Vegetarian House’s name is slightly misleading—but only slightly. The menu is indeed vegetarian, but it’s also 100% vegan and organic. That means vegetable broth pho that swaps out tripe for tofu and soy protein. Eclectic dishes from Asia and the Middle East round out the menu, and many feature noodles made from scratch.
Burgers, Mexican food, and Asian food couldn't be much more different, but at The Happy Bamboo, they share something vital in common?they're all vegan. Using organic produce from local farms, chefs craft comfort-food meals that run the gamut of comforting global flavors, from soy chicken burgers topped with saut?ed mushrooms to combination pho with soy ham, soy beef, tofu, and veggies.
The Happy Bamboo's specialties include the Double-Decker Bus?a vegan version of the classic formulation of two patties, cheese, and Thousand Island dressing on a sesame seed bun?as well as many gluten-free options such as veggie carnitas tacos and chocolate ganache pies, which are prepared in a special area to minimize the risk of cross-contamination. Vegan variations on comfort food classics such as chili-cheese fries, spicy Asian drumsticks, and pho noodle soups are ideal winter weather treats, and can be followed up by a tasty array of seasonal cakes and pies such as pumpkin, pecan, and s'mores.
You don’t have to love tofu to love Tofoo Com Chay’s tofu-based pho, which closely imitates the flavor of the traditional beef noodle soup. As the name indicates, this restaurant specializes in all forms of tofu. Try the tofu sausage on a stick—a skewered ball of tofu baked in the oven and served with a side of peanut sauce.