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A guide to The District's vegan and vegetarian options

Thursday, July 28, 2011 | 12:01 a.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Vegans and vegetarians can breathe a sigh of relief this fall.

We’ve prepared a vegan and vegetarian food guide to The District, Columbia’s downtown hub near the MU campus. Each of the places listed can be reached without a car within a few minutes.

Vegetarian foods are classified as those without animal stocks or sauces, meat, poultry, fish, gelatin or eggs. Foods are labeled vegan if they don't contain any of the above and don't have dairy or honey.

Here are just a few of The District’s offerings, followed by further information about each venue on the list. Prices may change and do not include tax.

APPETIZERS

Vegetarian Fried Dumplings at Bangkok Gardens, $4.95 for 5. Vegan.

Samosas at Bangkok Gardens, $5.50 for 5. Vegan.

HOT DISHES

Aloo Gobi (potato and cauliflower) with basmati rice at India’s House, $7.95. Vegan.

Bharta (eggplant) with basmati rice at India’s House, $8.95. Vegetarian. Can be made vegan.

Channa Masala (garbanzo beans) with basmati rice at India’s House, $7.50. Vegan.

Nheu Paht Curry (#9) with fried tofu and jasmine rice at Bangkok Gardens, $7.95 for lunch, $10.95 for dinner. Ask to make it vegan.

Phat Thai (#1) with fried tofu at Bangkok Gardens, $7.95 for lunch, $11.95 for dinner. Ask to make it vegan.

Veggie Quesadilla at Main Squeeze, $8.25. Vegetarian.

Buddha Bowl at Main Squeeze, $9.00 for large, $6.50 for small. Vegan.

Vegetarian Burrito Bowl or Vegetarian Crispy Tacos at Chipotle Mexican Grill, $6.25. Vegetarian. Omit cheese and sour cream to make it vegan. The pinto beans are made with bacon.

SANDWICHES AND WRAPS

Tempeh Ruby with homemade soup, chips and homemade salsa, or daily vegetable at Main Squeeze, $9.00 for whole, $6.50 for half. Vegetarian. Ask for no swiss to make it vegan.

Good Fortune Wrap with homemade soup, chips and homemade salsa, or daily vegetable at Main Squeeze, $8.25. Vegan.

The Sunshine Burger with homemade soup, chips and homemade salsa, or daily vegetable at Main Squeeze, $8.25. Vegan.

Vegetarian Burrito at Chipotle Mexican Grill, $6.25. Vegetarian. Omit cheese and sour cream to make it vegan. The pinto beans are made with bacon.

Caprese with chips and a drink at Which Wich, $7.75 for 7-inch, $9.25 for 10.5-inch, $11.75 for 14-inch. Vegetarian.

Mediterranean with chips and a drink at Which Wich, $7.75 for 7-inch, $9.25 for 10.5-inch, $11.75 for 14-inch. Vegetarian.

SALADS

Greek Salad at International Cafe. $5.25 for small, $6.50 for large. Vegetarian. Ask for no feta to make it vegan.

Nell’s 7 Layer at Main Squeeze, $6.00 for small, $8.00 for large. Vegan.

Miss Bangkok (#6) with fried tofu, substitute cucumber dressing for sweet & sour sauce, at Bangkok Gardens, $10.95. Available for dinner only. Vegan.

Sweet Leaf minus chicken at Ingredient, $6.95 for half, $9.95 for full. Vegetarian.

Vegetarian Salad at Chipotle Mexican Grill, $6.25. Vegetarian. Omit cheese and sour cream to make it vegan. The pinto beans are made with bacon.

SMOOTHIES

Thunder Kiss ’65 at Main Squeeze, $5.25. Vegan.

Give Peach A Chance at Main Squeeze, $5.25. Vegan.

HOMEMADE YOGURT DRINKS

Lassi at India’s House, $1.95. Vegetarian.

Mango Lassi at India’s House, $2.50. Vegetarian.

FRESH JUICE COMBOS

Beets Me at Main Squeeze, $4.25 for 12 ounces, $5.25 for 16 ounces. Vegan.

Ring of Fire at Main Squeeze, $4.25 for 12 ounces, $5.25 for 16 ounces. Vegan.

FRESH JUICES

Limeade at Main Squeeze, $2.00 for 12 ounces, $2.50 for $16 ounces. Vegan.

Apple, orange, or carrot at Main Squeeze, $3.25 for 12 ounces, $4.25 for 16 ounces. Vegan.

FROZEN TREATS

Carrot Cake ice cream, Green Tea ice cream and many other flavors at Sparky’s Homemade Ice Cream, $2.79 for regular, $3.49 for big, $3.96 for double. Vegetarian.

Kulfi (Indian ice cream) with pistachios and almonds at India’s House, $2.50. Vegetarian.

Sorbet at Sparky’s Homemade Ice Cream, flavors vary. $2.79 for regular, $3.49 for big, $3.96 for double. Vegan.

Sorbet at Yogoluv, flavors vary. $0.40 per ounce. Vegan.

Frozen yogurt at Yogoluv, flavors vary and include a number of egg-free options. $0.40 per ounce. Vegetarian.

Bangkok Gardens

811 Cherry St.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday

Closed Sunday

Main Squeeze

28 S. Ninth St.

10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

Sparky’s Homemade Ice Cream

21 S. Ninth St.

11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily

Closed January and February

Yogoluv

201 S. Ninth St.

Summer Hours:

11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday

11:30 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday

Winter hours may vary

India’s House

1101 E. Broadway

11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday

Closed Monday

International Cafe

26 S. Ninth St.

11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday

12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

Hours may vary

Chipotle Mexican Grill

306 S. Ninth St.

11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily

Which Wich

304 S. Ninth St., Suite 102

10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily

Ingredient

304 S. Ninth St.

10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday thru Thursday

10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday


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