Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Veggin' on the Road, Part II

Here are a few more restaurants that are worth a drive for a hungry vegetarian. This time, the road leads to Greensboro:

BOBA HOUSE is a completely vegetarian restaurant, with many vegan options. It's a small, laid-back restaurant at 332 Tate St. near the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Most of the items feature faux meats - "chicken," "duck," "beef" or "seafood" - in addition to tofu. Everything I’ve tried has been delicious, and attractively presented. In addition to the vegetarian dishes, Boba House features a large menu of teas. The most unusual is the array of boba, or bubble, teas. These fruit- or coffee-flavored drinks include "bubbles" of tapioca or coconut jelly that you drink up through an extra-wide straw. The boba teas are colorful, sweet and fun; more like dessert than a beverage. You can read more about Boba House's food and bubble teas on its Web site at www.bobahouse.com

Also near UNCG, at 1601 Spring Garden St., JACK'S CORNER serves tempting Mediterranean food in a casual, deli-style atmosphere. It's not completely vegetarian, but there are many choices, and vegetarian and vegan items are clearly marked on the menu. I generally choose a combination plate that has such delights as hummus, baba ghanouj (eggplant dip), falafel with tahini sauce, tabouli salad, and warm pita bread.... All so tasty.

At 2505 BattleGround Ave., HEALTHY SPICE is an elegant, sit-down restaurant. Though the menu includes some seafood, there are so many vegetarian and vegan choices that it takes a long time to consider them all and make a decision. The menu is innovative, combining influences from across the globe. As the name suggests, the restaurant focuses on making food healthy as well as delicious. Many meals include soup, salad, entree and dessert for a very reasonable price. The restaurant has a Web site at www.healthyspicerestaurant.com but does not yet have its menu posted. There are photos of several dishes, though, so you can get an idea of what to expect.



At 11/10/2006 11:15 AM, Blogger Andy said...

Thanks for the reviews. I have only been to Jacks for the falafel. I'll have to try the others. One to add to the GSO lineup is Binh Minh on West Market St. They offer many of the fake meat dishes in a variety of preparations. My fave is the vermachelli noodle bowl with fake duck. Delicious, healthy, and socially responsible - who knew you could achieve all that for a $6 bowl of soup?!

At 11/10/2006 11:40 AM, Blogger Cassandra said...

I've heard lots of great things about Binh Minh, but I have yet to make it there myself.


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