Restaurants in U.S.

Not every dish is vegetarian-friendly at this eclectic Bayside hole-in-the-wall, but the multi-page menu is so vast and varied, vegetarians end up with some two-dozen entrees to choose from. When Silly’s opened in 1988, most people thought a “vegan” was an alien from Star Trek.

An anchor of coastal Belfast’s funky downtown, Chase’s hosts a farmer’s market (from the Chase family farm) right in the back of the restaurant.

Lifted out of Greenwich Village in 1960 and plunked down in working-class Lewiston, Guthrie’s is a bohemian café with a menu that skews southwestern.

The New England outpost of lauded chef and plant-food evangelist Matthew Kenney, The Gothic puts a smart, contemporary spin on vegetarian cuisine. Small plates let locally grown and foraged morsels speak for themselves.

Chef and owner Dan Sriprasert’s veggie Thai restaurant has all the curries, stir fry, and noodle dishes you’d expect, and Sriprasert goes in heavy on soy meats, ginger, lemongrass, and tamari.

Another West Bank staple, Pho Bang is as utilitarian as they get.  Here, don’t expect fancy glassware or cutlery because you won’t get it.  What you will get is a no-nonsense approach to excellent Vietnamese cooking.  Get the rare beef pho and they’ll serve it rare beside your bow

A relative newcomer to the Vietnamese scene, Magasin does not disappoint.  The space is clean, modern, and doesn’t carry the fish sauce aroma so many Vietnamese joints seem to have.  The fresh iced teas are great for hot summer days and juxtapose nicely against the steaming bowls of so

Unlike most Vietnamese restaurants, Pho Orchid is open until midnight, meaning once you are done drinking at legendary whiskey bar Barrel Proof, their delicious healing soup is only a short walk away.  Start with the Torpedo Shrimp.  Then order the classic beef pho.  This place is

This comfortable, zen-like spot is a local favorite.  If driving out to the West Bank seems like too much trouble, it’s hard to do much better than Lilly’s.  The pho is the highlight, but their spring rolls are also fantastic.  Afterwards, walk the block to HiVolt for some fantast

Well worth the trip to the West Bank, this Vietnamese joint is killer. Try their take on Korean short ribs and then order the combination pho. Nothing knocks out a hangover faster. Afterwards, grab an avocado bubble tea for the drive back.

One of the best kept secrets in the French Quarter, this Franco-Orleanian pastry shop is a perfect spot to grab a coffee and pastry.  I always get the Ham & Cheese Croissant with a cup of Cafe au Lait to-go.  That way as soon as I finish my food I can get a jump start on the day.&n

Nestled in the Carrolton neighborhood uptown, this local spot is perfect for having breakfast off the beaten path.  Early in the morning it’s filled with people that live in the area, and they often come every day.  Ask nicely and they may even make you an off-menu special, the bacon w

Use this place as a perfect excuse to start your day with a ride on the St. Charles Streetcar.  Get off at Carrolton and St.

For a less classic, more hip breakfast, look no further than this Magazine Street gem.  The atmosphere is fun and edgy, but the food is everything you need.  Make sure to get the Orleans Slammer which is the ultimate hangover cure.

Just a short hop away in the Bywater, Elizabeth’s is the gold standard when it comes to New Orleans breakfast. Try their breakfast poboy, or the Redneck eggs which are made atop fried green tomatoes. Think bacon couldn’t possibly get any better?