Meet a Locaveg: Danielle D.

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Welcome to a bit I call: Meet a Locaveg. What is a Locaveg? A locaveg is a vegetarian/vegan in your town or community who’s got the download on all the best places to eat and resources for recipes. Wait, did I just make that up? Why, yes I did! My first subject for this project is Danielle (see photo below). Danielle is a vibrant and very plugged-in student at Newbury College. She grew up in Swampscott, MA within a meat-loving family and spends a lot of time among Albanians who think chicken is vegetarian.

But this girl’s got the willpower of steel to stick to her vegetarian (well, actually pescatarian – but I forgive her for having great taste) diet. She’s even got enough energy to wake-up and do some Insanity ® workouts before her job and classes. So what does she eat that gives her this amazing energy? She swears by snacking on nuts (she recommends Ellie Krieger’s maple walnuts if you want to mix it up) and eating plenty of beans and lentils instead of gorging on carbs. Below are her top three picks for places to get some of the best vegetarian grub:

3) Sabor Deminas

“It’s organic and has really good polenta with vegetables. I also love their cous cous with fresh vegetables.”

Sabor Deminas
89 Broadway
Sommerville, MA

2) Tapas Corner

“I recommend their vegetable chili – I think the secret ingredient is cinnamon sticks. They also have other great options like stir fry with their specialty Tapas sauce, babaghanoush and burritos.”

Tapas Corner
6 Wallis St.
Beverly, MA

1) Arrows

Though this pick might not be strictly in Massachusetts, it’s only a two-hour drive from the city and completely worth it. You know Danielle has great taste when she names Arrows as her all-time favorite restaurant. It’s been nominated for the James Beard’s best chefs of the Northeast award six times previously and finally won for 2010. She recommends hitting it up on one of their bistro nights or their Arrows classic nights where they do 1980’s dish for 1980’s prices. But be sure to make a reservation in advance.

41 Berwick Rd,
Ogunquit, ME

Thanks for the great tips, Danielle! If any one of you want to be the next one profiled, leave a comment with your email and I’ll be in touch with you soon.


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