Serves meat, veg options available. South Indian cuisine restaurant offering a separate, extensive menu for vegetarians. Vegan dishes are marked. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Indian, Buffet, Non-veg
8865 Stanford Blvd St 107 (Lakeside Retail)
Columbia, Maryland 21045
410-884-3426

Mon-Sun 11:30am-3:00pm, Mon-Thu 5:00pm-10:00pm, Fri-Sat 5:00pm-11:00pm, Sun 5:00pm-10:00pm

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First Review by groovyvegan
ArashArabasadi
ArashArabasadi
  • vegan
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+41

Great, vegan-friendly, Indian Eats!

4 Posted on 01 / 04 / 2014

I had dinner here with my soon-to-be in-laws. One of them found it, and I knew nothing going in, and more often than not...that is cause for concern.
Not this time. This place has tasty Indian food that is truly among the best I've had. I'm used to brightly colored slop, most of which I can't eat because it contains dairy.
This spot has an entire menu of veg/vegan options.
Don't miss out on the jackfruit dish. Amazing treat of a plant that looks and chews like pulled pork or chicken.

Pros: Tasty, Savory, Reasonable Price, Helpful Staff
Cons: Pretty Salty, 40min From Major City
ohemgee
ohemgee
  • vegan
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+187

Delish!!

4 Posted on 01 / 07 / 2013

I love this place! The staff is wonderful and helpful. The food is delicious!

Pros: delicious, tons of vegan options, great staff
Cons: a little difficult to find the first tim
Poedonk
Poedonk
  • vegan
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+14

mango grove

5 Posted on 08 / 24 / 2012

Great quality food with separate veg and meat menus. Great place if you have omni friends. Note: they have vegan options listed but some have cheese listed as ingredients.



KayK
KayK
  • mostly-vegetarian
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+9

MANGO GROVE RE=OPENED

5 Posted on 02 / 18 / 2012

Exciting News : Mango Grove has re-opened at 8865, Stanford Blvd, Columbia, MD-21045 after re-modelling the new space at 8865, Stanford Blvd. They opened on Valentines Day and it was a packed house in the evening with live music.
The menu is diverse and has 90% items as vegan. Mango Grove has been a a favorite spot for Vegetarians since 1996 in Columbia.


nardanddee
nardanddee
  • vegan
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+419

Very Nice

4 Posted on 05 / 31 / 2011

I went to the lunchy buffet and was allowed to carry-out. As the buffet is over at 3 PM on Mondays. The selection was nice and the food was very tasty. The staff was kind and attentive. They even brought me fresh naan and dosas prior to me leaving. It was a little difficult to locate the restaurant since I'm not a Columbia native. But now that I know where they are, I will certainly return.

Pros: friendly staff, good prices, nice variety
Cons: hard to locate, odd hours
solyvive
solyvive
  • vegetarian
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+19

Yummy

4 Posted on 12 / 07 / 2010

I ate here last night and it was wonderful. The staff was very attentive and the food was great and plentiful. I definitely will visit again.

Pros: Ambiance, Authentic flavor
Cons: Pricey
Keith_Thode
Keith_Thode
  • vegan
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+307

Don't bother.

2 Posted on 07 / 07 / 2010

I've eaten at a lot of Indian restaurants all over the U.S and Canada. It's my favorite food. They have 2 separate divided sides to the restaurant. One is meat and the other is Veggie. Very little Vegan. I had a meal, and 2 appetizers. I don't need to ever go back. It's OK at best.


kandeeekornzz
kandeeekornzz
  • vegan
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+14

mango grove is great!

4 Posted on 02 / 23 / 2010

i met up with some friends there and it was my first time. it was very relaxing there, being a buffet. many vegan options. really laid back. clean. oh yeah, ate all i wanted and it was only $8.

Pros: buffet, great food, relaxing
NIBsmf
NIBsmf
  • vegan
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+188

Pleasant Meal

5 Posted on 08 / 29 / 2009

This review refers to the dinner menu, not the lunch time buffet. I found the menu to be overwhelming in a good way, meaning there are SO many vegetarian and vegan options that my head was spinning! I ended up with a dosai stuffed with potato and onion, and my boyfriend had a coconut curry type veggie dish. Both were super tasty and in large portions. Prices were average for Indian food (generally between $10-15). The atmosphere is pleasant. Staff-wise, I found them helpful and kind but sort of slow to take your order and check in periodically. Overall, it's definitely a nice place, and I will be returning!

Pros: Many yummy veggie and vegan options, Good portion sizes, Nice atmosphere
Cons: Sort of pricey, Slow service
groovyvegan
groovyvegan
  • vegan
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+213

One of my favorite Indian buffets of all time.

5 Posted on 01 / 08 / 2009

Note - this review is only for the Indian lunch buffet, not the full menu at dinner time, which I haven't tried in several years. Mango Grove is one of my favorite Indian restaurants of all time, and I've eaten in many all over the country. It's also one of my omni husband's favorites, and the many friends and relatives we've brought there have loved the food.

We love the Indian lunch buffet, served every day except Tuesday. (Slightly more expensive on weekends.) The restaurant is 100% vegetarian, and the vast majority of dishes served are vegan, with generally no more than two hot dishes on a single day having dairy in them. (The vegetable korma is never vegan, and on occasion there's a dish with yogurt.) Also be careful about the spinach dish, which has the panir (cheese), about one third of the time. The rest of the time it will be plain or have chana (chickpeas). Unfortunately, the dishes are not always labelled, but you can always ask the helpful staff and they'll let you know what's vegan and what is not.

I've never been to an Indian buffet with a larger rotation of dishes throughout the week and month. My favorites include the lemon rice, yellow dahl, channa masala, and green beans. They also have a good okra/tomato dish. Along with the buffet, they will serve a potato dosa at the table. It's generally entirely too greasy (so I blot it in my placemat), but quite good.

One thing to watch out for at this restaurant: There is a sister Indian/Asian restaurant in the same building as this one where they serve meat. People are allowed to eat at both buffets, and the rule is that no one is allowed to bring meat into Mango Grove. On infrequent occasion, someone will bring meat on their into Mango Grove and then go to the Mango Grove buffet, pouring Mango Grove's sauces onto their plate and touching the utensil to the meat. (I've seen this 2 or 3 times and have probably eaten at the buffet a hundred times.)

Overall however, one of my favorites for the wide variety of delicious vegan food at a reasonable price.

Pros: Delicious vegan food, Wide variety of vegan food, Helpful friendly staff.
Cons: Not organic, Not always well-labelled, See comments about meat from next door.
  • groovyvegan groovyvegan

    Now that Mango has moved, some of my review is outdated. The food remains the same. However, there is no longer the issue with the meat buffet raised above. Also, Mango is now open 7 days a week including Tuesdays.

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