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Frida Exhibit- veg. friendly dining nearby?

mipiace Mar 2, 2008 04:02 PM

Hello,
I'm coming to visit the Frida Kahlo exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and am staying in that area as well. I'd love to find a yummy, vegetarian-friendly place to eat dinner. I'm coming from Cambridge MA where we have tons of fabulous Indian, Middle-Eastern and various Asian cuisines, so I'd prefer something eclectic and cool but 'modern american' if possible. Any advice helps!
Thanks!

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    Bashful3 Mar 2, 2008 04:30 PM

    I live in the Fairmount area, right across the street from the Museum, and don't have a good answer for you. Closest suggestion would be to call Figs, on 24th or25th Street, not that far from the Museum, and ask them what they could provide that would be vegetarian. Last time I was there, the Middle Eastern food was yummy.(215-978-8440). Another nice place to call and ask would be Trio--215-232-8746.(around 26th & Brown) Good luck, and enjoy the exhibit, which was great.

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      Hungryin theBurbs Mar 2, 2008 04:52 PM

      While it isn't right nearby, I highly recommend Horizons, a gourmet vegan restaurant like nothing I've seen in Boston (or just about anywhere else). It's just a short cab ride away, and well worth it!

      http://www.horizonsphiladelphia.com/

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        rabidog Mar 2, 2008 06:39 PM

        absolutely take a cab ride over to horizons! http://www.horizonsphiladelphia.com/
        make reservations if you decide to go. with the flower show in town i'm sure things are going to be crazy this week!

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          saturninus Mar 3, 2008 05:36 AM

          3rd - nothing else will compare

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            Buckethead Mar 3, 2008 06:01 AM

            4th, take a cab, it's not that far and every vegetarian visitor to our city should eat there if they've never been before.

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              mipiace Mar 5, 2008 04:16 PM

              Just checked out the menu.. and all I can say is WOW!!! Thanks for that tip- I will totally make reservations! Yay for awesome vegetarian restaurants (and awesome chow hounders, of course!)

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        bi11me Mar 5, 2008 05:29 PM

        Consider The White Dog Cafe @ 34th and Sansome. Not strictly vegetarian but some good veg options and dedicated to local organic fare since before it was cool. Gotta admit, Horizons is terrific.

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          saturninus Mar 6, 2008 05:18 AM

          I would look into previous threads regarding the White Dog. Personally, I love what they stand for but the food doesn't compare.

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          Bride of the Juggler Mar 6, 2008 05:56 AM

          If Cambridge doesn't have any of the awesome vegetarian chinese restaurants, they are definitely worth checking out. My favorite is New Harmony on 9th st, and Kingdom of Vegetarians (on 11th I think) is also good. Thank you.

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            Laura D. Mar 6, 2008 02:32 PM

            Do you have any specific recommendations for your favorite dishes at New Harmony? I always go to Singapore, and really love it but would be open to trying something new. I just looked at New Harmony's menu online and it looked amazing, but overwhelming! I'm personally a huge fan of mock meats as opposed to vegetable/tofu/bean curd dishes, but as long as it is delicious I'm open to trying it. And, I guess if you have any opinion on specific dishes at Kingdom of Vegetarians I wouldn't mind hearing those either. Thanks in advance!

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              rabidog Mar 6, 2008 03:38 PM

              haha well i probably go for the very opposite of you - love tofu in any form. new harmony is full of mock meats at least when i was last there, which i think was in spring of last year. rather than a mock chicken general tso's i asked for a tofu one and it was excellent, the sauce in particular.

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                Bride of the Juggler Mar 7, 2008 06:14 AM

                I usually get the steamed or fried dim sum platter, which is $10 and enough food for lunch for two. It's a better deal than the all you can eat dim sum, because you can take home leftovers. I just had the sesame chicken, bbq ribs and stuffed bean curd skin dim sum at Kingdom of Vegetarians and they were great. Thank you.

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                  Laura D. Mar 7, 2008 06:55 AM

                  I'm very excited to hear of a vegetarian dim sum option, though I'll admit that Singapore has just jumped on the dim sum bandwagon so it isn't quite as difficult to find as it used to be. I'll definitely have to try it out. Thanks for the suggestions!

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