Best of Boston

2008 Best Vegetarian Restaurant

OtherSide Cafe

The extensive vegetarian and vegan offerings here one-up the fakin’ bacon and sham ham that dominate most meat-shunning spots. At the OtherSide, tempeh can replace chicken in anything, tofu stands in for eggs in omelets, and sandwiches like the avocado-packed California wrap want not for protein. ‘Raw foodists’ chips and dip’ and gluten-free beer further accommodate alternative appetites.

407 Newbury St., Boston, 617-536-8437,