Announcement: VEGGIE DINING


VSSJ’s DINING GUIDE, along with the guide at NJveg, is the most up to date info for South Jersey, Philadelphia, and surrounding area restaurants.  We’ve started with the ones that offer a discount for members of VSSJ, and are gradually posting many more!

The Dining Guide is organized by State (NJ or PA), County (NJ only), and City.  You can also select restaurants that are solely vegetarian or vegan, and those that offer the discounts.

Other blog categories include discount coupon links, recipes, and VSSJ events.

We’re looking forward to your contributions and comments as well!  To learn more about us, visit


Zaru Soba (Buckwheat Noodles) ざるそば

For 4 servings


14 oz. dried soba

Hot water for boiling

<For hand made dipping sauce>

4-5 cups boiling water

1 soy sauce

1/4 mirin

3-inch piece of kombu (kelp)* soak in water overnight.

4 dried shitake mushrooms*soak in water overnight.

<For toppings:>

wasabi paste, finely chopped green onion, and dried seaweed sliced


Add hot water in a sauce pan.Add soy sauce and mirin in the same sauce pan and heat and boil with kombu and shiitake for 1 hour. (Remove kombu and shiitake when you serve.) * For dipping sauce

Add dried soba noodles in the boiling water, gently stirring noodles with chopsticks. Turn down the heat to medium. (Following the package instructions)

Drain and cool the noodles in cold water. Gently wash noodles with hands and drain well. Divide soba among four serving plates.

Divide dipping sauce among four small cups. Put toppings on small plates and serve them on the side of soba.

*Some people may have Buckwheat allergies. It is rare in the U.S. but please be careful.




Asian Food Recipes

Yudofu 湯豆腐 (Japanese Simmered Tofu)


Hot Water

1 pack Tofu

1 sheet Konbu (kelp)


1 sliced spring onions

20~30g ginger

[For dipping sauce]

Soy sauce


1 sliced yuzu (small citrus fruit)


Make several slits in the kombu (cutting one direction only). Cut the tofu into small pieces, and finely slice the spring onions. Grate the ginger.

Pour the soy sauce in the individual small dipping bowl and add some spring onion and ginger to taste.

Place the kombu in a pot of water, just over half full, and bring it to the boil. Add the tofu, and leave to simmer. Remove the tofu just before the pot returns to the boil. Dip in the sauce before eating.

Cooking Video

Asian Food Recipes

Kinpira Gobo (Japanese style sauteed Root Vegetables )


1/2 lb gobo (burdock root)

1/4 lb carrot, peeled and cut into short and thin strips

1 1/2 Tbsp mirin

1 Tbsp sugar

1/2 Tbsp sake

1 Tbsp soy sauce

1 tsp sesame seeds

2 tsps vegetable oil


Lightly shave the gobo skin and shred gobo into very thin strips. Soak the gobo strips in water for a while and drain well. Heat vegetable oil in a frying pan, and fry gobo for a couple minutes. Add carrot strips in the pan and stir-fry them. Add sake, mirin, and sugar and stir-fry until the liquid is gone. Season with soy sauce and stir-fry well. Turn off the heat. Sprinkle sesame seeds.




Asian Food Recipes

Masala Grill

Indian Restaurant

19 Chambers St.
Princeton, NJ 08542
(609) 921-0500

Mon-Sat: 11 am-10 pm
Sun: 11 am-9 pm

DINING GUIDE, Mercer County, New Jersey, Princeton, Veg Level, Veg-friendly Restaurants

Black Forest Acres

Natural foods; Health Food Store; Restaurant

1100 Route 33
Hamilton Square, NJ 08690
(609) 586-6187

Mon-Fri: 9:30 am-7:30 pm
Sat: 9:30 am-6 pm
Sun: 11 am-4 pm

DINING GUIDE, Hamilton Square, Mercer County, New Jersey, Veg Level, Veg-friendly Restaurants

Moe’s Southwest Grill

Vegetarian selections/Fast food Mexican style where you can substitute tofu for the meat
(Beans and guacamole are vegan).

1692 Clements Bridge Rd.
Deptford Township, NJ 08096
(856) 845-4200

Sun-Wed: 11 am-9 pm
Thurs-Sat: 11 am-10 pm

Deptford, DINING GUIDE, Gloucester County, New Jersey, Restaurants with some veg options, Veg Level

Tortilla Press

Open seven days a week for Lunch and Dinner
Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays

703 Haddon Ave.
Collingswood, NJ 08108
(856) 869-3345

Mon-Thurs: 11 am-9 pm
Fri: 11 am-10 pm
Sat: (brunch) 10 am-2:30 pm, 2:30 pm-10 pm
Sun: (brunch) 10 am-2:30 pm, 2:30 pm-9 pm

Camden County, Collingswood, DINING GUIDE, New Jersey

Sagami Japanese Restaurant

37 W Crescent Blvd
Collingswood, NJ 08108
(856) 854-9773

Monday: Closed
Tues, Wed, Thurs: 12 pm–2 pm, 5 pm–9:30 pm
Fri: 12 pm–2 pm, 5:30–10 pm
Sat & Sun: 5:30 pm–10 pm

Camden County, Collingswood, DINING GUIDE, New Jersey, Restaurants with some veg options, Veg Level

Rajbhog Sweets and Snacks

Springdale Plaza
1900 Greentree Rd.
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
(856) 489-7777

11 am-9 pm  daily

Camden County, Cherry Hill, DINING GUIDE, New Jersey, Veg Level, Vegetarian Restaurants

The Pop Shop

729 Haddon Ave.
Collingswood, NJ 08108
(856) 869-0111

Mon-Thurs: 8 am-9 pm
Fri: 8 am-10 pm
Sat: 7:30 am-10 pm
Sun: 7:30 am-8 pm

Camden County, Collingswood, DINING GUIDE, New Jersey, Restaurants with some veg options, Veg Level

Palace of Asia

Indian Restaurant
Counter Service, Table Service & Take-Out
Lunch & Dinner

2389 Route 70 West
Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08002
(856) 773-1200

Sun-Thurs: 11:30 am-10:00 pm
Fri & Sat: 11:30 am-10:30 pm

Camden County, Cherry Hill, DINING GUIDE, New Jersey, Veg Level, Veg-friendly Restaurants

Han Dynasty

Chinese Cuisine

404 Route 70
Cherry Hill NJ, 08034    
(856) 428-0088

Mon-Thurs: 11:30 am-9:30 pm
Fri & Sat: 11:30 am-10 pm
Sun: 11:30 am-9:30 pm

Camden County, Cherry Hill, New Jersey


Healthy, whole wheat grains, grills with water, not oil. 
Vegetarian and vegan options

700 Haddonfield Berlin
Voorhees, NJ 08043
(856) 627-0060

Camden County, DINING GUIDE, New Jersey, Voorhees

The Barrington Coffee House and Cafe

Live music and vegetarian selections

131 Clements Bridge Road
Barrington NJ 08007
(856) 573-7800

Mon-Wed: 6 am-2 pm
Thurs: 6 am-2 pm; 5 pm-11 pm
Sat-Sun: 8 am-2 pm

Barrington, Camden County, DINING GUIDE, New Jersey, Restaurants with some veg options, Veg Level