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Vegetarian Restaurants

THE HOLIDAYS are finally over, but the pounds you packed on are threatening to hang around until spring. Before you sign up for a 10-year membership at 24- Hour Fitness, consider a healthier, lighter diet that includes less meat and more fresh vegetables. Here's a list of five vegetarian restaurants to get you started.

Amarin Thai Noodle House Not to be confused with the meat-serving Amarin Thai Cuisine next door. 160 Castro St., Mountain View. 650.966.8309.

Garden Fresh This restaurant gets high marks for its vegetarian Chinese food. 1245 El Camino Real, Mountain View. 650.961.7795.

Sogo Tofu This takeout restaurant and tofu factory offers an incredible variety of meatless Chinese and Taiwanese fare. 1610 S. De Anza Blvd. San Jose, 408.873.7628.

Vegetarian House Messianic cult or vegetarian temple? You decide. 520 E. Santa Clara St., San Jose. 408.292.3798.

White Lotus This Asian-inspired restaurant consistently ranks as one of Silicon Valley's top vegan restaurants. 80 N. Market St, San Jose. 408.977.0540.

Stett Holbrook

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From the January 12-18, 2005 issue of Metro, Silicon Valley's Weekly Newspaper.

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