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9 Review(s).

4240 Old Seward Hwy, Anchorage, USA

Mediterranean heaven

We've been regulars at Aladdin's for many years, and that won't be changing any time soon. Rabah and his family are wonderful people, making their customers feel truly welcome. The restaurant is small but comfortable and well-decorated, with a separate banquet room for special occasions.

The food is superb. Although we wish their menu was exclusively vegetarian, there are plenty of vegetarian options to choose from. We absolutely love their hummus and falafel (the best of each we've ever tasted by far), vegetarian lentil soup, and eggplant parmesan; other dishes we've tried on occasion have been excellent as well. And then there are the desserts, including decadent homemade ice creams and a vegan chocolate mousse that's indescribably good. Finish with a lightly sweet Arabic mint tea.

Their days and hours of operation are very limited, and they can quickly become quite busy, so calling ahead is a good idea. Highly, highly recommended!

2901 E Madison St, Seattle, USA

Pricey but yummy

Had our first visit to Café Flora yesterday. After some initial confusion (the greeter had disappeared for a few minutes), our brunch experience there was great. Started with a cherry almond hemp nog, which was a bit on the small side but delicious. Our main courses were a carrot & fennel scramble with roasted potatoes (good), raspberry French toast (very good), and blueberry pancakes with lemon curd (awesome). The scramble was also a bit on the small side, but the pancakes were good-sized. The prices are fairly high, as others have mentioned, but not outrageous. Overall we enjoyed the food and service, and I'm sure we'll be back.

115 Baldwin Ave, Paia, USA

Make this your first stop!

On our first trip to Maui, after getting off the plane, we were seriously hungry. Based on the other reviews here, we decided to make the short drive to Paia and try Fresh Mint.

When we first stepped into the restaurant, we were a little worried: it was very small, very plain, and completely empty. But we sat down anyway and scanned the menu -- not a huge selection, but enough to hold our interest. Eventually a quiet young lady came out and took our order: spring rolls, veggie kebab, pho soup, pad Thai with tofu, a soy chicken curry with sweet potatoes and carrots, and an eggplant dish (the name of which escapes me at the moment).

The appetizers came first -- tasty, but extremely small servings. Then came the soup -- also tasty, and plenty of it. Finally the entrees arrived, and we were truly impressed. Absolutely delicious! I enjoyed the soy chicken curry so much, I ordered (and devoured) another plate. We also had a very pleasant experience with the owner, who came out and checked on us. When she saw our son, an embarrassingly picky eater, pulling strands of cabbage out of his pad Thai, she insisted on making him another order without the cabbage. Of course we offered to pay for both orders, but she ended up only charging us for one. And speaking of the pad Thai, my wife and I tried a few bites and agreed that it was the BEST pad Thai we'd ever had. Yep, that good.

I have to concur with other reviewers who have commented on the small portions. But overall we were thrilled with the food, and we will definitely make this unassuming little place our first stop whenever we travel to Maui.

210 W Main St, Saxonburg, USA

Delicious vegan food in an unlikely place

Visiting western Pennsylvania, I had a difficult time finding decent vegetarian fare. One of my web searches turned up a listing for Randita's. Though it was a bit out of my way, I decided to give it a shot. So glad I did!

It's a cute little place, nicely decorated and extremely clean. The hostess/server was very nice and attentive. I ordered the African peanut stew as an appetizer -- hearty and flavorful, served with lots of peanuts around the edge of the bowl for mixing in. For my main course I tried the Swedish meatballs made from lentils and grains, served in a brown gravy around mashed potatoes and topped with marinated beets. The meatballs were pretty good -- maybe they could've used a bit more seasoning -- but together with the potatoes and gravy, the dish as a whole was delicious and filling.

The next time I'm anywhere near this area, I'll gladly take a detour to visit Randita's again. Highly recommended.

5474 Campbells Run Rd, Pittsburgh, USA

Make this your first stop

Landing in Pittsburgh after 9 hours of flying, I was famished. I immediately searched for nearby vegetarian restaurants and was pleased to find the Loving Hut only minutes away. Score! Everything I had was absolutely delicious...I think my server, who was very friendly and attentive, was amazed at how much I ate. Unlike some of the other reviewers here, I'm a big fan of fake meats, so I really appreciated those options. There was only one other couple who came in while I was there, so I sure hope they're able to stay in business -- this place is a keeper. This will always be my first stop in Pittsburgh. Highly recommended!

7305 Old Seward Hwy, Anchorage, USA

Best, most authentic Mexican food in Anchorage

Anchorage has quite a few Mexican restaurants, but the vast majority of them are not vegetarian-friendly (lard in the refried beans, etc.). Fortunately, the best in town, Mexico In Alaska, has an extensive vegetarian menu. My family and I eat there frequently, and we always have plenty of options to choose from. We've tried many of their offerings, and everything has been delicious -- I especially love their mole sauce. As another reviewer pointed out, they don't serve your typical Americanized Mexican fare; it's much more authentic. (How often will you find a cactus dish on the menu?) Aside from the food, the decor is pleasing, and the service is generally very prompt. The prices are fairly high, even for Anchorage, but the servings are ample -- and, of course, the food is worth it.

Highly recommended!

1034 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, USA

Hot spot

I'm surprised to see only one other review of Snow City, considering how wildly popular it is with locals and tourists alike. While the majority of the menu items contain meat, there are more than "a few vegetarian choices," and the staff is well versed in dietary restrictions. The fact that they offer vegetarian sausage and tofu as protein options makes them about as veg-friendly as it gets here in Alaska. The food is delicious, and the portions are ample. You're likely to wait a while for a table, and their prices are a little on the high side, but overall it's one of the best options in town for breakfast fare.

Updated from previous review on 2016-07-19

320 W 5th Ave, Anchorage, USA

Why is this restaurant even listed?

Can someone explain to me how this restaurant belongs on the Happy Cow website at all? Per the description above, the only vegetarian/vegan "option" is to ask for something that isn't even on the menu. By that standard, Happy Cow should have an entry for every restaurant on the planet.

This listing should be removed.

801 NE 65th St Ste C, Seattle, USA

A new favorite

Whenever we find ourselves in Seattle, we try to hit at least one or two new vegetarian places from the many available options. Wayward has just become a new favorite! We got there just as it was opening on a Saturday morning, and within half an hour the place was packed. Their menu is huge. I ordered the chicken fried steak, a tofu scramble, and a short stack of banana pancakes. The steak was a little oily but very tasty. The tofu scramble was just plain awesome -- incredibly flavorful. The pancakes were enormous, and I was pleased that they were made with whole wheat flour; my only minor complaint was that they were slightly undercooked on the inside while slightly overcooked on the outside. The staff were pleasant and helpful, and the prices were reasonable. We left completely stuffed and satisfied, and we'll definitely be back the next time we're in town.

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