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Healthy and/or vegetarian on UES?

gibsongirl76 Oct 13, 2008 06:13 PM

We've been here nearly a week, and I'm ready to burst from all of the heavy stuff my husband and son have been favoring for lunch and dinner. Anything in the 50s or 60s would be great, but I'm willing to travel more if need be.

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    chaz Oct 13, 2008 07:31 PM

    Josie's-2nd. Ave. betw. 83 and 84-other venues

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      cjk5 Oct 14, 2008 03:08 PM

      Candle Cafe, on 75th and Third, and Candle 79, on 79th, near Lex, are both really good vegan places. Candle 79 is more upscale.

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        MMRuth Oct 15, 2008 11:07 AM

        Candle 79 got a nice review in the Times today, and I like it as well. Vegan/Vegetarian friends have also enjoyed both places.

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          uwsgrazer Oct 15, 2008 02:27 PM

          I must be blind or tired or something but I see no prices noted in today's review. I thought there used to be a little box with this information. At a minimum I would think there would be a reference in the story but unless I missed it I saw nothing. Very strange, particularly given current economic conditions

          Can someone tell me the price bracket for Candle 79?

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            bnmtthws Oct 17, 2008 10:35 PM


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        ajs42548 Oct 14, 2008 03:18 PM

        Try GOBO on 3rd and 81st.

        1. BratleFoodie Oct 15, 2008 01:50 PM

          Try Chola on 58th -- Indian, great lunch buffet, lots of good veggie options. 58th is like little India, so if Chola doesn't seem right to you, try one of the five others!

          Mediterraneo on 2nd and 66th has family atmosphere Italian, good veggie pastas and pizzas.

          Cafe Mingala 1393 2nd ave is Burmese, plenty of veggie.

          Cafe Evergreen 1st ave/69th st is Chinese -- I love their veggie Moo Shu!

          If you are willing to go up 2nd a little further, there's Persepolis (Iranian), Afghan Kebab in the low 70s. Also, keep in mind places like Turkish because they have lots of veggie appetizers -- two of them make a meal!

          1. PlomeekSoup Oct 16, 2008 07:18 AM

            Fig & Olive

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              jackieparis Oct 17, 2008 07:28 AM

              I also highly recommend GoBo. It's delicious and affordable. I like the atmosphere too. I love their bubble teas!

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