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vegetarian friendly in venice/santa monica?

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    1. Julian's Raw
      Chandni (Wilshire at 19th between the Gap and House of Billiards)
      Toi...vegetarian thai (Wishire at Euclid, I think)

      1. Asian on Pacific in Venice: Mao's Kitchen and China Beach. These places are ultra vegetarian friendly. China Beach has a large menu of fake meat dishes. I can imagine that both are heavily criticized on this site for inauthenticity. Nonetheless, both have a lot to offer not just vegetarians but meat-eaters: try, e.g., the five-spiced chicken at China Beach.

        1. There's no shortage of places. All the high-end restaurants have vegetarian options. I'm no vegetarian, but I would bet that Joe's, Jiraffe, Josie, and Chaya Venice would do the best vegetarian dishes.

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          1. re: glutton

            Melisse also has a vegetarian tasting menu. I think that Abode was offering one as well but I'm not sure if that's still the case since Dominique Crenn left. On the less expensive end, there's Urth Cafe, Rose Cafe. I don't know, this is a hard question not knowing more specifics but huge number of restaurants on the westside have good veggie options.

            1. re: glutton

              Chaya Venice usually has ONE terrific vegetarian dish.

            2. Axe on Abbott Kinney is very vegetarian / vegan friendly. And I second Joe's and Chaya for more high-end, Mao's Kitchen and Urth Cafe for casual.

                  1. re: ElJeffe

                    I completely agree with ElJeffe. RFD is always a great spot.

                    1. re: kermit

                      I second previous posters - I'm an omnivore and I would eat at RFD every day if I could get over there.

                  2. nawab
                    india's grill
                    newsroom cafe
                    a votre sante
                    kay 'n dave's
                    harvest [more options if dairy is ok]

                    additional options in culver city:
                    tender greens

                    1. That is a broad topic with little guidance provided, so I will just provide a single place that has yet to be mentioned in this thread:
                      Fig Tree's Cafe on the boardwalk in Venice. Certainly not appropriate for all situations - it is just a casual cafe and it closes around 9pm - but vegetarian friendly it is and, during nice weather at least, the beachside location is quite a plus.

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                      1. re: igj

                        good call! figtree is one of my favorites for casual, healthy fare in that area.

                        1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                          It's also a really excellent place to take out-of-town visitors for brunch because of the fantastic people watching.