Vegetarian in Boston

Jun 30th, 2015, 10:31 AM
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Vegetarian in Boston

Hi Everyone,

We're going to be in Boston for the rest of the week and wanted to get some recommendations for your fav places:

About us:
- Late 30's couple
- Daughther is 5
- My Mom is with us.

We're vegetarians but eat eggs/dairy. We're staying at the Intercontinental Boston. Would love recommendations that are easy to access via public transit.

Would love recommendations of all kind from you, especially ones you feel are a must-have when in Boston. We love mock meats as well and are totally fine if the place serves meat as well but is veggie friendly. Would also love some upscale options for a nice evening out.

Thank you!
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Jun 30th, 2015, 10:37 AM
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You do know about Happy Cow? Hopefully others will chime in with personal recommendations but this website works well for most locations.

http://www.happycow.net/
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Jun 30th, 2015, 10:46 AM
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Think Italian and Boston is one of the best places to do so.

What about fish/seafood? Lots of that around.

Try chowhound.com
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Jun 30th, 2015, 10:47 AM
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http://www.chow.com/search?q=vegetar...er+Boston+Area
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Jun 30th, 2015, 10:54 AM
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Debit, Vegetarians don't eat seafood and fish.
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Jun 30th, 2015, 11:04 AM
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Thanks! Will check out the links mentioned.
I've heard of happy cow. so far my experience has been less than awesome. the places listed are pure vegetarian which is great, but misses out on a lot of places that are just stellar but also serve meat (maybe things have changed since I last checked the site).
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Jun 30th, 2015, 11:48 AM
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Hi, here is a list for you. I live near most of them. The newest is Clover's first 24 hour place. Park Street subway will take you to Central(3 stops) and Harvard Square (4 stops)
http://www.bostonveg.org/restaurants/
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Jun 30th, 2015, 12:01 PM
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Clover also has food trucks at different locations throughout the city.

For more interesting and upscale, look at Oleana in Cambridge, and Myers and Chang in the South End.

Most restaurants have vegetarian offerings but some are less than inspired but for a quick or informal meal, vegetarian burgers are common on most menus.
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Jun 30th, 2015, 12:35 PM
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Technically true, size, but I know quite a few people who call themselves "vegetarians" because they don't eat meat ( one eats chicken and fish; another eats fish, and another eats chicken.)

I asked as a clarification.
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Jun 30th, 2015, 01:07 PM
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Sorry but they aren't vegetarians if they eat chicken &/or fish.
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Jun 30th, 2015, 01:44 PM
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If they eat fish, they are pescetarians (I don't know how to spell that). If they eat eggs and dairy, ovo-lacto vegetarians. If both, then ovo-lacto pescetarians, which is what I am but it sounds so awful I never say it that way.

Anyway.

We loved Sportello, which is Italian and on the night we went featured two vegetarian entrees--one had a bit of speck or bacon in the description which they were happy to leave off. We also had a good meal at Nico's in the North End, not as creative as Sportello but very solid, traditional Italian. I would say that visiting the bakeries in the North End is a must!

I rarely go to veggie only places myself. Because I eat eggs and dairy and fish occasionally, I have never found it difficult to find something to eat on any menu.

As I type that, it occurs to me that Neptune Oyster, which we loved, would be impossible for someone who does not eat fish or seafood.
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Jun 30th, 2015, 01:51 PM
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Thanks for the Happy Cow comments. That makes sense.
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Jun 30th, 2015, 01:53 PM
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(This is off topic, but I never understood how people who eat fowl are any sort of vegetarian. I mean, they can call themselves whatever they want, but to me, all they're avoiding is red meat, so I'd just say that, because anything else is confusing to the people making your food.)
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