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The Noochy Noodle Visits Souley Vegan (1000 times)

Souley Vegan is one of my favorite restaurants in the Bay Area, and my absolute favorite  in Oakland. While I can never seem to make it across the Bay for things like friends, concerts, job interviews, weddings or other so-called important life things, if you so much as say a word about the aforementioned all vegan soul food restaurant, I’m there. I try to be adventurous since everything on the menu is fantastic but nothing beats a crispy tofu burger, mac n’ cheese, and potato salad combo. Sometimes I do switch the potato salad out with mustard greens if I’m not feeling carb-tastic…but it’s so hard to say no.

Mac and Cheese, Potato Salad, Crispy Tofu Burger

As for the mac n’ cheese; some sort of humongous rigatoni-type pasta stands in for the macaroni, but no matter, we’re not noodle purists here. The cheesy sauce is thick, creamy, and heavy on the nooch. I’ve been trying to figure out for a really long time how they make the sauce and I’m not any closer to figuring it out now than I was when they opened.  I’m thinking it’s possibly made with tofu? Overall, it’s nothing fancy, just incredibly comforting and delicious, exactly how mac n’ cheese was intended to be. If they sold it by the pound I would stock my newly aquired deep freezer with it.