I Eat Plants: Bhog in Pleasantville

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I was sad last year when Bollywood Bistro closed. I didn’t go often, but I loved, loved, loved that they used the v-word on the menu to identify the vegan dishes. Over the last few months I’ve come to love other restaurants in the area that offer vegan dishes, including Haven, right nearby. So much so, that I suggested to the Westchester Veggie EatUp that we have a meet-up where we go to the Pleasantville Farmer’s Market and then to Haven for lunch. The Food Duo went to make the arrangements… and found that Haven was closing soon (now closed as of last week) and was no longer offering lunch. Another sad loss.

But guess what? Where Bollywood Bistro had once been now stands Bhog, another Indian restaurant with vegan offerings. Food was good! Now, Bhog does not use the v-word on the menu, but our waiter was able to identify the dishes that are vegan and what could be made vegan with ease. I just love to see “vegan” in print.

Not everyone in the EatUp group is vegan. We do have a number of vegetarians and a few omnivores who like veg food, so there was a variety of dishes on the table (and not all were veg). Bhog does offer a buffet at lunchtime which has a vegetarian dish, but no guarantee of a vegan one. But you never know!

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Just for starters!

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Channa Massala.  This was my dish- I always love a good one, and this did not disappoint.

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Bendakaya Vepudu.  I’m not a fan of okra, but this did look good.

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Potato dosa that Jenn of Vegan Dance if You Want to got.  I tried this- I really liked it.  Dosas have always made me a little nervous because ones that I’ve tried taste as if there’s egg in them- but I was assured that this is not the case.

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I am always glad to have another good and reliable vegan option around, so I am really happy about Bhog. I liked the food that I had. Truthfully, I think I’d have to eat there more than once to give a good review of how good the food is (so far I’m happy), but it seems like a winner in my book. I think everyone else in the group was happy too!

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I Eat Plants columnist Jodie Deignan went vegetarian in 2004 and fully committed to veganism in 2007. By day she’s a psychiatric nurse practitioner and by night she spends a lot of time cooking delicious vegan food for herself and her friends. She’s a bit of a picky eater, with a special distaste for mushrooms, seaweed, raw tomatoes, and eggplant, though she’s discovered along the way she’s a little more open-minded than she once thought. She blogs at The Picky Vegan.

2 Comments

  1. I am so glad to see another Indian restaurant going in where Bollywood was. I also LOVED Bollywood and was so sad to see it close, as well as Haven :(. I go to the Burns a lot and will definitely be giving this restaurant a try. Thanks for the revue!

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