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my vegetarian friend is moving to Anchorage!

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  • melon Jul 24, 2006 03:10 PM
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is she going to starve to death?

any recommendations? I was thinking about getting her a gift certificate as a going away present.

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  1. wow, it's a great place for carnivores ...

    Marx Brothers is a fine place overall and usually has a relatively nice selection of veg options.

    Natural Pantry has options and years ago was good (it's been a long time).

    1. Hopefully she eats fish because there are a lot of great local options for seafood.

      1. I thought I'd bump this post since my question is practically identical... My s.o. and I will be attending a conference in Anchorage in October, and will be there about a week. We're both vegetarian -- no fish / seafood. We're sure finding good veg eats will be a challenge, but we're up for it. Even rec's for places that just have a few solid veg options would be welcome. We'll be staying at the Hotel Captain Cook; I've heard there are four restaurants there so I know we'll be able to find something, but any other hints would be greatly appreciated!

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        1. re: spyturtle008

          The places at the Cook are all pretty good for hotel dining and the Crow's Nest can be great, but I wouldn't focus too much on those places.

          A few suggestions: The cafe in the Museum of History and Art that's run by Marx Bros. Cafe actually has more veg stuff than their big place.

          http://www.marxcafe.com/

          Also Jen's has limited items on the menu, but will alter dishes.

          http://www.jensrestaurant.com/

          Not a lot on the menu at Glacier Brewhouse but just about every item is good, including the desserts.

          http://glacierbrewhouse.com/din.htm

          Orso has some decent options.

          http://www.orsoalaska.com/our_menu.html

          There are also some good Thai places in town.

        2. There's a nice variety of pizzas at the Moose's Tooth in Anchorage, also a nice variety of beer.

          1. Thanks everyone, for your suggestions so far -- much appreciated! Will be leaving this Saturday, so I'm still game for any additional ideas anyone may have.

            1. Organic Oasis recently won a readers' poll in Anchorage and friends who still live there give it high marks.