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Old 05-02-2013, 08:08 AM
 
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Hi there,

I'll be visiting St. Louis with my family for the first time in a few weeks. We're taking a little road trip from Kansas City. We're really looking forward to exploring your great city!! We'll be staying at the Hyatt near the Arch.

My husband and I are vegan and our girls are vegetarian. We're looking for vegan friendly restaurants in the vicinity of our hotel. We'll have our car so we're also open to checking out restaurants in other parts of the city.

Thanks in advance for your input!!

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Old 05-02-2013, 09:32 AM
 
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The salads at Prime 1000 are very good.

Last edited by rcjhku; 05-02-2013 at 10:27 AM..
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:33 AM
 
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I don't know of anyplace downtown that is strictly vegetarian, much less vegan, but I know you can find some good vegan/vegatarian fare at Local Harvest and Everest, both on Olive, and there is a Pita Pit nearby as well, on Pine I think. Pi pizzeria supposedly serves up some vegan pizza, they're up on Washington. You will be well served hitting up the Schnuck's grocery store on 9th to stock up on essentials - It's a very nice grocery store, and while the assortment does not stack up to a typical suburban grocery, I'll bet it is better stocked in vegetarian/vegan stuff than most.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:43 AM
 
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Thank you rcjhku and zach_33! I appreciate the input. I've found that many cooks/chefs are happy to accommodate when approached politely, so I'll definitely look at the mainstream places too. I'll check these places out!
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:02 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Great choice of hotel! I hope you'll thoroughly enjoy it

I'm a Vegetarian also, and as others have said- there's not anything 100% vegetarian downtown but there are some wonderful options all the same.

The Nepalese restaurant called Everest Cafe at 711 Olive St, downtown STL (not far from the Macy's) which Zach suggested offers some great vegetarian and vegan options (menu). It's only about half a mile from your hotel also so should be an easy walk!

Thankfully, you have your car so you'll be able to expand your search out a bit more!

The other suggestions I have around St. Louis would be:
  • Frida's Vegetarian Deli (622 North & South Rd)
  • Gokul Indian Restaurant (6101 Delmar Blvd)
  • Black Bear Bakery (2639 Cherokee)
  • Govindas (3926 Lindell)
  • Raj Rasoi (McKelvey Rd in Maryland Heights)

Beyond that though- you'll find that a lot of places do offer decent vegetarian and vegan options (especially at the ethnic restaurants- Thai, Vietnamese, Indian, Mediterranean, etc). You honestly won't be hard pressed to find somewhere to eat! My mother is 100% Vegan and never had any problems finding dining options whenever she visits me in the Lou, and I don't consume Dairy (I will eat Free Range Eggs if I know their source which is why I don't classify myself as a Vegan) and never have any issues finding something adequate on the menu at most places!

There used to be a cafe on Cherokee called Shangri La which had THE BEST Vegetarian Breakfast Buffets- but unfortunately they closed down not too long ago

Good Luck and I hope you enjoy our wonderful city!!!



P.S. Ignore the suggestion of Prime 1000- I think they were trying to be funny (it's a Steakhouse), not helpful.
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:36 AM
 
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Wow thanks glamatomic! Great list of choices. I'm really thrilled to be visiting SL. Lots of places on my must see list!! I've been reading about the Black Bear Bakery online. Do they offer brunch on Saturdays or Sundays? Also, how do you like the Ethiopian place...is there only one in town??

Thanks a bunch!!
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:08 PM
 
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There are so many options!

Definitely check out SweetArt if you're here when they're open. They do lunch and baked goods and are entirely vegetarian with lots of vegan options. Their vegan brownies are the best brownies I've ever had.

My favorite restaurant is Banh Mi So on South Grand. The owners are Vietnamese and vegan and the restaurant has tons of delicious vegan options. The mung bean spring rolls are indescribably wonderful. BANH MI SO #1 - SAIGON GOURMET

Second favorite is Meskerem, also on South Grand. The vegetarian combo platter is entirely vegan. It's not too spicy, in case any of you aren't into spicy food. Meskerem Ethiopian Restaurant - St. Loius, MO

If you like Middle Eastern food, The Vine is also good. They're good to vegans. Even their baklava is vegan! Home

There's also a vegan food truck with delicious options. Check it out if it's near where you'll be. Lulu's Local Eatery

Enjoy your stay here!
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:55 PM
 
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Thanks matriarco! We're looking forward to our trip!
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:06 AM
 
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I second Sweet Art and Pi (they have Vegan pizza)
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:10 PM
 
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I second Sweet Art and Pi (they have Vegan pizza)
Make sure vegan Pizza has enzyme free cheese. Enzymes can potentially be extracted from pork and other animals.

Also, don't forget to try Samosa chaat from Gokul. (Bahot mazay ka hota hai).
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