, though. For some reason, vegans often make great love-partners. If they can... More 

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Wayland, Iowa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Pops is more meat lover than veggie/cheese type, so this was not really his kind of place. However, Grams loved the interesting cucumber sauce & combination of flavors in the soup & sandwich! She said it was VERY good & she is coming back with the daughters!!

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Iowa City, Iowa, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

VERY intentional food and it's supporters just LOVE it. Sad that the city let it go to a housing development.

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Illinois
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84 reviews 84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

Thought we'd give it a try after shopping at the Co-op, it was not good. Like the previous poster I tried the burger and it was just as they described, but with a strong taste of Spike seasoning. The ginger tea is hot water with a small piece of ginger and not very flavorful. We wanted it to be but... More 

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West Burlington
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

I'm not vegatarian but my husband and I like fresh vegatarian food. I had a "famous" veggie burger which was a mushy mess of beans and rice between two dense pieces of bread. I left most of it on the plate and went for coffee and dessert after.

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Marion, Iowa
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

We have been to The Red Avocado a couple times and have enjoyed each experience. It's a vegan restaurant tucked away in a cute neighborhood in an old house. Eclectic for sure, but fun. Very nice outdoor eating space as well.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

Good variety, great veggies options, very fresh. I like to eat organic good when I can so it was nice to find this place.

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Denver, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

This restaurant uses your plate as a palette to make beautiful, delicious art. All organic, local, and vegan art, at that. If you're a carnivore, don't let the word "vegan" scare you. This food is better than ANY meal you would get with animal products in it. Fresh, unique flavors, with abundant colors & so many nutrients in each meal... More 

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Lindenhurst, Illinois
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76 reviews 76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2011

My husband and I were a little disappointed in one of our entrees but saw the creative vegetarian combinations. I would recommend the vegan rueben which was very tasty..a tad greasy but tasty. My husband had the buckwheat pancakes with mushrooms which sounded pretty safe but we both agreed that the asian creamy spread they put on the crepe was... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2010

Stayed one night in Iowa City. Surprised to find such a cool all vegan restaurant in a smallish city, but it was excellent! The atmosphere is charming. The menu is creative, and every thing we had was so good!

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Additional Information about The Red Avocado

Address: 521 E. Washington St., Iowa City, IA 52240
Phone Number: 319-351-6088
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
Cuisine: Vegetarian

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