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For France, see Paris#Eating

For much more, see my Yelp Bookmarks at .


San Francisco

See the San Francisco, CA page.

Santa Barbara

See the Santa Barbara, CA page.



Denver, CO

Casa Bonita
6715 W Colfax Ave. Lakewood. Not the best food in the world, but an amazing experience, with a courtyard, gorilla-suits, and the trademark sopapillas for dessert. I first went here in 1980.
The Watercourse
17th and Emerson. Vegan diner food, excellent, if salty.



101 S Jefferson St. Pinball and vegan everything.

Saint Augustine

Café del Hildago
35 Hypolita St. (pedestrian way). Gelato, salads, panini, coffee. Excellent, maybe crowded; order then sit.
The Floridian
39 Cordova. Freaky fusion, lots of tofu substitutions. Home made pickles.
Casa Maya
17 Hypolita St. (904) 217-3039. Some nice tempeh dishes, like tostadas. Great mexican hot chocolate.


Saint Mary's

Riverside Café
Greek specialties, view of the bay, quiet town.


Note the indian food at some truck stops.


Golden Egg Pancake House
Just north of I-90. Country style (large portions, undetectable spice) breakfast fare, espresso, and they put italian soda syrup in my sprite (at my request). 6am-2:30 7 days a week.



Seeds Cafe
2561 53rd Ave. Natural foods cafe with salads, wraps, and smoothies.

Iowa City

vegan unassuming.



Sweet Chili Thai
75 Airport Rd. The airport restaurant is Thai. Maine.



Black Sheep
79 Main St. A pretty good bakery and sandwich shop.


Paris Creperie
278 Harvard St. Delicious savory and sweet crepes, tea.


80 Pearl St. Delicious Moroccan fare in a cramped space. Dark and quiet.
Toscanini's Ice Cream
899 Main St. Perhaps the best ice cream in the world. Faddish flavors but also some unique, and longstanding favorites like ginger snap. They seem to include more flavor than any other maker.


839 Washington St. Very well-prepared Mediterranean. Belly dancing.
Sweet Tomatoes Pizza
Multiple locations. Delicious eponymous sauce.
Mushy italian "messes" go well with the salad and an aranciata. Many branches in and around Newton.
Antoine’s Pastry Shop
317 Watertown St. Nonantum. Delicious lobster tails, eckel cakes, bread puddings, and pizzelle, among other pastries.

North Andover

Bollywood Grill
350 Winthrop Ave.


Lhasa Cafe
Momos and other Himalayan specialties. Great dal, friendly staff.


Pho Paris
136 Newbury St. You're on Route 1 and you want soup.


Udupi Bhavan
378 Maple Ave. Unassuming southern India dosai and uthappam, with a delicious thali and avial. 508-459-5099.



Sala Thai
4023 Woodland Ave. Far up the hill above town, a friendly quiet place on a busy corner. Cookies from place next door not so hot.



Maggie's Vegetarian Cafe
311 North 8th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508-4605. Open for lunch, cash only.
1601 Q Street, Lincoln, NE. (402) 477-3090. Web site down after April 2010 but before June 2010.


Ethiopian Restaurant
2555 Leavenworth Street, Omaha, NE. (402) 345-0265. Attached grocer sells spices. Highly recommended on Yelp!
1202 Howard Street (Old Market district). This sit-down bakery wins most confusing menu, but quality isn't bad.

New Hampshire


The Friendly Toast
The Juicery
Fresh wraps and juices.

New Mexico

Santa Rosa

Comet II Drive In & Restaurant
217 Parker Ave. Tuesday-Sunday. This food at this place looks good, I would like to try it.

New York


See the Ithaca page.


Labyrinth Press Company
12 E 4th St. I really want to try this place the next time I'm in Jamestown.


130 Dolson Ave. Delicious and diverse.

New York City

See separate page New York City.

Capital Region

9 Johnson Rd # B, Latham‎. Specialities from multiple regions of India, some rare dishes. Avial-Yum.


The Autumn Café
244 Main St. Good hippie comfort food.

Syracuse area

Eva's European Sweets
1305 Milton Ave, Solvay. (315) 487-2722. Tue-Thu 11 am - 8 pm; Fri 11 am - 9 pm; Sat 12 pm - 9 pm. A Polish restaurant, some vegetarian, highly recommended by Yelpers.
Strong Hearts Cafe
719 E Genesee St. Vegan cafe, known on Yelp for its sass. Mon 8 am - 6 pm; Tue-Thu 8 am - 12 am; Fri 8 am - 2 am; Sat 10 am - 2 am; Sun 10 am - 12 am. Also at the Marshall Square Mall off M-Street.
Funk'n Waffles
727 S Crouse Ave. Ste 8. Specialty waffles in an underground dive in the alley behind M-Street. Buckwheat and vegan and crazier varieties.

North Carolina


Beaufort Grocery
117 Queen St. 252-728-3899. The one place around the beach communities that includes vegetarian items front and center. Sunday brunch; delicatessen; pies made on premises. Closed January and Tuesdays between Labor Day and Memorial Day.
114 Middle Lane, behind Clawson's. 252-728-7777.


Elmo's Diner
9th street. Hip eclectic diner with homemade soy sausage. Also in Carrboro. Often a wait for seating.


Saffron Indian Cuisine
1500 Mill St. A nice buffet.
Yum Yum Better Ice Cream
1219 Spring Garden St. A hole in the UNCG wall.

High Point

Thai Chiang Mai has closed after more than a decade of enjoyable food.

Biscuit Factory
2103 Kirkwood St., near Eastchester and Main. A local fast food biscuit joint, with one-size booths for up to four.


S&T Soda Shoppe
85 Hillsboro St. M-Sat 11-7:30. Many flavors of ice cream and sodas, lunch fare, counter, antique drug store furniture. 2010-12-31, using ammonia to clean tables, the only downside.


Bella Italy
107 West Broad Avenue. Very cheap.


NeoMonde Mediterranean Cafe and Market
3817 Beryl Road. Excellent Lebanese pita sandwiches, combo platters, and a grocery.



Chrissie Hynde's Vegiterranean.

Bowling Green

Squeaker's Cafe
175 North Main Street. All vegan sandwich, soup, and salad joint with a health-food store. (419) 354-7000


Myra's Dionysus
121 Calhoun St. A most splendiferous restaurant with personal flair, with an amazing list of soups (only about 5 are available any given day). It's like a combination of two of my favorite closed restaurants, Apple Blossom Cafe (Ithaca) and The Starving Chef (Exeter).


234 Euclid Ave. Salty and special. 216-589-0007.
Flaming Ice Cube
140 Public Square. Vegan deli and restaurant.


Coffee Station
4 W Church. Very friendly, smoothies and pastries. Try the nearby birthplace-of-Thomas-Edison museum.
Aladdin's Eatery, Toledo


Aladdin's Eatery
Vegetarianist Lebanese, friendly. a chain from NC to OH.

Ontario, Canada


227 Church Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1Y7. (416) 363-0884.
Addis Ababa Restaurant‎‎ 
1184 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M6J 1J5. (416) 538-0059 Highly rated food but bland decor.
Pho Hung
200 Bloor Street West, Toronto‎ ON‎ M5S 1T. 416 963-5080. Sometimes voted best vietnamese restaurant in Toronto, but maybe the better word is popular, probably because of the efficient, if impersonal, service, and certainly because of its location across the street from the Royal Ontario Museum. The food was commendable when we went in 2011, but the atmosphere not unlike an airport food court.
Pizzeria Libretto. 
221 Ossington, Toronto, ON. 416-532-8000. Crowded and hipsterish, but pretty good.


WASS Ethiopian Restaurant 
207 James Street South, Hamilton, ON. (289) 389-5294. Good food, quiet, dark, and small, underground. ATM across the street (phew!).



See Andy and Erin's guide to absurdly larded dining:


Camp Hill

Cedars Lebanese Restaurant
2153 Market St. A varied menu and belly dancing with loud music. Sketchy hookah bar next door.
Thai Palace
3608 Market St. Delicious and fresh, with special dishes not found elsewhere.


Kay's Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria
Pennsylvania 435. Every meal comes with sticky buns.


Raj Mahal
2740 West 12th St. Also in Cuyahoga Falls, OH. Balti is a specialty. There are significant coupons on the web site:


Cherry Alley Cafe
21 N 3rd St. Lots of veggie sandwiches and salads.


Emma's Food For Life
11 S. Market St. (570) 374-0178 Not open too late.

South Carolina


El Sherif's
Mediterranean buffet. Not yet tried.


137 East Palmetto Street‎. Buffet lunch, plenty of vegetarian fare, like any Indian restaurant. Ironically, the chutneys are not that good. The dal and pakoras are good.


La Fogata
9086 Old Highway Number Six. Don't rely on Google's map of the address; it's 200m east of I-95 on 6. Cheap, friendly, salty, tasty, with a vegetarian section of the menu.



155 E. Main St. Burger joint, video games, bathroom, nice service, black bean veggie burger.



A nice little downtown with on-street shady parking. On the state line with TN

Java J's Cafe
501 State St. Vegetarian options; gelato.
Burger Bar
This greasy joint isn't the most sanitary, but it does have Gardenburgers and sweet potato fries.


Lil Grill
621 North Main Street. Hippie joint. First Wednesday nights of the month, all you can eat Indian fare. Monday – CLOSED; Tuesday – Friday, 7am – 9pm; Saturday, 7am – 3pm; Sunday Brunch, 9am – 2pm; Call before traveling, (540) 434-3594. Cash or check only.
Downtown, 14 E. Water St. (540) 432-3360. Lots of portobello mushroom sandwiches, good greasy fare.

Fancy Hill

Fancy Hill Korean Diner
4832 South Lee Highway. Haven't tried it, but it sounds intriguing enough to print.

New Market

9403 S Congress St. (540) 740-9404. Large variety of Mexican plates.


Nottaway Restaurant
20316 Boydton Plank Road. Route 1 north of town. Cheap homey fare, good veggie soup, grilled cheese, fresh biscuits, and a platter of veggie sides.


Cafe del Sol
50 Featherbed. 540-535-2275. Unique and tasty fare, a bit greasy, a few vegetarian selections like grilled veggie panini and hummus wrap, pizzas. a chain of four.
Cantina D'Italia
242 Millwood Ave. (540) 535-2055. Recommended by Dick and Carol Correnti.
2900 Valley Avenue. "Experience India."