If you are a vegetarian, or just prefer vegetarian foods, it can be difficult to locate good restaurants. Fortunately, in recent times many restaurateurs are turning towards this popular and healthy option. Whether you are visiting Orange County, California, or are a resident searching for some new places to eat, here is a guide to the top five vegetarian restaurants in the area.
Lotus Vegetarian Café – W. Chapman Avenue
This exquisite oriental-style vegetatian restaurant will leave your taste buds screaming for more. The décor is modern, the atmosphere is cheerful and pleasant, and the food is beautifully presented. There are a multitude of inexpensive food choices, most of them Chinese-based, and the casual nature of the restaurant makes it a crowd pleaser. There is a patio for smokers, and parties of up to 20 can be comfortably accommodated. Many previous customers rate the service as quick, friendly and efficient.
The Veggie Grill – 4213 Campus Drive
This beautiful restaurant is a vegetarian paradise. The food is well-presented and the vegetarian menu is extensive. It will be hard to believe that you are not eating meat at this lively little restaurant. The atmosphere is lively and friendly, and the service is quick and accommodating. The entrees can be a little pricey, but definitely worth the extra couple of bucks. The sandwiches and the sweet potato fries make customers come back to this smart-casual eatery in their droves.
Au Lac Gourmet Vegetarian Restaurant – 16553 Brookhurst Street
This more upscale restaurant is actually two eateries in one. There is the vegetarian side which includes a raw bar and over 100 food options, and a Vietnamese variety of fine foods. The service can be a little slow in busy periods, but you will enjoy the serenity and peace of the atmosphere as you eat delectable dishes. This restaurant is not the cheapest, but it is definitely one of the friendliest and most cheerful in the area.
Supatra’s Thai Bistro – 21560 Yorba Linda Blvd
This fancy eatery rates very highly with locals and visitors alike. This is an energetic but up-market eatery which offers more an experience than just a dinner. The food is fancy, traditional Thai, moderately expensive, and brought to the table by eager and efficient servers. The atmosphere is upbeat, lively, and friendly, particularly on the weekend when Supatra’s hosts live music performances.
Lulu’s Creperie Café
The décor and food of this eatery is about as close to France as you can get. The food is wonderfully presented and the surroundings are relaxing and peaceful. The price and quality are moderate and match up very well. The crepes, croissants, and vegetarian items are really exquisite to taste and to look at. The service can be slow at peak periods, but you will hardly notice in the beauty of the surroundings.