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bxl / belgium

(this section is a bit out of date as of May 2012)

  • 'mirante' Pizzeria
  • Les Ateliers du grand ille / / russian place (gone downhill)
  • fritjes by the beurs
  • jamato noodles (.jp)
  • disappeared into thin air 'estruria' and fabrizio
  • 'pekin tea' chinese place on antwerpse steenweg (?), ma-po beancurd, no beef.
  • la caneva - italian. rue des Grande Carmes
  • scirocco - italian. Chaussée de Vleurgat, 50. http://www.scirocco.be/
  • pataya - dansaert - thai
  • tears of the tigre - thai
  • L'Element Terre - Chaussee de Waterloo 465
  • strofilia (greek) Varkensmarkt / rue du Marché aux Porcs. http://www2.resto.be/strofilia/
  • la domaine de lintillac (duck). Vlaamsesteenweg
  • Le Fourneau. 8 Sint-Katelijneplein / place Sainte-Catherine (french/fusion)
  • Manufacture. Rue Notre-Dame du Sommeil 12, (french/fusion). http://www.lamanufacture.be/
  • Café des Spores, Alsembergsestgeenweg 103, 02 534 13 03 (mushrooms)
  • Soul. Samaritanessestraat 20. http://www.soulresto.com/
  • Kokob - delicious ethiopian cuisine. rue des Grande Carmes 10 (opp. 'la caneva')
  • comme chez soi. 23 place Rouppeplein. http://www.commechezsoi.be/flash.htm (michelin 2*)
  • babeko (french/mediterranean) http://domi.quintagroup.com/babeko
  • shanti (indian/vegetarian+fish): 68 Ave Adolphe Buyl. 02-649-40-96
  • this one was lovely, but it doesn't exist any more: agastache & tonka: http://www.agastache-tonka.be/
  • Alexandre. Midi 164. (michelin 1*)
  • Up North: Scandinavian cuisine: http://www.upnorth.be/

other parts of belgium

further afield, but worth the journey;

belgian beer

  • “le morte subite” or the “moeder lambic”

Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK

  • THE SKY APPLE CAFÉ mostly lunch times 182 Heaton Road, Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne. NE6 5HP Tel - 0191 209 2571 http://www.skyapple.co.uk

italy

bologna

  • questa en quello {bits and pieces}
  • pizza place w/ potato/rosemary pizza

venice

torino

  • 'la badessa'
  • 'spada reale'
  • 'fiorio' for hotchocolate / cafe fiorio
  • foccacia di recco (ligurian bread delights)

arcola

  • 'vineria'

australia

adelaide

  • noodle and dumpling place
  • 'ying chow' & 'east taste'
  • 'sarahs'
  • 'maya'
  • 'sprouts ex sunshine'(?) ex.vespina
  • 'vego & lovin it' (mexican chilli burgers.. )
  • Auge
  • Chianti Classico
  • Esca
  • Bistro Dom

melbourne

sydney

berlin

burma

istria, croatia

singapore

  • Ling Zhi Veg. Vegetarian Gourmet Restaurant #05-01 Liat Towers, 541 Orchard rd. Singapore. ph. +65 67343788 - their mock monkey brain is delicious
  • 8 Treasures Vegetarian on the corner of South Bridge Road and Sago Lane (and the many vegan friendly mock-meat place(s) around Chinatown)
  • Xi-Yan. Chinese adventures (will do veg food if asked in advance) - extremely delicious recipes from HK and mainland China, great mismatched pottery. 38A Craig Road. +65 62203546
  • Tippling Club, 38 Tanjong Pagar Rd. http://www.tipplingclub.com/ - delicious, playful, progressive dining. they have both long and short vegetarian degustation menus. for drinks, there is terrace where they serve their amazing cocktails.
  • Iggy's. The Regent Singapore, Level 3, 1 Cuscaden Road. http://www.iggys.com.sg
  • Waku Ghin. in Marina Bay Sands
  • Original Sin. Vegetarian Mediterranean. Blk 43, #01-62 Jalan Mera Saga, Chip Bee Gardens, Singapore http://www.originalsin.com.sg/ - amazing wine list! interesting specials
  • Flutes at the Fort. Australian. 21 Lewin Terrace, Fort Canning Park - beautiful place for an al fresco lunch or dinner. vegetarian friendly, but best ask them in advance if you want a whole veg-menu.
  • Rang Mahaal. Indian fine dining (great veg. buffet for lunch). Pan Pacific hotel, Level 3; 7 Raffles Blvd
  • Shish Mahal. 180 Albert Street #01-20 Albert Court Village Hotel & Mall. Nepali section of the menu is great.
  • Enso Kitchen. Shojin Ryori vegan. http://www.ensokitchen.com/ open only sunday lunch @ GOTO Japanese Restaurant Singapore, Ann Siang Rd., must reserve in advance. a must try experience. delicious food and wonderful people!
  • Blue Ginger. Peranakan. Tanjong Pagar Rd - small but very tasty selection of veg dishes (the aubergine is excellent)
  • True Blue. at Peranakan Museum. http://truebluecuisine.com/
  • Hide Yamamoto (Japanese at Marina Bay Sands)
  • Shahi Maharani, #03-21B, Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Road. http://www.shahimaharani.com/ala_carte_menu.html
  • Museum of Toys rooftop bar. http://emint.com/mint/go/mrpunch/rooftop
  • outside hawker place(s) - Lau Pasat, for example (junction Boon Tat street, Robinson rd and Raffles Quay)
  • tea chapter on neil road - for in-house tea ceremonies (with excellent veggy buns) and a great selection of teas to buy
  • Whole Earth Vegetarian. Geylang Road 593 chinatown - “Singapore’s first and only Thai-Peranakan Vegetarian restaurant”
  • Saint Pierre. 3 Magazine Road, #01-01 Central Mall, Singapore 059570. Tel: +65 6438 0887. - European. The Belgian chef Emmanuel Stroobandt is very vegetarian friendly (he will do a vegetarian degustation menu if you ask him nicely…)!
  • Annalakshmi Restaurant. Indian Vegetarian, volunteer run (pay as you like). #B1-02 Chinatown point, Podium A. 133 New Bridge Rd
  • Shimbashi Soba. Japanese buckwheat noodles. #B1-41 Paragon, 290 Orchard Rd.
  • Komala Villas. Very cheap, great dosas. Different outlets in Little India.
  • Raj Restaurant. http://www.rajrestaurant.com.sg/ Delicious, spicy, a great selection of North indian veg-dishes.
  • Bon Gout. Home-style japanese (non veg) in a bookshop. #01-01 Quayside, 60 Robertson Quay
  • Nonya Bistro. Perankan. Bk. Timah Rd - great deserts. the owner has an amazing collection of local anecdotes.
  • The Mango Tree. Indian Coastal food. B23 Marine Cove Recreation Centre, 1000 East Coast Parkway - great mango curry, pepper mushrooms and many other interesting dishes
  • Breeze. Rooftop bar. Hotel Scarlet, Erskine Rd - Good wedges & chocolate fondue. Cocktails are a bit watery (as everywhere in Singapore)
  • Loof. Rooftop bar. 331 North Bridge Rd #03-01. http://www.loof.com.sg - nice ambiance, too many blue shirts. to avoid on thursday nights if you don't like acoustic pop-covers
  • Food #03 @ the Postmuseum
  • Uncle Stan's Island Creamery: 64688859. Great ice-cream shop, with local flavours, such as teh tarik, putut hitam, chendol, etc.
  • Fiftythree. 53 Armenian Street, Singapore 1799. http://www.fiftythree.com.sg (either moved to 42 Tras Street, or closed as of dec 2012)
  • Bombay Cafe.
  • Bollywood vegies. in the singapore “country side”
  • Orgo. rooftop bar. fruit juices & cocktails on the esplanade roof.
  • Screening Room bistro. Film + food (european style). 12 Ann Siang Rd. http://www.screeningroom.com.sg

links and reviews

tokyo

linz

  • Trattoria Don Sebastiano. Museumstrasse 36. 4020 Linz
  • Bigoli. Dametzstrasse 38 (OK Platz)
  • cook
  • “p'aa” / vegie. altstadt 28, 4020 linz, 070 776461. http://www.paa.cx ( → lekker und deftig)
  • 'alte welt' for rustic austrian goodness

wien

  • vegie place aka 'beast in the woods' > Wrenkh, is it still there?

paris

  • l'Arpège. 84, rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris. 0147 050906. (passionatly dedicated to cuisine végétale)
  • la truffiere. 4 rue blainville, 75005, paris. 0146 332982. (excellent truffle suffused traditional french cuisine)
  • Pierre Gagnaire. 6, rue Balzac 75008 Paris. 0158 361250. (see also Molecular Gastronomy)
  • Sola (par Hiroki Y). 12 rue de l'Hotel Colbert, 75005 Paris. (excellent french/japanese fusion)
  • Tien Hiang Restaurant Végétarien. 14, rue Bichat 75010 Paris. 0142 000823. (tasty convenient budget vegetarian) http://tien-hiang.fr

maribor

  • serbian place, by the river
  • jerusalem
  • (ask dejan…)

amsterdam

  • Blue Pepper. contemporary indonesian. Nassaukade 366, Amsterdam.
  • apple-pie at the Noordermarkt or 'Zeezicht' at Torenstraat.
  • best Indian place in Amsterdam is a small 'toko' close to the Torenstraat, in the Oude Leliestraat on the other side of the Multatuli statue.
  • for chinese go to Zeedijk of course.
  • vegans can go to 'Overtoom 301' (Overtoom is a street)
  • best friet-boer (snackfarmer) is 'DOP' at > Taksteeg near Spui.
  • great african place is 'Lalibella' at > 1e Helmersstraat 249,close to Overtoom.
  • best home made alcohol: 'cafe de druif' at > Rapenburgerplein 83.

Edinburgh

riga

  • garlic restaurant / Kiploku Krogs /
  • Kamala: (I-2) Jauniela 14. - excellent indian, ayurvedic food.

Reykjavik

toronto

vancouver

  • Naam. 2724 W. Fourth Ave. - 24hr vegetarian diner
  • Lumière. 2551 W. Broadway. - a stylish and expensiv setting with an excellent vegetarian menu

china

dalian

  • 'fishermans wharf' - fantastic eggplant and veggie dumplings.
  • ??. veggie - ph. 83673110 (see: photo for name in mandarin)

beijing

shanghai

  • shanghai tang cafe
  • whampoa club, 3 on the bund
  • (misc. veggie places)
  • (place with frogs in bamboo tubes..)
  • (desert place)

london

  • Mildred's - Lexington st. Soho. “great veggie place for lunch”
  • Lalibela (Ethiopian) - Kentish Town - London - NW5 2HR
  • Mangal1 Ocak Basi (Turkish) http://www.mangal1.com/ not for vegetarians, and not to be confused with http://www.mangal2.com/

barcelona

Portugal

Lisbon

  • Bistro 100 Maneiras, Largo de Trindade, Lisboa

Porto

Cambodia

  • Chamkar vegetarian restaurant. The Passage, Old Market, Siem Reap.

helsinki

  • Manala‎, Dagmarinkatu 2, 00100 Helsinki, Finland. traditional Finnish food, and 19th century paintings

camp, county kerry, ireland

  • Ashe's Pub

Fort Bragg, California

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