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My sister will be in Carmel area in March for a week. She and her husband are vegetarian.. no meat or fish.. dairy etc okay.
I have spent a lot of time in that area but as a full carnivore so I am clueless as to options for them. Can anyone help?? They also want to spend some time in Big Sur.
Many thanks.

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  1. This won't help you in regards to specific recommendations, but I've visited the Monterey Peninsula many times and have never, ever had a problem getting a vegetarian meal. Of course, I've never been to the seafood places that everyone else raves about, either.

    When I'm less pressed for time, I'll post some restaurants.

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    1. re: mudster

      Indeed, vegetarianism is common in the area, so many good restaurants will have at least one veggie option.

      If the visiting couple like wine, I am sure that one could do a veggie meal at Passionfish.

      Bahn Thai and Krua Thai are both good.

      India's Clay Oven also does a lot of good veggie dishes.

      I would also urge them to check out farmers' markets.

      ed

    2. In Monterey/Pacific Grove there are a few gems - I grew up there and here are some local faves...

      Peppers Mexicali Cafe - Great food and location in Pacific Grove - very close to the beach and museum of natural history.

      In Seaside - Bahn Thai - EPIC Thai food. In the University Plaza.

      Tillie Gorts - Old School Monterey Hippy Vegetarian food. On
      Lighthouse Ave.

      Tommy Wok - Very good Chinese food in Carmel. Next to Wells Fargo Bank.

      In Big Sur - Nepenthe - worth it for the view.

      All these places have great vege food.

      DO NOT EAT ON CANNERY ROW!!! TOURIST TRAP HELL!!!

      Good Luck!

      1. Thanks for all your help. Great suggestions that I have passed on. My husband and I will be going back to Carmel for our 40th anniversary in late Oct. We eat most everything and can't wait to visit some favorites and maybe find some new places.