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Old 02-17-2009, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Rochester, NY
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My husband and I are moving to Rochester this summer from Portland, Oregon. I'm excited about the move and look forward to exploring a new area. I'm concerned about one thing though. Currently I eat a lot of vegetarian food. Do any of your markets sell veggie friendly products like tofu, tempeh, etc.? What about restaurants? Will I be laughed out of town if I go into a restaurant and ask for the vegetarian substitute? I know I can do so here, but I also know that Portland is said to be the most vegetarian friendly city on the West Coast. Will I have to change my diet? I do eat some meat currently, but I have better energy and digestion when I include mostly vegetarian fare.
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Old 02-17-2009, 10:21 AM
 
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Lori's Natural Foods in the Public Market sells everything you could want..and I believe stores like Wegman's also carry a decent selection of natural and vegetarian foods.. Not sure about restaurants..but I'll bet there are quite a few...especially near the Monroe/Park Ave. sections..
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Old 02-17-2009, 10:44 AM
 
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Believe it or not Wegmans is actually very Vegetarian friendly.... my sister and bil are vegetarian and do all of their shopping there.... Lori's is great but I find them to be rather expensive. THe farmers market downtown has a wide selection of fruits and veggies on Sat morning for rather low cost.... I go every weekend and save a ton of money.... fresh and wide variety.... Restaurants are a bit harder to find. You will find there are a lot of places that will have a couple of dishes that are Veg Friendly.... Some Locations that are for sure Vegetarian... but not many. A lot of Greek/Med/Indian/Sushi.... but down right Veg.... difficult.... We tend to go to Aladins, Edibles, California Rollin, Italian Restaurants, Lemon Grass, MEX, Indian Restaurants.... when we dine with my sister.....
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Old 02-17-2009, 11:07 PM
 
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My husband and I are moving to Rochester this summer from Portland, Oregon. I'm excited about the move and look forward to exploring a new area. I'm concerned about one thing though. Currently I eat a lot of vegetarian food. Do any of your markets sell veggie friendly products like tofu, tempeh, etc.? What about restaurants? Will I be laughed out of town if I go into a restaurant and ask for the vegetarian substitute? I know I can do so here, but I also know that Portland is said to be the most vegetarian friendly city on the West Coast. Will I have to change my diet? I do eat some meat currently, but I have better energy and digestion when I include mostly vegetarian fare.
Aladdins, Phillips European has some good veggie dishes, one veggie person I know swears by the Veggie Bacon Veggie Burger at the Taste of Texas BBQ in Spencerport.
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Old 02-17-2009, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Rochester, NY
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Thanks, everyone! I read about Wegman's in the wikipedia article for Rochester and liked how it said it was rated so highly to work for -- so I'm glad that it also sounds like a place I'd like to shop. And thank you skbs for mentioning the farmer's market. I love farmer's markets! I'm taking notes on all the restaurant suggestions . . .
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Old 09-07-2009, 09:30 AM
 
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Try the Ethiopian on University - it's not swanky, but the food is good (if you life Teff and eating with your hands . . . mmmm).
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Old 09-10-2009, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Rochester, New York
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+1 for the Public Market. You can find it all there, if you arrive early. I am sure you would be more than satisfied with the area's selection of vegetarian cuisine. Here's a link that you may find helpful Vegan and vegetarian food in greater Rochester, New York Which area of Rochester are you moving to?
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