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Vegetarian or Veg friendly in Canton, Stoughton, Randolph, Milton or vicinity

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aregularjoe Oct 2, 2013 08:13 AM

Looking for a vegetarian or a veg friendly restaurant in the Canton, Stoughton, Randolph, Milton area or anything within say 1o miles or so.

Any thoughts?

Many thanks in advance to help us take an old vegetarian friend to dinner.

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    lc02139 RE: aregularjoe Oct 2, 2013 06:25 PM

    Bertucci's, chatau, chubby chick pea aren't fancy but would do in a pinch, if you would go to Sharon Alice's mandarin taste is good, or Sichuan Gourmet for spicy.

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      libertywharf RE: lc02139 Oct 8, 2013 07:34 AM

      I just walked by the chubby chick pea in canton center and it's looking pretty thin. It's all gutted out and closed with no signs indicating what's going on.
      Try Takara next door.

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        jomo9501 RE: libertywharf Oct 8, 2013 07:36 AM

        Canton Store News:
        We are relocating to our NEW KOSHER FACILITY at 120 Jackson Street, Canton, MA 02021. This new facility presents the opportunity for a much larger operation, even higher consistency, central air conditioning (when it's hot), and plenty of parking! At the present time, we have closed our old Canton location.

        Our targeted Grand Opening for the new store is Sunday, October 13, 2013! Stay tuned for more information!

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          aregularjoe RE: jomo9501 Oct 8, 2013 07:44 AM

          I'm sorry but Chubby Chickpea has the WORST falafel I have ever had. Flavorless cardboard. I will not go back.

          Try Shawarma King in Brookline or Falafel King in Downtown Crossing and learn how its done.

          On another note, the famous Moody's in Central sq has been on a steady decline since the ownership change years ago. The last 2 visits were the end for me. Flavorless.

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            libertywharf RE: aregularjoe Oct 8, 2013 08:17 AM

            Yes, I mentioned how bad chubby is before and it did not go over well.
            I doubt jackson street will increase their walk in business or overall business. Probably a better situation to prep their food truck and a bit easier to get on the highway.

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              aregularjoe RE: libertywharf Oct 8, 2013 08:41 AM

              It seems that the novelty and fashion of "food truck" makes people confuse "good" with "new and different".

              As to Chubby Chickpea, to each their own, but I suspect that anyone who thinks the food there is good has either not had a variety of that style of food from different (and better) purveyors, or has reasons to prefer them other than the food.

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                opinionatedchef RE: aregularjoe Oct 8, 2013 10:54 AM

                <to each their own, but I suspect that anyone who thinks the food there is good has either not had a variety of that style of food from different (and better) purveyors, or has reasons to prefer them other than the food.>

                wow, that may be the most tactful way to phrase that thought-that i have seen. i am filing that to quote and credit you in the future, instead of saying "yikers, i wouldn't send my worst enemy there." thx joe.

                joe, what did you think of the Steel and Rye menu?

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                  aregularjoe RE: opinionatedchef Oct 8, 2013 10:59 AM

                  Thanks, I was trying for exactly that!

                  Steele and Rye Looks great and I am surprised I had never heard of it. Cannot wait to try it! Even sans vegi friend!

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                    opinionatedchef RE: aregularjoe Oct 8, 2013 12:58 PM

                    in case you'd like to see more text, both Devra First,Globe, and MCSlim did reviews of it in the last yr. iirc.

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                      aregularjoe RE: opinionatedchef Oct 8, 2013 01:02 PM

                      Thanks!

    2. kobuta RE: aregularjoe Oct 6, 2013 08:52 AM

      If you're just looking for a place to grab a bite, there is a Falafel King in Quincy Center. But it's a very small place with only a few tables for dine in - I love their falafel.

      Quincy also offers tons of Asian (Thai, Indian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Taiwanese, Japense etc) where you should find good vegetarian options. Concentrated in the North Quincy - Wollaston - Quincy Center areas.

      To name a few:
      Sher-a-punjab - Quincy Center
      Punjab Cafe - Southern Artery
      Pad Thai Cafe - Wollaston
      Little Duck (Thai) - Quincy Center
      Hong Kong Cafe - Quincy Center
      East Chinatown (or Grand Chinatown) - North Quincy
      Taipei Cuisine (Taiwanese) - North Quincy
      Pho Countryside (Viet.) - Quincy Center/Kam Man

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        aregularjoe RE: aregularjoe Oct 6, 2013 09:22 AM

        Thanks to all who have replied!

        1. opinionatedchef RE: aregularjoe Oct 6, 2013 09:52 PM

          some very good CH raves of Steel and Rye in Milton.
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/897759

          You can also do a CH Search (top right ,on this page) for the various towns you mentioned.

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            C. Hamster RE: opinionatedchef Oct 7, 2013 04:55 AM

            Steel and Rye is terrific but not that good for a vegetarian unless a salad will do it for them.

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              opinionatedchef RE: C. Hamster Oct 7, 2013 09:42 AM

              gee,c,don't you think chef parsons does a good job w/ his set-ups? I see, time and time again, the set-ups (particularly the starch) selling the entree. And serving a set up w/o the protein is usually fine for the chefs. Same thing w/pastas; many have topping components that are put together at plating, so can be tailored to diff requests.

              So many appealing options here:
              – Warm Bean Salad, Frisee, Shallot Aioli, Sherry Vinaigrette
              --Sparrow Arc Farm Heirloom Turnips, Tuscan Kale, Magness Pears, Mostarda
              -- Endive, Grilled Scallion, Oregon Chantrelles, Brown Butter-Balsamic Vinaigrette, Huckleberries
              -- Swiss Chard, Romano Beans, Grilled Eggplant, Smoked Mushroom, Sparrow Arc Farm Potatoes Add a Hen Egg
              This last is the one I want!

              It just seems to me a more special place for them.

              http://steelandrye.com/menu/

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                C. Hamster RE: opinionatedchef Oct 7, 2013 11:10 AM

                I'm there all the time and I think he doesa great job with most everything. His corn soup this summer was crack.

                All of their pastas have meat in them and none of their mains are meatless. Most of the apps have meat or fish, too. That's what I was thinking about.

                I had never though about ordering a main without the protein.

                He NEEDS to bring back that MONKS HEAD CHEESE though. And, yes, I'm shouting.

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