Love Peace & Pho adds a bright new face to 8th Avenue, situated on the same side as 8th and Roast and across from Zanies (posts coming soon!). The menu features Vietnamese classics with a heavy focus on vegetarian and vegan friendly dishes.
To start, we ordered the vegetarian spring rolls – two large rolls packed with tofu, lettuce, apple, herbs, and rice served with a tangy peanut sauce – and the steamed shrimp and pork dumplings. Both were light, fresh, and delicious!
The tofu rolls alone would be enough for a meal, but our eyes were bigger than our stomachs so we ventured to the entrees next. You can’t visit Love Peace & Pho without trying their signature dish – the pho. We ordered the seafood pho – a heaping bowl of fresh vegetables, squid, fish, shrimp, and broth. The small portion is big enough to share, although it’s so good you might not want to! The menu also offers a vegetarian version, as well as chicken, pork, and beef options.
If the pho is too much for you in the summer heat, you’ll find plenty of tasty noodle and rice dishes on the menu. We also tried the stir fried noodles – a large portion of flat noodles served with shrimp, fish, squid, bok choy, celery, carrots, and broccoli. We had plenty left over for lunch the next day, and it tasted just as good as leftovers!
You’ll definitely fall in love with Love Peace & Pho once you try it for yourself – we know we did!
C & A