Monday, October 6, 2008

October 6th, 2008 - RIP Dhaba Joy

RIP Dhaba Joy Vegan Cafe
RIP Dhaba Joy Vegan Cafe.

Last week, we all lost our jobs. The owners decided not to keep their vegan cafe open, and we shut our doors suddenly on September 30th.
However, the cafe is connected to Toy Joy, and the toy store is expanding into the old Dhaba space. We will continue to have the vegan soft serve (that I developed), espresso, smoothies and eventually bubble tea! Sadly, we will no longer serve sandwiches or baked goods.
As an awesome bonus, the owners let me take about a million pounds of old food home to my vegan co-op. The meal that follows is one of my favorite that we made at Dhaba, and this meal would have never been possible without the generous donation of food from the owners.

HOC, Fall 2008
HOC, Fall, 2008
Top, from L to R:
Dave, Rachel P, Morgan, Miguel, Carol Anne, Ken, Ry, Spencer, Chris, Me!
Jake, Arjun, Lee!
Jonathan, Kyle, Katie
Rachel S, Rachel E
Gaby, Zoja, Ashley
Wade, Becca, Iggy (the dog)

Not pictured:
Kate, Francois, Taylor

Dinner, October 6
Tempeh Reuben Sandwich
Green salad with peppers, cucumbers
Raw Dressing
Vegan Mac n Cheese


Dinner, October 6
1000 Island Dressing for tempeh reuben

1 c veganaise
1 c relish
1/2 c ketchup



Dinner, October 6
Greens, cucumbers, red, orange, purple and green peppers.

Raw Dressing (from Sept. 8th meal, too)
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup shoyu
10 cloves garlic
1 cup oil
a little pepper
the best salad dressing on the face of yum!

The spread:
Dinner, October 6


nom said...

that is such a shame about dhaba joy. RIP. it was one of the fist places i ate when i arrived in texas as an overwhelmed brit and thought it was unbelievably good. at least a good last supper was had!

Anonymous said...

oh mmmm. i file away all your recipes in a notebook so when i get a kitchen i can cook up some tasty meals. (i'm currently in a college dorm. yuck).

that is so sad about dhaba joy :(

dayna desastre

CJLynne said...

long live the soft serve.

Crystal said...

Oh no! So sad about Dhaba Joy. Way to make lemonade from lemons, though. :)

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rainbowtexture said...

You have no idea how ecstatic I am to stumble upon your blog! I am Vegan as well and this is just perfect. I have not read much yet, but I certainly will be! The recipe posted looks so yum yum yummy.(sing the last two sentences in the most joyful tune you can think of)

Anonymous said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.

Leela Cyd said...

wow -- that is so sad that this awesome restaurant shut down and you are out of that job... hopefully you've moved on to newer and better things! that fabric on the dominoes post is the bedspread at our hotel in Hue, Vietnam... so cute, huh!

take care,


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