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Visiting for conference - please review my list (which needs to be veggie-friendly)

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twinkienic | | Oct 8, 2012 01:00 PM

Hello! A friend and I are visiting San Diego for a conference in a couple weeks. I've been going through the board recommendations. Sounds like there are a wealth of places for things I would love: fresh seafood, farm-to-table, craft brews, etc.

The stumbling block is that my friend is vegetarian (no seafood, but dairy and eggs ok) and not many of the menus I've looked at seem to have a lot of veggie options.

We are from Vancouver, so am looking forward to some cuisines that are harder to get (like Mexican) or whatever is fresh and local (like spiny lobster - can I make lobster count as a "vegetable"?). I hear the Japanese here is great and would love to do an Omakase to compare with the Vancouver scene, but am not sure where we could go where my vegetarian companion would still be able to have some good options.

We are staying in Gaslamp and the conference is at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. We will be without a car, so nearby would be easiest, but we might venture out for a meal or two. Also am tempted to visit Coronado Island on the Sunday we are there.

Here are some places I am considering. Please let me know if you think that a vegetarian would be miserable there, or if there is something glaringly missing:

Searsucker - I see there are mixed reviews but the Sunday brunch menu looks so tempting
Lucha Libre - might be good for lunch prior to our flight out
Cafe Chloe
Neighborhood
Marisco German taco truck - if I can figure out where it will be and if it is nearby
Monkey Paw
Saltbox
Leroy's Kitchen & Lounge

Also going to see if she's up for a blowout meal - in which case it looks like I might need to look into George, according to other posts.

Thanks for your help!

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