The Cafe Flora Cookbook offers a delightful behind-the-scenes look at Cafe Flora’s menu. This gourmet vegetarian restaurant has won numerous awards, including Best Brunch and Best Vegetarian Food, from Northwest Source, and Seattle Weekly Favorite Restaurants.
Linda Long asked 25 famous chefs to create three- to four-course vegan meals. She combined their biographies, recipes, and cooking and plating tips with her photos to make a visually stunning, inspirational book.
With 80 recipes, tons of full-color photos, and interesting stories about what inspires the chefs, Rich Landau & Kate Jacoby, cooking from their cookbook is the next best thing to actually eating at Horizons restaurant.
Tassajara is a remote zen center and retreat near Big Sur, California. Despite the title, Tassajara Dinners & Desserts includes recipes for every part of the meal, with a mix of classic recipes and unusual options
Established in 1983 by Jo Kaucher and Mickey Hornick, The Chicago Diner is a vegetarian jewel in a traditionally meat-loving city. Most of the recipes in The Chicago Diner Cookbook are vegan, though a few dairy products show up here and there.
Veganopolis Cafeteria was a vegan restaurant in Portland, Oregan until street crime forced its closure. But many of the recipes survive in The Veganopolis Cookbook. I particularly like the range of recipes in this cookbook, from basic to classic to veganized to unusual. There’s a little something for everyone.
The Regency House Spa is a vegetarian, holistic resort north of Miami Beach, Florida. Their cookbook, Vegetarian Magic, should really be titled “Vegan Magic,” as there are no animal products in any of the recipes.
Though I can’t hope to ever have a definitive list of vegetarian restaurants, I travel quite a bit and love trying new restaurants. This list includes vegetarian and vegan restaurants arojund the world, as well as non-veggie restaurants that offer a nice vegetarian selection.