Like many other cuisines, the Bay Area certainly doesn’t fall short of vegetarian options. Whether you eat a strict vegetarian diet or not, Check, Please! Bay Area guests have round up ten dishes worth trying…

Encuentro Cafe and Wine Bar

Restaurant: Encuentro Café and Wine Bar

Season: 8

Recommended by: Michelle

Dish: Stuffed dates with Redwood Hill Farms goat cheese or macadamia nut pate and walnut ‘honey’

“Melt in your mouth dates!”

Benjarong Thai Cuisine

Restaurant: Benjarong Thai Cuisine

Season: 5

Recommended by: Alexis

Dish: Tofu Pumpkin Curry

“It’s the best Thai dish I’ve found in the Bay Area.”

Udupi Palace

Restaurant: Udupi Palace

Season: 2

Recommended by: Ezperanza

Dish: Udupi Spring Dosa – Crepe with vegetables & potatoes, served with coconut chutney & sambar

“I describe the potatoes inside as little puffs of heaven!”


Restaurant: NOPA

Season: 3

Recommended by: Gary

Dish: Moroccan Vegetable Tagine – with toasted almonds and lemon yogurt

“Their food really is splendidly fresh.”


Restaurant: Gather

Season: 6

Recommended by: Cathy

Dish: Spicy Tomato Pizza

“It is so good!”


Restaurant: Greens

Season: 7

Recommended by: Sharmila

Dish: Mesquite Grilled Brochettes

“It’s a signature dish!”


Restaurant: Alegrias

Season: 4

Recommended by: Amber

Dish: Paella de Verduras – Classic saffron flavored Spanish rice with vegetables

“The rice was perfect – rich with saffron and tomato, and the vegetables had just a hint of white wine flavor.”


Restaurant: Farmerbrown

Season: 4

Recommended by: Syndey

Dish: Vegetable Jambalaya- Cajun rice dish with mixed vegetables

“It was delicious!”

Senor Sisig Food Truck

Restaurant: Senor Sisig Food Truck

Season: 9

Recommended by: Suki

Dish: Tofu Sisig with Steamed Rice and Fried Egg

“Tofu is an option on everything!”


Restaurant: Pomelo

Season: 5

Recommended by: Ray

Dish: Tofu Koh Samui – Spicy coconut curry with tofu, oriental long beans, thai eggplant, squash, straw mushrooms, kaffir lime leaves, fresh cilantro with jasmine rice

“Really perfect and filling!”

10 Favorite Vegetarian Dishes in the Bay Area (As Chosen By Check, Please! Bay Area Guests) 2 April,2015On KQED