Veggie Planet, a pizza-focused vegetarian and vegan restaurant that has been operating out of Club Passim in Harvard Square since 2001, will close in the end of August, reports Boston Restaurant Talk. "Since Club Passim's seating capacity was reduced in late 2011 due to fire code enforcement, and given that there is no table turnover in their concert room every night, it has become unsustainable to continue to operate Veggie Planet in this space," the restaurant writes on Facebook. "Given that we also operate Veggie Galaxy, however, we feel that our attention is better focused on Galaxy than on the time and energy it would take to transfer Veggie Planet's operations to an alternative location." The team is hopeful that a new owner will step forward to take the concept to a new, dedicated space.
Veggie Galaxy is a vegan and vegetarian diner in Central Square. Sad Facebook fans asked whether Veggie Galaxy would serve some of the Veggie Planet menu, but it will not. "In trying to be true to the concept, we won't be introducing pizza there (and no room for a pizza oven in the kitchen there either...especially since we're putting in a dedicated fryer for vegan doughnut-making!)." No word yet on the future food situation at Club Passim.
· Veggie Planet [FB]
· Veggie Planet in Cambridge's Harvard Square to close [BRT]
· All coverage of Veggie Planet on Eater [~EBOS~]