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Freshies Restaurant – South Lake Tahoe, CA

Freshie's Restaurant - South Lake Tahoe, CA

Located in South Lake Tahoe, Freshies is one of those restaurants that is very unassuming, but in the BEST way. Located in a strip mall right next to a few gift shops, it’s almost too easy to pass it on by. Luckily we were informed of the goodness of Freshies before heading to Tahoe! It blew me away with how tasty their food is!

Unsurprisingly, Freshies boasts some of the freshest ingredients in all of South Lake Tahoe. The menu is very innovative, bringing Hawaiian and Asian food together, making it seem like you are on the shores of a Hawaiian island instead of the mountains of Northern California.

The aloha atmosphere is great after a cold day on the slopes, warming you up on the inside and outside. During the summer months, they even have a beautiful outside deck overlooking the lake.

But my favorite thing, of course, was how well they cater to vegans and vegetarians, even using different fryers for their vegan and vegetarian food. My kinda place! I chose to try their vegan pho, which was SO amazing. They even had a vegan chocolate “cheesecake” for me to try. Nom.

No matter if you’re vegan, vegetarian, or a carnivore, you HAVE to try this place. All four of us (1 vegan, 1 vegetarian, 1 pescetarian, and 1 carnivore) enjoyed it so much.

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The warm, casual vibe and the amazing food makes Freshies a great place to enjoy lunch or dinner after a day of relaxing on the beach, skiing in the winter, or even hiking or enjoying the lake in another way.

[All photos were taken in May 2015.]

My guests and I received a complimentary meal from Freshies and Tahoe South for review purposes. However, I was not financially compensated for this post, and all opinions are my own based on my experience.

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20 Comments

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    kereta sewa klang
    May 15, 2016 at 12:19 am

    Its look sooo delicious. Perfect dish!

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    Paige Brown
    May 12, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    What a yummy-looking restaurant! I could totally go for a piece of that cheesecake. I love restaurants that cater to vegans, vegetarians and omnivores! This looks like a place that i would love to eat post-hike! Cheers!

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    Cassie
    May 12, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    Looks great!! I’ve always adored Hawaiian cuisine, and any sort of fusion is right up my alley. Any chance they had Poke? It’s my favourite 🙂

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      Bailey K.
      May 12, 2016 at 1:10 pm

      Oooh I’m not sure. Since I’m vegan, I don’t really look for that, and if I see it, it won’t stand out in my mind. Their menu is online!

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    Tara
    May 12, 2016 at 11:58 am

    I’m a vegetarian and always seek out places like this when I travel. Looks delicious, and yes, very unassuming. Your photos are really great too!

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    Hang Around The World
    May 12, 2016 at 4:40 am

    That’s why we love traveling! You do things that normally you will never do.
    Know new places, new people, new cultures and…. foods!!!

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    Sarah
    May 12, 2016 at 3:21 am

    Wow you went with a diverse group of dietary restrictions, but yet all found something you enjoyed. I love when a restaurant cooks with super fresh ingredients. You can taste it!

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    shayan Naveed
    May 12, 2016 at 2:35 am

    It’s good when restaurants have the option for veg and vegans. I’m neither but it’s nice anyway because then all friends can enjoy under one roof.

    Looks like a nice chill place. How are the drinks there?

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      Bailey K.
      May 12, 2016 at 1:07 pm

      They were really good! Very tropical. 🙂

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    Voyager
    May 11, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    This definitely sounds like my kinda place, being a vegetarian I think I would love the fare they provide. Thanks for sharing, will store this piece of information for easy retrieval.

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    Chantell Collins
    May 11, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    I love vegetarian and vegan restaurants! Even though I haven’t quite made it to being a vegetarian, I aspire to (just need to muster the willpower to stop eating meat). I definitely respect people who are and restaurants that cater for it. These meals look delicious and the cheesecake looks to die-for!

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      Bailey K.
      May 12, 2016 at 1:02 pm

      Oh, you can do it!! If my husband can, anyone can. 😉

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    NAtasha
    May 11, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    Wow — everything looks great! Having living and traveled throughout Asia, I would love to see their take on certain food items. I also think it’s so cool that they use different fryers for vegetarian food — most places would not even think of that! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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      Bailey K.
      May 12, 2016 at 1:02 pm

      I’d love to know your take on it too! Although this was more of a Hawaiian/Asian fusion, so there’s always going to be differences of course. 🙂

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    Sally from Passport & Plates
    May 11, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    You’re right! It looks very unassuming but the food photos look delish! I don’t get up to Tahoe much but definitely going to bookmark it for when I do go 🙂

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    mark wyld
    May 11, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    The food looks amazing and the ambience of the restaurant looks great. If i am even in this area i would eat here for sure. Not much chance since i live in Australia though lol

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      Bailey K.
      May 12, 2016 at 12:58 pm

      You’ll just have to visit! How about we trade locations for a while? 😉

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    ubahsuai rumah
    May 10, 2016 at 4:20 am

    thanks for sharing here. will look for more posts from you.

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