The beauty of a lakefront village, fresh mountain air, and a slower pace than a big city might be just what your need on your next getaway. You want to make sure all your needs are met, from sleeping accommodations to dining accommodations. Those with special diets, including vegan, often find it difficult to enjoy a dinner out due to limited choices. Look no further than Big Bear and the surrounding area to meet your dining preferences and needs.
Sweet Basil Bistro
Italian food isn’t always high on the list in the vegan diet, but it is with a visit to Sweet Basil Bistro. There are a variety of dishes that are vegan or can be altered to your needs. Try the Mista Salad, a delight of field greens, pistachios, and balsamic vinaigrette, or the Caprese – fresh burrata, heirloom tomatoes, arugula, basil, red onion, balsamic tar, and olive oil. For your main attraction, choose something like quinoa, a mix of almonds, olives, corn, cherry tomatoes, grilled peppers, and zucchini with red pepper pesto. The dish can be altered to remove the feta and pesto. Ask your server about other dishes that can be prepared to your dietary needs. The restaurant is located at 40629 Big Bear Blvd. The phone number is 909-866-9212. Hours are Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., Wednesday-Friday 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. and 3:30-9 p.m., closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Royal Thai Cafe
If you’re looking for a wide variety of dishes for every part of your meal, make sure to stop in. Start your meal with the tom yum soup, a popular Thai soup bursting with lemon grass, lemon leaves, galanga, mushrooms, carrots, onions, tomatoes, and cilantro. Choose something like the golden tofu salad – fried tofu with lettuce and cucumber and served with peanut sauce, or the green salad of fresh mixed greens, red onion, cucumbers, tomatoes, and carrots. Choose from a selection of curries, including “Jungle Curry” – a red curry paste with assorted herbs and vegetables, or pineapple curry featuring red curry paste, coconut milk, carrots, bell peppers, broccoli, and pineapple. If you’re in the mood for stir fry, try their sweet and sour, cashew nut, or eggplant tofu – a stir-fry bursting with fried tofu, chili bean paste, jalapenos, carrots, zucchini, broccoli bell peppers, and Thai basil. The restaurant is located at 40766 Village Drive. Call 909-866-2808 for information or other special requests. Hours are Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., and Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Taste the cuisine of Nepal and India right in Big Bear. Enjoy a variety of soups and salads, plus main dishes like aaloo govi – potatoes and cauliflower sauteed with tomatoes, ginger, garlic, ground coriander, turmeric, and cumin seeds. Tofu saag boasts tofu cooked with pureed spinach and an array of spices. Enjoy some Thali specialties, including vegetable Thali, your choice of any two veggies Thali with rice, lentil, naan, and salad. There are so many dishes to choose from, you’ll have to come view their extensive menu and make the choice yourself. Himalayan Restaurant is located at 672 Pine Knot Avenue in the village, Suite 2. Call 909-878-3068 for more information or take out. Hours are Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Oakside Restaurant & Bar
Starters like roasted Brussels sprouts, truffle fries, edamame, and more will on whet your appetite for the goodies to come. Choose from an array of soups and salads, including roasted beet & blueberry salad, classic Caesar, or French onion soup. The sweet chili Thai veggie bowl is brimming with sweet chili Thai sauce, mushrooms, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, and edamame over jasmine rice. The teriyaki chicken bowl boasts meatless soy-based vegetarian chicken in a teriyaki-style marinade with mushrooms, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, and edamame over jasmine rice. The restaurant is located at 40701 Village Drive. Call 909-866-5555 for takeout or other requests. Hours are Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Dining for All in Big Bear
You came to the area for a fun and relaxing getaway to release the stresses of everyday life. Extend that fun to your accommodations by booking a vacation rental Big Bear Vacations. Make your favorite home-cooked vegan meal in the fully equipped kitchen. After the meal, gather together in the living or entertainment space and watch a movie, or spend some time outdoors. Choose a cozy one-bedroom for a sweetheart getaway, or a sprawling five-bedroom for a fun family or group reunion. Big Bear Vacations has a vacation rental that is just right for you. Our premium units include upgrades like stainless steel appliances, granite counters, hardwood floors, flat screen TVs and more!
Contact us today to book and take the first step toward planning your next getaway!