Photo of one of our readers’ vegetarian home cooking. Seriously, invite us over. We’ll go.
Last week, we asked you – our wonderful readers – to give Canadian songstress Julie Doiron some great recommendations for vegetarian food options. In return, we’d give the best choices a pair of tickets to her concert. You guys responded – and one of you even invited her over to your house for some home-made vegetarian cooking.
Unfortunately, that was a little harder to arrange so the home cooker didn’t win – Julie traveled with a couple of band members and JUE festival organizers, and nobody wanted to crash a house with 15-some guests. However, the home cooking did look awesome! If you ever want to invite Shanghaiist staff over for a good vegetarian dinner, Natasia, we’d be more than delighted!
So what did win the tickets? Split-Works’ pics are below:
FROM GABE G.
Vegeterian Lifestyle a.k.a. the Jujube Tree a.k.a.2 whatever its chinese name is… its on Nanhui lu corner with Fengxian lu (the best of many branches), right behind the Westgate Mall on Nanjing Xi. This is by far the best vegetarian place in town, great variety of dishes at excellent prices, and pleasant and plain atmosphere. Dont go for that goldy or godly on nanjing, every dish uses the same gluten, not even the one on Jade temple or the macrobiotics (fckn fancy hippies!) there’s no match!!
[Ed note: Incidentally, this is the place we took Jose Gonzalez to when he came over last year. He enjoyed it quite a bit as well.]
Jujube Tree, 258 Fengxian Lu near Jiangning lu, 奉贤路258号近江宁路
FROM NANCY L.
Favorite restaurant is this little vegan place called Loving Hut in Yangpu where I work. The restaurant sources their produce from local markets and makes fresh and hearty Chinese dishes (without the meat of course). They have stacks of vegetarian cooking books and books on animals and nature which I like to browse while waiting for my food. Everyone who works there is super sweet and all vegetarians because they don’t believe in killing animals. A lot of students from Fudan like to go there because the food is incredibly cheap. A bit out of the way for most people but one of the few good vegetarian/vegan options in this city.
Loving Hut, 506 Guoding Lu near Zhengmin Lu, 国定路506号进正民路
Also, if you want more information on vegetarian restaurants (or generally, how to survive here if you don’t eat meat), check out this resource: Vegetarian China. Unfortunately, the Shanghai restaurant guide is incredibly sparse, but boy do they have Beijing covered.