Going vegetarian seems to be something everyone is doing nowadays. But, these days a meatless menu at a great vegetarian restaurant offers a lot more than tofu, yogurt and carrot sticks. The culinary creations challenge the most particular palate. We bring you this year’s winners for Best Vegetarian Restaurant on Long Island.
Long Islanders Voted Tula Kitchen in Bay Shore Best Vegetarian Restaurant on Long Island!
1 Tula Kitchen
41 E. Main St., Bay Shore. 631-539-7183. www.tulakitchen.com
With its soothing candlelit tables and bright red walls, Tula Kitchen catches the eye right away. Chef and owner Jacqueline Sharlup says that the name is Sanskrit for balance. Here she offers generous portions of delicious and nutritious food with a Mediterranean twist in an atmosphere that’s warm and inviting, even welcoming, just right for finding your own personal equilibrium. Tula features live music, a full bar, and a menu which ranges from fish and chicken to lentil burgers and Tempeh Teriaki.
2 Tigerlily Café
156 E. Main St., Port Jefferson. 631-476-7080. www.tigerlilycafe.com
11 S. Emery St., Montauk. 631-668-5574. www.harvest2000.com