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Offline julesnyc

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Re: we need a vegetarian restaurant in JH!
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2009, 06:57:35 AM »
Maharaja is fabulous.  We like the poori (big puffy bread) with the chana masala and spinach/potato dish.  Their samosas are also really good.  Have not tried their buffet yet...
My husband likes their various savory snacks (which they sell by weight) and we buy our sweets there when we have a holiday or special occasion that calls for giving away sweets.

Offline toddg

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Re: we need a vegetarian restaurant in JH!
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2009, 10:37:37 PM »
Another vegetarian option is Indian-Chinese, which is the variant of Chinese food that one is likely to find in India (and neighborhoods around the world with lots of Indian expats). 

TerraVeg (a new website for all things vegetarian) recommends the Jackson Heights Indian-Chinese restaurant Talk of the Town, which has a good vegetarian selection.  We've also discussed Talk of the Town here on JH Life.

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Re: we need a vegetarian restaurant in JH!
« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2009, 04:37:25 PM »
I'm vegan and I've been living here for over 4 years.  While I would love to see a veggie restaurant in JH, I've even dreamed of opening one myself (a vegan Indian-Latin-Italian-German fusion experiment), but its not going to happen any time soon...I mean we've only had a coffee shop with soy milk for a year.

On the other hand you can eat vegetarian, even vegan, in JH every night for a month and not double up.  Here are some of my favorites:

  • Mexican - Coatzingo - $2 Veggie tacos are the best meal in JH and are vegetarian, no chicken stock in rice, no lard in beans.  This was confirmed in a long Spanish conversation with the cooks.  Go vegan - "sin queso, sin crema."
  • Thai - Rice Ave. (and Arunee) - Soy duck is amazing.  My favorites are the Crispy Duck Salad (sub soy duck) and the Spicy Basil Noodles with soy duck (no egg, no fish sauce.  Nearly everything on the menu is potentially vegan, just order with tofu or soy duck and say "no fish sauce."
  • Sushi - Happy Kitchen - lots of veggie options - love the gyoza, warm noodles, the soups, the green river roll, the spicy tofu crunch roll...
  • Indian dining - Delhi Palace - amazing veggie food and plenty of vegan options, just ask what dishes don't contain ghee, cream, cheese, or butter.
  • Indian cheap dosas - Dosa Place - I was distraught when Dimple (my favorite hole in the wall) closed, but the owner reopened a couple doors down where Dosa Diner used to be.  Their dosas are amazing, they have on that I swear tastes like buffalo wings.
  • Indian - Any other Indian place  just ask what dishes don't contain ghee, cream, cheese, or butter.
  • Afghani - Afghan Kabab House #4 - great eggplant and okra.
  • Cheap Afghani - that place on the west side of 74th with the tandor in the window.
  • Latin - Novo has some amazing veggie items on their menu, the veggie fajitas are delicious.
  • Latin - Pio Pio has one of the best and most filling salads around (and I'm more of a hearty fake-meat and pasta kind of vegetarian).
  • Cafe - espresso77 makes an ever improving soy cappuccino, soy cream cheese for bagels (not on menu, just ask), and has some nice veggie items on their revolving menu: hummus, roasted eggplant salad, grilled peanut butter and banana on whole wheat!
  • Chinese - Nanking Express - Chinese-Indian place with 1/2 of their menu devoted to vegetarian choices.  Great soft Chinese style tofu.

And these are just my favorites, there are many other Indian, Bengali, Pakistani, Peruvian...places that offer unique vegetarian dishes.

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Re: we need a vegetarian restaurant in JH!
« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2009, 08:18:58 PM »
Mr. C--Thanks for such a complete list.  I've been walking by Rice Ave. and wondering about the food.  I can't wait to try your suggestions!

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Re: we need a vegetarian restaurant in JH!
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2009, 10:18:39 PM »
I happy to hear that Coatzingo's tacos are indeed truly vegetarian and can be made vegan ! Now if only they'd put together a veggie burrito. 
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Re: we need a vegetarian restaurant in JH!
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2009, 10:18:39 PM »