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

anyhow Nov 14, 2012 02:41 PM

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.

  1. Robert Lauriston Nov 14, 2012 04:22 PM

    Shalizaar in Belmont (Persian) has great vegetarian dishes.

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      ceekskat Nov 14, 2012 05:25 PM

      Tommy Thai - http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/876139

      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
        Robert Lauriston Nov 14, 2012 05:30 PM

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

        1. re: Robert Lauriston
          ceekskat Nov 14, 2012 07:34 PM

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


          1. re: ceekskat
            Robert Lauriston Nov 15, 2012 08:44 AM

            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.

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        RC824 Nov 14, 2012 06:37 PM

        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.


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          estnet Nov 14, 2012 07:27 PM

          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

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