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Jun 17, 2008 01:30 PM

Vegetarian choices in Monmouth Cty

Is Jesse's Cafe (West End) still open? Has anyone eaten there recently, especially lunch on the weekend? Also, has anyone eaten at Kaya's Kitchen in Belmar or Down to Earth (Red Bank--or are they closed as well). Thanks!

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  1. Jesse's is going strong. Go there on Thursdays. There is a wonderful farmers market in the back -- thursdays 12-6pm.

    Sadly, Down to Earth is closed. The Eurasian Eatery has lots of vegetarian items. I've only been once. I liked it and keep meaning to go back.

    In Ocean Twp off Rt 35, I like All Mixed Up. Not strictly vegetarian, but they make very good fresh salads with lots of good quality ingredients.

    There's Twisted Tree Cafe in Asbury Park. I have not been there, but I've tried their take-out soups and other products. I think they are all vegan.

    Eurasian Eatery
    110 Monmouth St, Red Bank, NJ 07701

    All Mixed Up
    809 W Park Ave, Ocean, NJ 07712

    Jessie's Cafe
    139 Brighton Ave, Long Branch, NJ 07740

    Twisted Tree Cafe
    609 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park, NJ

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    1. Twisted Tree has excellent sandwiches and delicious vegan baked goods. Kaya's kitched is good as well, it is the former veggie works.

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      1. Sister Sue's, also in Asbury Park, is a Trinidadian/Caribbean restaurant with many vegan options. I've had the their vegan combo platter (shared with a friend) and was very impressed.

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        1. re: missybean

          That sounds great, thanks so much, missybean. I work in NYC so I am always looking for something unique when I am at home on the weekends.

        2. I like twisted tree on cookman.. in particular their tuna salad sandwich.. and their banana choc chip muffins. I know a lot of people like their chili. also...

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          1. re: JERSEYSHOR

            Thanks! My husband will love the muffins and chili. He's vegetarian so we'll give twisted tree a try.

          2. Rutgers2

            None of the people I went to Sister Sue's with are vegetarian tho we all seem to eat that way when we have a choice. There are a number of interesting non-veg items on the menu as well - oxtail, curry goat - so that a wide variety of tastes ought to be satisfied.

            By the way - Are you a Rutgers alum? I am tho I was probably there long before you.



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            1. re: missybean

              Hi Missybean, Yes, I am an RU alum (Rutgers College, 1994). That would be too funny if we both graduated at the same time. Thank you for the recommedations! I am really looking forward to Sister Sue's. Take care! :)