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Vegetarian restaurants in Boston

Many thanks to those who recommended great places for coffee in the city.
I'll be joined on vacation with my vegetarian daughter and would appreciaite recommendations on vegetarian or restaurants which include good vegetarian food on a varied menu.
Cheers,
Gordon

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  1. Red Lentil, Veggie Planet and Oleanna would be my recommendations.

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    Veggie Planet
    47 Palmer St, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Red Lentil
    600 Mt Auburn St, Watertown, MA 02472

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    1. re: nasilemak

      Tacking on to that list, True Bistro in Teele Square and Pulse Cafe in Davis are a pair of vegan restaurants in Somerville (the former is more upscale).

      Mai Thai on Beach St in Chinatown and Grasshopper in Allston are Asian restaurants that are vegetarian and vegan (I think one of them might have condensed milk in one of their beverages).

      Places that have good vegetarian food amongst meat/fish dishes are numerous including VeeVee in Jamaica Plain, Rendezvous in Cambridge, etc.

      http://cocktailvirgin.blogspot.com/

      1. re: yarm

        I like a good veggie joint, but Grasshopper is bland bordering on inedible.

        Red Lentil is amazing.

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        Red Lentil
        600 Mt Auburn St, Watertown, MA 02472

        1. re: StriperGuy

          Agree about Grasshopper. Tried it a few times. Really wanted to like it. So bad..... :(

          1. re: Science Chick

            I am a vegetarian and I would NOT eat at Grasshopper!

            1. re: lmuller

              I'd rather eat meat than eat there and I've been a vegetarian for years . . .

        2. re: yarm

          I found the food at Mai Thai (in the old Buddha's Delight space) disgusting, and most of the plates in the dining room showed lots of unfinished food. Anyone ever have anything decent there?

      2. Haley House where Vegetarian Chef Didi Emmons presides is pretty wonderful. Many vegetarian choices.

        www.shrinkinthekitchen.com

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        1. re: scotty27

          Even though Haley House gets great posts (which I don't doubt!), a glance at the menu suggests that options are fairly limited for a vegetarian, outside of salad, veggie burger or plate-o-sides. The other suggestions, such as Red Lentil, Pulse and Veggie Planet offer a complete vegetarian menu with greater variety of choices.....a little more fun for us vegetarians. I might add Masao's Kitchen in Waltham, for a macrobiotic meal, if that appeals. However, it is a buffet, so much more casual. BTW, have not been to True Bistro, nor was I aware of it. It looks wonderful........can't wait to try!

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          Masao's Kitchen
          581 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

          Veggie Planet
          47 Palmer St, Cambridge, MA 02138

          Red Lentil
          600 Mt Auburn St, Watertown, MA 02472

          1. re: Science Chick

            Masao's Kitchen also has items to order also besides the buffet. He is an incredible chef, and though the place is small, it is very comfortable and peaceful.

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            Masao's Kitchen
            581 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

        2. True Bistro and Red Lentil are delicious.

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          Red Lentil
          600 Mt Auburn St, Watertown, MA 02472

          1. In a few months (slated to open this summer) is the addendum to Veggie Planet -- Veggie Galaxy opening in Central Square:
            http://veggiegalaxy.net/

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            1. re: yarm

              Thanks to everyone...looks like we'll have no shortage of choices!
              Cheers,
              Gordon

            2. There's also Life Alive in Central Sq. Bright, cheerful place with a full veggie/vegan menu.

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              Life Alive
              765 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139