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Jun. 4th, 2010 | 05:28 pm
posted by: xbreakerx in pghveg

Hey guys! I don't live here, but i'll be in pgh for a few days this weekend dealing with some family stuff, and was wondering what some of your favorite restaurants were that i could easily get to from the mount lebanon area? Preferably something with non-veg options as i'm the only one in my family who is vegan. I read through some of the memories, but i'm not too good with the area, and don't have too much of a concept of how long it takes to travel x distance.

i'll have a car, but since i'll be with my family and things will be hectic, i don't want to drag them around too much. I'm really having a hard time grasping what is conveniently close and what is too far...would east liberty or squirrel hill (both look to have some good options) be a super far drive from mt. lebanon? Google says no, but living in los angeles, i know that ~9 miles doesnt necessarily mean close haha...Any help as to where to go/where to look would be seriously appreciated!

Thank you so much!

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Hey starlet

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from: freakshownia
date: Jun. 5th, 2010 01:04 am (UTC)
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That's actually pretty far, by my standards at least. Don't believe what google tells you - you'll have to go through the Liberty Tunnel, so depending on the time of day it could take over an hour. However if you are able to get over there, there are many excellent restaurants. A whole bunch of great Asian restaurants in Squirrel Hill (New Dumpling House, Sweet Basil/La Filipina, Pacific Ring, Sun Penang, Bangkok Balcony, plus others), Milkyway (mostly vegetarian kosher restaurant), Sree's, The Greek Gourmet, etc. In East Liberty there's Abay (Ethiopian), Quiet Storm, and Tram's Kitchen (but it's cash only).

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Hopita

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from: hopita
date: Jun. 5th, 2010 03:24 am (UTC)
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Beware:

I used to be vegan and a friend who used to work at Bangkok Balcony told me there was fish sauce in all but one dish (and of course I don't remember which dish that was). If you choose to go there, be sure to ask for your meal to be fish-free.

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Hey starlet

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from: freakshownia
date: Jun. 5th, 2010 03:37 am (UTC)
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Thanks, good to know! I've actually never been there, I've just heard good reviews.

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Dean J

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from: talldean
date: Jun. 6th, 2010 12:02 pm (UTC)
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Thai food doesn't usually come fish-free, even when you ask for it that way. :-/

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Becki

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from: faeryblights
date: Jun. 5th, 2010 01:29 am (UTC)
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http://www.aladdinseatery.com/index.php This is a middle eastern restaurant, and really yummy. right in Mt.Lebanon.

Southside isn't far, if you have a chance, I love double wide grill for family things. I get to have seitan wings, and my father-in-law gets spare ribs. All is happy. http://doublewidegrill.com/

Good luck!

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evil and delicious

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from: clnclarinet
date: Jun. 5th, 2010 03:58 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, in Pittsburgh, if you have to go over a river or through a tunnel, it's generally considered far and you have a chance of getting stuck in traffic.

Greentree is not very far from Mt. Lebanon-- here's a few places I found on vegguide.org:

Angkor (thai)
Mad Mex-- the South Hills location would be closest to you. They provide vegan sour cream on request according to this
Tamarind Savoring India is my favorite indian place in the city-- I think some of their dishes would be vegan?

Bridgeville is also not too far.
Moe's southwest grill-- i've never been there but it sounds good

Dormont is really close:
Dormont Dogs has vegetarian hot dogs, you might want to call and see if they're vegan though
Amazing Wok claims to be vegan-friendly chinese
Azzeria does as well, italian


Good luck!

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