first restaurant, roots. it's on the square in downtown. it is also where i bought the obnoxiously expensive vegan shake. they make a country fried seitan, gravy, and taters that are vegan. their sweet potato fries are great too!
sahara mart: it's a small middle eastern grocery that carries many different kinds of ethnic foods and wines. good vegan finds there--and their olive selection is amazing! the business has grown to have two locations. it's the cheapest place in town to get silk soymilk (less than $3).
yeah, yeah--you portland peeps got laughing planet ova there, but did you know the original one started here in b-town? yep. you can get just about anything there veganized, but my favorites are the 'holiday' burrito and the chili. you can even get tofutti sour cream on request!
- siam house- yes, it's thai but you can tell them you're vegan and they'll give you plenty of options.
- anatolia- really good veggie moussaka
- samira-not sure of the veganness of the dishes, but they offer lots of vegetarian fare. one of the best lunch buffet bargains in town.
modern trends- not food related! a hair salon in the college mall that offers cruelty free haircare by two of the most eccentric townie ladies. i get my mane tamed there.
MOFO assignment: imagine that i'm not a broke ass vegan and i have money to go and visit you. tell me about your city, specifically where and what to eat.