If you’re vegan and you live anywhere near Denver, you fall into one of two categories. You’ve either been to Hong Phat, or you need to get your butt there ASAP! Well, assuming you’re a vegan who eats mock meat, that is…
Vegan drumsticks, anyone? How about a big ol’ ham roll?
Please don’t pick on the ham roll. There are two of those in my freezer right now! But seriously, there are at least 15-20 vegan versions of meat and seafood in their freezer section. They also have tons of canned and packaged products marked vegan. And, because it is an Asian market, they also have tons of dead fish lying around, so it’s stinky. You can just bypass those and head straight to the frozen vegan section though (along the back wall, straight ahead and to your left when you walk through the door!). Have questions? The man who always seems to be working the cash register to your right when you first walk in is vegetarian, and he’ll help you out 🙂
Unfortunately I didn’t get a good picture of the shrimp balls or the citrus sparerib cutlets (yes, seriously), but I did manage to get shots of some other goodies, below. I was never a big seafood eater in my pregan days, but I kind of want to try some of these out!
Well, not the vegan eel… But maybe the lobster sticks?
Or the ham slices?
Or the shredded crab meat, or hot pot?
So yah, if you’re into vegan mock meats, this place is totally your jam. Even if you’re not, it’s still fun to visit and gawk at all the crazy stuff! They’re at 1001 S. Federal, in the same strip mall as Lotus Vegetarian (which as of this post has a “closed for remodeling” sign in the window. Sadz.)