I have had the opportunity to visit a couple times with the new restaurant The Garden of Vegan and my opinion is mixed. The owners are serous in their commitment to the restaurant serving non-GMO, completely vegan without using soy or gluten, which is commendable and will be a great attraction for those with dietary restrictions. The location is excellent as it is in downtown Delray just off Atlantic Avenue located at 528 NE 2nd Street, so there is plenty of residents that can afford the extra cost one will find eating here. The one big advantage is they are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The food quality is excellent as we have experimented with their breakfast and dinner items. All of the breakfast items I sampled were excellent. The other items on their menu were mostly of the same high quality.
I did feel the restaurant could be better organized, both inside and outside with their social media. Inside, the meals do not seem to come out at the same time. For instance, when we had breakfast, my waffles came out a full ten minutes earlier than my guest's french toast. Another time for dinner a similar event happened, which lent itself to the idea, this was not an isolated incident. In addition, the food they have on the menu or posted, is sometimes not available. The restaurant has partnered with a delivery service and on their site it included the following dislaimer, "Garden of Vegan is committed to "No GMO, NO Dairy, No Wheat, No Soy, No Gluten NO KIDDING" and only uses the freshest ingredients, as a result they may have limited supply of some items. Please be aware that menu items are made from scratch and may require more preparation time. As well, some ingredients may only be season availability or have a limited availability."
Their social media attempt is not working, as their advertised website is, and has been, down for weeks, they apparently have two Facebook pages which is confusing at best, and their Twitter feed is littered with tweets unrelated to veganism or their restaurant.
The Garden of Vegan can succeed if they can get on point to not only serving excellent food, which they do, but to also make the experience of better quality and better their online reach. It is not easy running a regular restaurant, let alone a vegan restaurant, so their courage is admirable. I will continue to be a guest at their restaurant as I can overlook certain issues, however the general public may not be as accommodating.