The Green Elephant in Portland Maine is heavily inspired by the tastes of Thailand, but draws inspiration from other Asian cuisines. The owner and head chef unites ingredients and flavors from Malaysia, Japan, China, India and Thailand into his meat-free menus. But despite the international influence, he sources ingredients locally whenever possible.
The Green Elephant serves lunch from Monday through Saturday, and they also dish up dinner nightly. They have ample vegan and gluten-free options, which are clearly marked on their menus. Their offerings include a wide variety of stir fries, noodles, curries, fried rice, and appetizers to share. These may sound typical, but the chef puts his own creative spin on these dishes. Some of his unique menu items include Chinese Broccoli with Crispy Breaded Soy Filet, Veggie Citrus Spare Ribs, Goji Berry Herbal Noodle Soup, and Siamese Dream Curry Noodle.
To accompany their expansive food menu, the Green Elephant serves Portland beers, home-grown teas, coffee, Maine crafted sodas, and a full wine list. Plus, they always have dessert specials. Nonetheless, some items at this restaurant may contain dairy. So be sure to inquire before ordering.
Where to Find the Green Elephant Vegetarian Bistro
Location: 608 Congress St, Portland, ME