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Vegetarianism Divided this Village

In religiously-contentious India, a surprising new battleground

Jain Temple in Palitana. Photo by Kalpeshzala59 via Wikimedia Commons

This summer, Palitana, a town of 50,000 people in the coastal lobe of northwest India’s Gujarat state, announced it would officially become a completely vegetarian municipality. No meat can be slaughtered, sold, or harbored, no eggs can be collected, and no fish can be caught within its borders. Since then, the city has gained an international reputation as the world’s top veggie city, trouncing the American and European cities that once billed themselves as the best spots for meatless mavens to visit.

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Nine Los Angeles Restaurants Where It's Easy to Go Meatless

We partnered with our friends at Yelp.com to find 10 L.A. restaurants with vegetarian options so exciting you won't ask, "Where's the beef?"



Remember last month's challenge to drive less? This month's 30 Days of GOOD Challenge is to eat less meat. It's no secret that curbing our meat consumption makes for a healthier body, a healthier society, and a healthier planet. Just yesterday, Mark Bittman described our unsustainable carnivorous appetites: "We’re crack addicts with a steady supply." Ouch. While we're not all promising to banish (responsibly raised and slaughtered) steak from our dinner plates forever, we do want to see how tweaking the amount of meat in our diets might help us feel better, save money, and do good.

The issue for busy people like us, of course, is finding affordable meals that make it easy to go meatless. Here in Los Angeles, we're lucky to have plenty of restaurants where eating an all-veggie meal doesn't mean sacrificing taste. We partnered with our friends at Yelp.com to find nine local restaurants with vegetarian options so exciting you won't ask, "Where's the beef?"

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