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#1 Old 11-05-2016, 03:03 PM
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I want to plan a winter vacation trip somewhere in the US. I wanted to know where some great vegetarian restaurants are around the country. Any ideas of where I should visit? I know Ohio and California have some good food places to visit. Do you guys know of other places?
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#2 Old 11-05-2016, 03:10 PM
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Blind Faith Cafe just outside Chicago (in Evanston) is excellent. They've got plenty of both ovo-lacto vegetarian and vegan selections. Everything I've ordered there is good.

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I am checking out their website, and I am impressed! There's even a Trader Joe's within walking distance.
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I love HipCityVeg! They're in Philadelphia and Washington, DC.
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Chicago Diner (in Chicago obviously lol) is quite popular between vegetarian restaurants -- also has plenty of vegan options. I haven't eaten there yet, but the menu looks pretty good and I am planning on eating there this next Friday and Saturday. If I remember, I'll post what I thought of the food.

http://www.veggiediner.com/menus/
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I can't wait to start comparing menus!
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Hello,

I want to plan a winter vacation trip somewhere in the US. I wanted to know where some great vegetarian restaurants are around the country. Any ideas of where I should visit? I know Ohio and California have some good food places to visit. Do you guys know of other places?

Portland and Eugene (both in Oregon) are very veg-friendly cities.

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In the Twin Cities (Minneapolis and St. Paul), there is the Herbivorous Butcher Shop, a MUST see place with awesome vegan "meat" and "cheese" products made on site and mostly local ingredients! There is also the Ecopolitan, a raw vegan restaurant. And Hard Times Cafe which is all vegetarian/vegan.

I live three hours north of there and it's slim pickings up here, but a few restaurants have some nice vegan options. Pizza Luce has vegan pizzas and hoagies. Duluth Grill (right off I-35) has a selection of vegan breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. And Sara's Table is also great for vegan dining. Duluth has two Whole Foods Coops with lots of vegan friendly products and local produce. And the north shore of Lake Superior is an awesome winter vacation area! If you are into snowshoeing or skiing, This area rocks!
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Oregon and Minnesota are so pretty, but Illinois....so many great options!
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In the Twin Cities (Minneapolis and St. Paul), there is the Herbivorous Butcher Shop, a MUST see place with awesome vegan "meat" and "cheese" products made on site and mostly local ingredients! There is also the Ecopolitan, a raw vegan restaurant. And Hard Times Cafe which is all vegetarian/vegan.

I live three hours north of there and it's slim pickings up here, but a few restaurants have some nice vegan options. Pizza Luce has vegan pizzas and hoagies. Duluth Grill (right off I-35) has a selection of vegan breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. And Sara's Table is also great for vegan dining. Duluth has two Whole Foods Coops with lots of vegan friendly products and local produce. And the north shore of Lake Superior is an awesome winter vacation area! If you are into snowshoeing or skiing, This area rocks!
I think someone on this site told me that restaurant is closed down.

Seattle, WA has Plum Bistro, Loving Hut, Chaco Canyon, Cafe Flora,and a lot more. Hope you come up here and say, "Hi".
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Finally ate at Chicago Diner today (yesterday).

The food seems to have that homemade feeling, and the portions are a nice size. I got the seitan bbq wings, and the truffle mushroom lentil loaf. So did my husband. We both enjoyed it.
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I'm thinking about going to Illinois, to both Evanston and Chicago this winter. Then in the spring, I want to make a trip to Oregon. From pictures I've seen, Minnesota is too beautiful to stay for less than a few days. Thank you guys!
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I think someone on this site told me that restaurant is closed down.

Seattle, WA has Plum Bistro, Loving Hut, Chaco Canyon, Cafe Flora,and a lot more. Hope you come up here and say, "Hi".
They are still open. I just talked to them at the Veg Fest in Minneapolis a few weeks ago. ???
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They are still open. I just talked to them at the Veg Fest in Minneapolis a few weeks ago. ???
They highlighted 'Ecopolitan'. I think that was the one someone posted a tremendous picture spread on one of the food sites! I was abolutely drooling in awe, and disbelief it closed!

Cleveland has a number of veg'n and mostly veg'n friendly sites. I've actually never visited the veg'n ones like Townhall, or Cleveland Vegan, or Flaming Ice Cube, but love the Indian restaurants and other ethic foods. My favorite are the Thai places, which mostly understand vegan if you specify NO FISH. Most have veg labeled sections, but still specify! I had a saucer of fish sauce come with my place once. Thai Lotus is wonderful, and not guilty of that, right in the heart of the art district of Cleveland Ht's. And Falafel Cafe, a small mideastern cafe near the art museum and Severance
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I was going to say Seattle, but someone beat me to it!! ^_^ There is also a Veggie Grill there (which we don't have in Vancouver), Dog in the Park has a great veggie dog, and Cinnamon Works makes an amazing vegan cinnamon bun ^_^ Most other restaurants are very veg friendly as well, which is so nice when you're with a mixed group!
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I decided to visit Chicago this winter! I'm so excited! I am more than likely going alone so I'm a little worried about getting lost. I want to stay near Humboldt Park or Lincoln Park, I haven't decided.
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NYC has lots of excellent vegan /vegan friendly restaurants, although Candle 79 is my personal favorite (going there next week - yay!). San Francisco is the center of the vegan universe, imho - definitely check out Millennium if you get a chance. And Portland, Oregon is a vegan's paradise (VooDoo donuts!). And, Portland isn't that far away from the Oregon Coast, which is actually the prettiest place on the whole planet.
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I am checking out their website, and I am impressed! There's even a Trader Joe's within walking distance.
Trader Joe's has been a life saver since I've been vegan. I've found a lot of good products there.
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The Red Cup is a vegetarian/vegan restaurant in Oklahoma. I was going to try it but they decided to change their closing time (), so I haven't gotten around to it since.

http://www.theredcupokc.com
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