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Weekend picks: Earth Day prep

The health-minded Tiger Lily Cafe in Port Jefferson

The health-minded Tiger Lily Cafe in Port Jefferson is decorated with local art. (Dec. 26, 2009) (Credit: John Griffin)

Get a head start on Earth Day celebrations. Here are three distinctive spots for some healthy fare that also tastes very good, whether you're a devout vegetarian or not.

Tiger Lily Cafe in Port Jefferson offers satisfying wraps, sandwiches, salads and soup to go with its smoothies and juices. If you're looking for a peanut butter-and-banana wrap or house-made falafel, this is your destination.

House of Dosas in Hicksville specializes in southern Indian cuisine. Dosas are huge crepes, usually made with rice and / or lentil batter. They're delicious, filled with seasoned potatoes and more. Also savor the uthappam, with the fillings baked right in. Modest decor, exceptional fare.

Tula Kitchen in Bay Shore takes you on a flavorful Mediterranean trip. Greek salad, hummus, spinach pie and sesame crusted tofu vie with the westward-bound vegetable burrito. Plenty of nonvegetarian selections, too.

Tiger Lily Cafe, 156 E. Main St., Port Jefferson; 631-476-7080.

House of Dosas, 416 S. Broadway, Hicksville; 516-938-7517.

Tula Kitchen, 41 E. Main St., Bay Shore; 631-539-7183.

Tags: Port Jefferson , Hicksville , Bay Shore , vegetarian

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