I was excited to take Tieneke to VAST Cali Eatery recently, because I had such a great meal last time I was there, and just knew she'd like it, too. VAST Cali Eatery is conveniently located in Daan District in the Zhongxiao Dunhua area, surrounded by little shops and boutiques, which makes it the perfect spot to go and grab a healthy lunch before strolling around the area.
The space itself is quite unique-looking, with lots of wooden attributes and multiple levels, and there is a quirky little surf shop in the basement. They also have a market section as you enter the restaurant, where they sell fresh produce, granola, drinks, nuts and such. There's plenty of seating inside, and also another room in the back of the restaurant with a sunroof and a couple of tables to sit at.
VAST Cali Eatery offers a wide selection of healthy, fresh California-style dishes ranging from burgers, salads, toast, pizza, to desserts and many more. You can see the full menu below!
VAST Cali Eatery MENU
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I ordered the Shroom Burger, which was absolutely delicious; topped with avocado, sprouts, veggies, cheese, hummus and a mushroom patty, and a few yam sticks on the side. I also got the VCE Fruit Smoothie, made of red dragon fruit, milk and honey, which was sweet and refreshing. Tieneke opted for the Abbot K Bowl, which consists of quinoa, chicken, sprouts, arugula, egg, asparagus and tomatoes. For a drink, she got the Seasonal Fruit Smoothie, which happened to be pineapple on that day. She loved her meal and drink, too!
Both of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals and drinks, and we'll be back to try out more dishes soon. We highly recommend VAST Cali Eatery for an enjoyable, healthy lunch and maybe a bit of shopping in their market and surf shop after you've satisfied your appetite.
Business Hours: Open daily from 11:30 to 22:00 (Fridays and Saturdays open until 23:00)
Phone: 02 8771 7617 (Reservations Accepted)
Nearest MRT: MRT Zhongxiao Dunhua (Blue Line)
Address: No. 21, Alley 35, Lane 181, Section 4, Zhongxiao East Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, 106