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Vegetarian for Lent

dabruins07 Feb 25, 2009 05:29 PM

I'm trying to give up meat for all of lent. I work in Woodland Hills, anyone have any suggestions for fish or vegetarian meals?

  1. Suebee Feb 26, 2009 09:20 PM

    I've never been but I think Madeleine Bistro in Tarzana is supposed to be good and it's completely vegan.


    Madeleine Bistro
    18621 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana, CA 91356

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    1. re: Suebee
      kevin Feb 26, 2009 10:01 PM

      yeah, the menu sounds really interesting on this one and pricey. sounds like an upscale, haute vegetarian joint, no whiff of the 60s summer of love here.


      1. re: Suebee
        westsidegal Feb 26, 2009 11:40 PM

        i was underwhelmed by madeline's bistro.

        deep fat frying seitan so you get chicken-fried seitan, might do it for some, but i was raised in NY and don't crave nor appreciate that sort of southern fried dish. it was, however, the best of the food that was served there; all the other, non-southern dishes were sub-par imho.

        there are others on this board, though, that disagree with me about this place.

        1. re: westsidegal
          Suebee Feb 27, 2009 06:19 AM

          That's good to know, thanks!

      2. J.L. Feb 25, 2009 11:20 PM

        I gave up yelp for restaurant reviews.... Not for lent, but simply because Chowhound is much more reliable.

        1. lil mikey Feb 25, 2009 06:06 PM

          King's Seafood in Calabasas has a nice selection of fish.

          I don't know where you live, but Hummus Bar and Grill in Tarzana is awesome and you can eat like a king (or queen) without having any meat.

          1. westsidegal Feb 25, 2009 05:46 PM

            follow your heart,
            21825 Sherman Way
            Canoga Park, CA 91303
            (818) 348-3240

            it's a great little restaurant that, if you are familiar with the hippy movement of the late '60's early '70's, will remind you of that kind of that kind of food done well.

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            1. re: westsidegal
              dabruins07 Feb 25, 2009 06:08 PM

              Do you recommend anything in particular there?

              1. re: dabruins07
                westsidegal Feb 25, 2009 06:24 PM

                i'd recommend taking a stroll around the restaurant to see what's on other people's tables and decide what looks good to you.
                they have a large and varied menu with lots of good choices.

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