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Restaurants - Best Bets in Fargo Moorhead

Kathleen K.
naturekeene7
Group Organizer
Moorhead, MN
Post #: 1,063
LIST OF RESTAURANTS WITH RECOMMENDATIONS, CAUTIONS AND COMMENTS

This is definitely not an exhaustive list, and there may be wrong information. Always ask and specify, educate and inform whenever possible. Please feel free to comment and correct where the info is wrong! smile

ATOMIC COFFEE
The Broadway location is good, as far as vegetarian food goes. They have one vegan wrap, the sun-dried tomato hummus. The pesto hummus wrap has Parmesan in it. They sell ABC cookies, which are vegan, as well as Love in the Oven stuff; brownies, peanut butter banana cookies and carrot cake bars are vegan. They can make hot chocolate done w/ soy or almond milk, but there whip topping is not vegan.

CHINA BUFFET at EastTen Mall
Their Home-make bean curd, Szechuan Style are vegan, you can also ask for General Tso's Tofu. Their fried tofu is MAGICAL!

DRUNKEN NOODLE
Drunken Noodle offers a wonderful vegan menu upon request and will alter many dishes to exclude animal products! Their Thai Basil tofu is lovely. They also have Veg Gyoza, which are like pot stickers, Yakisoba, Drunken Noodle, Edamame, and plain spaghetti marinara. Be sure to specify you want it vegan, otherwise it will be made regular with nasty poor fish juices and such.

EVEREST TIKKA HOUSE
They will veganize many of their dishes on the menu, and you can order off menu Gobi Manchurian, vegan momos, and several other traditionally vegan Indian and Nepali dishes. They have options of yellow or black lentils, oyster mushroom, Satued spinach, homemade potato pickles, fried okra, mixed pickle, rice or beaten rice, lentil bread, aloo gobi(potato and cauliflower), vindaloo, etc.

GIGI'S ICE LOLLIES (seasonal)
She has flavors that rotate, such as vegan "Hot Chocolate" flavored frozen treats made with coconut milk, Banana splits, and Strawberry Basil.

GRAND JUNCTION
FM Veg recommendation: Grilled east coast style veggie sub is just delicious!

HODO
Takes pride in sourcing as much as possible from local farmers and ranchers and will accommodate almost any dietary preference. Trumpet Mushroom dish is recommended when available.

INDIA PALACE RESTAURANT
VERY VEG-FRIENDLY! Wonderful menu and delicious food! They will substitute coconut milk for cow's milk in dishes calling for it, and substitute a vegetable of your choice for paneer (cheese) in those dishes.

JADE DRAGON
Several standard Asian menu items, fresh ingredients. They have mock duck dishes! Vegetarian Delight, Szechwan Delight, Moo Shoo Vegetable, Vegetables and Bean Curd, Broccoli with Garlic Sauce, Vegetable Almond Ding, and much more.

JUANO'S
Suggestions by our members: For vegetarians; the veggie enchilada, and for vegans; the veggie burrito with roasted veggies and Ranchero sauce. You have to ask for it with black beans instead of pinto, and no sour cream or cheese. Their guacamole is not vegan, as it contains sour cream, unfortunately.

LEELA THAI
You can request that your dish be made vegan or vegetarian, just specify your preference of no seafood sauce, dairy, etc.

LUCY'S NORTH CHINA CUISINE
No MSG. Pepper with dried tofu served with rice on the side; Bok Choy W/ Black Mushrooms are some suggestions, not sure about sauces.

MOE'S SOUTHWEST GRILL
Very similar to Qdoba, except they have tofu, and have veg versions of all their dishes, as well as homemade refillable chips and choice of salsa with every order; mild, medium and inferno.

NOODLES & CO.
They indicate on their paper menus (available at the front) which items are vegetarian. They do substitutions and since you generally decide what, if any, protein you want to add, it works pretty well. Some sauces are not vegan, but here, under the "Vegan Dishes" tab is a list of their vegan dishes and how to order them vegan. It's pretty delicious, and it's quick! I recommend the Japanese Pan Noodles.

PARADISO
Their menu has a whole vegetarian section featuring Gardein vegan steak strips and chick'n strips!
The Gardein Chicken Fajitas were great. Just be sure to order without the cheese or sour cream, and ask for guacamole without a cheese garnish.

PASSAGE TO INDIA
The entire north section of Passage to India's buffet is always vegetarian, but rarely vegan. Like most places with buffets, steer clear, and order off the menu.

QDOBA
They have a wonderful grilled veggie burrito and an excellent veggie burrito that are vegan, available on white or whole wheat tortillas (as long as you don't add cheese). The same goes for their Grilled Veggie and Veggie taco salads. They will often give you more guac if you say something like, "Since I can't have cheese or sour cream, would you give me a little bit more guacamole, please?" :D The burritos can also be ordered "naked" (served in a bowl w/ an optional tortilla on the side). Their burritos are HUGE - heavy to carry! And m-m-m, so GOOD! In my opinion, their grilled veggie burrito (with additional grilled fajita veggies) is the best vegan burrito around! Oh yeah - they also have some really tasty salsas to top things off with!

RED RAVEN
They don't serve any meat at all, they have three sandwiches that can be vegetarian or vegan if you ask no cheese: Artichoke and Hummus Sandwich, Sloppy Duck, (bbq’ed mock duck sandwich) Fruit & Curry Chickpea Sandwich, they also have quinoa tabouli and edamame! Granola de jour (w/ yogurt and honey) is available as well as their homemade smoothies! If you ask for soymilk instead of yogurt, it is vegan and made with actual fruit.

RHOMBUS GUYS PIZZA
Only the thin crusts are vegan. Hand tossed and gluten free crusts have eggs. Ask for vegan marinara - regular marinara has Parmesan cheese in it. They can do olive oil instead too. Daiya vegan cheese available instead of dairy cheese. Side salad without cheese and croutons is good and vegan. They seem very vegan-positive, but please specify what vegan means and educate them, they need it.

SNAP DRAGON
We have grown to love this place. We order off the menu, getting the "Create Your Own Stir-fry" with generous quantities of fried tofu, veggies, and sauce of your choice. The owner, Dave, is very friendly and accommodating, and will veganize the Garlic and Thai Basil sauces. :)

TACO BROS
They are willing to make quite a few items on their menu vegan or vegetarian. They don't use lard in their beans.

THAI ORCHID
Most of their menu items can be prepared vegan, be sure to specify that you are vegan or vegetarian, and remind them what that means. For no fish/oyster sauce, ask for the gluten free sauce.

TUTTI FRUTTI
Has one flavor of VEGAN soft serve yogurt and one flavor of vegan sorbet every day, a different flavor at each of the 3 locations everyday! Non GMO soy, too! They also have many vegan-friendly toppings in their toppings bar, including fresh fruit, flax seed, tapioca pearls, etc. Flavor information posted every morning on Tutti Frutti's Facebook page

WASABI
They have seaweed salad, vegetable tempura, golden tofu with sweet and sour sauce, veggie salad roll in rice paper, vegetable roll in nori seaweed, and tempura fried sweet potato roll.

XTREME PIZZA KITCHEN
They have Daiya vegan cheese! It's good! This was the first pizza place in town to have vegan cheese!

YUKI HANA
FM Veg recommendation: teriyaki tofu meal and veggie roll
Kathleen K.
naturekeene7
Group Organizer
Moorhead, MN
Post #: 1,077
DENNY'S (con't) Try the Veggie Burger without cheese and butter or go for the Garden Salad with the light Italian dressing. Also, the Fit Fare Veggie Skillet can easily be made veg. Just ask them to hold the egg whites.

OLIVE GARDEN Almost all the dishes contain meat and eggs. The Bruschetta is delish and completely vegan! Try the Minestrone Soup, and the Capellini Pomodoro! The pasta is vegan. (Just called and checked) The breading for the Eggplant Parmigiana contains eggs. Their house dressing contains Parmesan, eggs and cheese. They also serve veal; many veg folk avoid restaurants that serve veal on ethical grounds.

STARBUCKS Try the Hearty Blueberry Whole-Grain Oatmeal. And nearly every drink can be made without dairy--just ask for soy!

VIET PALACE Has a vegetarian section of the menu, and doesn't use animal broth in their sauces. The curried tofu is excellent! The tofu in tomato sauce is also good, as well as the tofu vegetable stir fry. You can sub rice noodles for egg noodles, and you can also get vegan pho if you request it. (They use a vegetable based broth for the veg version.)
Kathleen K.
naturekeene7
Group Organizer
Moorhead, MN
Post #: 1,133
HABESHA ETHIOPIAN CUISINE This place is wonderful! You can get a great authentic Ethiopian vegan meal! If you call ahead, they will even get some vegan products like Gardein or Beyond Meat!
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