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Vegetarian recomendations

laelambrose Nov 14, 2006 03:38 AM

I will be visiting San Francisco next week. Would like to hit a couple of restaurants that offer some veggie options. I've been to L'osteria, Delfinas, and Incanto. Would welcome any suggestions.

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    happenstance RE: laelambrose Nov 14, 2006 04:38 AM

    Greens is amazing for an all vegetarian meal. And you can't beat the view.

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    1. re: happenstance
      Robert Lauriston RE: happenstance Nov 14, 2006 04:11 PM

      Great view at Greens, unless it's foggy, but in the past year or so there have been many harsh reports on the food.


    2. Lori SF RE: laelambrose Nov 14, 2006 05:45 PM

      Luck us almost every restaurant offers vegetarian options. For pure Vegetarian restaurants I like these- Herbivor, Cha ya, Medicine, and cafe gratitude and Greens.

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      1. re: Lori SF
        mchan02 RE: Lori SF Nov 14, 2006 06:52 PM

        I am not a big fan of herbivore - it seems to me like they're trying for too m uch breadth with not much depth. their menu is large but the items i've had were very unexciting.

        i'd secon Cha-ya, Gratitude, and Greens. I'd also recommend one of my personal favorites, Mekong - a little Thai place in the Tenderloin which has vegan options for 90% of the menu (read: lots of fake meat, if that's your bag). Their yellow pumpkin curry is to die for, and the owner and waiter are extremely hospitable.

      2. Mmmonica RE: laelambrose Nov 14, 2006 07:56 PM

        I really don't think Greens is worth going to. I had dinner there in May and cannot recommend it despite how much I love the Greens cookbook. I don't recommend Herbivore either. Their food always tastes like it was pre-made.

        Mekong is amazing. The neighborhood is a bit sketchy but the food and service is totally worth it. It's also very inexpensive.

        I know a lot of people don't like it by I love Cafe Gratitude if only for their grain bowls and terrific desserts. It's a place that feels unique to San Francisco.

        1. larochelle RE: laelambrose Nov 14, 2006 08:02 PM

          I like Medicine. And they are having a special fungi week coming that looks good.

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