Holy Land Diner

Overall rating: 4.0 stars 6 Reviews
Serves meat, veg options available. Vegetarian buffet on Saturday evening. M-Sa Lunch buffet is mostly vegetarian. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Mediterranean, Buffet, Non-veg
107 W Cook St
Springfield, Illinois 62702
217-544-5786
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accepts credit cards
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First Review by Bob W
robocop
robocop
9

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  • vegan

Home cooked vegan food in loving atmosphere

4 Posted on 05 / 25 / 2013

I visit Springfield twice a year for the running of the Springfield Mile, the world's fastest mile track motorcycle dirt track race. I look forward to dining at the Holy Land Diner almost as much as the races. The food is just like home made, many vegan choices and the owners go over the buffet and tell you exactly what is in each dish and if it is vegan or not. The last time I was in the owner baked special vegan sesame seed cookies and brought them to my table still warm and free. You will love the healthy food at this restaurant and the price is like a gift. The lady who runs this restaurant is very sweet and can't seem to do enough for her guests. It is a shame it is not open Sundays.

Pros: Most options vegan, Home cooked food, Reasonably priced and served with love.
Cons: Closed Sundays :)
XVeganSxeX
XVeganSxeX
29

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  • vegan

great traditional Greek and Lebanese

4 Posted on 11 / 05 / 2012

The owners are hardworking and knowledgeable about food. Fallafel and hummus are the best.


veganmiss
veganmiss
63

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  • vegan

Vegetarian Buffet

4 Posted on 12 / 27 / 2011

Holy Land Diner has the best vegetarian buffet on Saturday nights. It changes from week to week, but generally, they always have Mediterranean salads, olives, lentil soup, homemade hummus, homemade falafel, and a variety of entrees. The entrees are always some kind of grain (usually brown rice) and several vegetable dishes or veggies with pasta. They never use salt in their dishes either. The owners, Afaf and Jamal, are really sweet too. They use local ingredients when they can (produce, etc.). I leave MFA literature with them including Vegetarian Starter Kits and Vegetarian Eating brochures.

For a complete review, please see my blog here: http://veganmiss.blogspot.com/2011/08/vegan-springfield-il-part-two.html

Pros: vegan friendly, local produce, friendly staff
SynthVegan
SynthVegan
552

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  • vegan

Awesome Vegetarian/Vegan Buffet!

4 Posted on 07 / 27 / 2011

Oh how I miss Holy Land's Saturday night buffet! I used to eat here every couple weeks with a friend a few years back and I looked forward to every visit. As I recall there were always 3-4 vegan options and the staff indicated what those options were. As mentioned below, the buffet is all Mediterranean food, and it's pretty good!


kdub
kdub
7

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  • vegan

Yum!

4 Posted on 08 / 28 / 2010

Holy Land Diner offers a Saturday vegetarian dinner buffet. All but two or three options are vegan and the owner happily showed me what to avoid. The buffet was inexpensive and filling!
Also, the diner supports local farmers and lists which ingredients on the evening's buffet are from the farmers' market.

Pros: healthy, great value, friendly owner
Cons: lacking ambience
Bob W
Bob W
4

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  • mostly-vegetarian

Excellent Lunch Buffet

4 Posted on 11 / 14 / 2009

The weekday lunch buffet is very good and a great value. Many great choices for Middle Eastern Food not normally available in most places.

Pros: taste, variety, value

 

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