Grasshopper Vegetarian Restaurant. Chinese food is most likely a staple of every busy Bostonian’s lifestyle; its cheap, its fast, and it gives you all kinds of warm fuzzies inside. Now how would you like to know that the greasy Chinese food you love (in moderation, of course!) was just a little bit healthier? If you trek into Allston, you’ll find this hidden gem. A vegetarian Chinese restauraunt, you say? What possibly could they serve? Mixed vegetables and dandelion tea? Well, they do offer that, but so much more.
The blunt of Grasshopper’s menu lies in it’s specials, they serve up boiling hot dishes such as the No-Name, a plate of gluten smothered with just the right amount of sweet and sour sauce, you’d swear it was the orange chicken you know and love, and the Happy Family, a serving of both gluten and tofu topped with a chili sauce that’s just the right amount of spicy. Of course, not all of Grashopper’s dishes are this foreign to the casual Chinese food connoisseur, the restaurant also offers old favorites such as tempura and dumplings, all while being wonderfully vegetarian. So if you ever find yourself in Allston on a cold fall evening, pop into Grasshopper and you’ll walk out just as satisfied as you would if you hit up Panda Express, with just enough calories left over for dessert.