Best of Boston

2007 Best Vegetarian Restaurant

T. J. Scallywaggle’s

Pay no attention to the crazy name, the mind-bending spellings, or the restaurant’s less-than-luxurious digs in the heart of Allston: The vegan menu at T. J. Scallywaggle’s more than compensates. The “chikhin Parmesan” subs, “turkee and hamm” sandwiches, “cheeze-burgers,” and “meetbahl” and “grassgrazer veggie” calzones can satisfy even the most carnivorous appetites, while the thick smoothies and rich “cheezecake” serve as a potent reminder that dessert doesn’t need dairy to be delicious.

487 Cambridge St., Allston, 617-787-9884,