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Mar 11, 2011 05:44 AM

Any suggestions for non-meat options in KOP

that aren't filet o fish or Sushi?

it's the Lenten season and I'm trying to figure out what I can have for lunch today (and the future Fridays through the season) that isn't from Wawa or McDonalds

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  1. Hi Cgarner. I work in the area too.. and have the same predicament.

    Easy suggestions... Baja Fresh has bean and veggie options for burritos and passable fish tacos. If you go to the gateway shopping center off of 202, you can get soup salad and sandwiches at Panera. Had their tuna and it was ok.

    You could also go to any one of a number of indian buffets which have a nice selection of vegetarian dishes on the buffets. I would probably recommend Desi Village or Chinaar. A bit further afield, another indian option is the Dosa Chaat House in Eagleville.

    If you want a quick ok lunch and price is not much of an option... you have California Pizza Kitchen and Legal Seafood at the mall as well as Season 52. Season 52 has a nice selection of smaller salads, including one with portobello mushrooms as well as several vegetarian flatbreads.

    Good luck and hope you find something good to eat!

    11 Replies
    1. re: cwdonald

      Same boat; no meat and hungry for lunch in norristown/KOP area: anyone know of a decent falafel around these parts?

      1. re: VTRP

        I have had the felafel at Kabab Cafe in the Gateway Shopping Center (Wayne). I thought it was ok.

        1. re: VTRP

          Kebab Cafe is surprisingly easy to get to and from KOP, you hop on 202S and you hop right off, a couple of rights into the parking lot and you're there (now, parking in the Gateway is a different story...)

          1. re: cgarner

            I have been to the Kabob Cafe before. Just never gotten the falafel. Nice little shopping center there with a few different lunch options by the way.

            1. re: VTRP

              If you're nearer to Norristown, Pyramid's Kitchen has good falafel and kabobs. It's next to corropolese.

              1. re: pedroski

                Gotcha. I'll check it out and report back.

            2. re: cgarner

              Cgarner what non meat option did you end up selectng?

              1. re: cwdonald

                I know this is too late, but Taste of India in Gateway Shopping Center is also quite good.

                Taste of India
                348 N Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901

                1. re: cwdonald

                  I was super lazy and went with the grilled mahi mahi tacos from baja fresh
                  they're pretty good... I do what I can to avoid chains, (not for snobbery, really because I'd rather give the independant guy my buck than anything else) but there was poor planning on my part so I made the executive decision to go for easy over possibly better tasting
                  (hanging my head in shame)

                  1. re: cgarner

                    But, were they decent? BTW, I agree with your philosophy.

                    1. re: crazyspice

                      yes they were pretty good. the fish was a little dry but the accoutrements helped that out, the cabbage slaw they put on was nice and crisp, the pico de gallo was surprisingly very good (they had a sign up indicating they can’t have it on the salsa bar right now due to cost) and the avocado sauce was tasty and had a nice tang.

                      I’m not a fan of their rice so I overshot getting the platter, but the black beans are pretty good with a squeeze of lime especially

          2. If you're interested in the higher end, Creed's is known to be as good on the fish side as on the steak side. This may be irrelevant if you're just looking for an inexpensive place to lunch away from your desk.