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Delightful, delicious Veggie Planet Pizza

Vegan Peanut Curry - with butternut squash instead of broccoli

Vegan Peanut Curry - with butternut squash instead of broccoli

Veggie Planet has made me sing songs of joy ever since I first visited a few months into freshman year and tasted the sweet revelation that is Lunch for Henry. Whenever people ask me my favorite restaurant in Harvard Square, the answer is invariably Veggie Planet… I prefer the cramped climes and uneven, sometimes crappy service to slick bars and charming beverage directors. It is the most dollar per happiness that you can find in Harvard Square, and being a poor student, that kind of economic calculation is irresistable. Veggie Planet is the kind of secret that I constantly push new people to discover – it’s the place I drag new and old friends to, and yes, I do judge people based on what they think of the food here. Which I don’t do so much. Or try not to, at least.

A few of my favorites:

  • Portabello Redhead: mushrooms, red romesco sauce, feta cheese, caramelized onions
  • Lunch/Dinner for Henry: butternut squash, goat cheese, caramelized onions
  • Caesar on a Big Cheesy Crouton: Caesar salad with chopped kalamata olive and fried tofu croutons a cheesy flatbread crust
  • Vegan Peanut Curry: a spicy curry on coconut rice with a smattering of peanuts, broccoli and fried tofu croutons
Roasted vegetables with brown rice - I killed this baby with a heaping of Sriracha hot sauce, and immediately regretted it... my taste buds are out of practice.

Roasted vegetables with brown rice - I killed this baby with a heaping of Sriracha hot sauce, and immediately regretted it... my taste buds are out of practice.

I tried this dish for the first time… was not too enthused about it. I also overloaded on the hot sauce, which was completely my fault. Too much hubris after writing this column for the Crimson.

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Tiny tables, small stools, music fliers everywhere... Veggie Planet makes me extra happy and Asian.

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Lingbo Li

I'm a recent Harvard grad and freelance web designer/developer who's traveling and eating her way around the world.

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