Craving: Vegetarian Brunch

Brunch options around town are as diverse as the neighborhoods in which the cafes and restaurants are located. But what about a good, even excellent, brunch for the veg heads among us?

Deluxe Town Diner is a folksy, family-run, somewhat historic Watertown establishment, and while it’s a but off the beaten path, it’s worth the drive for the veggie sausage alone. Other reasons to get there now: sweet potato pancakes, strong coffee (like has us tweaking after one cup), yummy eggs, STUNNING homefries, and seven types of toast to choose from. If you’re starving or adventurous, try “The Colossal Hungry Person,” arguably the biggest breakfast in town.

An MP fave in its tiny Cambridge basement location, Veggie Planet Pizza has one of the best veggie and vegan breakfasts in greater Boston. Even the meals that sound odd are divine, like breakfast pizzas topped with black beans and garlic.  Everything is amazingly fresh, quaint, and healthy.  We even dig the tiny tables and plastic plates. Service can take a while, but grab a cup of coffee or tea and relax to the folk music being played live from the stage while you wait.

And in thinking about diverse brunch offering, we’d be remiss not to mention JP’s Sorella’s (308 Centre St, at Perkins St (617) 524-2016). They have an overwhelming menu, complete with items tacked to colorful wall sheets, filled with omelet suggestions and pancake specials created by their regulars. This is the place to take out-of-town visitors and picky friends - something for everyone, for every dietary restriction. Grab a fresh-squeezed OJ to top it off.

Deluxe Town Diner [Official Site]
Veggie Planet [Official Site]

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Craving: Vegetarian Brunch