Best of Boston

2012 Best Vegetarian Restaurant

Veggie Galaxy

When you’re convinced that bacon makes everything better, dining with vegetarian friends can feel like a major downer. Permit Veggie Galaxy to convince you otherwise. From the hearty onion-ring-topped mushroom-chickpea burger to the creamy mac ‘n’ cheese with bread crumbs, the menu here is designed to please fans on either end of the meat spectrum. Another thing everyone can agree on? The vegan Taza chocolate layer cake, which provides a welcome dose of dopamine to carnivores and herbivores alike.

450 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-497-1513,