Vegetarian Journal's Guide to Natural Foods Restaurants in the U.S. and Canada

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Alberta

Banff

·Nourish Vegetarian Bistro

215 Banff Ave., Banff, AB T1L 1B4

(403) 760-3933

Vegetarian/international. Nourish Vegetarian Bistro offers an all-vegetarian menu of "gourmet comfort food." Designed to share, their innovative dishes are served tapas-style with fresh, handpicked ingredients. In addition to the many vegan items, gluten-free, wheat-free, and raw foods selections are also available. Nourish is located on the 2nd floor of the Sundance Mall. The restaurant is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours. Reservations are recommended.

Open Wednesday through Monday for lunch and dinner. Closed Tuesday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, smoothies, fresh juices, beer/wine, special beverages
VISA/MC, $$$

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Calgary

Thai Sa-on

351 10th Ave., SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0A5

(403) 264-3526

Thai. Thai Sa-on features authentic Thai cuisine including homemade curries, pad Thai, spring rolls, coconut rice, salads, and desserts. The restaurant is located behind the Gulf Canada Parkade. Thai Sa-on is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.

Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday for dinner. Closed Sunday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, wine/beer/alcohol
VISA/MC, $$

The King & I Thai Cuisine

822 11th Ave., SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E5

(403) 264-7241

Thai. Enjoy the contemporary décor with soft jazz background music at The King & I. Vegetarian selections include Moo Moo King Tofu, Chu Chi Vegetables, Galanga Cashew Veggies, and Buddha's Delight. Reservations are accepted.

Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday and Sunday for dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, espresso/cappuccino, wine/beer/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX/DC, $$

·Veggie House

303 Centre St. SW, #109, Calgary, AB T2G 2B9

(403) 294-0626

Vegetarian/Chinese. This all-day buffet features items like Veggie Ginger Beef, Coconut Rice, and various wheat gluten dishes. Egg noodles can be substituted for rice noodles upon request.

Open Thursday through Tuesday for lunch and dinner. Open Wednesday for lunch only
Buffet
vegan options
non-smoking, reservations recommended, take-out, delivery
VISA/MC/AMEX, $

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Edmonton

·Café Mosaics

10844 82 Ave., Edmonton, AB T6E 2B3

(780) 433-9702

Vegetarian. Saddle up to a large range of vegetarian and vegan dishes served amidst real country music. Try tofu scramble, hash browns, salads, burritos, pasta, quesadillas, or the infamous Triple Decker Tofu Clubhouse with a delicious array of sides. Local musicians perform on Wednesday nights, and the restaurant displays the work of local artists. Patio dining available.

Open Monday through Saturday for three meals. Open Sunday for brunch
Full service
vegan options
non-smoking, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk, espresso/cappuccino, beer/wine/alcohol, take-out
VISA/MC, $$

Highlevel Diner

10912 88 Ave., Edmonton, AB T6G 0Z1

(403) 433-0993

Natural foods. The Highlevel Diner is an environmentally responsible natural foods eatery furnished with antiques and decorated with local artwork. Vegetarian options include salads, vegan chili, sandwiches, spinach pie, enchiladas, and mushroom stroganoff. Patio dining available.

Open daily for three meals
Full service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices, wine/beer/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$

·Loma House Vegetarian Express

9142 23 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton, AB T6N 1H9

(780) 466-8391

Vegetarian/Chinese. Loma House Vegetarian Express offers an all-vegetarian menu that is mostly vegan. Enjoy such dishes as Red Curry Mutton, Spicy Eggplant, and Teriyaki 'Chicken.'

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, smoothies
VISA/MC, $-$$

New Asian Village

10143 Saskatchewan Dr., NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 4R5

(780) 433-3804

9803 34 Ave., NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 5X8

(780) 463-9997

17507 100 Ave., NW, Edmonton, AB T5S 2B8

(780) 488-6666

320 Manning Crossing NW, Edmonton, AB T5A 5A1

(780) 473-7777

Indian. In an atmosphere of Indian decor and music, vegetarian options are provided by a friendly staff.

Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday and Sunday for dinner
Full service
take-out, catering, wine/beer/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$

·Noorish Conscious Eatery and Superfood Elixir Bar

8440 109th St., Edmonton, AB T6G 1E2

(780) 756-6880

Vegetarian/raw foods/organic. Noorish Conscious Eatery and Superfood Elixir Bar is a one-of-a-kind place with not only a café featuring various raw and vegan delights, but also a yoga studio offering classes daily. When describing themselves they write, "Noorish is a multi-faceted conscious eatery, smoothie bar and community platform for events, conscious living, education, yoga and meditation." They offer playful foods such as raw vegan 'Nearly Nirvana Nachos' and a vegan 'Bodhi Tree Burger.' Breakfast and dessert items are also on the menu including the 'Wonderous Walnut Brownie,' a delicious cacao walnut pecan brownie topped with a creamy vanilla cashew topping. Reservations are accepted.

Open Tuesday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday and Sunday for three meals. Closed Monday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, smoothies
VISA/MC, $-$$

··Padmanadi Vegetarian Restaurant

10740 - 101 St., Edmonton, AB T5H 2S3

(780) 428-8899

Vegan/Indonesian. The food at Padmanadi is a blend of Indonesian, Chinese, Thai, and Indian cuisines and is all-vegan. The menu contains a variety of options including rice and noodle dishes, mockmeats, and wheat-free selections. Try such dishes as Chili Tofu, Spicy Coconut Eggplant, BBQ 'Pork,' or Ginger 'Beef.' Padmanadi is closed between lunch/brunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Open Tuesday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner. Closed Monday
Full service
take-out, delivery, soymilk, espresso, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

The King & I Thai Cuisine

8208 107 St., NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 6P4

(780) 433-2222

Thai. The owners emphasize healthy cooking, and special requests will be cooked to order. The Vegetarian Bird's Nest entrée is a must!

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for dinner
Full service
take-out, wine/beer/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX, $-$$

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