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Subject: City Centre veggie friendly places
Manchester city center is very frustrating as the few veggie places all close early or are located miles from town. Here's a list of a few veggie friendly places that are open for dinner in the city centre:
Little Yang Sing
17 George Street Manchester M1 4HE
0161 228 7722 in Chinatown
Extensive choices for vegetarians using fresh veg, tofu, mock meats (seitan). Servers are happy to alter orders.
75 High Street Manchester M4 1FS
0161 834 9411 near the Arndale in the trendy part of town
Very tasty substantial pizzas made with quality ingredients in a trendy setting. Gluten free and dairy free cheese alternatives are available. Vegan cheese at a pizza place? Finally!
31 Sackville Street City Centre, Manchester M1 3LZ - 0161 228 7369 by the canal district and bus station
Excellent Ethiopian restaurant hidden away above a kebab shop. Don’t be put off, climb the stairs and enjoy one of the best bargain meals in town. There’s only one option for veggies but it’s a huge platter of different traditional dishes served on injera bread with more bread on the side. I asked about butter/dairy and the server said no and it didn’t taste like it so its vegan. I had the platter and two beers and the bill was £9. It was so big I couldn’t finish it.
Arndale centre and Printworks
Not really a good ambience for veggies but the veggie burger can be ordered without mayo to make it vegan.
Subject: 5 Star business hotels in Chennai for vegans
Peshwari: they have no clue what vegan is and even when told 'no dairy' they keep trying to bring you food with ghee in it.
Shanghai Club: very good Chinese with lots of tofu dishes available.
Southern Spice: Didn't have a clue what vegan was and the non-dairy request was met but the staff seemed very worried about it.
Raintree: totally understood 'no dairy' and made me fantastic vegan thalis. Upon repeat visits, they would create new vegan thalis just so I wouldn't get bored. Excellent service. Best meals in Chennai.
Hip Asia: Good selection of vegetarian options from around the far east. Some tofu dishes and they'll create custom tofu sauces for upon request. Great service.
All of the big hotels have HUGE breakfast buffets with plenty for vegetarians and vegans.
Isle Of Man, 2007/11/28
Subject: Veggie options on Isle of Man
Almost all of the pubs that serve food have veggie burgers. Papparazi the Italian restaurant in Douglas has lots of vegetarian and vegan options. The Maritime Hotel/pub in Peel has lots of vegetarian options as well.