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Vegetarian Eating in Winston-Salem

Posted in Ecology, Planet Care by helenofmarlowe on October 30, 2010

Winston-Salem doesn’t have a strictly vegetarian or vegan restaurant, as far a I know, since the closing of The Grilled Asparagus (and not for lack of business!). But there are many good restaurants that offer good vegetarian entres. Here are some that I happen to be familiar with. My favorite places are marked with *. This will mean nothing to you unless you know what sorts of places I prefer. Let me know of places I’ve missed.

(Note:  I’m making no great effort to keep up with changes to menus, but if a change/error comes to my attention, I’ll fix it.)


*Vincinzo’s, 3449 Robinhood Road— my favorite at this family-owned Italian restaurant is the spinach ravioli. My husband loves the eggplant parmigiana. The pasta primavera is also good. Music is quiet, for easy conversation.  Booths are comfortable, staff is attentive.

Providence Restaurant, 5790 University Pkwy, 27105.  A few vegetarian entres on menu, and daily specials.  Very good food, good service. All proceeds, as well as additional donations made in lieu of tips, provide support for the program Second Harvest Food Bank.

Ichiban, in Thruway Shopping Center, has very good vegetables tempura.

*Elizabeth’s, Hanes Mall Blvd. — spaghetti with marinara is wonderful. Egglant parmesan pretty good, and pasta primavera. Music is not too loud.  Comfortable if you can get a booth.

*Golden India — lots of vegetarian entres. My favorites are malai kofta, navratan curry. Quiet Indian background music makes for easy conversation. Attentive staff.

Senor Bravo,  corner of Marshall and Brookstown.     —   Chile rellenos,  chile poblanos,  cheese enchiladas.  Good service.

*Amazing Thai – Reynolda Manor.  Almost all the dishes are offered with either fish or tofu.  I especially like the panan curry.

Bayberry Bistro, 420 High St. (at Hawthorne Inn) – 777-3000   Signature Dish: Fish & Chips

Christopher’s, 712 Brookstown Ave. – 724-1395
Signature Dish: 3 Course Dinner for $45
Main course options include Honey Lavender Glazed Salmon with a Dijon peppercorn sauce

Downtown Thai, 202 W. Fourth St. – 777-1422
Pad Woonsen: Stir fried glass (clear) noodle with mushrooms, carrots, baby corn and scallions in a delicious sauce with tofu.

Foothills Brewing, 638 W. Fourth St. – 777-3348   Signature Dish: Fish & Chips

*West End Cafe, 4th Street —  veggie burgers, portobello sandwich, veggie pita.  Really really good vegetarian reuben sandwich.

Fourth St. Filling Station, 871 W. Fourth St.- 724-7600 —  Asiago & Pesto fettuccini,  Absolut tomato pasta, Portobello sandwich

Hutch & Harris: 424 W. Fourth St. – 721-1336
Salmon filet in a spicy pecan crust w/ horseradish sauce- w/ pasta & veggies;  White bean cake w/ tomato sauce.  Menu changes, but I’ve always found something good without meat.

Honey Pot –  Fourth St.  —  not entirely vegetarian, but lots of delicious — really! — vegetarian dishes to choose from.   I’ve had the falafel  over couscous, and the  Farmer’s Plate, which on the day I was there was bok choy, cooked not too much,  several other vegetables, served with a warm and delicious carrot sauce (mostly pureed carrots).

Mooney’s Mediterranean Cafe: 101 W. Fourth St. – 722-4222
Lots of vegetarian dishes including  Hummus, Baba Ghanouj, Falafel, Jeweled Coucous, Tabouli, more

Diamond Back Grill, 751 N. Avalon Road  –Vegetarian black bean burrito, tomato pie, enough sides to put together a vegetable plate.

Mozelle’s Bistro: 878 W. Fourth St. – 703-5400  ’til 10 pm    Pan Seared Scallops, tomato pie, vegetables

Lighthouse Restaurant, Burke Street– Soups, salads, or put together a vegetable plate.  Great crabcakes,  bleu cheese dressing.

*Trido’s, North Point  –Japanese, lots of fish, also rice with vegetables. Or just get the very good salad and miso soup. Nice quiet music, attentive staff

Alex’s Cafe 750 Summit Street. Salads, falafel, hummus, spinach and vegetable pies, veggie pitas

Jason’s Deli, 1005 Hanes Mall Blvd    Vegetarian sandwiches, salads

Breakfast of Course, 723 Trade St. 336-725-5764 — omelets with tofu, tempeh; vegetarian sausage, a vegan burger, or choose items for a sandwich from a fairly long list.

Sweet Potatoes, 529 N. Trade St. – 727-4844  Lunch : 11- 3 Mon – Sat. Dinner: 5:00 – 10:00 Tue – Sat   Pan-fried catfish fillet topped with spicy Creole sauce served over rice

Willows Bistro, 300 S. Liberty Street (336) 293–4601    — Black bean burger, seafood, vegs, pimento cheese, salads

Mellow Mushroom: 314 W. Fourth St. – 245-2820   Offers vegan and vegetarian pizzas and sandwiches.  Pizza dough, which is also used for pretzels, is vegan.

2520 Tavern    2520 L-Clemmons Rd, 27012    vegetables, portabello sandwich, seafood

Roselli  109 E Main St 5:30 to 8:30 pm     East Bend, NC 27018    Straight out Reynolda Road for 20 minutes.  699-4898 vegetables & veg. entrees, tiramisu  Very good reviews

La Botana 25 vegetarian entrees;  Kester Mill Village Shopping Center     1547 Hanes Mall Blvd., 11:a.m to 9:00 pm   336-768-6588

Mizu  Japanese restaurant–  3374 Robinhood Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27106,  good food, nice quiet music.  The Mizu salad (greens, avocados, pecans, etc.) is delicious and filing enough to be the entire lunch.

Miami’s Cafe, Cuban, Caribbean Restaurant ·     2225 Old Salisbury rd, 27127      Thur- Sat. 11-8 and Sun 12- 6    (336) 788-9440

Sakura Japanese Restaurant  548 S Stratford Road,  Veg. tempura, vegs.,  (336) 777-8744    can’t find hours on web page

Village Tavern til 11 pm     221 Reynolda Village   vegs, veg pasta, veg sandwiches  336-748-0221

Bonefish Grill  300 S Stratford Road 4 pm – 10 pm   seafood, vegs, desserts  Phone: (336) 724-4518

For thoughts on the virtues of plant-based eating, see my post “Planet Care” and consider that we are destroying our planet as we turn our rain forests into grazing land for cattle.   And consider the unbearable fear and pain endured by the animals that are raised in misery and then slaughtered in terror so that human animals can eat them.


We cannot eliminate suffering from this world, but we should not contribute to it unnecessarily, and factory farming of animals for meat is an unnecessary cruelty.

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