Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Greater Boston Area >
Jul 9, 2007 02:57 PM

Poll: Help the Vegetarians!

What, and from where, are your top three dishes (excluding desserts) that do not contain animal flesh?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. The original comment has been removed
    1. I've got a lot of favorites....

      Oleana in Cambridge - They have a vegetarian tasting menu that is what ever the chef feels like but you can't go wrong with anything they serve it is a must. The Spinach Falafel, Tahini, Yogurt with Beets & M√Ęche are the out of this world.

      2 Replies
      1. re: chiclets_mb

        Ditto. Gotta be the best veg offering in the region.

        1. re: chiclets_mb

          Based on this post I went to Oleana on Friday night for a special occasion dinner with the boyfriend. WOW! It was AMAZING from beginning to end. Not only was the food spectacular, but the space and service were also fabulous. Before dinner I got the white port cocktail with mint and grapes. The BF got sangria. Both excellent. We did the vegetarian tasting menu with wine pairings. All courses were timed just right and the wine pairings were perfect. Started with 4 items from the pret a manger area of the menu. My favorite was the Spicy Carrot Puree & Egyptian Spice Mix with Nuts & Olive Oil, the BF loved the Whipped Feta with Sweet & Hot Peppers - but all were certainly worth ordering again. Other standouts from the next 4 courses were the spinach falafel, manchego cheese cakes with green chard, Ricotta & Bread Dumplings with Red Wine, Porcini and Kale, beet salad. There was more - all great - dessert was also a winner. A small chocolate cake, and ice cream with candied fruit. Considering we did a 6 course tasting menu with wine pairings with each course (and also got 2 additional cocktails to start), I think the $200 price tag was very reasonable. I can't wait to go back!

        2. The Vegetable Tagine Couscous with sultanas and dates from Sabur in Somerville is wonderful... my carnivorous dining mates eyed my dish with extreme longing :)

          3 Replies
          1. re: mipiace

            Roasted Garlic Polenta, Wood Grilled Artichokes, Tomato & Olives
            Vegetable Tagine Cous Cous, Sultanas and Dates
            From the menu it looks like the above two dishes may be vegan and gluten-free (no wheat, oats, barley, rye, spelt)?

            1. re: lgss

              mmmmmmmm, I think couscous is usually made from semolina wheat, which contains gluten.

              1. re: powella

                I missed the cous cous listed. Thanks for pointing this out.

          2. You should also try Pho Republic - the chow fun noodles with tofu and peanut sauce is one of my all time favorites. I go to Pho Republic weekly.

            1. I've not been in a while but Addis Red Sea onTremont St has lots of vegetarian options and the few times I've been I really loved my meal. The atmosphere is really fun.

              1 Reply
              1. re: chiclets_mb

                At Addis, you don't even need to worry about narrowing down your choices. The "Winnie Mandela Special" is a sample of all of their vegetarian dishes.

                Probably one of the first places I think of when someone asks for good vegetarian.

                My personal favorite is either the Nemeser Wot or Mittin Shuro Wot. I keep forgeting which wot is wot.