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Regional Information on Iowa

Iowa, USA
Regional Notes - Events - Gatherings & Groups - Travel Information

HappyCow previously offered this space for vegetarian events, vegetarian travel or general information for Iowa, suggestions such as hotel recommendations, travel agencies, or any other regional vegan and vegetarian related information.
However, this has been discontinued due to inactivity.
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Visitor Notes:

Subject: 'New Place in Town!'
Posted by AngelaFinnDougherty on: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 06:39 AM PST
I have recently purchased a coffee shop & cafe and my goal it to make it as vegetarian friendly as possible. When I purchased it, the only options for vegetarians like us was: cheese quesadilla, PB&J, salad and the occasional soup. I have added a vegetarian panini and a vegan hummus wrap. Vegan and vegetarian soups will also be rotated through the month. I plan on adding vegan baked goods eventually! Please stop by & visit: Coffee Talk Cafe, 37 Kirkwood Ct SW, Cedar Rapids, IA. Also, if you have any ideas on how to make it more veg friendly, please feel free to share!

Subject: 'Cedar Rapids'
Posted by hclark on: Thursday, June 04, 2009 at 10:36 AM PST
Places with veg options on their menus are few in the Cedar Rapids area. You can get a grilled cheese at almost any restaurant in town, but most will not even have a veg patty or salad without meat available. Vegan choices are very limited. Good options downtown are Little King sub shop (the owner is vegetarian, breads are all vegan) and Blend (have a note on their menu that they cater to special diets on request and always create great dishes). Elsewhere in town there are some of chains with good veg options (Genghis Grill, Pancheros) and a few ethnic restaurants (Taste of India, Ting's Red Lantern).

Subject: 'Vegetarian food in Ames, IA'
Posted by Guest on: Thursday, June 15, 2006 at 12:17 AM PST
Although there are no vegetarian restaurants here, almost all restaurants have vegetarian options on the menu that are more exciting than just a salad. All of the Asian restaurants offer multiple vegetarian dishes, and there is an Indian restaurant with a mostly vegetarian buffet. Many of the cafes and delis have variations on vegetarian sandwiches and veggie burgers.
We also have two Health Food Stores, Wheatsfields on Douglas Ave. and John's Natural Health on 5th.

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