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 Post subject: Re: Restaurant Guide.
PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:34 pm 
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Yeah same, also I have no one to go out with, and I have no money. And I'm lazy and reclusive.

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I want to try out some of these othere falafel places, these euthiopian places, Fu-Wah , aka anything in west philly, also Sazons been on my list for a while. And if anyone has any legit thia places... im always in for new thai.

I'm a proponent of things in west philly because I'm extremely lazy and hate leaving my own neighborhood. Also because they are awesome. Definitely Abyssinia if you want Ethiopian.

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hmm alright well im in for Abyssinia some time for sure. never had Ethiopian food before...

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Eric. wrote:
I want to try out some of these othere falafel places, these euthiopian places, Fu-Wah , aka anything in west philly, also Sazons been on my list for a while. And if anyone has any legit thia places... im always in for new thai.

I'm a proponent of things in west philly because I'm extremely lazy and hate leaving my own neighborhood. Also because they are awesome. Definitely Abyssinia if you want Ethiopian.


Agreed on Abyssinia being the best ethiopian, better and cleaner than Dahlak. The veg combo is wonderful. They also serve the best, untraditional brunch in Philly, the foul beans with french bread, yum!

Favorite thai places: Vientienne in west philla, Erawan on 23rd and sansom and that thai place on 2nd and South has delicious mock duck dishes, which I really love.

This is my opinion, but there are really only 2 maybe 3 places to get GOOD falafel; Mama's and Saads. Also the Hanan truck on 38th and walnut, sweet little Lebanese lady making cheap asparagus falafels.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:26 am 
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Eric! You've never had Ethiopian?! You need to fix that, STAT.

And I have to say that although Saad's is delicious and my go-to since it's close by, I am partial to Maoz whenever I can get it.

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hmm never been to Vientienne, ill have to check it out. I really like Erawan though.

I know I know... I really want to try Ethiopian food though! Its on my agenda and its happening soon! Im also with you on Moaz... im a big fan, aka love eating a ton of the sides and saving my falafel for later :)

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I've been to Abyssinia! Wow I get one point! I really do like the food; however, I REALLY wish the bread product was vegan naan or something bc I really don't like the spongera.

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I didn't like injera the first couple of times I had it, but it's grown on me.

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talking about naan, is there anywhere with (good) vegan naan?

i think that one fast-foodish indian place in cc has some. havnt been yet tho

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talking about naan, is there anywhere with (good) vegan naan?

i think that one fast-foodish indian place in cc has some. havnt been yet tho


What place in CC?

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talking about naan, is there anywhere with (good) vegan naan?

i think that one fast-foodish indian place in cc has some. havnt been yet tho


What place in CC?


Are you talking about bombay express? Their naan isnt real naan, its the kind you get from the frozen/refridgerated section of your local indian grocery. Its more like pita and I was really bummed I spent a dollar on it. In my experience most, if not all legit places will make naan without ghee, making it vegan and deeelicious. Now I want sitar reeeeal bad.


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 Post subject: Re: Restaurant Guide.
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talking about naan, is there anywhere with (good) vegan naan?

i think that one fast-foodish indian place in cc has some. havnt been yet tho


What place in CC?


Are you talking about bombay express? Their naan isnt real naan, its the kind you get from the frozen/refridgerated section of your local indian grocery. Its more like pita and I was really bummed I spent a dollar on it. In my experience most, if not all legit places will make naan without ghee, making it vegan and deeelicious. Now I want sitar reeeeal bad.

Yeah, I was saddened to pay a dollar for pita-naan. I suspect that their regular naan is actually vegan though. The take-out menu says the onion naan is vegan, so if that is true, plus the fact that they say they don't use butter or ghee (right?)...all leads to me thinking the regular bread might actually be vegan. I need to just ask next time I go!


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Oh I meant to say Mumbai Bistro, not Bombay Express. the best thing about Mumbai Express is that things are clearly labeled vegan. The worst thing is the food is rather bland.


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 Post subject: Re: Restaurant Guide.
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Oh I meant to say Mumbai Bistro, not Bombay Express. the best thing about Mumbai Express is that things are clearly labeled vegan. The worst thing is the food is rather bland.

That's the place I'm talking about too. I think.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:05 am 
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ahh bummer... maybe some one needs to teach me how to make good naan.

any takers? :D

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 Post subject: Re: Restaurant Guide.
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OUtside the city: Blue Sage!


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iminluvwithavegan wrote:
OUtside the city: Blue Sage!


Mmm, Blue Sage is good. Hard to get to when you have kids though!


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OUtside the city: Blue Sage!


Anyone else try Thoreau when it was in the city for a hot minute? Same menu (for the most part) as Blue Sage and excellent food. I was really bummed when they closed.

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OUtside the city: Blue Sage!


Anyone else try Thoreau when it was in the city for a hot minute? Same menu (for the most part) as Blue Sage and excellent food. I was really bummed when they closed.

So sad I never got to try Thoreau! A few months after it closed I moved pretty close and now I pass it on the bus everyday. The sign is still up, mocking me.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:59 am 
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I was there once. It was good same menu as Blue Sage- which i have been to a few times. The atmosphere and location were weird though. wish it wouldnt have left


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:17 pm 
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luftpost wrote:
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OUtside the city: Blue Sage!


Anyone else try Thoreau when it was in the city for a hot minute? Same menu (for the most part) as Blue Sage and excellent food. I was really bummed when they closed.


When did Blue Sage close? I thought they were still open. They have a site still.
http://www.bluesagegrille.com/


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:19 pm 
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Can anyone recommend a thai place that doesn't serve meat?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 3:00 pm 
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There are no 100% vegetarian thai places anywhere near here. NYC, Seattle and LA are probably the only cities that have this type of luxery. There are some pretty good vegan-friendly thai places though. Erawan, Tamarind (they have mock duck) and Vientienne (thai-laotion) are my favorites in Philly.

Mmm, Araya's in Seattle. Worth the trip out west!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 5:14 pm 
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xstartxtodayx wrote:
There are no 100% vegetarian thai places anywhere near here. NYC, Seattle and LA are probably the only cities that have this type of luxery. There are some pretty good vegan-friendly thai places though. Erawan, Tamarind (they have mock duck) and Vientienne (thai-laotion) are my favorites in Philly.

Mmm, Araya's in Seattle. Worth the trip out west!


Hmm, bummer. Thanks for the tips! I'm from Portland and there's a Veg Thai out there!


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