I got the idea of starting this thread after I read the following post: http://www.expat.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=506866
The poster found a good vegetarian site, HappyCow and wanted to share this discovery with us. Let's use this thread to share information about vegetarian and vegan restaurants and food stores carrying vegan and vegetarian products. Google searches are helpful but gleaned information is incomplete.
About me. I and my wife Karen are vegan. We live in Rincon, on the west coast. I cook a lot because most restaurants are not very vegan. Therefore I am often on the hunt for stores that sell fresh, organic vegetables and fruit, tofu and tempeh, etc. I am also on the hunt for restaurants that serve vegan, vegetarian, or are vegetarian/vegan friendly.
We have other dietary requirements beyond the vegan ones. We eat no sugar and foods made with sugar; most processed foods contain sugar, and I said we try to avoid processed food. We buy foods that are organic, if available, in order to avoid pesticides and such. We try to avoid foods that use bleached, fortified flour.
like I'm out of time for now. I'll make up a list of vegetarian/vegan places I eaten at and add it here later. Please feel free to add yours.
A rnote: the purpose of this thread is to share information about restaurants (including food carts) that are vegan, vegetarian, or vegetarian/vegan friendly. This is the wrong thread to discuss vegetarian and vegan issues and philosophies. These topics deserve their own thread.