Veggie Planet

Good Lord, I love me some VP. Nestled in an alley between the COOP and Border Cafe in Harvard Square, Veggie Planet serves meat-free pizzas, salads, and entrees on rice. The pizzas aren't gluten-free, but your problems are easily solved by asking for whatever you want on rice instead.

If you visit VP before 5PM, you can get a double header (two entree choices on one base). I always get Mexican Bean and Caesar Salad on Coconut Rice.

The Mexican Bean is made of "smoky black bean puree, monterey jack cheese, and cherry tomato salsa," while the Caesar has "tomatoes, broccoli, olives, Parmesan, Caesar dressing, and tofu croutons." There are also big crunchy chunks of cheese in the coconut rice, which are undeniably my favorite part of the meal. The combination of both entrees on a hot bed of coconut rice just melts my stomach...I've been hooked since my first visit.

VP is usually pretty busy, especially around lunch, so it's always helpful to call ahead and place your order. It's also a small place, and after 5PM there are concerts and you can only eat in the dining room if you have tickets to the show. Other than these slight drawbacks, the staff is friendly and the restaurant uses local and organic ingredients, and also donates a percentage of its profits back to the community.

Price: $7.25 for a double header (they only take cash!)
Location: 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 - (617) 661-1513


Jackie said...
July 26, 2009 at 1:30 PM


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