You ask, we answer. Earlier this week, a reader posed this question (and yes, she really plans ahead):
“My son (who likes meat) and his fiance (who is a vegetarian) will visit in September. I would like suggestions for restaurants in the North Bethesda/Gaithersburg vicinity that have good choices for both tastes. Thank you.”
Resident vegetarian Lavanya Ramanathan offered this up:
“Hi, thanks for writing. I think I can help. You didn’t mention whether there were any cuisine no-nos, or whether you were looking for formal or slightly more casual dining, so I offer a few of the nicer options here:
In Gaithersburg, there’s great dining, particularly ethnic restaurants, many of which happily accommodate vegetarians. A popular restaurant for date-nights in particular is Tandoori Nights, a contemporary Indian restaurant, with plenty of options for vegetarians as well as omnivores.
In Rockville (not too far from Gaithersburg), there’s a similar Indian restaurant, Spice Xing, which is worth the drive. It’s a staff favorite, and well-reviewed.
Thai Tanium is a Thai restaurant in Kentlands that has a whole section of its menu devoted to vegetarian dishes.
Cava, also in Rockville, is also a short drive, but worth it for the great Greek fare and the sleek environs. There are plenty of vegetable-based small plates that both can enjoy.
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