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May 24, 2012 08:05 AM

vegetarians on texas road trip...

OK, so I'M not a vegetarian, but the BF is and he is pretty militant about it. Here's our little loop:

The Woodlands-Shiner-San Antonio-Austin-The Woodlands

Any must-visits on this route? Looks like we're gonna be on I-35, I-10, FM 95, FM 90, FM 163 and of course 290.

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  1. Green makes some pretty nice vegetarian food; they have 2 locations, one downtown and the other at Alon Center on Northwest Military Highway. No other dedicated vegetarian comes to mind in San Antonio. In Austin, the choices are many, but Mother's in Hyde Park has been around forever; Sunday brunches are good.

    1. The Eastside Cafe in Austin has been well-known for many years as serving excellent vegetarian fare. The restaurant isn't strictly a "vegetarian restaurant" as they serve a wide variety of dishes, but it's located in an old house with shady gardens all around where the owners grow many of the vegetables they serve. It's a terrific choice for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike.

      I love that place. It's where I always take vegetarian friends.

      1. We had some Vegans visiting us a few months ago. You'll be good at any Indian or Thai restaurant. I think there is a vegetarian rest, but I don't know the name of it.

        1. I think you can find quite a few options. The Cove remains one of my favorite restaurants in SA. It's right near downtown. It's very un-fussy--they have burgers and fish tacos, and yes, some great veggie options. My vegetarian friends swear that their BLT is amazing. Haven't tried it, since I'm a carnivore and their regular burgers are pretty amazing. They also have live music literally every night of the week, great outdoor seating, and a great beer selection. It's good. I've been to Green, and wasn't impressed in the slightest. Then again, I went at brunch, so perhaps thats why? We recently tried a new vegan restaurant called Vegeria It came highly recommended to us, and we weren't disappointed. In fact, we can't wait to go back...and that's saying a lot for two people that regularly consume cheese and meat :) Their specialty is vegan mexican fare, and it doesn't disappoint. Good luck!

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            1. re: saeyedoc

              Fake bacon?

              Or maybe bacon from pigs that have only eaten vegetables?

              1. re: Jaymes

                No pork at all. It's tofu. Have you all never heard of Tofu bacon? I've never eaten it myself, but they do sell it at Central Market, etc. If you are a vegetarian, just check out the restaurant--their food is great. The description from their menu reads: Vegan BLT with our Tofu Bacon, Organic Spring Mix, Tomato and our Vegan Chipolte Mayo on Rustic Bread 9. Here's the website: Let me know if any of you give it a try!

            2. re: MrsWilson

              I second trying Vegeria in San Antonio. They have some of the best tamales that I've tried; If I'm not mistaken, they had over 20 varieties to choose from. Their daily species are eclectic and well worth trying. The owners are super nice guys and very accommodating. Vegeria was my primary destination when I visited this fair city and will be when I return.

              I also tried Green Vegetarian restaurant and absolutely loved it. They have an extensive menu and they certainly have a good vibe. I had the "Mike" sandwich which was laced with habanero jelly. Quite delicious. The restaurant was packed out when I visited on a Friday afternoon. Delicious food and great service.

              Good luck with the food adventures.

            3. Not in the Woodlands. You need to come to Houston's Kirby Drive for Madras Pavillion Indian food and to Hillcroft Ave for Udipi and Bombay Sweets. These are great Vegetarian restaurants.

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              1. re: sophizgood

                Just Juice, 428 West Greens Road Houston TX, except that they serve other stuff besides juice. In Houston there's also Asian vegetarian like Quan Yin. And of course, A Loving Hut.