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Moosewood Restaurant

215 N. Cauga St., Ithaca, NY - (607) 273-9610
Famous for its vegetarian cookbooks, Moosewood is a brash, free-spirited place that makes a delicious case for no-meat cookery. Meals can be light or hearty, simple or swanky, but the ambience is informal and inexpensive. Anything dressier than jeans would feel inappropriate,
71% Approval Rating (14 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Fresh Mint Mojito
Mediterranean White Bean & Tomato Salad
Olivada Baguette
salads
Unsweetened Fresh Lemonade
corn pudding
Ice Cream
planet burger
Chipotle Salmon

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (4)
Roadfood.com Editor
" We were skeptics when someone told us to eat at Moosewood back in the late 1970s. At that time, vegetarian food had a hideous reputation, and rightfully so. It was a bad-joke cuisine made up of mock-meat, bitter twigs, and curdled beverages, generally served in ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

215 N. Cauga St., Ithaca, NY
(607) 273-9610

http://www.moosewoodrestaurant.com/index.htm

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:Yes
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:No
A beefless burger ... satisfying in its own strange way. And that late-summer tomato on top, by the way, was worth the price of the meal.
"A beefless burger ... satisfying in its own strange way. And that late-summer tomato on top, by the way, was worth the price of the meal."
Michael Stern





There are seats indoors, but on a pleasant day, Moosewood's sidewalk patio is a great place to have lunch.
"There are seats indoors, but on a pleasant day, Moosewood's sidewalk patio is a great place to have lunch."
Michael Stern


This is a glass of fresh-squeezed carrot juice laced with ginger: a salubrious drink if ever there was one!
"This is a glass of fresh-squeezed carrot juice laced with ginger: a salubrious drink if ever there was one!"
Michael Stern


Corn pudding: creamy, cheesy, and topped with fresh chili salsa
"Corn pudding: creamy, cheesy, and topped with fresh chili salsa"
Michael Stern


They garnished each serving of ice cream with three gorgeous sweet cherries.  This is a half-serving, incidentally.
"They garnished each serving of ice cream with three gorgeous sweet cherries. This is a half-serving, incidentally."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


There is fish on that plate, but it's hidden by the colorful salsa at the top.
"There is fish on that plate, but it's hidden by the colorful salsa at the top."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


White beans and tomatoes, fennel and olives and basil.  Good food.
"White beans and tomatoes, fennel and olives and basil. Good food. "
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Fresh mozz and tomatoes that would make Mama's Of Corona proud.
"Fresh mozz and tomatoes that would make Mama's Of Corona proud."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Unsweetened lemonade is a real eye-opener.  You can see the pulpiness of this lemonade through the glass.
"Unsweetened lemonade is a real eye-opener. You can see the pulpiness of this lemonade through the glass."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


One of our party asked the waiter about the flower on our table.  He didn't know, but told us he could get someone who did and sure enough, moments after he left, someone who was obviously in charge of Moosewood's flora came by to discuss it at length with her.
"One of our party asked the waiter about the flower on our table. He didn't know, but told us he could get someone who did and sure enough, moments after he left, someone who was obviously in charge of Moosewood's flora came by to discuss it at length with her."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


The outside tables were empty during an intense but brief summer storm.
"The outside tables were empty during an intense but brief summer storm."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle



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