The following are some of Greensboro’s best restaraunts. They’re all vegetarian friendly, but liked by meat-eaters as well. Boba House, Healthy Spice, and Brixx all have vegan options.
Vegetarian/Asian: Boba House, 332 Tate St., Greensboro, North Carolina
Boba House is a favorite among college students in the area. They serve asian cuisine (lots of stir fry, pad thai, and curry dishes) in which they put tofu cooked and seasoned to taste like a type of meat.They do “chicken,” “steak,” “beef,” “duck,” “seafood,” or just plain tofu. They’re all good, but the”chicken” tofu is especially amazing – many people think it’s better than real chicken. Boba House is also known for their Boba Teas – smoothie like drinks available in many different flavors to which tapica balls, coconut jelly, or choobees are added to give it an interesting texture. The ginger chicken and the hula pot are two popular dishes.
Vegetarian/Asian: Healthy Spice, 2505 Battleground Ave., Greensboro, North Carolina
Healthy Spice serves a variety of interesting dishes. While they specialize mainly in vegetarian (serving tofu as meat, much like Boba House), they also have seafood. They serve primarily Asian inspired cuisine, but they also serve food inspired by dishes across the globe. They have a heavy focus on the healthfulness of their fare, cooking with lots of fresh vegetables, spices, olive oil, and soy milk. With every entree comes a complimentary salad with ginger dressing, cup of soup, and oftentimes a dessert. They also have great drinks, including the traditional Thai Tea, and the uncommon Ginger Lemonade. The atmosphere is quiet, peaceful, and tastefully decorated. The Healthy Veggie is a good dish to try.
Italian: Bianca’s, 1901 Spring Garden St., Greensboro, North Carolina
Bianca’s is a small, cozy Italian restaraunt. They serve 5 course meals, so an appetizer, salad, bread, and dessert all come (free) with the entree. They have a lot of vegetarian options, good wine, and a nice, intimate atmosphere. Some favorite dishes include chicken parmigiana, shrimp scampi, and vegetable lasagna.
Italian: Cafe D’Arte, 620 Dolley Madison Rd., Greensboro, North Carolina
Cafe D’Arte is another intimate Italian restaraunt. It is located in a converted home and is beautifully decorated. They have won many local awards, including “Most Romantic” and “Most Intimate.” Try the “Carpe Diem” option – the chefs will design a meal especially for you and accompany it with the appropriate wine. And don’t forget the tiramisu – they have the best in town.
Pizza: Brixx, 1424 Westover Terrace, Greensboro, North Carolina
Brixx is a pizza resturaunt with a full bar and a wide variety of beer. They also have really good sandwhiches and pasta. Their pizza, though, is the highlight. It is wood-fired, which gives it a great, rich taste. They have a wide variety of pizzas to choose from, with lots of vegetarian options. If you can’t decide, you can also get half and half pizzas: choose two different types and get them both on one pie. If you’re vegan, they can prepare a pizza with special veggie cheese. The atmosphere is relaxed, and in the warmer weather they have outdoor seating. Try the Spicy Shrimp pizza, or the Quattro Fromagio.
Pizza: Pie Works, 3700 Lawndale Ave., Greensboro, North Carolina
If you’re looking for gourmet pizza with exotic ingredients, Pie Works is the place to go. They have a huge selection of pizzas, but the most fun option is to create your own pizza, choosing everything, including the crust, the sauce, the cheese, the toppings, and the herbs. They have a wide array of complimentary spices. They also have dessert pizzas, with fruit, nuts, and chocolate or vanilla cream cheese. The atmosphere is relaxed.
Some of the more intesting sauces/cheeses/toppings include:
cajun alfredo sauce, blister sauce, gorgonzola cheese, havarti cheese, capers, corn, chickpeas, falafel, mashed potatoes, alligator, ostrich, rattlesnake sausage, oyster, and crab meat.
Sandwhiches: Jimmy John’s, 411 Tate St., 2507 Battleground Ave., 1622 Stanley Rd., Greensboro, North Carolina
Jimmy John’s is a gourmet sandwhich shop. If you’re in hurry, this is the place to go. They say they make sandwhiches fast, and they aren’t kidding. They’ll have already started your sandwhich before you can finish ordering. They also deliver, which they probably do pretty quickly also.The atmosphere is kitschy and funny – they have funny signs and placards up everywhere, and the employees are friendly and like to joke with customers. They only have one vegetarian sub, but it’s definitely worth trying, whether you’re a vegetarian or not.
Sandwhiches/American: Jam’s Deli, 5707 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro, North Carolina
Jam’s Deli has a variety of subs, sandwhiches, and burgers. All of these come with a complimentary side order, which include pasta salad, potato salad, or curly fries. They also have salads, soups, and desserts. You order at the counter and the service is fast. The atmosphere is very casual, brighly lit and colored. It sort of resembles an old fashioned diner, a look that is supplemented oldies music that they play. Try the soup of the day and the potato salad.
Indian: India Palace, 413 S. Tate St., Greensboro, North Carolina
India Palace has a large selection of authentic Indian cuisine, with a large vegetarian selection. The owners and wait staff are incredibly nice, and the atmosphere is warm, cozy, and comfortable. Try a mango lassi drink, and some nan (unleaved bread) as an appetizer.
Greek: Jack’s Corner, 1601 Spring Garden St., Greensboro, North Carolina
Jack’s is a small, order-at-the-counter Meditteranean/Greek deli. They have falafel, gyros, hummus, and baklava. All of it is great. The atmosphere is very casual and simple. If you’re looking for something light, try the spanikopita. If you’re looking for something a little more filling, try a gyro or falafel wrap.
*(prices are approximate and do not include drinks, appetizers, or desserts unless otherwise noted)