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Vegetarian places in-around Calistoga

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legionnaire Apr 14, 2007 04:00 PM

Looking for references, advice for Vegetarian places in and around Calistoga. Thanks in advance.

With 4 kids. So, kid-friendly places, please.

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    zolabell May 6, 2010 08:57 PM

    Old post, but for anyone vegetarian going to Calistoga... DO NOT go to Jole. It sounds nice, "farm to table", but their menu consists of lamb tongue, pork belly, chicken livers and FOIE GRAS! We had great luck eating vegan at Palisades Deli for lunch (they are not open for dinner). For dinner, I recommend Pacifico Mexican Restaurant. It had a good atmosphere, reasonable prices, and our waiter, Manny, was extremely knowledgeable of ingredients -- making sure all our food was vegan. Be sure to try the salad with beets and jicama - it was delicious!! And ask for Manny!

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      vday May 6, 2010 09:07 PM

      Regarding being an old post; be advised that Wappo is, sadly, no longer open . . . a big loss to good food in Calistoga

    2. Non Cognomina Apr 17, 2007 07:58 PM

      How little are the kids? Calistoga is a pretty kid friendly town--much more so than lower in Napa Valley. I also recommend Checkers for the kid-friendly factor. If you go to Pacifico's, be sure to make a point that you are a vegetarian. Some of their menu items contain "hidden" animal products (ie animal fats, meat broths).

      1. l
        legionnaire Apr 14, 2007 08:59 PM

        Checkers, Boskos seem to work well enough for our needs. I'll leave the gastronomic delights of Wappo for another time when kids are not around. If anyone has any other suggestions, do post.

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        1. re: legionnaire
          maria lorraine Apr 15, 2007 12:52 AM

          Or Pacifico's, the Mexican place. Not great, but adequate for your needs perhaps.

          1. re: maria lorraine
            Glencora Apr 15, 2007 01:29 PM

            I've taken kids to Pacifico's and it worked out very well. (I think I remember playing hangman on the paper placemat) I bet there's something veg-friendly, too.

        2. l
          legionnaire Apr 14, 2007 04:28 PM

          Palisades market from a few years ago would've been good. But other threads report its closed. True?

          Wappo Bar - ?

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          1. re: legionnaire
            maria lorraine Apr 14, 2007 06:13 PM

            I'm stumped, almost, and I'm a local. There is no vegetarian restaurant per se, here in
            Calistoga or nearby in St. Helena. Most menus at restaurants offer vegetarian options
            however. Yes, Palisades Market is no longer, but recently Cal-Mart grocery store has built a nice new deli-takeout section with both hot and cold foods and some vegetarian options.
            With four kids, I'd try Checkers, Bosko's, possibly Wappo (my favorite overall),
            even the Calistoga Roastery. This is a little town -- just three blocks long, and most
            of the restaurants have their menus posted outside. A tip: call ahead to the restaurant
            if you're able to and tell them your party of 5-6 vegetarians is coming in and I bet the
            restaurant will try to accommodate you. Have fun, and good luck.

            1. re: maria lorraine
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              legionnaire Apr 14, 2007 06:53 PM

              Maria,
              Very nice to get a response. vegetarian options are good enough. I am more worried about restaurants letting kids in. I'll call ahead.

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