Best Vegetarian: Northstar

From the March 29, 2012 edition

In a delightful reversal of roles, meat lovers might find themselves jealous of their vegetarian friends at Northstar. Alive’s veggie-loving readers give high praise to this restaurant famed for its satisfying vegetarian burger and other meat-free offerings at breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Buddha Bowl is another favorite: A simple bowl of brown rice, perfectly cooked vegetables and tofu get a nice bath in warm peanut sauce.

Northstar sends a shout-out to its vegetarian customers by placing a “V” next to menu items. The message: You’re about to have something delicious.

Runners-up: Whole World Natural Restaurant, Banana Leaf

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