In search of non-beef-broth pho, we asked Neal Pinckney, PhD. and author of the Healthy Heart Handbook for his favorite soup spot. Pinckney, past director of the Vegetarian Society of Hawai‘i, recommends Vietnam Cafe Pho Saigon. “I spent time in Vietnam before I became vegetarian, so I know what authentic non-vegetarian broth should taste like.” Pinckney notes that the eatery uses nao gai, a sawtooth-edged leaf that comes along with Thai basil. “It’s an essential for truly authentic pho.” The tofu included adds tasty protein, too.