Difficult one for you from this West Coaster:
I've been on a killer diet and want to maintain my new sveltness, and am about to celebrate my birthday in T.dot next week. I cannot for the life of me find a place that comes really recommended where I can get really good veg dishes - I want to load up on these - as well as protein (I can eat any meats/fish) but I can't have bread, floury stuff, rice, couscous, potatoes, pasta, chickpeas, you get the gist. Sayonara starches, basically.
Don't want to do Japanese because Vancouver's sushi is unparalleled but almost all other cuisines (including anything fusiony) will do (anyone know of a really amazing and cozy Indian resto that has a good vibe and isn't too pricey?).
I need a funky, mid-priced resto (Queen WW, Danforth, Downtown, Kensington, hell, at this rate I'll go anywhere) that offers lots of choices of gorgeous veg (but isn't all veggie! I need my meat or fish!), has a nice vibe and where I can chill with a few friends over a leisurely dinner, where I've got lots to choose from/stuff my face with. Something along the line of Caju or Pomegranate vibe/price point- but alas, these rely heavily on "need some bread/rice to mop up the goodness". Just want to eat, drink and be merry, you know?
I'm going insane. Please, please help this ridiculously obsessive foodie!