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.
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.