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AdamFoodie Aug 26, 2008 08:40 AM

Where's a good place to get brunch out here? Or a good lunch? I'm vegetarian but my mom isn't so it doesn't have to be a vegetarian restaurant but just be veggie friendly. Thanks

  1. ipsedixit Aug 26, 2008 09:20 AM

    Pete's Cafe, Tranquility Base, or Cafe Metropol would all be good choices.

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      silverlakebodhisattva Aug 26, 2008 09:53 AM

      Not much brunch on weekdays, if that's when you're looking.
      Liberty Grill has some vegetarian items, as do Pinot Bistro, Zucca and Bella Cuccina; Gil's always has some vegetarian Indian, though it's hardly very atmospheric. Colori, maybe?

      1. J.L. Aug 26, 2008 10:40 AM

        Shojin - Japanese vegetarian fare - it's in the mall with Mistsuwa Market in Little Tokyo.

        I found it to be really tasty, even for a carnivore like me.

        Shojin
        333 S. Alameda, 3rd floor

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          aventinus Aug 26, 2008 09:57 PM

          Wow, I didn't know this place existed. I really enjoy food like this, especially seitan...definitely going to try it.

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          aventinus Aug 26, 2008 09:55 PM

          Maybe Engine Co # 28. Solid lunch place, and my favorite thing that I've ordered there was their $20 vegetable platter (which sounds kind of boring but was good).

          A more interesting choice would be Bar B Kosher, an Israeli place on 9th--maybe the cross street is Main or around there. You could get a falafel plate. The portions are absolutely enormous.

          Or try Banquette Cafe. The avocado toast there is to die for. Seriously--it's so, so good (if you like avocado).

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