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Mother's Day with Vegetarian options?

wienermobile Apr 17, 2011 03:00 PM

Am coming from LA to San Diego for Mother's Day and my UCSD son is a vegetarian. Any ideas for a place for all of us? How is Sea Rocket Bistro? Any other suggestions? Thanks.

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Sea Rocket Bistro
3382 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104

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    mcgrath May 3, 2011 03:30 PM

    BLANCA is usually closed Sundays, but they're opening this Mother's Day with a special Brunch menu that has many vegetarian options. This is an upscale place and the menu is $45.

    1. goodhealthgourmet May 2, 2011 09:06 PM

      George's is a terrific choice for a higher-end meal.

      if you need casual options for breakfast or brunch in La Jolla, check out The Cottage or Mission Coffee Cup. Spread in North Park is great too, though it's completely vegetarian (their house-made nut spreads are outrageously good, and i miss being able to buy them at the farmers' market in SD).

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      Spread
      2879 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104

      Mission Coffee Cup Cafe
      1111 Wall Street, La Jolla, CA

      Cottage
      7702 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037

      Georges California Modern
      1250 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037

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        cookieshoes May 2, 2011 10:40 PM

        Second George's.

        The sad thing is that the cost of a meal at the Linkery will likely be 20% more than that at George's. And all that without the view, the service, or the location. Not to mention the food.

        Between George's and the Linkery, it's George's by a mile.

        Especially if you're already coming down from LA for the meal. No point in tacking on the extra 20 miles to get down to the Linkery in what is still not-yet-ready-for-tourist-prime-time North Park. UCSD is in La Jolla, so if your kid lives anywhere nearby, it's yet another plus. Especially if the weather's nice. Between walking along the scenic Cove, or walking up and down run-down 30th Street....yeah, I'll take the Cove.

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          carli May 3, 2011 08:10 AM

          In addition to George's, I'd consider Flavor Del Mar in the Del Mar plaza. They've been getting some mixed reviews, but I've had two great lunches there. They just sent an email w/their Mother's Day menu, and it looks great and is fairly reasonable (3 courses for $40 and kids under 12 are $15). The menu choices look wonderful (here's a link to it: http://www.flavordelmar.com/events/MO...) and you can't beat sitting on their beautiful terrace, which is protected yet offers a stunning view.

          Again, nothing wrong with George's, which I also love, but Flavor is another option equidistant (or maybe closer) to UCSD. Sounds like the OP may be heading down to Linkery, though.

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          Linkery
          3794 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104

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            jayporter May 3, 2011 08:32 AM

            Relative pricing can be ascertained here:

            http://www.georgesatthecove.com/

            http://thelinkery.com/ourmenu.php

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            daantaat May 3, 2011 10:06 PM

            2nd Mission Coffee Cup. It's pretty casual but they have a large selection for vegetarian options. Their marinated grilled tofu is very good and I end up ordering that instead of a meat protein lots of times.

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            Mission Coffee Cup Cafe
            1111 Wall Street, La Jolla, CA

            1. re: daantaat
              goodhealthgourmet May 3, 2011 10:30 PM

              yeah, it's too casual for a special Mother's Day outing, but great for another meal while they're in town.

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            jamiedon May 2, 2011 08:25 PM

            The vegetarian menu at California Modern (the downstairs, fanciest part of George's at the Cove) is always extremely creative and offers lots of choices. In addition, a reasonable number of items are marked "can be vegan." In my opinion, this is the single best vegetarian menu in San Diego.

            Another option is Flavors, in the Del Mar Plaza. Beautiful ocean view terrace (but protected), with lots of interesting menu items, and one killer item that is vegan: it's a flatbread with lots of toppings - hummus, artichokes, olives, grilled red peppers, olives, and mixed greens. Other vegetarian options, along with other choices in the seafood and meat categories.

            More casual is Lotus Cafe in Encinitas, which has lots of options that involve seafood and chicken (don't think they serve red meat), plus lots of vegetarian options. Menu is clearly marked as to what is, or can be, vegetarian, vegan+honey, vegan, gluten-free. They have the most delicious vegan chocolate cupcake on Planet Earth.

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            Del Mar Plaza
            , Del Mar, CA 92014

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              keena May 4, 2011 07:44 PM

              Georges is where I am being taken by my kids as one tends toward veg. I've tried their veg menu in the past and it's delicious and creative. On that note, I'd love to see Ubuntu of Napa open a sister restaurant here. That was the best vegetarian ever!

            2. wienermobile Apr 17, 2011 05:19 PM

              Any recommendations in the La Jolla area? I was surprised to find that Roy's did not have any vegetarian offerings other than salads.

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              Roy's Restaurant
              8670 Genesee Ave, San Diego, CA 92122

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              1. re: wienermobile
                honkman Apr 17, 2011 05:22 PM

                Georges (downstairs) has a full vegetarian menu. I haven't tried their vegetarian dishes but had a very good tasting menu about a year ago. And don't go to Roy - it's a mediocre chain

                http://www.georgesatthecove.com/uploa...

              2. honkman Apr 17, 2011 03:22 PM

                Linkery, Spread

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                1. re: honkman
                  wienermobile Apr 17, 2011 03:27 PM

                  Thanks, The Linkery menu sounds great. Any recommendations from their menu?

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                  Linkery
                  3794 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104

                  1. re: wienermobile
                    honkman Apr 17, 2011 03:35 PM

                    The Linkery menu changes on a regular basis (they get all their ingredients locally) on so it is hard to receommend something today when it might be gone in a few weeks. Most of their menu is very good, just pick a few of the small plates and 1-2 entrees and pair it with a beer flight

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                      wienermobile Apr 23, 2011 12:17 PM

                      Thanks, I made a reservation at The Linkery and will report back.

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                      Linkery
                      3794 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104

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