The combo plate of eggplant with spicy garlic

The combo plate of eggplant with spicy garlic sauce, lo mein, a spring roll and salad was a favorite at Vege Favor in Islip. (Sept. 16, 2013) Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

The airy, attractive counter-service restaurant called Vege Favor is one of the few exclusively vegetarian restaurants on Long Island. Located in Islip, it features delicious spin-offs of traditional Chinese cuisines. Vegans, too, have lots to choose from at this innovative dining spot.

Vege Favor is a vegetarian Chinese restaurant in
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Vege Favor is a vegetarian Chinese restaurant in Islip. (Sept. 16, 2013)

Families place their order at the counter at
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Families place their order at the counter at Vege Favor, a vegetarian Chinese restaurant in Islip. (Sept. 16, 2013)

Jim Greico of Babylon dines at Vege Favor
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Jim Greico of Babylon dines at Vege Favor in Islip. (Sept. 16, 2013)

Angelo Muscolo of Central Islip, left, dines at
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Angelo Muscolo of Central Islip, left, dines at Vege Favor in Islip with Steven and Cara Taylor of Manhattan and their son, Louis, Manhattan. (Sept. 16, 2013)

Nancy Muscolo of Central Islip picks up her
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Nancy Muscolo of Central Islip picks up her combo plates at Vege Favor in Islip. (Sept. 16, 2013)

Chef Guixin Gu in the kitchen of Vege
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Chef Guixin Gu in the kitchen of Vege Favor in Islip. (Sept. 16, 2013)

An entree of pepper steak tossed with red
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An entree of pepper steak tossed with red and green peppers at Vege Favor in Islip. The pepper "steak" is actually a soy-based beef substitute at this vegetarian restaurant. (Sept. 16, 2013)

A combo plate of eggplant with spicy garlic
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

A combo plate of eggplant with spicy garlic sauce, lo mein, a spring roll and salad is delicious at Vege Favor in Islip.

The combo plate of eggplant with spicy garlic
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

The combo plate of eggplant with spicy garlic sauce, lo mein, a spring roll and salad was a favorite at Vege Favor in Islip. (Sept. 16, 2013)

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