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Most Vegetarian-Friendly Small Cities in North America

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1) Olympia, Washington
-- Blue Heron Bakery: Vegan spelt muffins, brownies, walnut chocolate chip cookies, and peanut butter cookies
-- Tofu Hut: Tofu Sweet and Sour (deep-fried tofu with pineapples, bell peppers, onions, cucumbers, wild mushrooms, and carrots in a tangy sweet and sour sauce)
-- Vic's Pizzeria: Vic's Vegan Calzone (stuffed with black olives, mushrooms, white onions, spinach, sweet-fried peppers, red sauce, and a choice of yellow or white sauce)

2) Burlington, Vermont
-- Magnolia Bistro: The Incredible Mr. Limpett (tuna salad sandwich with pickles—minus the tuna), Garbanzo Burger (garbanzo beans, oregano, and scallions), and Magnolia French Toast (organic bread with walnuts in a wash of soy, rice, vanilla, and cinnamon)
-- Bueno Y Sano: East/West Burrito (Asian stir-fried veggies, basmati rice, and grilled tofu topped with an Asian plum sauce)
-- Bite Me Organic Pizza: Vermont Intervale Ghosts Pizza (marinated tofu, baby spinach, squash, roasted peppers, red beets, caramelized onions, yellow and red tomatoes, and lemon oil drizzle—and no cheese)

3) Iowa City, Iowa
-- The Red Avocado: College Green Sunset (layered herbed white-bean pâté, tempeh sausage, tofu ricotta, and caramelized onions wrapped in a flaky filo pastry purse on spinach polenta with horseradish-root vegetable-sweet-corn relish, roasted red pepper sauce, and a fine drizzle of sweet balsamic reduction)
-- Fair Grounds Coffeehouse: Grilled Vegan Panini "Cheeseburger" (Boca burger with choice of vegan cheese and veggies served on panini-style bread)
-- Thai Flavors: Massaman Curry (cooked with coconut milk, onions, potatoes, and peanuts and served with cucumber salad and a choice of tofu or gluten-based meat substitute)

4) Bloomington, Indiana
-- Siam House: Gang Garee (yellow curry with coconut milk, sweet potatoes, onions, and white, yellow, or fried tofu, served with jasmine rice) or any curry or stir-fry dish (ordered with tofu
-- Bloomingfoods Market and Deli: Meatless Mondays at the Deli (menu varies)
-- Laughing Planet: Cuban Burrito (organic brown rice, black beans, salsa fresca, sweet potatoes, plantains, homemade barbecue sauce, and a choice of tofu or seitan, served with tropical fruit salsa on the side)

5) Syracuse, New York
-- Strong Hearts (all-vegan): Supreme Vegan Pizza (four vegan meats and soy cheese with a tasty tomato sauce), Tofurky sandwich, grilled "cheese" sandwich, cookies, muffins, cupcakes, cakes, pies, and milkshakes
-- Alto Cinco: BBQ Tofu Burrito (rice, black beans, salsa, and crispy tofu with a chipotle barbecue sauce) and Vegan Quesadilla (grilled tortilla with roasted tomato pesto, sautéed spinach, roasted eggplant, guacamole, and salsa)
-- Sparky Town: The Jocko Sandwich (grilled tempeh, lettuce, tomato, artichokes, red peppers, red onions, black-bean paste, sun-dried tomato spread and avocado spread)

6) Topeka, Kansas
-- Blackbird Espresso Bar and Bistro: Hummus and veggie wraps and vegan bakery items such as chocolate-chip cookies and banana-nut bread
-- Globe: Baingan Bartha (fresh eggplant cooked over an open flame, with green peas and gently tempered with aromatic herbs and spices) and Chana Masala (whole chickpeas cooked with onions, tomatoes, garlic, ginger, herbs, and spices)
-- Tup Tim Thai: Thai Curry Triangles (golden wontons filled with veggies such as sweet potatoes and celery, flavored with turmeric and served with chili-garlic sauce) Massaman Tofu Curry (with peanuts, potatoes, and vegetables), or any curry (ordered with tofu and without fish sauce)

7) Worcester, Massachusetts
-- Belmont Vegetarian Restaurant: Spaghetti and veggie balls, macaroni and soy cheese, and barbeque "chicken" and rice (all items rotate)
-- Nancy Chang: Sesame Vegan Chicken, Mango Vegan Chicken, Sizzling Vegan Shrimp With Japanese Tepanyaki Sauce, and more than 50 vegan items on the menu
-- Loving Hut: Kung Pao Wow (soy chicken, baby corn, carrots, snow peas, bamboo, water chestnuts, onions, bell peppers, celery, cucumbers, and cashew nuts)

8) Lincoln, Nebraska
-- Maggie's Veggie Café: Baked Tofu Wrap (oven-baked organic tofu, red onions, lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, and sweet mustard sauce) and Curried Tofu Wrap (organic tofu marinated in mild coconut curry with red onions, tomatoes, and lettuce, served cold)
-- Taj Mahal: Aloo Matar Tofu (potatoes, fresh garden peas, and tofu chunks in a sauce with exotic spices) and Mushroom Matar (green peas cooked with mushrooms in a sauce with exotic herbs and spices)
-- Grateful Bread/Freakbeat Vegetarian: Different soups every day (all are vegetarian and at least one per day is vegan, including all of the following: African Peanut, Moroccan Tomato, Cuban Black Bean, Egyptian Red Lentil, Irish Stew, Thai Carrot)

9) Providence, Rhode Island
-- AS220: Pulled Pork Sandwich ("pulled" tofu, spicy tomato spread, and vegan cheddar on a sourdough baguette), Spicy Chorizo Sandwich (homemade vegan chorizo, crumbled tofu, vegan cheddar, and R1 hot sauce), and Vegan Reuben (corned seitan, homemade sauerkraut, vegan Swiss, and thousand island dressing on rye)
-- Garden Grille Café: Chipotle-Seared Seitan (with wasabi mustard dipping sauce), Hearts of Palm "Crab" Cakes (with Veracruz sauce and saffron aioli over millet polenta and sautéed greens), and Eggplant Rollatini (grilled and stuffed with herb tofu nut cheese, crispy polenta, and garlic sautéed spinach with homemade pomodoro sauce)
-- Julian's: Vegan "Steak & Cheese" Wrap (with house seitan, onions, mushrooms, peppers, and soy cheese, served in a tortilla)

10) Boise, Idaho
-- Shangri-La Tea and Deli: Corn Chowder (corn, potatoes, and a bit of onion, in a veggie broth seasoned to perfection), Mock Toona and Crackers (homemade Mock Toona spread and raw homemade crackers made with sprouted almonds and flax seed), and Curry Wrap (tofu, potatoes, and red peppers in a scrumptious red curry sauce and wrapped in a warm tortilla)
-- Boise Fry Company: Vegan Burger and Fries (from a choice of russet, white, gold, sweet, yam, purple, or Okinawa potatoes)
-- Mai Thai: Black Pepper Steak (veggie black pepper steak sautéed with mixed veggies in a vegetarian sauce), Vegan Orange Chicken (sautéed with mandarin oranges and mixed with veggies in a special sauce), And Veggie Citrus Spareribs (sautéed in a special sauce and served on a bed of fresh lettuce and pineapple chunks)


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