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Vegan Visitor from Down Under

jplant Mar 1, 2009 07:42 PM

I'm an omnivore so I'm requesting vegan foodie assistance. A friend from Victoria arrives next month and I'm wondering where we should eat. (He is a very good sport, we met in west africa and ate nothing but couscous&sauce, pasta&sauce and sauce was tomato and onion....)

greens (for the ambience+food), cafe gratitude (I've never been quite able to deal with the pretension...I'm sure Melbourne has something similar)

What's bay area vehgan special? Suggestions please!



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    bergersworth Mar 3, 2009 03:40 PM

    The Plant (Formerly Lettus, Marina District): Lots of vegan choices, cool neighborhood, worth the visit. Great vegan (and non-vegan) dessert options.

    Dosa (Mission district or Pac Heights): great non-traditional Indian food. Formerly one of the Chronicle's top 10 restaurants.

    Nicer options:
    Millennium (Downtown/Tenderloin): amazing all vegan place. Absolutely worth doing.

    Second for Ubuntu in Napa.

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    1. re: bergersworth
      jplant Mar 4, 2009 07:55 PM

      Thanks for all of the suggestions, Have always wanted to try Ubuntu so maybe we'll take a field trip

      1. re: rworange
        rworange Mar 21, 2009 09:57 AM

        Um, let me try that link one more time.

        The Plant Cafe
        3352 Steiner St, San Francisco, CA 94123

        1. re: bergersworth
          jade408 Mar 22, 2009 03:57 PM

          On the cheap list, Dosa's competitoy, Udupi Palace is also great! (Better dosas here, better sauces there, non-veg options @ Dosa.)

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          milklady Mar 2, 2009 01:39 PM

          If you can make it to Napa, you will have a wonderful experience at Ubuntu. The restaurant is vegetarian, not vegan, but there are always many vegan selections.

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          1. re: milklady
            maxie Mar 3, 2009 10:43 AM

            I second Ubuntu. I believe the chef calls it a "vegetable" rather than vegetarian restaurant. They can make many choices vegan, there is lots to choose from, and it is absolutely delicious. Even an omnivore won't miss their meat.

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            rahir Mar 1, 2009 09:26 PM

            You may want to check out these recent discussions!


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            1. re: rahir
              grishnackh Mar 3, 2009 07:42 PM

              One good vegan bet not mentioned on those threads is Weird Fish in the Mission. Featuring both real and vegan faux fish, Weird Fish is a solid bet for lunch and dinner are also solid. They also make a mean brunch featuring both real eggs and tofu scrambles.

              Weird Fish
              2193 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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