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Sep 6, 2006 02:47 AM

Cheapest Vegetarian Food in Cambridge/Allston area

Okay, I am a stundet and a vegetarian. What gets your highest ranks for dirt cheap food that is good and vegetarian in Cambridge and Allston. Dirt Cheap!

PS. I am eager to try out the veggie pho at Pho Pasteur.

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  1. i would recommend the tea house at the buddhist center in central square. great food, not a lot of money, and an interesting place to visit

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    1. re: Bugg Superstar

      Sounds very interesting - care to say a bit more? Hours? Location in Central? What's on the menu?

      THANKS, Gini! Sounds like a genuine chowhound find.

      1. re: Bob Dobalina

        It's located at 950 Massachusetts Avenue, half-way between Harvard Sq. and Central Sq. in Cambridge.
        Their hours are: Tuesday - Saturday, 11 - 6 p.m.; Sunday 12 noon - 6 p.m.; closed Monday.

        In their tea room, they serve an all vegetarian menu with appetizers like dumplings, spring rolls, sweet bun, turnip cake, wonton soup, and sticky rice. Their lunch sets are a good value and includes soup, rice, vegetables and tofu.

    2. well, like can get cheap veg food at the quickie taco places like Anna's...~$3 for a burrito. Any of the Indian restaurants have extended lunch buffets for ~$8. Also, I think Veggie Planet is awesome in Harvard Sqr. a lot of food, enough for two meals for ~$7. Phoenix Landing in Central Sqr has great happy hour prices on snacky foods. Altho I dont care for Pho Pasteur, it is in the 'hood. The train to Chinatown is fast :)

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      1. re: MaineRed

        The Brighton Ave. branch of Pho Pasteur is still going, right? You don't have to go all the way to Chinatown.

        1. re: Bob Dobalina

          I think the reference to Chinatown meant that it was easy to get to, although not in the neighborhoods mentioned by the OP. The Allston and Harvard Square branches of Pho Pasteur are both still going strong, although they've recently changed the name to Le's.

        2. re: MaineRed

          stay away from Anna's, especially if you want vegetarian.

        3. Bean and cheese super burrito at Anna's, ask for the vegetarian rice.

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          1. re: Luther

            Actually, I think the beans may have been cooked in lard. Just a heads up.

            1. re: Prav

              Could be. I just have heard lots of vegetarians whine about the rice (which now comes in vegetarian flavor), but never about the beans.

          2. While you can get a lot of cheap vegetarian fare at places like Aneka Rasa, Buk Kyung II, Reef Cafe, and Grasshopper in Allston, the cheapest deal I've found is the free one at Hare Krishna Temple. Sundays and Wednesdays they offer a free dinner after lecture and discussion. Free seems pretty cheap to me.