About Garden Fresh

Garden Fresh owners Alice and Robert Liang are proud to offer you delicious, healthy, plant-based dishes that nourish your body and your soul.

Chefs Robert Liang and Paul Hsueh have spent decades creating and refining dishes that are enjoyed by vegans, vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. The dishes at Garden Fresh are so tasty, it is hard to believe they contain no animal products, but it's true. No meat, no dairy, no eggs…our dishes are strictly vegan, compassionate, nutritious and yummy.

Chinese vegan cuisine (齋菜) is a centuries-old tradition that we are pleased to offer. Our chefs use only the freshest ingredients and most tantalizing seasonings to please and tease your palate. We never use MSG, trans fats or high-fructose corn syrup, and all of our meals are cooked to order on location.

Lunch and dinner are served at both Garden Fresh locations: in downtown Palo Alto's University Avenue area, and at El Camino and Shoreline in Mountain View. Speedy takeout is always an option at Garden Fresh.

We think of our patrons as more than just customers. At Garden Fresh, you are a welcome guest, a friend in a community of healthful eaters. We are grateful for your visit, and hope you will return whenever you crave a palate-pleasing meal that is good for you…and good for the planet!

Both Garden Fresh locations are Humane Planet-certified businesses, partnering with the Palo Alto Humane Society.

Garden Fresh Reviews

"This place rocks! As a pescetarian, I occasionally miss the aroma and taste of things like duck and sweet and sour/orange/lemon meat. Thankfully, this place offers vegetarian-variations of these things.
Their duck skin (from their roasted duck dish) was made from Yuba and slightly fried to imitate the crunch you get from roasted duck. Absolutely delicious. Their sweet and sour pork really emulated the qualities of fried pork--it was a bit chewy, a little dry, but drenched in that ruddy sauce that gives it that signature tang and sweetness inherent in almost all sweet and sour dishes.
I was surprised and elated to know that there is such a thing as GOOD vegetarian Chinese food! I am soo grateful. Now I have a place to go when I miss Chinese food, albeit, Americanized Chinese food to a degree, but it alleviates my craving nonetheless."
A.T, Fremont, CA
"Tasty, satisfying vegetarian entrees, served quickly and with a smile. I'm thrilled that we won't have to drive all the way to Mountain View to enjoy the hundred-layer tofu (my husband's favorite), lettuce cups (my favorite) or the famous can't-eat-just-one scallion pancakes. And I could devour a zillion of those tiny crispy egg-rolls ...just thinking about them makes my mouth water!"
J.B. Palo Alto, CA
"I've been to the other location as well and the food is every bit as delicious! Again, I'm not vegan but once I tried this place, I was definitely hooked. This new restaurant has a friendly and warm ambiance with large open windows.
I had the fried onion pancakes and it was delish! This is one of the staples that I always get. The fried tofu was awesome too, mostly soft tofu with just a little crisp on the outside that goes wonderfully with the sauce. And the eggplant dish was phenomenal, I always try to cook it but it never comes out this way. The hot and sour soup was flavorful and enjoyable as well.
Definitely coming back soon!"
T.H, Berkeley, CA
"Seeing this location just opened, I thought I might be the first one to write a review...HA!
Nothing but great things to say - such a friendly place, with great food! Let me just preface this by saying, I am a fan of eating healthy, but often times not Vegan because it might sacrifice taste for being good for you... Not at Garden Fresh; it was delicious!!
You can actually tell when the ingredients are high quality, fresh, and truly healthy...not just by taste, but how you feel after finishing -- I cleared my plate and felt great! Best Lemon Chicken I have had in a long time.
Great food. Great prices. Great staff. Convenient location. Honestly, what more do you want? This is the kind of local restaurant I love supporting...cant wait to go back."
N.S., Atherton, CA
"AWESOME YUMMY FOOD!!!! Love every dish!
- The owner and staff are friendly
- the food dishes are savory.
- they just open a new one in Palo Alto!"
K.L, San Jose, CA

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Casual & comfortable ambiance ... fresh, delicious & generous! Outstanding!
Cindy M. - Milpitas, CA
Traveling with your yuppy vegan friend? GO HERE. AMAZING.
Alice K. - Seattle, WA