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Vegan & Vegetarian in Portsmouth, NH

There are several vegetarian and vegan food options in Portsmouth, NH. In fact if a town is reasonably populated in the North East, the food options for people with dietary needs is pretty good. Be it CT, VT, RI, NY or any other city, people are aware of what vegetarianism is and care about people with allergies. ( Well! Most people do. A chef whose book signing I once went for, said everyone needs to learn how to skin a chicken. Phish!!!!!! Amy Chaplin was also there book signing and she mouthed, Even me?) 

But you get the point. Right? Being a vegetarian is not as crazy as it was 10 years ago when people served you liver in your soup and pulled it out and served you the soup when they found out you  were vegetarian. :))

Portsmouth, NH has abundant options for people with dietary restrictions. My favorite and top of the list is the Thai restaurant Green Elephant. They food tastes fantastic; the food is presented with elegance and the service is very friendly.

Red Curry at Green Elephant
Fancy cocktails!

I enjoyed dinner at The Friendly Toast cause the drinks were inexpensive ( especially for the Happy Hour), the service friendly and portions big. It is diner style food and some Mexican options which is fun when you don’t want anything fancy.

We ate at the Book and Bar, because well we love books and eating a soup, salad like meal among books in a community setting is my idea of a perfect vacation lunch. Their selection is limited, but the vegetarian salad and sandwich were really good.

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At Book and Bar

Radici is a nice, homely, Italian restaurant right on Market Street. The service is the best part of the restaurant, though I did enjoy the Pasta too. 🙂

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Tiramisu at Radici

Breaking Grounds Coffee is a great place to stop by and enjoy a breakfast pastry, an after dinner treat with a cup of coffee or tea.

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My least favorite places food wise was dining at Salt Bar and Kitchen at Wentworth By The Sea. The food was dry and stale and the service pretentious. Almost every server was unhappy, had their nose up in the air and thought they had the most prestigious job in the world. I just enjoyed my stay at the resort so much, I overlooked the mediocre food.
Shalimar Indian Cuisine is another place I will not eat at. The food was spicy and didn’t really taste that good. The only good thing is their portions are large, unfortunately we had to throw out most of ours.

A great vacation with fun things to do and fun places to eat at.
Cheers to Portsmouth, A perfect winter getaway with delicious vegetarian offerings.


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