8 Vegan Junk Food Hotspots »
Thanks, Zagats, for pulling together this list of 8 vegan “diners, drive-ins and dives.” I was going to take issue with them putting Denver’s Watercourse on the list, since that place is damn classy, but the buffalo seitan wings are definitely junk food, so I’ll let it slide.
I think it’s probably not cool for me to just steal all their photos and paste them here, so go look at their site if you want to see pics, but here are their choices:
- Chicago Diner, Chicago
- Bender’s in SF
- Foodswings, Brooklyn
- Arlo’s, Austin
- Watercourse, Denver
- Sticky Fingers, DC
- Blackbird Pizzeria, Philly
- Flore, LA
I’ll just throw some other nominations out there…you got any to add? Let us know!
- Vertical Diner, SLC
- Souley Vegan, Oakland
- Ike’s Place, SF (& LA soon!)
Zagat explores vegan Italian food! Fancy that.
As [Sarma Melngailis, founder of One Lucky Duck and Pure Food and Wine] put it, she’s not trying to replicate the typical Italian experience—rather, she’s creating a new tradition with her food. All the usual Italian flavors—tomato, garlic, herbs—are there, but the dishes are decidedly different from what you might find at the average red-sauce joint in Little Italy.
“Our food stands on its own,” she said.
[Raw, vegan lasagna at Pure Food and Wine. Photo courtesy of One Lucky Duck via Zagat]