Being a traveling vegetarian is certainly not as difficult as it used to be. Gone are the days of sticking to soup or salad; now fine dining often goes meatless and sometimes vegan and gluten-free too, with food that tastes just as good and luxurious as its less healthier counterparts. But this doesn't mean that all of it's good—for every inventive, inspiring plant-based menu, there are dozens of schticky, overcomplicated, or even boring restaurants that think all one needs to do to make a good vegetarian dish is take out the bacon. To help you avoid the pretenders, we've picked ten vegetarian restaurants with nearly all-vegan menus and an emphasis on the new and exciting. These places are worth going out of your way for, regardless of your dietary restrictions.