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Vegetarian-friendly restaurants to hit this Earth Day

The Newport blues salad at Tiger Lily Cafe

The Newport blues salad at Tiger Lily Cafe includesBartlet pears, spicy-sweet roasted pecans, blue cheese and a cranberry vinaigrette. Photo Credit: John Griffin

It's Earth Day. Eat a vegetable.

There are plenty of restaurants in Nassau and Suffolk that feed the vegetarian appetite. Here are three that deserve your attention year-round.


An excellent southern Indian restaurant, House of Dosas stands out for its delectable namesake crepes, filled with potatoes, cheese and assorted spices. Uthappam, or pancakes made with rice and lentil flour, also are terrific, along with fried vegetable pakoras.

416 S. Broadway, Hicksville; 516-938-7517.


Wraps, sandwiches, soups, and especially smoothies are the lure at Tiger Lily Cafe. The Provencal sandwich includes, Brie and pears; the Roma, mozzarella, tomatoes, and pesto. 

156 E. Main St., Port Jefferson; 631-476-7080.


This colorful restaurant is where to go for a tempeh Reuben or a lentil burger, spinach pie or sesame-crusted tofu, roasted asparagus and eggplant in almost any guise. Full-flavored and enjoyable.

41 E. Main St., Bay Shore; 631-539-7183.

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