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Nov 14, 2012 02:41 PM

Guidance to vegetarian (or very veg-friendly) mid peninsula

We just learned that our kids and grandkids are visiting later this week. They live in Salt Lake City and are eager to sample Bay Area choices -- especially Asian or South Asian. I am unprepared to choose or lead them. Please help us. Thanks.

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  1. Shalizaar in Belmont (Persian) has great vegetarian dishes.

    1. Tommy Thai -

      Been wanting to take my kids to Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot (San Mateo or Cupertino).

      Friends have liked Lotus Thai in Palo Alto & Mingalaba in Burlingame.

      If you don't mind driving nor splurging, Yank Sing in SF has the best veg dim sum option around. They validate parking (free on wknds; either free or discounted on weekdays).

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      1. re: ceekskat

        How does Little Sheep work for vegetarians? Seemed very meat-centric to me.

        1. re: Robert Lauriston

          Seems to have veg option & something kids would enjoy. Is this menu incorrect?

          1. re: ceekskat

            Yes, but note step 2. There's not really a substantial main ingredient for vegetarians. You could cobble together something with a lot of tofu and noodles, but it would pretty expensive for the amount of food.

      2. Foster City has a vegetarian Thai restaurant. It's called Thai Idea. Being both a vegetarian and someone who has eaten there numerous times, I can tell you that it's a great restaurant.

        1. Lots of Indian restaurants in the area - all have great vegetarian choices. If you narrow down the area you could get specific suggestions. Ethiopian is also great for vegs