Aiko mentioned several great restaurants here in Boston, and I just
wanted to add a couple of veg friendly places in the Copley Square
- Small Planet on Boylston directly across from Trinity Church
- Cottonwood Cafe (corner of Boylston and Berkeley on Berkeley)
although I admit that their Cambridge site is much better
- Bibas (also on Boston near the Four Seasons across from the Common)
is pricey and known for their meat - but they do a great job for us
veggies when asked (gone to many business meals there)
In general, I find Boston to be a relatively veg friendly place.
With regards to business lunches, I don't have much of a problem.
Certainly any When-Harry-Met-Sally style of waiter interrogation can
be disruptive! I do agree that you should call ahead for recipe
specific information. If I don't like what's on the menu, I just ask
the waiter to suggest something veggie - no one has ever offered me
only a salad. My companions always ask why I am a veg and I tell them
that I do not like the taste of meat, poultry etc. Can't argue with
that, and it doesn't put anyone on the defensive. Sometimes I repeat
a joke I heard and say that it is not because I like animals so much,
I just hate those darn vegetables. By the way, it seems that when we
order food for a lunch time meeting, the veggie options are always the
first to be chosen!