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#31 Old 03-12-2004, 04:54 PM
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I live in south jersey near Philadelphia. I have made a list of all the veg or veg friendly places I know about. I have been to most, not all though here they are:





Hing Far Chinese Resteraunt

7519 Maple Ave.

Pennsauken, NJ 08109

856-662-5882



Golden Teapot

1750 White Horse Plaza

Mercerville Rd.

Hamilton, NJ 08619

609-890-4881



Essene Market and Cafe

719 S. 4th St

Philadelphia, pa 19147

215-922-1146

www.essenemarket.com



Gianna's Grille

507 S. 6th Street

Philadelphia, Pa.

215-829-GG4U

www.giannasgrille.com



Horizons Cafe

101 East Moreland Road

Willow Grove, PA 19090

215-657-2100

http://www.horizonscafe.com/main.asp



Singapore Vegetarian resteraunt

1006 Race St.

Philadelphia, Pa 19107



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Singapore Vegetarian resteraunt

Centrum Shoppes

219 Haddonfield-Berlin Rd (Rt 561)

Cherry Hill, NJ 19107



Singapore is all vegetarian with about 150 menu items.



Veggieworks

817 Belmar Plz

Belmar, NJ 07719

732-280-1141



Kind Cafe

724 North 3rd Street

Philadelphia, PA 19123

215-922-KIND (5463)
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Gianna's Grille

507 S. 6th Street

Philadelphia, Pa.

215-829-GG4U

www.giannasgrille.com



Singapore Vegetarian resteraunt

1006 Race St.

Philadelphia, Pa 19107



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Singapore Vegetarian resteraunt

Centrum Shoppes

219 Haddonfield-Berlin Rd (Rt 561)

Cherry Hill, NJ 19107



I absolutely LOVE the vegan pizza at Gianna's. I believe they make their own vegan cheese, and it is out of this world. Their vegan cheesesteaks & eggplant parms are good also. I heard that the Singapore in Cherry Hill is going to start serving meat .
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I absolutely LOVE the vegan pizza at Gianna's. I believe they make their own vegan cheese, and it is out of this world. Their vegan cheesesteaks & eggplant parms are good also. I heard that the Singapore in Cherry Hill is going to start serving meat .



I hadnt heard that yet and havent seen any signs or advertisements. Actually it doesnt make any sense since the resteraunt name has vegetarian in it. Unless of the owner is selling the Cherry Hill one to someone else.



Anyhow its still one of the greatest places Ive been too, over 150 vegetarian menu items and I have yet to be disappointed. Id still go there. Plus its only 10 minutes from where I live.
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For anybody in North Jersey who's interested, April 17th at 4PM I will be hosting a vegan pot luck at my home in West Milford. If you are interested email me at dstringf (at) optonline.net for directions, etc.
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I've heard that about Atlantic City. I don't believe I'd want to go there.



I went down to AC for the first time last summer. It is crappy! Don't bother. If casino glitz is what you want, just go to Las Vegas, which is much nicer and tons of stuff to do.
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I hadnt heard that yet and havent seen any signs or advertisements. Actually it doesnt make any sense since the resteraunt name has vegetarian in it. Unless of the owner is selling the Cherry Hill one to someone else.



Anyhow its still one of the greatest places Ive been too, over 150 vegetarian menu items and I have yet to be disappointed. Id still go there. Plus its only 10 minutes from where I live.



The last time a veggie place in NJ started serving meat they ended up closing down. So we'll see what happens in this case. You're lucky you have a place only 10 minutes from you....I hope what I heard about them isn't true.
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I went down to AC for the first time last summer. It is crappy! Don't bother. If casino glitz is what you want, just go to Las Vegas, which is much nicer and tons of stuff to do.



Definitely! AC is the pits IMO.....Vegas is the best. I'd rather take the 5 hour plane ride to go to Vegas than the 2 hour car ride for AC anyday (as if I have that kind of money anyway ).
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The last time a veggie place in NJ started serving meat they ended up closing down. So we'll see what happens in this case. You're lucky you have a place only 10 minutes from you....I hope what I heard about them isn't true.



They probably were already on the way out if they resorted to serving meat.

What place was it?



There was a place called Evergreen that was also near me that lasted a few years, closed down and came back as "Asian Delights". They then served a regular Japanese/Asian menu with a small veg section on it. This incarnation lasted less than a year. Now its just a plain Sushi Bar. I expect it wont be around nearly as long.
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They probably were already on the way out if they resorted to serving meat.

What place was it?



There was a place called Evergreen that was also near me that lasted a few years, closed down and came back as "Asian Delights". They then served a regular Japanese/Asian menu with a small veg section on it. This incarnation lasted less than a year. Now its just a plain Sushi Bar. I expect it wont be around nearly as long.



I can't remember the name but it was a town near Parsippany. You might be right about them being on the way out beforehand because there was already a popular vegan chinese restaurant in Parsipanny when they opened, so I guess they were too close to each other to be able to sustain a big following. I was at Evergreen once, shortly before they closed. I hate when these places close since there's already too few veg places in NJ (considering there's more in NYC than in our whole state).
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Greetings from another NJ person -- I live in Morris County. I think the restaurant you're trying to remember was in Lake Hiawatha, but I'm not totally positive. I've been to Veggie Heaven in Parsippany, btw -- not bad but some of the dishes seem to be a little sweet. There's also a restaurant in Denville, Metro Cafe. Although it is not strictly a veg place, they had quite a number of vegetarian and vegan dishes the last time I was there (admittedly quite a while ago). Recently returned from a trip out to L.A., visiting my eldest son. Now there's a veg friendly town...



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I hadnt heard that yet and havent seen any signs or advertisements. Actually it doesnt make any sense since the resteraunt name has vegetarian in it. Unless of the owner is selling the Cherry Hill one to someone else.

Anyhow its still one of the greatest places Ive been too, over 150 vegetarian menu items and I have yet to be disappointed. Id still go there. Plus its only 10 minutes from where I live.



Sorry to keep going back and forth on this but from what I gather they have now decided to stay vegetarian. Hopefully permanently.
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Greetings from another NJ person -- I live in Morris County. I think the restaurant you're trying to remember was in Lake Hiawatha, but I'm not totally positive. I've been to Veggie Heaven in Parsippany, btw -- not bad but some of the dishes seem to be a little sweet. There's also a restaurant in Denville, Metro Cafe. Although it is not strictly a veg place, they had quite a number of vegetarian and vegan dishes the last time I was there (admittedly quite a while ago). Recently returned from a trip out to L.A., visiting my eldest son. Now there's a veg friendly town...

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You're right, it was Lake Hiawatha. I like Veggie Heaven but there's only so much Chinese food I can deal with on a regular basis. I've heard L.A. is veg friendly. But thank god we have NYC nearby. Have you been to Red Bamboo in the Village? It's so good. A new vegan place opened in Brooklyn yesterday....I'm probably gonna check it out this weekend.
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My wife and I are from Jersey City.



Lots of good Indian Vegetarian restaurants downtown near "Little Bombay"



Some 100% vegan.
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You're right, it was Lake Hiawatha. I like Veggie Heaven but there's only so much Chinese food I can deal with on a regular basis. I've heard L.A. is veg friendly. But thank god we have NYC nearby. Have you been to Red Bamboo in the Village? It's so good. A new vegan place opened in Brooklyn yesterday....I'm probably gonna check it out this weekend.



Yes, I totally agree with you about Chinese food. Thanks for the recommendation of Red Bamboo. I'll certainly give it a try when I'm in the city. Wish there were more places right here in NJ though. Of course, it sure is better for my budget to bring lunch when I go to work and with finances a bit tight we don't go out to dinner much any more.



BTW, your kitty is just adorable! I'm counting the days until I'll be able to adopt again. We used to have a couple of outdoor cats years ago, but when they passed away (at far too young of an age, IMHO) I decided not to get another unless I could keep her inside. This was something of a problem due to my son's allergy and my husband stubbornly insisting that the cat would be miserable indoors.



But I'm happy to say that son Thomas is nowhere near as sensitive as he once was - and will be leaving for college in the Fall anyway -- and spending time with our other son's indoor-only cat (a very sweet, happy and well-adjusted kitty) has convinced my husband that keeping a feline inside is O.K. I'm holding off going to the shelter until we've moved into our new place (currently trying to sell and might have to rent for a while), but I can't wait 'till I can bring home a dear new companion. :-)



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I live in central NJ too.... Ive been to the



Golden Teapot A+ a little on expensive side though

Singapore in Cherry hill A

Ghinnis Grill in philly, pa A



Ghinnis i would think id really have a craving for more than both of the other two being its all meatless american food and not chinese type foods. My g/f ate the chicken parm steak sandwich and she thought it was ok but i guess she has to get used to the taste, i thought it was great. She liked both vegan cakes she tried. I had fake meat pizza slices and bbq fakechicken pizza which was awesome too. my buddy that is a meat eater only had pizza with fake pepperonis, i told him after i started eating my "mockchicken" that it wasnt real and he was suprised, he ate it anyway without complaint... said and done was over $20 for all the food lol
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I live in central NJ too.... Ive been to the



Golden Teapot A+ a little on expensive side though

Singapore in Cherry hill A

Ghinnis Grill in philly, pa A



Ghinnis i would think id really have a craving for more than both of the other two being its all meatless american food and not chinese type foods. My g/f ate the chicken parm steak sandwich and she thought it was ok but i guess she has to get used to the taste, i thought it was great. She liked both vegan cakes she tried. I had fake meat pizza slices and bbq fakechicken pizza which was awesome too. my buddy that is a meat eater only had pizza with fake pepperonis, i told him after i started eating my "mockchicken" that it wasnt real and he was suprised, he ate it anyway without complaint... said and done was over $20 for all the food lol



I don't know if you're vegan, but if you are keep in mind that Gianna's recently found out that the cheese they've been using on their pizza isn't vegan. They're switching to another non-vegan cheese. I haven't gotten to the Golden Teapot yet. Someday....it's quite a distance for me. Today I'm going to my new favorite place, Foodswings in Brooklyn (www.foodswings.net). It's vegan fast food, and it's out of this world (and cheap, too .
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Yes, I totally agree with you about Chinese food. Thanks for the recommendation of Red Bamboo. I'll certainly give it a try when I'm in the city. Wish there were more places right here in NJ though. Of course, it sure is better for my budget to bring lunch when I go to work and with finances a bit tight we don't go out to dinner much any more.



BTW, your kitty is just adorable! I'm counting the days until I'll be able to adopt again. We used to have a couple of outdoor cats years ago, but when they passed away (at far too young of an age, IMHO) I decided not to get another unless I could keep her inside. This was something of a problem due to my son's allergy and my husband stubbornly insisting that the cat would be miserable indoors.



But I'm happy to say that son Thomas is nowhere near as sensitive as he once was - and will be leaving for college in the Fall anyway -- and spending time with our other son's indoor-only cat (a very sweet, happy and well-adjusted kitty) has convinced my husband that keeping a feline inside is O.K. I'm holding off going to the shelter until we've moved into our new place (currently trying to sell and might have to rent for a while), but I can't wait 'till I can bring home a dear new companion. :-)



Shalom,

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That's great that you'll be adopting a shelter kitty. I used to volunteer at a shelter (that's how I ended up with a full house ). If you go to Red Bamboo, try the Soul "Chicken" Sandwich, the buffalo wings, and the vegan chocolate-covered strawberry shortcake. Good stuff .
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Sorry to keep going back and forth on this but from what I gather they have now decided to stay vegetarian. Hopefully permanently.



Well it looks like they sold out, they had the non-vegetarian menu out. It wasnt there Mother's day so it must have been a very recent change. blech.
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That sucks. Do they still have alot of veggie food? Not that I would ever go there again now that they decided to add dead animals to their menu, but I'm just curious.
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That sucks. Do they still have alot of veggie food? Not that I would ever go there again now that they decided to add dead animals to their menu, but I'm just curious.



Oh no, not that bad of a sellout. They just had a small paper "meat" menu they gave with the usual 154 item vegetarian menu.



Sort of like a reverse regular Chinese place that has a square box of 5 veg items in it.



The Cherry Hill location is no longer Kosher either. I'm not sure whats up with that, the Philadelphia is still Kosher. I dont know if the one in Philadelphia also has a meat menu.
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That sucks. Do they still have alot of veggie food? Not that I would ever go there again now that they decided to add dead animals to their menu, but I'm just curious.



It's still the same place with the same huge vegetarian menu. They just added a small paper "meat" menu. Its kind of like all the years us vegetarians had to suffer with the little square box of 5 vegetarian items in regular resteraunts, only now the square box is for the meat eaters.



They are also no longer Kosher. I am not sure what's up with that either. The Philadelphia one is still listed as Kosher but I dont know if they now have a "meat" menu either.
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Frost, maybe we could have an "end of summer" getogether to meet some people? Who would be interested? Not sure how many of you online are close to central area new jersey? Would be like a outdoor veggie bbq.
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I live in a little town called Woodbury. Ever heard of it? I am originally from Center City, Philly. But moved because of my dads job, as a fireman. We loved to far away from his station in Deptford, and he was always late. So we had no choice.



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Hey fellow New Jersey folk! I just discovered this thread. I live in Jefferson Township in North Jersey, but live 5 days a week in West Long Branch for college.



My favorite NJ veg restaurants:



1: My fave, Down to Earth! It's ALL VEGAN! Yummy cookies and apple pie!

2: Veggie Works

3: Veggie Heaven

4: Zafra

5: Golden Teapot



Anyone interested in going to the vegan Thanksgiving potluck held by the VSSJ? If you are, contact me because if my friend will go with me, I'll be there!!!!



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I was just at Down to Earth Saturday night. Veggie Works is my favorite off of your list. Did you know that they are moving to Red Bank? I'm not sure when, but before the end of the year I believe. As you know, parking in Red Bank sucks, so I hope they found a place that has a parking lot. I think it's going to be on Monmouth Street, which is where the Count Basie Theater is I believe. Have you been to Veggie Heaven in Parsippany and Teaneck? The Teaneck one has a bigger menu, a few non-Asian food specials (the meatloaf & meatball sandwich is good), and really good vegan cheesecake.
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YES! Veggie Works is moving to Red Bank??? YES! I was so sick of driving to Belmar! Parking in Red Bank makes my life hurt. I HATE it! But, I looooove Red Bank!



I went to VH in Parsippsany. It was YUM! Parsippsany is pretty close to my house, so I went to that one.
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I know how you feel. Hard-to-find parking should be worth it since it's about 12 miles closer than Belmar. I just hope they're not closed for any length of time in between moves. I also heard they won't have a salad bar at the new location, which sucks. I used to like to eat a lot of salad first so I wouldn't finish my entree so I have some to take home. And since you often have to wait so long for a table and their service is so slow it was nice to be able to eat something before the meal comes. Oh well, I won't complain, as long as they stay open I'll be happy, since there was rumors of them closing for good.
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If they move to Red Bank, that would mean two awesome veg restaurants within a 5 mile proximity of one another...that's it, I'll never be able to get out of Red Bank than lol. I almost live there now as it is. When I go home, I actually miss Red Bank lol. It's a bad obsession.
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There's another place in Red Bank, also on Monmouth Street, called The Eurasian Eatery. They serve dead animals, but they have a decent amount of vegan options. I went to Veggie Works tonight, and the waitress said they have to be out of their present location by the end of November. She doesn't have a set date as to when they'll open in the new one, and she doesn't know if they'll have a parking lot.
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I feel left out, not ever having been to these places
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