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Jun 6th, 2006, 03:31 AM
This place is about 20-25 mins. from my house Check it out...

Fort Lauderdale Florida
Gourmet and Organic and Vegan
SPECIALTIES: Spicy Tempura Frito Misto (Tempura coated Cauliflower Drizzled with a Sweet Chili sauce); Quinoa, Avocado and Sweet Potato Timbale (with roasted Tolmitlio dressing); Sublime Piccatta (Lemon-Caper Sauce, Sautéed Spinach); Ancho-Orange Glazed Sublime Steak (Grilled with fresh Avocado, Smoked Black Beans, Braised Spinach); Pan Roasted "Sublime Loaf" (Port Wine Reduction, Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Caramelized Onions, Sautéed Vegetables).
http://www.sublimerestaurant.com/ (http://www.sublimerestaurant.com/)

Jun 6th, 2006, 03:50 AM
Heres what i got. Souther California.. Orange County.
NATIVE FOODS strictly vegan)
(down the street from my house.. :eek: im way too lucky)
pretty well known, have a few other locations spread around the southern california area.they have awesome burgers and tacos. pretty basic food.. casual.
WHEEL OF LIFE strictly vegan)
4th generation vegan restaurant. pretty fancy, amazing thai food, this place is the talk of all the vegans around here. haha:D
BODHI TREE strictly vegan)
asian food, not too familier with it. awesome fried rice. too bad its located in asshole central, aka main street, huntington beach.

those are the more notable ones. veggie cuisine is abit north for me, and theres the thsia lai buddhist temple (sorry for that embarrassing spelling). it's a good time to be vegan

Jun 6th, 2006, 06:13 AM
Where I live:

Green Gourmet

Green Palace

Celestial Palace


Where I work:


Peace Harmony

Pitt St Vegetarian Yum Cha

Mother Chu's

All these restaurants are Vegan


Jun 6th, 2006, 07:56 AM
Where I live there is 1 vegetarian restaurant, and that is Global Vegetarian. I don't like it very much.

Jun 6th, 2006, 02:56 PM
Wow! I miss Cali!!! That is where I am from!! They do have some great Vegan spots out there!!!

Heres what i got. Souther California.. Orange County.

Jun 6th, 2006, 03:26 PM
Coming to you from the vegan wasteland of Maine:(

There is one called Little Lad's an hour away from me in Portland. It's run by seventh day adventists so it is vegan because of religion not for animal reasons. But they keep having trouble with managers leaving and keep closing periodically. Haven't checked on their situation for a while. This is a good reminder to do that :rolleyes:

3 hours away across state lines is Susty's Radical Vegan Foods in Northwoods NH. That place is incredible. We make a trip there every so often, bring our cooler and load up.

I'm envious of you guys who have so many choices near you.

Jun 6th, 2006, 03:29 PM
It's not fair, everyone's talking about these great vegan restaurants and over here in Northern Ireland there's none.

Jun 6th, 2006, 03:43 PM
we have a few:


and heres a list of other vegetarian restaurants and restaurants with vegetarian options:


id really like to try the lotus pond.

theres lots of other restaurants which often cater to being vegan. i went to a restaurant called the reef. they have things like plantain fries, yam fries, curry tofu samosas, and even the buns they give you to start are vegan. great place, with reggae music and all caribbean style.


and the rebar restaurant which has lots of vegan stuff:


Jun 6th, 2006, 06:24 PM
we've got two vegetarian places nearby-- willow cafe and fat lemons. both serve excellent vegan things :)

nothing like the choices i had living back in the s.f. and monterey bay areas of california, though...

Jun 8th, 2006, 08:14 AM
*crosses Maine off of places to visit* haha
california is THE place to be for vegans it seems!

Jun 8th, 2006, 08:17 AM
Theres only one in the Southend area that I know of - Cafe Pulse. Its nice but a bit over priced. If anyone knows anymore, please let me know.:(

Jun 8th, 2006, 11:48 PM
i'm pretty lucky, i live near los angeles, hollywood, and santa monica that is just SWIMMING with vegan restaurants. there are also smaller ones near where i live that are LOVELY :D :D :D

Jun 9th, 2006, 12:19 AM
The closest vegan restaurant is about 60-70 miles, we are moving soon and this plays a small role in our decision to move.

Jun 9th, 2006, 12:23 AM

Jun 9th, 2006, 07:32 AM
haha nice quote-dealy tigerlily! =)
but i would have to say i'm more opposed to fur because it is solely murdering for fashion, whereas leather coomes from a 'product' people eat, and is more of a necessity for motorcycling. (can def be argued against there though)

Jun 13th, 2006, 03:19 PM
It's not fair, everyone's talking about these great vegan restaurants and over here in Northern Ireland there's none.

You could open one up:D And all the VFers would come and dine there. People would come from near and far.... right?

Fightback, the leather industry is an industry in its own right, it's not like "recycling" the cow.

Jun 13th, 2006, 04:13 PM
What a great idea Fiamma, if only I had the money that's just what I'd love to do!

Jun 13th, 2006, 04:51 PM
Oh Sandra so would I. I've imagined owning more of a tea shoppe (like the spelling ?) I would sell my own home made aduki bean pasties, with lots of delicious salads, and obviously other stuff :D but it's the ambience I'd create. I'd have soft calming music in the background during the day but in the evening it would change to be a bit more up tempo and would be THE place for vegans to meet. The menu would be created as we went along as to what customers wanted to see on the menu. I probably wouldn't make a profit but as this dream would only come true if I won the lottery that wouldn't matter anyway.....Oh heck what was the question now, I've just come back to the land of reality :( :D x

Jun 13th, 2006, 08:54 PM
Fightback, the leather industry is an industry in its own right, it's not like "recycling" the cow.
this isn't the thread for this, but your saying they kill a cow solely for its skin, leaving more of their profit to just rot?
I don't know much about this industry.. i find it disgusting anyway so i don't need convincing to not support it. but i should know for other peoples sake, suppose you can't blindly NOT support something. haha

Jun 13th, 2006, 10:09 PM
Hi Fightback, all I meant was that often people are under the mistaken impression that leather is just a by-product of the meat industry. The leather industry involves a lot of cruelty, as you can read here (http://www.peta.org/mc/factsheet_display.asp?ID=58). But I didn't mean to drive this forum off track - sorry :)

Jun 13th, 2006, 11:02 PM
In Los Angeles there's also the Newsroom cafe and Real Food Daily which are both trendy and frequented by celebs (barf!), but the food is splendid and its all vegan.
Also Paru's is a vegetarian Indian place and it is highly recomeded.

Jun 14th, 2006, 02:31 AM
I love RFD and Paru's! Have you ever been to California Vegan? It's superb imo. I want to try Urth Cafe too.

Jane M
Jun 14th, 2006, 03:47 AM
Most of the restaurants in Ann Arbor offer vegan options or will create a vegan dish if you ask. I copied some information about some of my favorites and pasted it here.
Seva is probally the one that we take out of towners to the most or use for special occasions. It is so great!

Del Rio
122 West Washington
Hours: Monday to Friday 4:30 pm to 1:35 am; Sat 1:30 pm to 1:35 am; Sun 5:30 pm to 2 am
Mexican, American and Italian. Mainly Vegetarian. Not pure vegetarian.
Menu: Salads, nachos, wheat crust pizzas, tempeh burgers and quesadillas.
Comments: Hip and popular.

**Earthen Jar
311 South Fifth Avenue
Hours: Monday to Thursday 11 am to 8 pm; Friday 11 am to 9 pm; closed Saturday & Sun.
Fully Vegetarian Indian. Vegan options. Buffet-style.
Menu: Has a large selection of vegetarian dishes.
Comments: Indian food buffet-style where you pay by the pound. Several vegan options are available. Communal seating. Reasonably priced.
Other Info: Limited service, take-out. Non-smoking. Reservations not necessary. No credit cards; cash or checks only. Price: $-$$.
Directions: It is near the Ann Arbor District Library. From I-275 (Rte 14), take the Ann Arbor/Toledo exit, then take the Rte 14 exit (#45) on left towards Ann Arbor, then get on Rte 14 going west for 1 mile, then take US-23 Br exit (#3) towards downtown Ann Arbor, merge onto N Main St (bear right) and go 1.4 miles south, at E Liberty St turn left and go 2 blocks, at S 5th Ave turn right and this place is right there.

Inn Season Café
211 E Washington St
Hours: Tuesday to Thursday 11:30 am to 9 pm
Friday & Saturdya 11:30 am to 9:30 pm
Vegetarian Restaurant. Vegan-friendly. Organic.
Other Info: Full service.

Mysore Woodlands
314 Detroit St, Kerrytown area
Vegetarian South Indian. Vegan-friendly.

People's Food Co-op and Café Verde
216 North 4th Avenue, Ann Arbor
email: pfc@izzy.net
Web site: http://www.izzy.net/~pfc/ (http://www.izzy.net/%7Epfc/)
Store Hours: Monday to Saturday 9 am to 10 pm; Sunday 8 am to 10 pm
Hot Bar Hours: Monday to Friday 11 am to 3 pm, 5 pm to 8 pm; Saturday 11 am to 2 pm; Sunday 4 pm to 7 pm
Natural Food Store. Good Salad Bar. Organic produce.
Menu: Vegetarian sandwiches, salads, Tempeh Reuben sandwich and soups are available all day. The Hot Bar has Rice & Beans, main dishes, beans, kale, steamed vegetable and other dishes.
Comments: Friendly, helpful people. The items in the cold deli and soups are available all days. The hot dishes in the Hot Bar are available for lunch and dinner and is closed part of the time.
Directions: This place is in the middle of town. From I-94, take Jackson Ave exit (#172), then go east on Jackson Ave (becomes W Hurron St) for 2¼ miles, then at N 4th Ave turn left and this place is 1½ block down.

314 East Liberty Street
Hours: Monday to Thursday 10:30 am to 9 pm; Friday 10:30 am to 10 pm; Saturday 10 am to 10 pm; Sunday 10 am to 9 pm; Sunday Brunch.
Vegetarian Mexican, American and International. Mostly vegan. Organic produce is used whenever possible. Juice Bar. Serves eggs.
Menu: Has a large selection of interesting vegetarian meals. Soups, salads, whole-wheat bread, a good selection of tofu dishes, sandwiches, nachos, Sesame Noodle Salad, Wild Mushroom Salad, Chinese dishes, Italian pastas, couscous, veggie burgers, Curry with Brown Rice & Lentils, Tempeh Wrap in Baked Tortilla (recommended), Caribbean Quesadilla (recommended), brown rice, Portabella Burger, BBQ Eggplant Sandwich, Walnut Mushroom Pasta, pizzas, Yam Fries (excellent), Salsa & Guacamole, Stir-fried Vegetables, Spicy Tofu Jerk with Rice & Red Beans and desserts including Tofutti vegan "ice cream" and vegan Chocolate Cake. The Sunday brunch is good. Scrambled Tofu Platter is recommended. Fresh juices and smoothies.
Comments: Their Mexican dishes get very high recommendations. Very poplar. Vegan dishes are marked on the menu. Has health conscious foods. Has a pleasant location and a relaxed, romantic atmosphere. Has an outdoor patio area for dining. Friendly, efficient service. Local organic produce is often used. Plants, stained glass windows. Happening, in place. Got an award for best vegetarian restaurant in Michigan. Main Street Comedy Showcase is downstairs.
Other Info: Full service, take-out, catering. Non-smoking. Reservations suggested for weekends. Accepts AMEX, DC, DISC, MC, VISA. Price: $-$$.
Directions: This place is in the middle of town. From I-94, take Jackson Ave exit (#172), then go east on Jackson Ave (becomes W Hurron St) 2¼ miles, then at N 5th Ave turn right and go 2 blocks, then at E Liberty St turn left and this place is near the corner.

307 S Main St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Hours: Daily 11:30 am to 3 pm, 5 pm to 10 pm
Indian. Vegan options. Not pure vegetarian.
Menu: Has a good selection of vegetarian Indian dishes. Also serves Mexican dishes. Non-alcoholic beer.

Sunflower Café
211 East Washington, between 4th & 5th Avenue
Hours: Tuesday to Thursday 11 am to 9 pm; Friday & Saturday 11 am to 10 pm; Sunday Brunch.
International. Very Vegetarian friendly. Not pure vegetarian (serves fish). Macrobiotic and Vegan options.
Menu: Sunrise Burrito, large selection of salads, Nori Rolls, pizzas, Scrambled Tofu, tortilla, Roasted Potatoes, Brown Rice, Portabella Burger, Tempeh Burger, Sunflower Burger, Open Face Sandwich, soups, Chips & Salsa, Vegetable Stir-fry, Enchiladas, Taos Burrito, spaghetti, Shanghai Noodle Factory and vegan desserts. On the pizzas can have either cheese or soy cheese (is not vegan). Organic coffee.
Comments: Food freshly prepared. Has Sunday Brunch. Local organic produce used when possible.
Directions: This place is in downtown Ann Arbor. From I-94, take Jackson Ave exit (#172), then go east on Jackson Ave (becomes W Hurron St) for 2¼ miles, then at N 5th Ave turn right and go 1 block, then at E Washington St turn right and this place is 1 block down near S 4th Ave.

Jun 14th, 2006, 08:28 AM
I love the sound of your tea shoppe Poppy, it's just the sort of place I would like to go to! I tell you what, if I ever win the lottery I will give you the money to open your shoppe [I love the way you spelt it by the way].
p.s. would you send me the recipe for your aduki bean pasties?

Jun 14th, 2006, 12:21 PM
Connecticut, USA - NONE.:(

(There are 4 vegetarian restaurants - Bloodroot (http://www.bloodroot.com/) in Bridgeport, Alchemy (http://www.alchemyjuicebar.com/retailer/store_templates/shell_id_1.asp?storeID=B37612A127B24E75874365AD9A6 0F6B6) in Hartford, Udupi Bhavan (http://www.chowhound.com/newengland/boards/newengland/messages/26583.html) in Middletown and Claire's Corner Copia (http://www.clairescornercopia.com/) in New Haven).