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Apr 25, 2007 11:59 PM

Vietnamese place in SGV w/ good Vegetarian options

When I end up at a Vietnamese restaurant with my vegetarian mother, there are usually no vegetarian options. Apparantly she's asked at several different places if they could wrap spring rolls with just veggies and they said no so now she doesn't bother. Her solution is bringing food from somewhere else into the restaurant <- I think she usually asks the employees if she can do this ahead of time. So I was wondering if there are any decent Vietnamese restaurants in the SGV that has good vegetarian options so we don't have to keep going through this process. Thanks in advance! :)

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  1. There's a place in El Monte called "Veggie Life". I haven't tried it, but I've heard they have good Vietnamese food and it's completely vegetarian. On the more upscale side and in Hollywood (just in case you feel like driving a bit) is Michelia Nouvelle Vietnamese Bistro. They have a special vegetarian/vegan menu and it's pretty good. If you hear of any other good places, let me know...

    Veggie Life
    '9324 E. Garvey Ave, #8
    South El Monte

    8738 West Third St.
    Hollywood, CA

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    1. re: thewaz

      Veggie Life is OK, but it's not that great. The food was a bit too greasy for me. The flavor was OK.

      The problem with rolls is that they are almost always prepared in advance--the staff won't have enough time to prepare them during the middle of a lunch hour rush. You can try calling the restaurant in advance and ask them if they can prepare vegetarian rolls (the more, the better). I don't know if it will work, but it might be worth a try.

    2. What about Blue Hen in Eagle Rock?

      1743 Colorado Blvd (Cross Street: Argus Drive)
      Los Angeles, CA 90041View Map
      (323) 982-9900

      According to Citysearch - Updating Vietnamese classics, this bohemian Eagle Rock hangout caters to organic and vegan lifestyles.