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Our Latest Reviews

Cynthiacolvin1025 4 months ago

Orange "Chicken" Meatless

All the dishes are delicious 👌

Jessica 5 months ago

Green Papaya "Beef Jerky" Salad

So good and tons of textures and flavors.

Ninahooley123 5 months ago

Yam & Sweet Potato Curry

If you are looking for a curry that has sweet and spicy all in the same bite look no further. This flavorful and vitamin enriched curry will take you away to your happy place. Just add jasmine rice and you'll be savoring every bite! I myself am not vegan and are always skeptical when a dish does not have meat but this place and curry does not make me miss it. This curry is by far the best I've had ever and I always look for the best since it's one of my favorite things to eat in the world. You will not regret trying out this amazing bowl of curry!

Kathleen 5 months ago

Yam & Sweet Potato Curry

This meal is scrumptious! Creamy and tasty, with just enough curry to make your mouth sing.

Tran 5 months ago

Hue Style Spicy Noodle Soup

This is what I always order. It's the only one in San Diego! Best entree at purple mint for me

Jojrubio 5 months ago

House Combination Fried Rice

The BEST plant based restaurant in San Diego hands down! Everything I've tried is so delicious and flavorful! I took my parents who eat meat and they were blown away by the quality of the dishes and the protein substitutes! My favorite is the fried rice, it's truly like no other! I also can't stop thinking about the orange chicken which has a crispy and fluffy batter 😍 I also recommend the prawns in garlic sauce!! It's clear that the cooks are very talented and thoughtful, I can't wait to try the whole menu 💓

Lole12312 6 months ago

Hue Style Spicy Noodle Soup

I love this soup so much. Perfect for any time of the day. So flavorful! Must try.

Stevebouman 6 months ago

Avocado Rolls

Excellent Every Time

A3bosco 6 months ago

Lemon Grass "Chicken" or "Beef" or Tofu

So good and flavorful. I can't stop going here for this dish. I drive out of my way to come here and enjoy this masterpiece of Vietnamese inspired cooking. Thank the vegan gods for this place. My taste buds are never disappointed. Consistently the best.

Rarevalo1958 6 months ago

Avocado Rolls

The dishes are delicious!! We wre able to order and pay over the phone and did contactless pick up. So easy!

Itzacastro97 6 months ago

Orange "Chicken" Meatless

This is by far the best orange chicken - vegan orange chicken in San Diego that you can get. It never has me feeling sick or too much like other places . It's amazing. I am such a fan of purple mint !

Winonanash 6 months ago

Avocado Rolls

These are awesome! They remind me of Cheesecake Factory or other chain restaurants but done with more finesse and flavor!

Franbarisano 7 months ago

Pan Fried Rice Noodles

Delicious dish! I asked for soy sauce and chili sauce on the side but after I took my first bite I quickly realized it was perfect as is. The flavors and textures were satisfying and the portion size was very generous. This was my first visit and we will for sure be back. I look forward to trying everything!

Lizzie 7 months ago

House Combination Fried Rice

I am mad at myself for not coming here sooner! I had the house fried rice and salad rolls. Most impressed by the "shrimp" concept, I have never had that before! The young human working Tues 2/25 was very knowledgeable about the menu and extremely attentive. I heard the people next to me say "I had no idea vegan food could be so good!" Grateful to live close and can't wait to come back.

Lourde 7 months ago

"Prawns" in Garlic Noodles

Amazing! Tastes so good. Sautéed with heavenly garlicy goodness.

Hailey 7 months ago

Crispy Wontons

The wontons were fantastic, so crunchy and the filling was perfectly flavored 🤤

Mimi 7 months ago

Pho Tofu & Vegetables

For my birthday with my silly friends, I ordered eggplant &tofu (as usual) & the shrimp with rice. Delicious! I split these dishes with a friend which is what we do on a regular basis. My other two friends ordered the shrimp po'boy because they love it. We had great fun & lots of laughs. At other times, I order the black rice pasta with coconut cream. Sooo good. Last weekend, I picked up a chicken binh mi for dinner cause i didn't feel like cooking.

Caleigh 7 months ago

Kale with Crispy "Chicken" Salad

Crispy kale chicken salad - this was so yummy!! It was my first time and in and I will def be coming back! It is so cute in there I will totally sit down next time to enjoy my food. Shocked at how much it tasted like chicken! Curbed my meat craving completely!

Ashley 7 months ago

Orange "Chicken" Meatless

Purple Mint is one of our absolute favorite restaurants in the area! My family and I enjoy their food often, and had my brother and his wife over to share their food family style. The orange chicken is my go to; however, we also enjoyed the eggless avocado egg rolls and fiery shrimp as appetizers, and those are both incredible. Their menu is diverse with something for everyone and I'm thrilled to support this local establishment. We are not vegetarian or vegan but this ha become our favorite restaurant - the ambiance is gorgeous and the staff is friendly and kind. I recommend the Purple Mint to everyone I know and have vegan friends in Chicago who always ensure we have a stop or two here when they're in town.

Jhoustonnn 7 months ago

Summer Rolls

I crave these all day, everyday. Purple mint is my friends and I go to restaurant. So delicious and always excellent service! Highly recommend!!!!

Anita88mendoza 4 months ago

Kung Pao "Chicken"

This place is delicious! Seriously, if you're on the fence about vegan dishes, the food here will make you feel so comfortable. My favs are the yam and sweet potato curry and the kung pao "chicken" . You CANNOT go wrong with whatever you choose to try, AND you can always try more later.

Jessica 5 months ago

Wonton Noodle Soup

This is such an underrated soup. SO GOOD and full of flavor.

Matthewcharder 5 months ago

Hot & Sour Soup

Best hot and sour soup ever! I crave it when it's been too long. Can't even express how good it is.

Cathy 5 months ago

Yam & Sweet Potato Curry

Very tasty. Large portion. Also had excellent spring rolls

Tran 5 months ago

Double Delight Spring Rolls

This is hands down the best starter!!!! Must try it!!!

Julierbutts 6 months ago

Avocado Rolls

One of our favorites to order here. Dipping sauce is delicious! The Vietnamese sandwiches are also fantastic. The bread is always fresh. Wonderful service and great food!!

Mrjonathonchase 6 months ago

Lemon Grass "Chicken" or "Beef" or Tofu

Lemongrass "chicken" is the best! Try it on the bahn mi or vermicelli dish. Both are delicious!

Tpardy87 6 months ago

Yam & Sweet Potato Curry

I absolutely love this dish!! It's one of My favorite things to eat and the portions are big! i have enough to eat Twice :) and this tastes the same reheated in the microwave !

Rodrigoraulopez 6 months ago

Orange "Chicken" Meatless

I always get this and it never disappoints! Honestly, don't think I'll ever stop going to this place it rocks! Swinging by later to pick up another order 😍

Miguelgsaucedo 6 months ago

Vietnamese Sandwiches

So I am a big fan of BanhMi masterpieces in general, however, this one is high up there with all of the other ones I have tried. By far the best actually. Kudos to you, Purple Mint! Excellent!

Shop2four7 6 months ago

Orange "Chicken" Meatless

My family & I LOVE The Purple Mint. Our son is a somewhat of a picky eater. When my husband suggested we order the orange "chicken" for him, I was a little hesitant and I made sure that his sisters didn't tell him it wasn't chicken. To our surprise, he ate it and loved it. We especially love that it looks like orange "chicken." Our other favorite dish is the Black Pasta in Coconut milk. It's so flavorful and the different texture work do well together! We will be eating here often from now on.

Speakfortheweak 7 months ago

Kung Pao "Chicken"

There is nothing I crave more than this dish right here. Crispy outside, coated in a beautiful spicy but savory sauce. The bite is very meaty but as vegan as it gets. My week is not complete with out a big plate of the Kung Pao. If you haven't been to purple mint, or you have and you haven't tried this dish you are seriously missing out.

Atlasissalta 7 months ago

House Combination Fried Rice

When my wife first introduced me to this restaurant, it was about seven years ago. At that time, we were only dating. Purple Mint has been a temple for our relationship, as soul food should be. About once a month we visit and enjoy our favorite meals in their delicate setting. I almost always order the combination fried rice and she gets spring rolls with the hot and sour soup. We love the orange chicken and the eggplant rice, too! On occasions we've gotten free cake. On Valentine's, a beautiful rose. We've brought friends and family with options for everyone. This place is quite special to us and I know we'll always be warming my welcomed every time we step across the wooden bridge. Thank you for all the amazing memories, Purple Mint.

Tessmariehelsley 7 months ago

Orange "Chicken" Meatless

This dish has been a favorite of mine for the whole time I've been vegetarian! It's perfectly sweet, crispy, and savory!

Isaacprydelessard15 7 months ago

Orange "Chicken" Meatless

This meatless "chicken" was no doubt the best vegan dish I have ever had. It's texture related that of meat and instead felt healthy. The orange slices and zest gives it a refreshing appeal. The only bad thing about this meal is that I am have a tough time trying something new on the menu haha 10/10

Rand 7 months ago

"Prawns" in Garlic Noodles

The most amazing, rich, creamy delicious plate ive ever tried

Katelynne 7 months ago

Yam & Sweet Potato Curry

Delicious! Every dish I order here is a great experience. I love that you can choose between a baguette, rice, or noodles.

Dianacorpus 7 months ago

Pho Tofu & Vegetables

I visited for the first time yesterday. The decor is beautiful. The restaurant is clean. I had the tofu and vegetables pho, jasmine hot tea and spring rolls. The food was so good! I never had pho like this before. The food is vegan and it was clean and healthy. This is my new favorite spot for pho.

Mermaidviawave 7 months ago

Yam & Sweet Potato Curry

I was so excited to find this place! It is my go-to when I'm in the mood for Thai food. I have taken so many people here who aren't vegan and they fell in love too! So much flavor and great portion sizes for the price

Christinagrisafi 7 months ago

Yam & Sweet Potato Curry

A delicious flavor of curry I can enjoy ANY time of day. Just the right amount of smooth sweetness with a nice balance between earthy mushrooms and blended spice. I appreciate that there is also tofu for the added protein. This dish is wonderful with the baguette *which is perfect, every time* or even brown rice when I feel I want to make a larger dish to share or devour all on my own. Especially if I have a Thai iced tea. The ambiance is refreshing and the decor is relaxing. It is a beautiful place to host many celebrations and enjoy the variety of flavors offered.


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