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Lunching with a Vegan in Harvard Square

jessieinbelmont Oct 25, 2007 05:05 PM

Best options? I like Z-Square, but I've been there a lot. And obviously Bartley's isn't going to do it. Eliminate the chains from your answer. Ready, set, Chowhounders go!

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    nasilemak RE: jessieinbelmont Oct 25, 2007 06:43 PM

    Veggie Planet is a pretty good choice.

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      pollystyrene RE: jessieinbelmont Oct 25, 2007 07:37 PM

      OM, if you don't mind the high price tag.

      1. gini RE: jessieinbelmont Oct 26, 2007 06:37 AM

        Veggie Planet is great for simple pizzas, salads and stirfry. I like the butternut squash pizza and the chips and salsa.
        Other options: Le's for Vietnamese, one of the Indian places, one of the myriad of average Thai places, or Darwin's or Hi-Rise for sandwiches.

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          Joanie RE: gini Oct 26, 2007 01:08 PM

          In a similar vein, they could get a cheeseless pizza at Cambridge 1 (wow, veganism is one thing I sure don't understand).

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            maryv RE: gini Oct 26, 2007 08:12 PM

            Vietnamese and Thai would be likely to use fish sauce in a lot of veggie dishes, I would think. When I was a vegan, Veggie Planet was a mainstay.

          2. MichaelB RE: jessieinbelmont Oct 26, 2007 08:36 AM

            To what's been suggested already I'd add Dado Tea House - I think they have several vegan options on the menu.

            1. digga RE: jessieinbelmont Oct 26, 2007 10:57 AM

              The recently re-tooled and re-packaged Rendang will probably have some vegan-friendly items.

              1. sailormouth RE: jessieinbelmont Oct 26, 2007 11:45 PM

                The safe bet is Veggie Planet, but I bet Legals (I actually think HS is one of the better ones) could pull something together.

                If you're going for dinner, I wouldn't be surprised if Tamarind Bay couldn't set you up either.

                Am I the only person when dining with a vegan to ask if they eat cheese? Every bloody time and then I feel like an idiot. Well, let me qualify that, only if she is wearing leather shoes.

                1. StriperGuy RE: jessieinbelmont Oct 27, 2007 04:00 AM

                  Was at Casablanca last night and my DC had the most amazing veggie entree. Squash stuffed with Quinoa on a bed of greens. There was some yogurt (tzatziki) on the plate, but am sure they could leave that out.

                  One of the best vegetarian dishes I have had outside of a Chinese restaurant.

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