By now, faithful readers should know plenty about Green, the Valley’s best (and, um, only) place to get vegan comfort food. I’ve been trying to write about less well known veggie-friendly restaurants, but I have to pause for a second to sing the praises of what I consider Green’s finest creation: the Soynami.
It’s summer. We live in Phoenix. It’s unbearably hot. One of the joys of living in such a hellishly hot place is that it makes little things — like enjoying ice cream when it’s 115 out — a hundred times more enjoyable. But if you’re vegan — or a possibly lactose intolerant vegetarian, like me — your options are pretty limited.
Which is just one more reason why I’m eternally grateful that Green exists.
The Soynami is basically like a Blizzard from Dairy Queen, but uses soy instead of milk. It’s delicious. I’d even venture to say it’s better than ice cream. I’m partial to the Chunky Monkey — a blend of banana, walnuts and chocolate chunks. Recently I tried a new blend of coconut, chocolate and almonds – it was like a frozen blended Almond Joy, and is possibly in the running as my new favorite.
Fun new Green fact: they now feature a tiny vegan market. It’s new since the last time I was in a few months ago, and has all kinds of yummy sweet treats for sale.