Thai Time Cafe in Joplin, MO. is a very new restaurant. It is on 32nd street next to "Pro Nails." The food is fantastic! There are over 30 items (including appetizers, but not including drinks or desserts) that vegetarians/vegans can get. Some items come with egg and if you instruct they will not add egg to the meal. If a person wants tofu they will do that (steamed tofu/fresh, or fried) or they will add extra veggies (which actually adds to over 50 items vegetarians/vegans can get if switching from tofu to extra veggies). Plus, they have something remarkable and it is the mock duck. I've had mock duck before but not like this.
There are two dishes a person can get the mock duck with, and they will do it either crispy or steamed. I usually do steamed, but I was daring this evening as I did crispy and it was fantastic. Both the steamed and the crispy mock duck is great.
The staff are very supportive of vegetarians and vegans and understand it well. They are from Thailand, but understand and speak English very well. If a person has an allergy to certain foods they will do their best for that person. This is the best vegetarian/vegan restaurant near Joplin as no other restaurant offers as many items as they do. They also have soups for vegetarians/vegans as well believe it or not! Plus, they add no MSG to their food, so it's very healthy! Give it a try! I'd give it 5 stars but since they serve meat this site won't allow me to do 5 stars.Pros: Friendly, Vegetarian/Vegan
Cons: Cooks meat but very veggie friendly!