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Sep 6, 2007 05:26 PM

Austin Vegetarian

I know there are probably lots of threads if I had time to look, but I really don't.
My daughter is getting married Saturday, and heading to Austin on Sunday. Honeymoon, and job hunting, as they plan to move there shortly.
She is a vegetarian. I'd love to be able to give her some recs from the people that really know.
Anything that would knock her out?

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    1. My favorite veggie places from when I lived in Austin were Veggie Heaven on Guadelupe (Chinese), Madame Mam's on Guadelupe (not Vegetarian but Thai. Have some great Tofu/Vegetarian dishes). I also loved the Black Beans with Jalepeno Corncake at Magnolia on Lake Austin Blvd. Mothers was also good but I think it may be no more???? Not sure.

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      1. Artz Ribs--Get the grilled Veggies. As long as she does not mind other people eating lots of meat all around her, she will love it. I think it's one of the best veg. meals in town.

        1. At just about any local austin restaurant vegetarians will do fairly well, so I would go with which ever food variety she's most into. Mother's is out of commission for a while and I still miss West Lynn Cafe for purely vegi affairs, but my fave recommendation as a former vegi is Vespaio's Pansoti di Zucca.
          Half moon shaped pasta filled with butternut squash & amaretti in sage brown butter
          Finished with toasted walnuts, sage fritte & parmigiano reggiano

          It is better than crack, and their fresh, handmade mozzarella is also awesome. Only real downside is they don't take reservations, its a little pricier than other options and you will be waiting for a table unless you show up very early.

          1. Casa de Luz on Toomey Road is vegan and macrobiotic. I've not been there in a while but last time I was there it was $10 and all you can eat.
            For an upscale dinner, Zoot on Hearn off Lake Austin Blvd has a really nice vegetarian tasting menu. They can make it vegen too if you give them some notice ahead of time.