In the Bowl is a tiny, no-frills diner with a vast, completely vegetarian menu that’s a linguistic delight, with courses identified as “Episodes”—drinks are “Beverages Episode,” side dishes are “Accompany Buddies Episode,” curries are “Curry Episode” (yikes). To make decisions even harder, dishes can be ordered with four different veggie protein constructs (e.g., fried tofu, fake duck) and four different kinds of noodles. Especially popular: an appetizer called Melting Culture, served with grill-crisped, savory roti rice flour bread that may make you cry (with joy!). Vegetarians (and some normal people) really love In the Bowl.
In the Bowl
1554 E Olive Way,