Previously I had posted about my quasi-veggie eating experiences. I’ve had a lot of fun in Hoboken staking out (no pun intended) great vegetarian dishes, especially in places that it might be kind of tricky to find something healthy, protein-filled, and animal-free. Note: I’m not vegan, so eggs and cheese are allowed!
So here are a few more of my vegetarian finds throughout the Mile Square:
1. Precious Chinese Cuisine
This is my favorite place for Chinese take out, vegetarian or not. I usually make a tough choice: steamed veggies and tofu, or chicken and broccoli (which can easily be substituted with tofu). Like I said, some days I feel like eating meat…so I do. But other days I’m perfectly satisfied with the steamed vegetable dish. It looks like this:
This dish comes with an awesome garlic brown sauce. Super healthy and really yummy.
2. Grimaldi’s Pizza
Grimaldi’s is such a delicious restaurant, no matter what you order. I try to go easy on lots of simple carbohydrates when I’m eating vegetarian (too much simple sugar isn’t good!), but I once in a while splurge on this fantastic vegetarian pizza: Eggplant & Ricotta. Note: It’s not on the menu; I made it up! But I will say that during my trip to Grimaldi’s recently, the waiter was pretty jealous of our order of this. Add some Parmesan cheese and garlic, and you’re in business.
3. Karma Kafe Indian Cuisine
This is another place for great take out food. If I’m eating meat, I’ll order the Chicken Tikka Masala (it’s a safe choice for anyone new to eating Indian, FYI!) or something similar. However, when going veggie, my favorite dish at Karma Kafe is the Vegetable Jafrezi. It is a mix of Indian spices, peas, potatoes, carrots, and other delicious vegetables…all mixed together in an almost creamy sauce. It is so so good! Most dishes come with Dahl, a wonderful blend of lentils that form a protein-filled soup. It’s a perfect addition to the Jalfrezi dish!
4. The Turtle Club
I had dinner and drinks at the Turtle Club, and was very impressed with this Vegetable Panini. This bad boy had roasted eggplant, zucchini, peppers, and mozzarella on it. My favorite part was that it had a side of pesto for dipping the sandwich into! The bread was crispy and perfectly toasted, and needless to say, I thoroughly enjoyed the meal!
What about dessert, you might ask?
If you’re going vegetarian, you might as well head to Re-Juice A Nation and pick up one of their smoothies. They have lots of great boosts to add to their drinks (protein, energy, greens, etc) that will add some extra benefits to the healthy and sweet treat!
Are YOU a Hoboken Vegetarian?
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