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Oct 19, 2010 01:49 PM

Vegetarian in Kansas City?

I will be visiting from Boston on business for a few days next week and would love to know of any good vegetarian/vegan restaurants around. If not, I would be grateful for suggestions of places with more than the one token vegetarian entree. Some searching has yielded Bluebird Bistro - any thoughts? Also, it seems there may be quite an Ethiopian presence - if so, a recommendation of a place with really good tej (honey wine) would be great!

Not too pricey (less than $20/entree) and suitable for solo dining would be preferred. I will have a car and will be making trips around the greater KS City area.

Thanks in advance!

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  1. I haven't tried it, but this vegan place near downtown has gotten great reviews:

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    1. re: kctraci

      This looks great - I like the focus on local and organic ingredients, and their fresh juices look lovely. Thanks so much for the info!

    2. Blue Bird and fud for sure. look up Eden Alley also - it's great and in the Country Club Plaza area whwere there's lots of shopping and neat architecture. Ethiopian - Blue Nile, they serve a homemade Ethiopian wine (Berze?).

      Blue Nile Cafe
      20 E 5th St Ste 102, Kansas City, MO 64106

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      1. re: jdl98

        There are also many restaurants that offer one or more vegetarian or vegan options, and most aren't an afterthought, but are popular even with meat eaters. One that immediately comes to mind is the veggie burger at Room 39, served with some seriously delicious fries for only $7 at lunch. The menu changes frequently, as they source locally a lot. Breakfast and lunch are a good deal, and they have excellent coffee and espresso.

        I've also heard good buzz about Cafe Seed, but haven't been yet. A friend raved about the "B"LT sandwich, but local tomatoes are out of season now, so I don't know that it's a good choice year round.

        1. re: amyzan

          Thanks so much for the recs! Will definitely try out most of them over the week!