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Mar 2, 2013 02:09 PM

Glendale / Eagle Rock - Vegetarian Friendly Take-Out?

Going to be in the Glendale / Eagle Rock area for a couple of days this week / next week and am looking for early evening (4:30 - 5:00) take-out options that vegetarian-friendly and under $15.00 to $20.00 per person (or well under that). Open to any cuisine.

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  1. Sedthee Thai does vegetarian/vegan versions of most of their dishes.

    Portos Bakery has a great feta sandwich and their grilled veggie is very satisfying.

    Four Cafe has lots of vegetarian options.

    And Indochine in Atwater has nice veggie choices too.

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    1. re: happybaker

      Thank you, HappyBaker! Hadn't thought about Portos (only been to their Burbank location) and hadn't heard of Four Cafe. Both look like great options!

      1. re: happybaker

        All good recommends. Four Cafe is amazing =)

      2. I recognize this is outside your preferred geographic parameters but:

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        1. re: Servorg

          Hadn't heard of it, Servorg, but thank you - probably outside of our driving area (we're just coming back to Pasadena), but we're often over that way and the menu looks perfect!

        2. Oh and I have never eaten there, but I know Blue Hen has lots of vegan options on their menu - just look for the (V)

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          1. re: happybaker

            Thank you again, HappyBaker - another new one to me and the menu looks great for what we're seeking!

            1. re: ebethsdad

              We had an early dinner Saturday at Skaf's in Glendale on Chevy Chase. We arrived a little after 5:00pm and there was one diner enjoying his fare.

              Mom Skaf was there and extremely welcoming and friendly. She settled us in and explained the menu with her recommendations. Her son walked in soon after and greeted us with pleasant warmth and grace. He loves the restaurant and the food, and he was at the grill after we ordered.

              We were served a cold slaw immediately, followed by several warm pitas and hummus. The slaw looked ordinary, but it caught our attention; it was fresh, crispy and minty. We asked about it and Son Skaf gave us his family recipe: cabbage, lemon, olive oil, garlic and lots of fresh mint.

              I had a chicken shawarma. The chicken was tasty and the combination with the tahini was very satisfying.

              Son Skaf gave us two complimentary cashew baklava rolls. They were unlike all the others. These were fluffy and light and buttery and crisp. Next time I will come by just for the slaw and baklava!

              Skaf's now has three locations, all run by members of the Skaf family. While we were eating, other customers filled the tables. These other customers were regulars because Mrs. Skaf and her son greeted many by name and stopped by the tables to chat. How very nice!

              I highly recommend Skaf's, both as a vegetarian option and for their other meat selections.

              1. re: liu

                IIRC, the cabbage salad there uses dried mint, not fresh.

                1. re: will47

                  Ahh-HAH!!!! Thanks, will47!

                  I just made it for dinner tonight. I used fresh mint leaves and scissor'd an entire bunch into the cabbage salad. I tasted the mix and it tastes very much like the one at Skaf's. Maybe it won't matter that I did not use dried mint? I am not a big fan of the dried mint because it loses its brightness quickly.

                  I will post after dinner IF there is a difference.

            2. Seconding Four Cafe. Cacao Mexicatessen has a lot of good vegetarian options as well.

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              1. re: will47

                I'll third Four Cafe. I had a pea soup there that was second to none, like fresh off the vine and out of the pod fresh. I have never tasted anything quite like it.

                1. re: will47

                  Second Cacao. The avocado tacos and huitlacoche are both great.

                  1. re: Savour

                    i get the avocado burrito every time! i love cacao! also love their corn on the cob.