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Packed since 1988, it’s where vegetarians with palates go. The menu is ever-changing but always assembled with more care than the usual beans and tofu: Sri Lankan sweet potato and lime cashew curry, wood-roasted mushroom and ale pie, and green falafel with sour cherry and pistachio rice are three samples from its international menu. Big bowls and plates, appetizing presentation, and a vibe like home have secured Mildreds a following even among carnivores—it even had a pretty cookbook published. Save room for the peanut butter chocolate brownie—you won’t believe it’s gluten-free. Monday through Friday, it also does a take-away salad bar lunch.