Vegetarian in Cambridge/Somerville
What is the nicest vegetarian restaurant in the Cambridge/Somerville area? I would like to buy someone a gift certificate for an anniversary dinner. Thanks.
When Ana was at Casablanca, I invited vegetarian friends there because I could rely on her to provide an wonderful meal, with or without meat. I have to get to Oleana more often. It is only a cab ride away! Ah we become slaves to t-lines.
It you were looking for something a bit more everyday, I would have suggested Veggie Planet at Club Passim in Harvard Square. Didi Emmons is one of the owners and she is a master of vegetarian cuisine.
I think Oleana's tasting menu (chef's choice) is excellent and its certainly in a different league than Veggie Planet. Although I did not order it, the vegetarian option at Rendezvous sounded very appealing and looked more so when I saw it delivered to another table -- a newer restaurant that appears to be taking vegetarian serious. Upstairs on the Square usually offers a vegetarian tasting menu too. Casablanca is a good choice for something more casual. Veggie Planet is bearable, but for me its more to get priority seating at Passim.
I renetly took a vegetarian friend to Helmand in Cambridge and she was in heaven. I realized later that most of what I ate was vegetarian too although I hadn't realized it at the time (they have both meat and veggie offerings). Oleana is also very good with perhaps a slightly nicer room. You couldn't go wrong with either though.
Here's a menu from Helmand although the prices are a bit out of date (I think apps were $1 more and mains $2 more). http://cambridge.zami.com/business?BU...