The Vegetarian House is an organic vegan restaurant located in downtown San Jose; it was inspired by The Supreme Master Ching Hai, a world renowned spiritual teacher and humanitarian. The restaurant began operation in 1994 with a vision of a world where all beings, humans and animals could live together in peace, love and harmony.
Our fine dining restaurant is truly unique as we offer a wide range of vegan dishes from all over the world, including: China, Vietnam, Thailand, India, Middle East, Europe and the Americas. We are sure your taste buds will be dancing with delight! We also have a huge selection of Gluten free dishes.
Feel free to play our baby grand piano or take a seat at the bar and enjoy a freshly squeezed organic fruit or vegetable juice; ÔÇÿnon alcoholicÔÇÖ beer. There are also numerous creative lamps and paintings by the Supreme Master Ching Hai placed throughout the restaurant for you to enjoy.
At the Vegetarian House, we are concerned for your health, so we serve fresh organic produce cooked and seasoned with non-GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) ingredients. Genetically modified foods are linked to allergic reactions and damage to virtually every organ studied in lab animals. They are banned by food manufacturers in Europe and elsewhere, yet GMOs are present in the vast majority of locally available processed foods.
Some of our products including our sauces and noodles are made in house from scratch, using organic ingredients that are free of preservatives. We are also concerned for the happiness and wellbeing of our animal friends, so we only serve animal free meals (vegan).
In an effort to reduce our carbon footprint, we use freshly grown organic ingredients from local sources whenever possible. The restaurant also uses solar energy generated from solar panels and uses energy efficient lighting and appliances.
The Vegetarian House is committed to working towards a sustainable planet. In an effort to reduce our environmental impact, all waste is recycled or composted whenever possible. Our ÔÇÿTOGOÔÇÖ packaging is made of environmentally friendly materials which are either biodegradable or compostable.
As more and more people around the world are looking for an alternative way of living, the Vegetarian House hopes to offer a bridge to a noble plant based diet. The single most effective thing we as an individual can do to save the planet is eat an organic vegan diet. It can stop 80% of global warming, end world hunger, drastically reduce pollution, end deforestation, conserve water & energy and make ailments such as cancer and heart disease a rarity rather than a common occurrence.
ItÔÇÖs healthier; itÔÇÖs compassionate; itÔÇÖs peaceful and itÔÇÖs the only way to a sustainable planet. Feel free to browse our information stand and take a flyer for yourself , family and friends.
Be Vegan, Make Peace!!
Some features of the restaurant include:
100% pure vegan cuisine
Non GMO menu
Gluten Free Option
Raw entrees & desserts
Seating capacity for 150 people
Corporate and private catering
Large function / party room
Vegan cakes and desserts
Refrigerated vegetarian foods available for sale
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Restaurant Menu - vegetarian-house
Crispy deep fried rolls with carrot, peas, jicama, taro, tofu and bean thread; served with an au lac dipping sauce.
Fresh rice paper rolls with mint, soy protein, jicama, cucumber, carrot, rice noodles, and baby greens; served with a peanut dipping sauce.
A middle eastern dish of chickpeas with sesame tahini and spices; served with warm pita bread.
Deep fried mixed vegetables served with a slightly spiced dipping sauce.
Quinoa with avocado, portobello mushroom, pickle and carrot in a creamy sauce; wrapped in sushi nori.
A delicious platter of crumbed yam flour crescents, oyster mushroom, soy protein, french fries, shredded cabbage mix and a vegan tartar sauce.
Shredded red & green cabbage, soy protein, tofu, onion, carrot and fresh mints tossed in a light vinaigrette; topped with crushed peanuts.
Crisp romaine lettuce with house made feta cheese, tomato, cucumber, red onion and olives; tossed in a greek extra virgin olive oil dressing.
Wilted Spinach Salad
Fresh baby spinach topped with pine nuts, seasoned tempeh, sun dried tomato, green onion and goji berry.
Mixed spring salad, crisp romaine lettuce, tomato, cucumber, carrot, soy protein and capers, tossed in our house vinaigrette dressing.
Fresh mango, soy protein, fresh mints and crushed peanuts dressed in a light vinaigrette. (seasonally available).
Raw Chow Mein
Kelp noodles, carrot, cabbage, red bell pepper, snow pea, cilantro, mushroom, tamari, green & red onion. mushrooms are stir fried, can be served raw on request.
Raw Pad Thai
A noodle combination of kelp & zucchini with red bell pepper, green and purple cabbage, carrot, snow pea, green onion, basil and mint with a raw pad thai sauce (contains almonds).
Spicy Thai Wrap
Shredded cabbage, carrot, red bell pepper, onion, cilantro, sprouts and fresh mint in a lightly spiced thai almond sauce and wrapped in a marinated collard green.
House Special Soup
Fresh tofu with bean curd, peas, carrots, seaweed, oyster mushroom and cilantro.
Thai Curry Soup
Potato, carrot, cauliflower, mushroom, tofu and coconut milk in a rich yellow curry.
Au-lac Sweet And Sour Soup*
Pineapple, tomato, banana stem, fresh tofu, fresh herbs, basil, mushroom, bean sprouts & yam flour crescents; served in a hot pot.
Napa cabbage, fresh tofu, taro, mushroom, soy protein and yam flour crescents served in a hot pot.
Hand made wontons with tofu, shiitake mushroom, bok choy, chinese celery, carrot, green onion and cilantro.
Tom Ka Thai Soup
Pineapple, tomato, fresh tofu, yam flour crescents, mushroom, carrot, onion, fresh basil and coconut milk.
Hot & Sour Soup*
Soy protein, mushroom, fresh tofu, shiitake mushroom, jalapeno and bamboo shoots.
Ganga Yumuna Dal Soup
A classic indian soup of channa and moongi dal (green and yellow lentils) with onion and tomato.
Soup Of The Day
Check with your waiter for the daily special.
Formosa Noodle Soup
Wheat noodles with soy protein, mushroom, carrot, bok choy, onion and pickled cabbage.
Chinese Veg. Noodle Soup*
Flat rice noodles with a combination of fresh vegetables, fresh tofu and soy protein.
Thin rice noodles with soy protein, mushroom, onion, fresh tofu, bean sprouts, basil and pepper leaf in a freshly made vegetable broth.
Rice noodles with fresh tofu, soy protein, mushroom, onion and mint leaves in a freshly made spicy broth with bean sprouts, and various au lac mints.
Fresh Mushroom Noodle Soup*
Wheat noodles with a variety of fresh mushrooms, vegetables, fresh tofu, yam flour crescents, seaweed and green onions in a miso broth.
Tofu & Beans
Fresh tofu with eggplant, sautéed in a seasoned brown sauce.
Joy Luck Deluxe
Fresh tofu, mushroom, carrot and soy protein sautéed in a seasoned brown sauce; accompanied by steamed broccoli & carrot.
Broccoli Shitake Tofu
Stir-fried broccoli, fresh tofu, carrot and shiitake mushroom in a light mushroom sauce.
Channa masala (curried chick peas), served with masala alloo (spiced potato), mango pickle and roti flat bread.
Steamed green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, red bell pepper, carrot and fresh tofu in a tangy light lemon sauce with pine nuts.
Kung Pao Tofu
Fresh tofu, zucchini, peanuts, red & green bell pepper with chili; sautéed in a kung pao sauce.
Soy protein with onions and garlic pan fried in our house special sauce (replace onions and garlic with lemongrass to create. tasty glory).
An exotic blend of curries, soy protein, potato, tomato, peas, onion and spices in a rich curry laced with green cardamom, cumin and cloves.
Soy protein flame grilled over hot coals; topped with grilled pineapple, red bell pepper and a hawaiian pineapple sauce.
Soy protein chunks, pan-fried with garlic; served with a black pepper lemon dipping sauce.
fFesh asparagus with soy protein slices, red bell pepper, mushroom, garlic and onion; served on a sizzling hot plate (vegetables can be replaced with soy protein to create mongolian delight).
Clay Pot Sensation
Bean curd cakes wrapped in seaweed and braised in a rich gravy, topped with black pepper and green onion; cooked and served in a metal pot.
Spicy Cha Cha
Crumbed yam flour crescents seasoned with mixed spices, red bell pepper, onion, garlic and chili.
Bean curd cakes wrapped in seaweed and flavored with a house made super spicy thai lemongrass chili paste.
Hand made sheets of bean curd wrapped in crispy seaweed with combination vegetables and mushroom in a delightful sweet & sour sauce.
Sea Fruits Grill
Bean curd wrapped in seaweed, pan-fried until crispy and topped with crushed peanuts, sesame seeds and green onion; includes fresh mints, noodles, lettuce, cucumber, rice paper and a lemongrass dipping sauce.
Deluxe Combination Vegetables
Stir fried seasonal combination vegetables.
jJcama, broccoli, shiitake mushroom, carrot, cauliflower, cabbage, onion, mushroom and coconut milk sautéed in a yellow curry sauce.
Steamed Collard Greens
Steamed collard greens topped with carrot and a light mushroom sauce with ginger.
Braised eggplant, red & green bell peppers, ginger and onion in a szechuan sauce.
Golden Thai Vegetables
Pumpkin, broccoli, mushroom, eggplant, green bean, carrot, cauliflower & red bell pepper in a spicy thai lemon grass sauce with coconut milk.
Tender crispy eggplant coated in potato flour and topped with a spiced mushroom sauce.
Crispy Mushroom Delight
farm fresh oyster mushrooms, deep fried and topped with basil, sesame seeds and a delicate sweet sour brown sauce.
Creamy hummus with avocado, lettuce, tomato and alfalfa in a whole wheat pita bread; served with a side soup.
Stir fried soy protein strips, bell peppers, napa cabbage, onion, lettuce and tomato with a tzatziki sauce, rolled in a flat pita bread; served with a side of kale salad.
Seared soy protein with a walnut & cilantro pesto, tomato, vegenaise and lettuce in a french baguette; served with a side soup and salad.
Our own tempeh seasoned with smoked paprika and mixed spices; layered with avocado, lettuce & tomato on a toasted ciabatta with vegenaise; served with a side soup and salad.
Tofu Club Sandwich
Seasoned tofu with soy protein slices, tomato and lettuce with our house made creamy sauce on veganic lentil grain bread.
Breaded soy protein patties with onions, mushroom, tomato, pickle & lettuce; served with seasoned basil fries.
Spaghetti noodles with red onions, garlic, pine nuts, tomato, basil, kalamata olives, lemon zest and vegan feta cheese.
A traditional italian tomato sauce with textured soy protein topped with vegan mozzarella cheese; served with french bread.
A rich creamy white sauce with soy protein, mushroom, onions and garlic on bed of fettuccine noodle; served with french bread.
A vegetable lasagna with soy crumbles, mushroom and shredded vegan mozzarella cheese; served with pasta, a side salad and french bread.
Rice & Noodles
Happy Crispy Rice
Fried rice with vegetables, tofu, shiitake mushroom and ginger cooked golden brown in a metal pot.
Gourmet Fried Rice
Traditional chinese fried rice with cabbage, broccoli, peas, tofu and carrot.
Healthy Brown Rice
Brown and wild rice with pine nuts, sesame seeds, seaweed, red bell pepper, kale and cucumber tossed in a slightly tangy sauce. (can be stir fried on request).
Stir-fried wheat noodles with mixed vegetables, mushroom and tofu.
Stir fried rice noodles with tofu, vegetables, bean sprouts and yam flour crescents; topped with roasted peanuts.
Malaysia Curry Chow Mein*
Wheat noodles stir fried in a curry sauce with broccoli, coconut milk, tofu, cabbage and napa cabbage.
Singapore Curry Mi Fun
Thin rice noodles, tofu, bean sprouts, napa cabbage and carrot, stir-fried with madras curry.
Soft flat rice noodles with tofu, mushroom, soy protein & mixed vegetables.
Spring Roll Noodles*
Spring rolls served with rice noodles, cucumber, soy protein, lettuce, bean sprouts and fresh mints dressed in an au lac vinaigrette; topped with crushed peanuts.
Golden Garbanzo Lunch
Garbanzo beans with zucchini & tomato in a light curry sauce; served with a side salad and rice.
Combination Vegetables Lunch
Bok choy, broccoli, carrot, cauliflower, mushroom and onion, stir fried in a light mushroom sauce; served with rice.
Soy protein with onions and garlic pan fried in our house special sauce; served with a side salad and rice.
Steamin' Greens Lunch
Steamed green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, red bell pepper, pine nuts and fresh tofu in a light lemon sauce; served with rice.
Eggplant Tofu Lunch
Fresh tofu with eggplant, sautéed in a seasoned brown sauce; served with seasonal vegetables and rice.
Kung Pao Tofu Lunch
Fresh tofu, zucchini, peanuts, red & green bell pepper and chili, sautéed in a kung pao sauce; served with rice.
An exotic blend of curries, soy protein, potato, tomato and spices in a rich gravy; served with a dal soup, tomato chutney and rice.
Deep Fried Ice Cream
Sunday Banana Fritters
Soy Ice Cream
vanilla; cherry chocolate chip.
Coconut Ice Cream
dark chocolate; mint galactica; cappuccino.
Miracle Chocolate Tart
Carob Mousse Pie
Strawberry Fields cheesecake
Rockin' Raspberry Cheesecake
Lovely Lemon Cheesecake
Tea & Coffee
Blend of green and jasmine (includes refills).
Organic Herb Tea (decaf)
Choice of: chamomile, moroccan mint, lemon lavender, ginger, green tea(decaf).
Includes 2 refills.
fFench roast (herbal coffee substitute).
Includes 3 refills.
Thai Iced Tea
Jasmine Milk Tea
Guava mango, grape chia, gingerade, multigreen.
Iced Guayaki Yerba Mate
Creamy Fresh Taro
Fresh Pressed Carrot Juice
$0.25 per each additional item of apple, beet or ginger.
Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
Fresh Pressed Apple Juice
Fresh Squeezed Lemonade
Fresh Young Coconut
From The Bar
Gewuerztraminer grape juice (white).
Root Beer Float
Root beer with vanilla soy ice cream.
Virgil's Root Beer
Zevia Diet Cola
Sparkling Apple Cider
Organic Almond Milk
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