Boston Globe – True Bistro: a sophisticated restaurant that just so happens to be vegan

“Unless you are vegan or vegetarian, you may not have heard of True Bistro. Generally overlooked by the mainstream (ahem, carnivorous) dining public, this small, white linen tablecloth restaurant in Teele Square, Somerville, has for the past five years been serving vegan fare so delectable it’s been mentioned on several lists of the best vegan restaurants in America. Sometimes you don’t know what’s in your own backyard.

At True Bistro, the kitchen abstains from all animal products — meat, fish, poultry, eggs, dairy, and honey. Instead, chef Stuart Reiter uses a cornucopia of vegetables, fruits, herbs, beans, nuts, and proteins like tempeh (fermented soy cake), seitan (wheat gluten), and tofu to create dishes designed to please veg and non-veg palates alike. Plus, there are unspoken idealistic benefits: This cuisine aspires to simultaneously taste good and do good — for your health and the health of the planet.”

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