I have a friend coming into town on the train in a few weeks and I thought we'd do dinner near Union Station before heading home. She is a vegan (she's a really old friend whom I'm haven't seen in a while, but last I saw her she was quite removed from being vegan) and I am at a loss with regard to foods that are non dairy, non egg, etc. I guess Mexican, but I would guess that everything on Olvera Street is cooked in or very near lard. Anything in Chinatown that's like Happy Family?
If we decide to eat closer to home, I know Leaf and Tender Greens would be possibilities.
Next challenge is finding a cool birthday restaurant for a vegetarian friend that she hasn't been to yet. New places that have opened that have more than one or two veggie options? I was wondering if Opus or Mako would do a vegetarian tasting menu. We have been to Upstairs 2, Electric Lotus, Il Moro, Locanda Veneto, K-Zo, Beacon. Lively atmosphere a plus.