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vegetarian friendly dinner in Leslieville?

Zengarden Jul 11, 2008 05:29 AM

Having dinner with friends tonight. I'm not a vegetarian but my friend's wife is. Cafe Vert, from what I can see, is not open for dinner.

Can you provide any suggestions for a reasonable meal in Leslieville? Not particularly interested in being in a chic resto, it just needs to serve good food and be within walking distance as they are driving in from Montreal.


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    Mintycake RE: Zengarden Jul 11, 2008 07:05 AM

    Kubo radio has some vegetarian options, as does Leslie Jones.

    1. thenurse RE: Zengarden Jul 11, 2008 07:34 AM

      L'il Baci has some veg friendly options, and great food for carnivores.

      1. pescatarian RE: Zengarden Jul 11, 2008 08:15 AM

        Gio Rana's would be good.

        1. Dimbulb RE: Zengarden Jul 11, 2008 08:42 AM

          Vert is definitely open tonight from 6 to 10 pm, tho I might recommend a reservation. It's not very big.

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            Montrachet RE: Dimbulb Jul 11, 2008 08:44 AM

            Consider Tomi-Kro at Queen and Leslie. I ate there on Wednesday, and the food was fantastic. Lots of seafood options if that works for your vegetarian friend.

            1. re: Dimbulb
              embee RE: Dimbulb Jul 11, 2008 09:43 AM

              Cafe Vert is probably your best bet and, yes, you should reserve. Mainly organic, very veg/vegan friendly, and they can cook. Gio's and Tomi Kro likely could accommodate. Gio's has some wonderful non-meat centric dishes, though I don't know whether they are actually vegetarian.

              I wouldn't go near Kubo Radio. I haven't tried L'il Baci (same owner as Kubo), but it's just expensive pizza. The Real Jerk has some veggie food, though cooking quality is random.

              1. re: embee
                Zengarden RE: embee Jul 13, 2008 08:08 AM

                Went to Cafe Vert around 6.00 p.m. without a reservation and managed to get a table. The server was friendly and was able to answer lots of questions from the foodie/vegetarian. It's not fun to have food allergies, I must add.

                I had the Bay Scallops which came with purple rice and fried yam. Very nice. Friends have a Malaysian vegetarian dish that also looked delectable and husband had a jerk chicken dish.

                Thank you very much for the suggestion Wasn't too keen on Kubo Radio as the reviews have never been particularly about the food but about the lack of service and attitude.

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