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

SPOTLIGHT ON OHIO

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 in Ohio you might like to try these ALL VEGETARIAN restaurants from the restaurant guide: (** indicates a vegan restaurant)


AKRON
Mustard Seed Market and Café
3885 W. Market St., Akron OH 44333 (330) 666-7333
Natural foods/macrobiotic. Mustard Seed Market is one of the largest natural foods stores in the Midwest. The restaurant located in the store offers great natural foods dishes. There's a strong emphasis on vegetarian dishes, including macrobiotic and vegan meals, but some seafood and poultry are also served. Mustard Seed Market emphasizes organic foods and has the best produce department in town. Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner, Sunday dinner only. Full service, vegan options, fresh juice, wine/beer, catering, take-out, VISA/MC, $$

ATHENS (southeast of Columbus)
Casa Nueva and Cantina
4 W. State St., Athens, OH 45701 (740) 592-2011
Mexican/international. This worker-owned restaurant obtains its produce and food ingredients from local farmers and has a rotating seasonal menu. Breakfast options include The Vegan Scrambler, soysage (made on the premises), and tofu bacon. They have burritos, enchiladas, tacos, and other traditional favorites. All dishes can be made vegetarian by substituting marinated tofu. They also offer salads and eight kinds of salsas. Open daily for three meals. Full service, take-out, catering, informal atmosphere, weekend brunch, vegan options, fresh juices, organic coffee, VISA/MC, $-$$

BEREA (suburb of Cleveland, near Airport)
*Tabor's Thyme Cafe
34 Park St., Berea, OH 44017 (440) 243-2011
Vegetarian cafe. Tabor's Thyme Café serves a diverse selection of multi-cultural dishes. They note on the menu which items are vegan and which can be made vegan. Menus change daily, but past menu items have included Walnut-Lentil Burgers, Tamales, Lentil Stew Magyar, Nut Steak with Mushroom Gravy, Wheatberry Salad, and Hoppin' John. Most of the items are low-fat and organic whenever possible. Open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday and Monday. Full service, vegan options, organic coffee, $-$$

BOWLING GREEN (all located near the University of Bowling Green)
Carpe Diem Cafe Bakery & Tea Shoppe
331 N Main St., Bowling Green, OH 43402
(419) 352-7358

Cosmos Coffeehouse
126 E Wooster St., Bowling Green, OH 43402
(419) 354-5282

Easy Street Cafe
104 S Main St., Bowling Green, OH 43402
(419) 353-0988

Grounds for Thought
174 S. Main St., Bowling Green, OH 43402
(419) 354-3266

Junction Bar And Grill
110 N Main St., Bowling Green, OH 43402
(419) 352-9222

Kermits
307 S Main St., Bowling Green, OH 43402
(419) 354-2011

Pollyeyes Campus
440 E Court St., Bowling Green, OH 43402
(419) 352-9638

Trotters Tavern
119 N Main St., Bowling Green, OH 43402
(419) 352-5895

CINCINNATI
Cincinnati Natural Foods
6911 Miami Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45243 (513) 271-6766
Natural foods store with a café, bakery, deli, and juice bar. Open daily.

*Ulysses Whole World Foods
209 W. McMillian, Cincinnati, OH 45219 (513) 241-3663
Vegetarian/international. Ulysses offers the finest in vegetarian cuisine, including an array of fresh, homemade soups, burgers, burritos, chili, and desserts. Choice of vegetarian or vegan options. Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday. Take-out only, vegan options, limited catering, $-$$

CLEVELAND
Food Co-op
11702 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106 (216) 791-3890
Natural foods store with a café, bakery, deli, and juice bar. Open daily.

Shticks
11075 E. Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44106 (216) 231-0922
Kosher dairy. This friendly kosher restaurant is located on a college campus. The menu is vegetarian apart from a few fish dishes. Homemade soups daily, unique wraps, falafel, and daily specials. Open Monday through Thursday for lunch and dinner. Open Friday for lunch only. Closed Saturday. Limited service, catering, $

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS
Food Co-op
1807 Coventry Rd., Cleveland Hgts, OH 44118 (216) 321-9292
Natural foods store with a café, bakery, deli, and juice bar. Open daily.

*Soul Vegetarian Central
2240 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights, OH 44118 (216) 932-0588
Vegan. Enjoy soul food prepared vegan-style without animal products, white sugar, white flour, or additives at this restaurant. Wheat protein is substituted for read meat in several dishes and browned on a grill. You will also find delicious soups, salads, and more at Soul Vegetarian. Open Monday through Thursday for lunch and dinner. Open Friday and Saturday for breakfast. Open Sunday for dinner only. Full service, vegan only, take-out, $$

COLUMBUS
*Benevolence
41 W. Swan St., Columbus, OH 43215 (614) 221-9330
Vegetarian cafe. Highly environmentally-conscious business with an emphasis on fresh, natural ingredients. Lunch is served at large, meet-your-neighbor tables. Bread baked fresh each morning; soup and salad choices vary daily. Open Monday through Saturday for lunch; breakfast on Saturday only. Closed Sunday. Limited service, take-out available (bringing your own containers is encouraged), informal atmosphere, earthy, non-smoking, vegan options, VISA/MC, $$

*Del's Bread
200 E. Crestview Rd., Columbus, OH 43202 (614) 447-8418
Vegan bakery. Located inside the Clintonville Community Market, this full service bakery features breads, cakes, pies, cookies, pot pies, and calzones made from organic ingredients. The coconut macaroons, dream bars, lemon bars, and cashew bars come highly recommended. Open Tuesday through Sunday. Closed Monday. $

*The King Avenue Restaurant
247 King Avenue, Columbus, OH, 43201 (614) 294-8287
Vegetarian. The King Avenue Coffeehouse offers fresh coffee, vegetarian cuisine, and strives to serve organic fruits and vegetables whenever possible. They note on their menu, which of the dishes are vegan and vegetarian, as well as which have common allergens, such as wheat, corn, and nuts. They offer Vietnamese Spring rolls, made with tempeh, rice noodles, and bean sprouts, served with a plum peanut dipping sauce. The have a Sunday Night Bistro, where you can try butternut squash bisque, vegetable scramble, and soba noodles in miso broth. Their side dishes include seitan, tempeh, tofu, rice noodles, fresh fruit, blue corn chips, and salsa. They also have a juice bar and coffee from local roasters. Open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Sunday they are open 10am-3pm and 5pm-10pm. They are closed Monday. Full service, vegan options, fresh juice, take-out, VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

KENT (east of Akron)
Kent Natural Foods Co-op
151 East Main St., Kent, OH 44240 (330) 673-2011
Natural foods store. Open daily.

The Zephyr
106 W. Main St., Kent, OH 44240 (330) 678-4848
Natural foods. The Zephyr restaurant is a vegetarian restaurant with the exception of some fish dishes. The menu features Middle Eastern appetizers, salads, veggie stir-fry, potato pancakes, veggie burgers, falafel, and much more. Desserts are baked fresh daily. Open Tuesday through Sunday for three meals. Closed Monday. Full service, catering, take-out, $

SPRINGFIELD (northeast of Dayton)
*Strange Brew Coffee House
227E. Cecil St., Springfield, OH 45503 (937) 322-4233
Vegan/macrobiotic. This earthy restaurant serves non-dairy breakfasts such as Wheat-meat Sausage with Biscuits and Gravy and Banana Walnut French Toast. Lunch and dinner items include focaccia, Mr. Chic-A-Pea Potent No-Pocket Platter, mock tuna and mock egg salads, Miso Soup over Rice and Bok Choy, and a Blue Plate special. They offer 50 different kinds of tea. Open daily for three meals. Full service, take-out, fresh juices, vegan/macrobiotic options, espresso/cappuccino, smoothies, soy milk, $

TOLEDO (north of Bowling Green)
Phoenix Earth Food Co-op
1447 W. Sylvania Ave., Toledo, OH 43612 (419) 476-3211
Natural foods store. Open daily.

YELLOW SPRINGS (northeast of Dayton)
*Organic Grocery
230 Keith's Alley, Yellow Springs, OH 45387 (937) 767-7215
Vegetarian deli. This smoke-free deli offers vegetarian chili, sandwiches, thick fruit drinks, hummus, and more. Open daily. Counter service, vegan options, fresh juice, $


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