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Vegetarian (Fish OK) in Memphis

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Hi, coming to Memphis and looking for some vegetarian friendly restaurants. Fish is OK, but we'll be there for 4 days so we probably don't want to eat fish every day. We're staying at the Artisan, so anywhere not too far from there works, though we'll have a car (i think). we like all types of food though i can't handle spicy unfortunately. since we're looking for dinner options (we'll be OK snacking through out the day) alcohol is a must at the restaurants. i love wine, so GOOD wine is a huge part of my dining experience. any suggestions for this LA gal? Thanks!!!

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  1. Hi--had to think for a moment where the Artisan was...Union/McClean, right? Welcome to Memphis!! Here's a link to a dining blog from last year that lists several options: http://whiningdining.com/?p=241#respond
    Let's see...decent Indian @ India Palace. Thai/Asian at Jasmin. Vietnamese at Pho Saigon. Some others not to far away you might like: RP Tracks, Boscos, Do. Enjoy your trip!

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    India Palace
    1720 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

    Jasmine Thai & Vegetarian
    916 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104

    Pho Saigon
    2946 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38111

    R P Tracks
    3547 Walker Ave, Memphis, TN 38111

    Boscos Squared
    2120 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

    Do Sushi Restaurant
    964 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104

    1. I highly recommend Tsunami for fish and also the Beauty Shop for some veggie items. They are both very close to your hotel (about a mile) and they are about a block away from each other.

      Next door to the Beauty Shop is a really good noodle and sushi place called Noodle Doodle Do. All three restaurants are in the Cooper-Young area.

      1. I would also recommend Restaurant Iris or Bari if you're looking for something fancier. Neither one is vegetarian per se, but if you tell them that you're a vegetarian, they will accommodate you - actually, they more than accommodate - they'll prepare fresh vegetarian dishes just for you. They also both do fish very well.

        1. thanks! one more important issue: is there anywhere nearby to get a good soy latte? no starbucks please.

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          1. re: cookiekelly

            Noone has mentioned Saigon Le in this thread, though it's in the blog link above. No wine (that I'm aware of) but the vegetarian spring rolls and vegetarian hot and sour soup are fantastic.

            I'd vote for cafe eclectic for coffee....never had a soy latte but they have the best combination of service and coffee in town. Republic coffee is another option, but their service and focus on the customer have fallen off dramatically (at least as of a month ago--haven't been back).

          2. Las Tortugas Deli Mexicana. It's awesome, and casual, authentic, and did I say awesome? I ate there yesterday for the first time and had a blast. Atmosphere is poor, but who cares after you eat this food. We asked the owner to serve us his favorites and plate after plate were fabulous. One of the guys eating with us has a mother from Mexico City and he loved the food.

            Since you are a vegetarian, eat the corn on the cob - trust me, it was our favorite. The fish tortugas were a hit also.

            I also agree with Restaurant Iris for upscale. They should accomodate plenty of vegetarian options.

            1. Thank you all! RP tracks for BBQ Tofu, Catfish at Soul Fish, and a wonderful dinner at Tsunami. Otherlands coffee was so perfect we went there every day! best iced soy latte ever! but i wouldn't recommend the bagels... thanks everyone!