Any vegetarian-friendly restaurants in PS besides Rose Water?
Looking for a nice place for a meal in Park Slope. Want to try something different besides Rose Water and we have one strict vegetarian joining us. Have ehard bad things about V-Spot too. Thanks!
Miriam usually has one veggie entree, usually really good.
The veggie pastas al al di la are wonderful.
Blue Ribbon has some veggie options that are really good too.
We just recently shared some takeout from Veg Palate with friends - I would not recommend unless you are seriously vegan. My biggest gripes are that its not chinese food with chinese flavoring, really, but fake meat cuisine, and overly sweet. If they just served some good stir fried vegetables Id be over there in a flash but no. Weirdly flavored strips of rubbery "meat" is what is on the menu, mostly. Serving size is massive tho. Walnetto,what do you like there?
OP didnt say whether the guest was simply a vegetarian, or vegan.
Id say there are some excellent dishes at Convivium that could fill out a vegetarian meal, and we recently had some wonderful, creative vegetable (probably with a lot of butter tho) at Ici.
One of our local "gourmet" pizzerias would be excellent for a vegetarian - both Amorina and Franny's serve delicious, appropriate items.
Actually, we did a trial run at Red Bamboo. Cute restaurant but we were disappointed with our extrees (although the soul chicken lived up to the hype). The food is not as tasty or well done as at Candle Cafe and that will always be our standard to measure by. Called Convivium and they had no openings. Thus, back to Rose Water which did please the vegetarian in the group.
Regarding vegetarian palate -
One recent evening I ordered the "lemon duck," and was served a thick, damp spongy pile DRENCHED in a gooey sauce similar to a fake lemon pie filling. It was the worst thing I ever tried to eat (and that's saying a lot)...I was ravenous, hadn't eaten all day, and completely lost my appetite. The scallion pancake too - a greasy, stale-tasting discus. What were the regulars in there eating? The food was beyond vegan, it was downright ascetic - as in sans pleasure.
If enormous portions are priority no. 1, though, this is your spot. And the steamed broccoli, brown rice and water were excellent. Staff is sweet.