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 Post subject: Lexington, KY
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:54 pm 
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I'm going to be in Lexington for a conference for a few days. Anything I should know about? HappyCow lists a few places, but I don't know which ones are worth trying.


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 Post subject: Re: Lexington, KY
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:39 pm 
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I lived in Lexington for 8 years and still go back a couple times a year to visit my dad. I'm here now, actually. It's mostly a wasteland of chain restaurants (and a TON of them). Where are you staying?

There's a middle eastern place called Sahara in Beaumont Center where you can get cheap falafel. Alfalfa likes to brag about its vegetarian options, but it's not a very exciting menu (sandwiches, beans and rice, etc.). It's a good option though if you're downtown. Skip the Good Foods co-op; Whole Foods has a better food bar. There are a handful of Thai places, but I've never had a great meal from any of them. Thai Orchid at least knows what vegetarian means...

I dine with unadventurous omnis here and usually end up at Chipotle, Panera, etc. Safe but boring.


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 Post subject: Re: Lexington, KY
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:44 pm 
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I'm staying downtown, right by the conference center. Alfalfa looks like a decent bet. I guess I'll see when I'm there. It doesn't seem like there are any "you must try this" places.


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 Post subject: Re: Lexington, KY
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:49 pm 
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Yeah, I can't think of anything I wouldn't want to miss. There are no vegetarian restaurants here. I always thought that was weird, considering it's a college town.


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 Post subject: Re: Lexington, KY
PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:14 pm 
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I just tried Blue Agave in Victorian Square. Their menu looked promising, since it lists vegan things in green, vegetarian things in yellow, and non-vegetarian things in red, but I ordered a burrito that was printed in green, and it came with cheese on top. Also, the chips and salsa were printed in red, and no one could tell me why, especially since chips or salsa separately came with several things that were printed in yellow or green.


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 Post subject: Re: Lexington, KY
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Well, that sucks! I've never eaten there.


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 Post subject: Re: Lexington, KY
PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:22 pm 
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I tried Alfalfa last night, and I really liked the eggplant burrito. They also had a vegan date bar dessert that was pretty good.


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 Post subject: Re: Lexington, KY
PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:07 pm 
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Asian Wind! Mock chicken and beef that will blow your mind.

http://www.asianwindrestaurant.com/

There's also a Naked Pizza there now that's pretty dope. No cheese, vegan crust, lots of veggies and black beans.


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 Post subject: Re: Lexington, KY
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I went to Asian Wind once as a kid and my dad hated it, so we never went back! Now every time I visit, we just end up at PF Chang's because it's safe for me and he likes it. Sigh.


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 Post subject: Re: Lexington, KY
PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:35 pm 
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ashley wrote:
There's a middle eastern place called Sahara in Beaumont Center where you can get cheap falafel. Alfalfa likes to brag about its vegetarian options, but it's not a very exciting menu (sandwiches, beans and rice, etc.). It's a good option though if you're downtown. Skip the Good Foods co-op; Whole Foods has a better food bar. There are a handful of Thai places, but I've never had a great meal from any of them. Thai Orchid at least knows what vegetarian means...


I'm surprised you say that about the food bars. Whole Foods' cafe options are so small compared to Good Foods. Plus, they make all their pastries from scratch, unlike Whole Foods.

Anyway, I'm sorry I just now saw this post! I've lived in Lexington my whole life.

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