thanks for your responses! i checked out some of the earlier posts for vegetarian food. i'm specifically looking for reasonably-priced ($20 or less for an entree), GOOD food, ethnic (except thai or indian) or non. i'd prefer that they be close to downtown. i'm not really interested in places that cater only to vegetarians. if you're familiar with new york, my favorite restaurants are lupa, bread bar, cafe boulud (just to give you an idea). thanks again!