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Triangle restaurants support Meatless Mondays

Posted January 9, 2012

Several Triangle restaurants have joined the Meatless Monday initiative, which encourages people to eat healthier and avoid meat once a week. To help support the international movement, more than 20 local restaurants are offering a meatless, vegan dish on Mondays. 

It is free to join the Triangle Meatless Monday challenge. People who pledge their support online will receive a starter kit with recipes and health tips.

Solas in Raleigh recently announced its participation in the initiative through its vegan/vegetarian menu, which includes sweet coconut curry vegetables, stuffed poblano peppers and vegetable lasagna. The menu is offered daily, but highlighted on Mondays. 

Other restaurants participating in Triangle Meatless Monday: 


Bali Hai - Mongolian cuisine: spices, vegetables and tofu mixed & made to your liking (note: noodles contain egg).

The Mecca - portobello sandwich

Remedy Diner - Mock chicken with buffalo sauce, Philly cheese steak, tempeh reubens.

Spring Rolls - Traditional dishes made with seitan instead of meat. They also have an extensive vegetarian menu.

Moe's Southwest Grill - Burritos with tofu instead of meat.


Bali Hai - Mongolian cuisine: spices, vegetables and tofu mixed & made to your liking (note: noodles contain egg).

Beyu Caffe - Chocolate mousse, vegan chocolate cake, curry dish.

Broad Street Cafe - Pizza, hummous/portabello wraps.

Dame's Chicken & Waffles - Vegan waffle available. Vegan chicken pending. 

Moe's Southwest Grill - Burritos with tofu instead of meat. Ask for the whole wheat tortilla for an even healthier choice.

Smash Hit Dogs - Vegan chili dogs

1013 Bread N' Kabob - Buffet with vegan items. Also, grilled veggie platters & sandwiches.

Triangle Raw Foodists - Cucumber-dill gazpacho, sweet corn soup, "Cheezy" broccoli, coconut pesto salad, spicy lemonade salad, Indian carrot pate', tu-not salad, spicy Thai basil noodles, red pepper and mushroom "risotto", spinach quiche.

Saladelia Cafe - Andean Black Bean Salad, Baba Ghanouj, Basil Rotini Pasta,Falafel Pita,Fattoush,Gazpacho, Lentil with Spinach Soup, Mediterranean Eggplant, Mediterranean Vegan Platter, Organic Oatmeal, Stuffed Grape Leaves, Tabbouleh

Mad Hatter Cafe & Bakeshop - Every Monday, the featured specials will be vegan - an entree, soup and salad. The item will rotate each week but an example is: Vegan Enchilada, Beet & Almond Salad, and Lentil & Spinach Soup.

Bull Street Durham - Vegan options include at least one daily soup, at least one salad on the regular menu, a seasonal sandwich, as well as some weekly features and prepared dinners in conjunction with TMM.

Research Triangle Park

Café Currleaves - Indian vegetarian dishes.

Worth It Cafe - Veggie burger, hoppin' john, and rotating vegan specials.

Chapel Hill

The Pig - Country Fried Tofu, Sweet PLT (sweet potatoes sliced thin & smoked), fried shiitake Po-Boy, mashed potatoes with veggie gravy.

Margaret's Cantina - Tempeh barbecue pita, tempeh fajitas, burritos/tacos/enchiladas (with beans, tofu, or tempeh), vegetarian pozole, and black bean chili, and vegan dessert specials.

Queen of Sheba - Yetimatim (Tomato Salad), Yemisir Azefah (Lentil Salad), Yedinich (Potato Salad), Kik Alich’a (Yellow Split Peas), & Yemisir Kay Watt (Red Lentil)


What do you think of Meatless Mondays? Have any of you signed up to do it? 


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  • not my real name Jan 10, 2012

    It should be on Friday's when we're drinking and dont care what he eat (or dont) eat! I wont patronize any of these places on a Monday for sure now. Drinking or NOT!

  • sunshine1040 Jan 10, 2012

    If I want meat on Monday I now know which places to avoid . Thanks for the lists

  • LuvLivingInCary Jan 10, 2012

    if they were halfway smart they would do it on fridays to piggy back with some religious holidays. this will fail due to a few poor decisions.

  • FairPlay Jan 10, 2012

    I have lost 37 pounds since summer keeping meat in my diet. I am 55, perfectly healthy and no meds at all. There is nothing wrong with meat as we are natural omnivores. Moderation in everything is the key.

  • Boot-the-DC-Tyrant Jan 10, 2012

    Oh how i love Bali Hai. The one in Durham is the BEST!!!


  • Boot-the-DC-Tyrant Jan 10, 2012

    The more meat the merrier!!!

  • twc Jan 9, 2012

    Many people have meatless Mondays; whether they want to or not!

  • ncsulilwolf Jan 9, 2012

    I did Meatless Monday for a while and then realized I could do it every day. Every now and then at a baseball game I miss hot dogs, though, so I'm going to have to check out Smash Hit Dogs' Vegan chili dogs. Worth a shot!

  • RomneyRyan2012 Jan 9, 2012

    I've lost 15 lbs in the last 6 months and I've not given up meat...Meat is part of a healthy diet.

  • Titus Pullo Jan 9, 2012

    More meat for me.