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Jun 26, 2001 04:55 PM

Good Vegetarian?

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Where are the great vegetarian and/or macrobiotic restaurants? I don't mean we'll throw a portabello on the barby for you, nor do I mean we'll have one fancy veg. special. Are there strictly veg. restaurants doing interesting food?

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  1. Have you tried Paru's? So. Indian rest on Sunset in Hwd. Very very rich. But very delicious. And all vegetarian. Sweet and beguiling waitstaff as well.

    Link below.


    1. Is Inn of the Seventh Ray still open in Topanga Canyon, a little way inland from PCH? I haven't been there in a long time, but it is (or was) macrobiotic. The setting is beautiful. We used to go there occasionally for brunch, and I remember enjoying it each time. Unfortunately, I don't remember much of what was on the menu.

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      1. re: LBQT

        It's still there after a million years-corner of Topanga and Old Topanga Blvds.

      2. When I raised this issue some months ago, several chowhounds were kind enough to suggest a few possibilities (see the link below), but the bottom line appears to be that there is no such thing as a great vegetarian restaurant in Los Angeles. I like the very modestly appointed Madhu's Dasaprakash (a south Indian restaurant mentioned in a number of earlier posts), but the restaurant at 12217 Santa Monica Boulevard has been closed for over a month and may be gone for good. Yahoo yellow pages turned up a Cerritos location (11321 183rd Street, 562 924-0879), but I have never been there.


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          Carolyn Tillie

          I don't want to steal his thunder, but Richard Foss (who at this moment is driving over the Alps), is in the final stages of writing a book on where to eat Vegetarian in Los Angeles. Were he in town, I am confident he would have much to say on the subject so stayed tuned...