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