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Vegetarian Journal's Guide to Natural Foods Restaurants in the US and Canada - Expanded 3rd Edition

SPOTLIGHT ON ANAHEIM

The Vegetarian Resource Group and The Avery Publishing Group have released the third edition of Vegetarian Journal's Guide to Natural Foods Restaurants in the U.S. and Canada. Featured are over 2,000 restaurants, juice bars, delicatessens, vacation spots, and more.

While at the Natural Products Expo you might like to try these vegetarian friendly restaurants from the restaurant guide.
Note: * indicates an all-vegetarian restaurant, ** indicates an all-vegan restaurant.
(All distance and time estimates are based on car travel, as mapped at www.mapquest.com).


Anaheim
SUBWAY SANDWICHES & SALADS (0.1 of a mile, 1 minute from the convention center)
1770 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 535-3277
Fast Food. Subway, a national fast food chain, offers vegetarian subs, and in some locations veggie burgers, soy turkey, and fruit shakes (Fruizles). They also have salads that are vegan. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Limited service, takeout, catering, vegetarian/vegan options, smoothies, $

THAI & THAI (0.6 of a mile, 1 minute from the convention center)
150 E. Katella Ave. Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 635-3060
Thai. Thai & Thai features authentic Thai cuisine in a cozy setting. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Full service, takeout, vegetarian/vegan options, beer/wine, VISA, MC,AMEX. $$-$$$

Costa Mesa
MOTHER'S MARKET & KITCHEN (16 miles, 21 minutes from the convention center)
225 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 548-4279
Natural Foods. Mother's has a vegetarian menu except for tuna. It is inside a natural foods store. Open daily for three meals. Full service, fresh juices, espresso/cappuccino, non-alcoholic beer/wine, take-out, $.

Fullerton
CHIN TING (6.5 miles, 16 minutes from the convention center)
1939 Sunnycrest Dr., Fullerton, ca 92635
(714) 738-2011
Chinese. Chin Ting offers several vegetarian dishes. Open Sun-Fri for dinner only. Open Sat. for lunch and dinner. Full service, vegan options, take-out, VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC/DC, $$.

RUTABEGORZ (4.9 miles, 12 minutes from the convention center)
211 N. Pomona, Fullerton, CA 92632
(714) 871-2011
International. Specializing in homemade food, this Bohemian-style coffeehouse has an extensive coffee menu, as well as veggie burritos, pasta, spinach lasagna, stuffed mushrooms, etc. Open Monday-Saturday, closed Sunday. Full service, vegan options, fresh juices, wine/beer/alcohol, $$.

Huntington Beach
MOTHER'S MARKET & KITCHEN (12.9 miles, 25 minutes from the convention center)
19770 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 963-6667
Natural Foods. See description under Costa Mesa. Full service, fresh juices, espresso/ cappuccino, non-alcoholic beer/wine, take-out, $.

**VIEN HUONG (11.6 miles, 23 minutes from the convention center)
19171 Magnolia Ave., Suite 7 Huntington Beach, CA 92646
(714) 964-5411 or (714) 964-2011
Vegan Vietnamese. Located in a shopping strip, this completely vegetarian restaurant offers a unique menu to a primarily Vietnamese audience. The menu is extensive offering soups, appetizers, dim sum, and entrees. The owners of this restaurant are Buddhists. Open daily for three meals. Full service, vegan options, take-out, $-$$

Irvine
CLAY OVEN (14.5 miles, 17 minutes from the convention center)
15435 Jeffery Rd. Irvine, CA 92714
(949) 552-2011
Indian. Healthful Indian cooking, with 9 vegetable entrees offered. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Full service, vegan options, wine/beer, VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$.

*JAMBA JUICE (12.7 miles, 19 minutes from the convention center)
17595 Harvard Ave., Ste F, Irvine, CA 92714
(949) 250-3348
Vegetarian Juice Bar. Open daily. Counter service, vegan options, take-out, $.

Mother's Market and Kitchen (12.9 miles, 19 minutes from the convention center)
2963 Michelson Dr., Irvine, CA 92715
(949) 752-6667
Natural foods. See description under Costa Mesa. Full service, fresh juices, espresso/ cappuccino, non-alcoholic beer/wine, take-out, $.

*THE WHEEL OF LIFE (10.7 miles, 14 minutes from the convention center)
14370 Culver Dr., Suite 2G; Irvine, CA 92604
(949) 551-8222
Vegetarian. The Wheel of Life is an informal, non-smoking restaurant with Thai and Chinese dishes. Entrees include stuffed tofu delights, pad thai, curries, thai salads, and a variety of veggie "fish" dishes. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Full service, takeout, vegan options, espresso, non-alcoholic beverages, soymilk. VISA, MC. $$

Laguna Beach
**THE STAND NATURAL FOODS RESTAURANT (24.1 miles, 36 minutes from the convention center)
238 Thalia St., Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 494-8101
Vegan. Although The Stand is a drive from the Convention Center, it is well worth the trip. All foods are vegan, and made without refined sugar, salt, or artificial ingredients. Open daily for three meals. Limited service, completely vegan, fresh juices, take-out, $.

Lake Forest
*DOSA HUT OF INDIA (18.6 miles, 23 minutes from the convention center)
23808 Mercury Rd Lake Forest, CA 92360
(949) 770-9240
Vegetarian Indian. This combination grocer/restaurant serves authentic vegetarian southern Indian dishes. Menu items include idlies (rice and lentil dishes) and dosas (stuffed lentil pancakes). The restaurant is non-smoking. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Full service, takeout, fresh juices, vegan options, VISA, MC. $

Long Beach
*PAPA JON'S NATURAL MARKET & CAF… (16.3 miles, 25 minutes from the convention center)
5006 E. 2nd St., Long Beach, CA 90803
(562) 439-2011
Vegetarian. Papa Jon's wants "every customer happier when they leave than when they arrived," and they just might succeed with vegetarian dishes like tempeh burgers, vegetarian split pea soup, potato burritos, vegetarian sushi rolls, and shepherd's pie. Open daily for three meals. Full service, vegan options, fresh juices, take-out, VISA/MC, $

Newport Beach
SAGE (15.4 miles, 23 minutes from the convention center)
2531 Eastbluff Dr. Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 718-9650
American. Sage offers a wide variety of options from specialty pizzas to sweet potato fries. Among the vegetarian selections are Chinese saimen noodles with vegetables, grilled vegetable pizza, and Sage salad (roasted asparagus, leeks, scallions, maui onions, corn, summer squash, tomatoes, mixed greens, and red wine dijon vinaigrette). Open daily for lunch and dinner. Full service, reservations required, vegetarian/vegan options. $$$

*VEG A GO-GO(17.9 miles, 25 minutes from the convention center)
401 Newport Center Drive, Atrium Court-Fashion Island, Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 721-4088
Vegetarian. Veg a Go-Go offers vegetarian food from around the world. Feast on spicy Indian curry chickpeas in whole-wheat tortillas, falafel, hummus, Thai veggies in a tortilla, veggie burgers, plus much more. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Counter-service, vegan options, take-out, catering, $

Orange
TANDOOR CUISINE OF INDIA (4.3 miles, 10 minutes from the convention center)
1132 E. Katella Ave., Orange, CA 92667
(714) 538-2011
Indian. Located just minutes from the Convention Center. They have a good selection of vegetarian entrees. Open daily. Full service, vegan options, take-out, $$.

Redlands
NATURE'S DELI AND NUTRITION CENTER (52.7 miles, 62 minutes from the convention center)
202 East State St. Redlands, CA 92373
(909) 792-6556
Natural Foods. Nature's Deli and Nutrition Center offers tofu burgers, vegetable pita (tofu and spinach in a whole-wheat phyllo pastry), veggie avocado sandwiches, and a mediterranean wrap. Smoothies are served. Open Monday-Friday for three meals. Vegetarian/vegan options, smoothies. $

Riverside
*OASIS VEGETARIAN FOOD (30.2 miles, 37 minutes from the convention center)
11550 Pierce St. Riverside, CA 92505
(909) 688-5423
Vegetarian Latin American. Oasis serves all vegetarian burgers and Latin American cuisine. It adjoins a vegetarian food market. Menu items include Garden Supreme burger, pupusas (corn tortilla filled with vegetables), carnitas (soy "pork" burrito), and tamales (stuffed cornhusks), French fries, and many vegetarian sandwiches. Open daily for three meals. Limited service, takeout, vegan options, smoothies. $

Rowland Heights
*HAPPY FAMILY VEGETARIAN CUISINE (13.7 miles, 30 minutes from the convention center)
18425 E. Colima Rd 2F Rowland Heights, CA 91748
(626) 965-9923
Vegetarian Chinese. Happy Family Vegetarian Cuisine is a non-smoking restaurant with a light and airy atmosphere. One of their specialty items is the Vegetarian deep fried "chicken", which is made from mushrooms. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Full service, takeout, vegetarian/vegan options, VISA, MC, AMEX. $$

San Gabriel
*TEA SHAKER AND VEGETARIAN FOOD (29 miles, 46 minutes from the convention center)
7258 Rosemead Blvd San Gabriel, CA 91775
(626) 287-5850
Vegetarian. This restaurant offers vegan and macrobiotic options and is totally non-smoking. Open Tuesday- Sunday for lunch and dinner. Full service, takeout, reservations recommended, fresh juices, non-alcoholic beverages, soymilk, special drinks, VISA, MC, AMEX, DISCOVER. $

South El Monte
*VEGGIE LIFE RESTAURANT (24.4 miles, 35 minutes from the convention center)
9324 E. Garvey Ave, #B South El Monte, CA 91733
(626) 443-8687
Vegetarian Vietnamese. Veggie Life has authentic Vietnamese dishes, the majority of which are vegan. Various soy products are used in place of meat. Open Tuesday- Sunday 8:30 AM to 8:30 PM. Closed Monday. Full service, vegetarian/vegan options, non-alcoholic beer, soymilk, special drinks, VISA, MC, AMEX, DISCOVER. $-$$

Westminster
*VIEN HUONG (6.2 miles, 12 minutes from the convention center)
14092 Magnolia, Suite 116-117, Westminster, CA 92683
(714) 373-2011
Vegetarian Vietnamese. See description under Huntington Beach. Open daily for three meals. Full service, vegan options, take-out, $-$$


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