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May 25, 2007 12:38 PM

Vegetarian/Fish Options Columbus, Ohio

Hello All,
My husband and I are going to be in Columbus for a soccer game on Saturday and were wondering if anyone has any good recomendations for lunch/dinner for two non-meat eaters (we do eat fish and shellfish). We are both very adventuresome eaters and like all different types/ethnicity cuisines.
Any suggestions welcome and appreciated.
Thank you,

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  1. Alana's on North HIgh Street is very eclectic and veggie-friendly (she will even do vegan dishes). It's a funky old house and the food is always good - more of a nice evening out ( Dragonfly on King Avenue is a vegan restaurant that is creative and good - also more of a "date" place. For something more casual, there is a placein Grandview Heights that is a chain, but good, called Aladdin's on Grandview Avenue. Good Middle Eastern food with lots of veggie entrees. There are a lot of good Asian places - Akai Hana on Old Henderson Road off of Kenny, Japan Oriental on North HIgh Street are both good. The Short North is full of cool p[laces with varied menus - I love Burgundy Room ( 8 is also pretty good.

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    1. re: Lauren in OH

      Lauren in OH, I've looked at the alana's website and see that they have brunch. Have you been there? How is it?

      1. re: wench31

        I haven't been there for brunch, just for dinner. The patio is nice, though, so it would probably be a good brunch spot. Please post if you try it for brunch! I have been to the Worthington Inn for their brunch buffet, which is always great, but I'm always looking for new places for brunch, too.

    2. Dragonfly is an excellent option.

      Something very different would be gudeg (a jackfruit dish) at the Taste of Bali, an Indonesian restaurant. You could try their vegetarian rijsttafel option. Rijsttafel means 'rice table' in Dutch and consists of a variety of dishes, and the vegetarian version at Taste of Bali includes gudeg.

      Udipi Cafe is a good vegetarian Indian restaurant.

      1. If you're in the mood to try the bar scene, I reccomend Carabar, on Parsons Ave. They have a big veggie sandwhich and vegetarian hot dog selection, and a lot of good "munch" food.

        They also tend to have some great bands in every weekend.