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Healthy Restaurants in Pasadena or Glendale?

nisei Mar 3, 2009 06:01 PM

Hey Hounds,

I am going out to dinner tomorrow night with a friend who is vegetarian and not big on chains.

Looking for restaurants in either Pasadena or Glendale.

Thank you for your suggestions.

  1. Thi N. Mar 5, 2009 06:01 PM

    Some of the *cleanest* food I've had in town is Din Tai Fung, right outside of Pasadena. Superpure chicken soup.

    Similarly: Viet Noodle Bar. He's a little obsessed with clean/pure/organic/etc. Makes soy milk and tofu fresh each morning from organic beans. He's sort of into: a balance of health and aesthetic satisfaction. Incredibly good veggie pho, his own invention, made from shiitake, roast carrots, and something else.

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      nisei Mar 5, 2009 05:46 PM

      Thank you all for the suggestions. We chose Tibet Nepal House. Food was good similar to indian cuisine. Their lentils were good, it was more of a pureed soup than what im used to. Lunch Buffet is only $8.99 for the weekday so will go back.

      Great place to connect and very spiritual vibe in there. Spent 2.5 hours their and never felt rushed. The Himalayan tea is good. Authentic servers from Nepal.

      Will go to Fatty's next time.

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        oopsydaisy Mar 4, 2009 05:56 AM

        Fatty's in Eagle Rock is great - I love that place. There's also The Coffee Table, which is more casual. If you want to go really casual (and really cheap!) there's also Orean's (offically called Orean Health Express) in Pasadena. It's basically vegan fast food.

        1. ElsieDee Mar 3, 2009 09:43 PM

          Fatty's in Eagle Rock - http://www.fattyscafe.com/

          (Also second the recommendation for Daisy Mint.)

          1. Local Mar 3, 2009 08:56 PM

            Daisy Mint in Pasadena might work... there green curry with eggplant is good stuff.


            Daisy Mint
            1218 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA

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            1. re: Local
              Ben7643 Mar 4, 2009 06:09 AM

              Daisy Mint's super oily though, for a vegetarian thats good but for a meat eater it can be a bit heavy. Le Pain on colorado is an ok option for healthy food. Pasadena is kind of a dead zone for healthy fare IMO. There are some persian places in glendale that would fit the bill. Maybe someone else can fill you in on recs for those.

            2. ipsedixit Mar 3, 2009 08:51 PM

              Tibet Nepal House. Lots of vegetarian dishes, although not exclusively vegetarian.

              Palate in Glendale also has lots of veggie options.

              1. monku Mar 3, 2009 06:15 PM

                Good Earth Restaurant in Hastings Ranch

                257 N Rosemead Blvd (Foothill Blvd/Rosemead Blvd)
                Pasadena, CA 91107
                (626) 351-5488‎

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                1. re: monku
                  Local Mar 3, 2009 07:51 PM

                  um, just an fyi...Good Earth closed at this location at least 4 years ago...it was no longer good,...nuf said ;-)

                  1. re: Local
                    monku Mar 3, 2009 08:02 PM

                    My apologies to the OP.
                    Been about 6 years since I worked in the area and only ate there once.

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