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Vegetarian Chowhounds in the bay area recommendations?

AikiGuy | Jan 6, 2007 06:46 PM

Ok... I have to admit that I really really miss Seattle for two reasons. 1> The great Vegetarian Restaurants, 2> Good place to anchor your boat.

We live in Alameda, so trecking into the city is a special occasion thing for us. Most of the time that we have done it we go to the same two places, mostly the Stinking Rose with friends. Not cause we want to always end up there..... Massa once it was really good, and heck they even knew how to deal with Veg heads!!!! It isn't really a veggie restaurant though.

Now there really is nothing to be done about #2, however I am hoping that someone here can help with #1.

We have been to the following which were not bad. Nothing to rave about.

Long Life Vegie House in Berkley. Not bad, horrid decor, bathrooms make me want to hold it till I leave. :-)

New World Vegetarian. Not bad, although was better before chef change. Little overpriced for portion size.

Golden Lotus Oakland. Good food, seems clean. Lunch service isn't great, haven't tried the dinner service.

Manzinata Cafe. TOOOOOOO Funky for words. One good meal one horrid meal. Depends too much on luck for our taste.

That is about it for just veggie restaurants. Some other places have good options we have been to are such as:

La Pinata in Alameda Not bad Mexican, nothing to really write home about.

Hinn Tha In Alameda. Not bad, way too pricey now, wrote a review here somewhere on the boards about it.

El Caballo next to Paganos in Alameda, great Lunch!!! Good food, clean, great owners.

Pizza well we have sampled a lot of pies. Some good some bad...

We had hoped that the bay area would be vegie mecca, however it really hasn't done much compared to Seattle. Carmalitas, Cafe Flora, The Bamboo Garden..... Oh it makes we want to do a road trip just to eat out..... :-)

Feeling like trying something new, somewhere new, but can't seem to get a good recommendation on veggie fare anywhere.

Thanks for any help you can lend, we appreciate it greatly. And if we go somewhere new we will make sure we review it here.


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