14 Vegan Restaurants That Prove Texas Is More Than BBQ
1. The Vegan Nom
Tacos are Texas. But the meatless varieties often get overlooked. In Austin, the dual location vegan taco truck, The Vegan Nom, serves up imaginative and delicious options like The Vegan Del Rey and The Flapjack Baddasserie Brunch Taco. Nom nom.
Where: 701 E 53rd St, Austin.
Vegans cannot live by veggie burgers alone. Unless, of course, they’re from one of Arlo’s two locations. Their patties topped with house made ketchup and vegan bacon are reminiscent of childhood days at McDonald’s Playland, but so, so much better.
Where: 900 Red River St, Austin.
3. Sweet Ritual
Ice cream lovers rejoice! No more settling for two sorbet options at the local creamery. Sweet Ritual is an all vegan ice cream shop in Austin and serves scoops in flavors like Cinnamonkey Elephantastic and Unicorn Poop, not to mention sundaes dripping with an array of toppings.
Where: 4631 Airport Blvd #125, Austin.
4. Spiral Diner and Bakery
Spiral Diner and Bakery is a vegan diner with locations in Dallas and Fort Worth. This joint serves up custom vegan cakes in addition to diner staples like all day breakfast and quesadillas. Plus they have a full beer and wine menu!
Where: 101 N Beckley Ave, Dallas and 1314 W Magnolia Ave, Fort Worth.
5. Reverie Bakeshop
A vegan donut is a very beautiful thing. Fortunately, Reverie Bakeshop in Richardson not only offers a wide selection of glazed goodies, but cupcakes and all manner of pastries and sweets.
Where: 1930 N Coit Rd, Richardson.
6. Green Seed Vegan
Tacos, burgers, cauliflower poppers, there’s so much to love at Green Seed Vegan that you’ll want to go back again and again. Add live music into the mix and you can’t go wrong!
Where: 4320 Almeda Rd, Houston.
7. Bistro Vonish
Elevated vegan cuisine is this Austin Food trailer’s game. From orange-glazed French toast and donaches at Sunday brunch to fluffy pizza topped with fermented almond cheese, Bistro Vonish offers more than just your average food truck fare.
Where: 701 E 53rd St, Austin.
8. Ripe Cuisine
Ripe Cuisine is a pop-up turned farmers market staple turned roving food truck. When in Houston get your gourmet vegan fare here. It’s fresh, it’s quality, it’s ripe. Also, it’s delicious.
Where: 1953 Montrose Blvd, Houston.
9. La Botanica
Between the pet-friendly patio and the creative menu, this small San Antonio restaurant, La Botanica, hits the spot. There is always something festive going on, but the real draw is the vast array of specialty designer drinks. Raise a glass!
Where: 2726 N St Mary’s St, San Antonio.
10. Senor Veggie
Jackfruit street tacos, poblano corn fritters, po’ boys… Enjoy all the Tex-Mex you can handle at Senor Veggie in San Antonio. And when you’re done, polish off your meal with a tasty treat from the vegan dessert cabinet.
Where: 620 S Presa St, San Antonio.
11. BBQ Revolution
Just because you don’t eat meat doesn’t mean you have to give up BBQ, a Texas staple. BBQ Revolution serves up killer soy curls and vegan potato salad that even omnivores can enjoy!
Where: 2421 Webberville Rd, Austin.
12. Counter Culture
Counter Culture offers delightful options ranging from comfort food like baked seitan and mushroom walnut burgers to creative dishes like Philly cheeze steak and buffalo mac-n-cheeze balls. And don’t forget to try the lavender lemonade!
Where: 2337 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin.
13. Be Raw Food and Juice
Pizza samplers, tacos, cheesecake… Take your pick at the raw food joint, Be Raw Food and Juice, in Dallas. Simple, clean and healthy eating!
Where: 6005 Berkshire Ln, Dallas.
14. Mother’s Cafe and Garden
Complete with Koi pond, Mother’s Café and Garden offers a spicy cashew chipotle sauce that is to die for. Vegan BLT’s, chocolate cake, and smoothie options abound. And those enchiladas!
Where: 4215 Duval St, Austin.
Featured image: Reverie Bakeshop