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.
At Asteria Grill, the chefs go beyond Greek cuisines iconic shish kebabs and pita-wrapped dishes to include traditional Greek recipes featuring featuring mousaka, dolmades, spanakopita, lamb chops, fresh fish, and daily specials. Chefs stuff colorful peppers with herb-sautéed lamb and beef or serve tender pieces of grilled octopus in a red wine and olive oil sauce. Herbs and olive oil infuse almost every dish, including the house’s signature fries which come served with their kalamatiano dip.
More than 100 dishes fill the menu at Great Vegi Land, and all of them have one thing in common: they're all vegetarian. The restaurant's chefs abstain from using animal products, dairy, and canned ingredients when crafting dishes such as steamed dumplings, curry eggplant, and kung pao tofu.
The winner of Palo Alto Weekly's Best Breakfast award for more than 20 years, Hobee's remains a Silicon Valley institution where night owls and early birds flock together over generous portions of home-cooked delectables in a cozy, casual atmosphere. Browse the menu for a breakfast of three sweet-potato pancakes ($6.75), any of six hash-brown varieties ($7.97), or the Hi Hat Ommie—a combination of diced ham and jack and cheddar cheeses, with country-style hash browns hidden inside like human dignity inside a San Diego Chicken costume ($9.75). Otherwise, prop up eyelids with a simmering cup of Hobee's famous cinnamon orange tea ($2.35) paired with its equally famous blueberry coffee cake ($2.50). Late arrivals to Hobee's can still tickle their taste buds with a bouquet of options such as the honey-pineapple teriyaki salmon ($10.95), the grilled chicken with tropical fruit salsa ($10.95), or the Very Gouda BBQ burger piled high with caramelized onions, rich barbeque sauce, and a Wisconsin's worth of gouda ($9.25).