Vegan Thanksgiving

A few years ago I stumbled upon the Boston Vegetarian Society at a doggie event in my hometown. They are a group that organizes a variety of events, cooking demos, dinners and classes to share the veggie lifestyle with Boston and its suburbs.

Every year they organize a Vegan Thanksgiving at a restaurant in Boston, I have always wanted to go and finally may be attending! Check out the amazing menu below. I have heard wonderful things about these dinners. Most often people say ‘ eww ‘ to vegetarian food but come on its almost 2009- how about trying something new?


APPETIZER – Five Crispy “Cigars” with Dipping Sauce and Salad

Tofu marinated for 24 hours in fresh garlic ground to a powder, lemon grass, and curry powder, then tucked in a thin wheat flour wrapper and fried to a crispy golden brown.  Served on a bed of fine angel hair red cabbage and carrots and with a dipping sauce made from applesauce, pickled lime, and orange peels.

SOUPSweet Potato Soup

Tender sweet potato and fresh tofu with coconut milk, onions, and a mild yellow curry base


1)  Whole Baby Pumpkin, steamed and carved, and filled with sautéed fresh pumpkin, fresh tofu, snow peas, sweet red peppers, scallion, bamboo shoots, lemon grass, Keffir lemon leaves, and fresh basil, in a mild coconut curry sauce, and topped with steamed peanuts…

Served on a bed of finely shredded lettuce and red cabbage, encircled with sliced avocado and tomatoes.  Salad served with a side of sweet/sour dressing made with mandarin fruit.

2)  Butternut Squash and Tender Soy Fillets, sautéed with onions, scallions, and snow peas, in a creamy coconut sauce, served surrounded by broccoli flowerets and carrots.  Topped with roasted cashews, walnuts, and hazelnuts.

3)  Mango Lemon Steamed Tofu – A whole mango boat, carved and filled with fresh mango and sautéed onion, lemon grass, steamed tofu, bamboo shoots, carrot, and zucchini, in a mild chili sauce.  Served on a bed of mixed
mesclun baby greens with Keffir lemon leaves, with a side of sweet/sour dressing made from mandarin fruit.  Topped with roasted cashews, walnuts, and hazelnuts.

* For those allergic, nuts on the entrees are a topping and can be left off upon request when ordering.

RICE – Choice of white or brown rice (specify when ordering).

DESSERT – Tender sweet potato with tapioca and sweetened coconut milk

PRICE for the four-course fixed dinner:
$18.50 + tax & service = $22.50 total!!  Cash only, no credit cards, please.  Pay at the register upon arrival.  (Exact change is greatly appreciated.)

CHILDREN are welcome!  Kids 10 and under can order a half-size order (entrees #2 and #3) for half price: $11.25 includes tax and service. Toddlers who eat from the meal of their parents are free.

Variety of Vegan Cakes and Beverages – priced separately


My Thai Cafe Vegetarian & Bubble Tea Bistro
404 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA
(between Beacon St. and Comm. Ave. near Coolidge Cr.)


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