The list of plant-based foodies continues to grow, from vegan celebrities like Woody Harrelson and Natalie Portman to vegetarian stars like Kristen Bell and Paul McCartney.
Hollywood icons are popularizing plant-based food culture for health and ethical reasons. But you don’t have to be vegan or vegetarian to enjoy a great meal at these San Antonio area restaurants.
Before we get to some of the local options, a few definitions: Vegans do not consume animal products, including dairy and meat. Vegetarians eat dairy products like butter, milk, and cheese, but stop short of consuming meat.
Viva Vegeria, located at 1422 Nogalitos Street: This Tex-Mex restaurant pushes the boundaries of a restaurant focused on killer plants. Serving items like their classic vegan nachos, flautas, and enchiladas verde. Their goal is to “feed the masses and educate the city about cultural preservation through food, healthy eating, and urban gardening,” their website says. To learn more, visit: https://myvegeria.com/menu.
vegan avenue, located at 2512 N. Main Ave. : A dining experience that offers “accessible plant-based meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner,” their website says. The menu consists of smoothies, sweet potato hashes and tacos. To learn more, visit their website: https://eatveganavenue.com/menu.
Plantology, located at 22026 US 281: A sanctuary for vegetarians, this plant-based restaurant serves up customer favorites like Nutella-stuffed pancakes, rainbow mango salad, and lavender lemonade. For more information, visit their website: https://eatplantology.square.site/.
Vegan Hash Eats, located at 5007 S. Flores St.: Run by two brothers, this south side vegan restaurant is on a “mission to provide space for everyone through vegan food options and non-alcoholic beverages,” their website says . Popular items on their menu include rice bowls, omelets, and mocktails. To learn more, visit: https://hashveganeats.com/.
Green, Multiple Locations: In an effort to serve delicious and affordable vegetarian comfort food to a diverse community of customers, this local restaurant offers a wide range of food options for vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores, according to their website. Their options include cauliflower wings, fried pickles, and avocado toast. For more information, visit: https://www.eatatgreen.com/menus/.
Pharmaceutical table (options), located at 611 S. Presa St.: Aiming to heal people through food, this restaurant creates vibrant and healthy meals for patrons to enjoy. They serve plant based options and offer non plant based choices. Popular items on their menu include farm-to-table tacos, green goddess salad, and roasted vegetables. Visit their website here: https://pharmtable.com/menu/.
Project Pollo, multiple locations: Their most popular items include Crispy Soy Protein Wings, Daddy’s Fries, Double Chocolate Shake, and Plant Protein Bowl. For more information, visit their website here: https://www.projectpollo.com/s/order
fluffy mushroom, multiple locations: basic pizzeria has vegan and non-vegan options. They offer customizable stone-baked pizzas, burgers, and vegan spinach salads. For more information on their menu, visit their website here: https://mellowmushroom.com/menu/#vegan.
Burger Earth, multiple locations: Offering people healthy alternatives to fast food, this burger stand offers breakfast wraps, plant-based chicken wings, and chocolate chip cookie desserts. For more information, visit: https://www.earthburger.com/menus/#desserts.
Cinnaholic, located at 812 S. Alamo St.: This bakery offers cookie cakes, blueberry lemon rolls, and customizable cinnamon rolls. For more information, visit: https://www.cinnaholicsanantonio.com/.
Miss Chickpea’s, located at 8002 Callaghan Rd: Serving veggie burgers, ham and cheese croissants, curried chickpea salad and bean and cheese pupusa, you’re sure to find something delicious to munch on. For more information visit: https://www.toasttab.com/misschickpeascafetal/v3.
Señor Veggie, located at 620 S. Presa St.: Their menu includes enchiladas rojas, tofu tai, lime carrots, and carne asada nachos. This vegan restaurant specializes in artisanal and unique cuisine for plant lovers. Visit their website here: https://www.senorveggie.com/aboutus.
Adelante, located at 21 Brees Blvd. : Popular items on the menu include the feta taco plate, bean and cheese nachos, vegetable quesadilla plate and tofu enchiladas. Whether you are vegetarian or not, you will find something delicious to taste. Their website is here: https://www.adelanterestaurant.com/.
Dog House (options), located at 20907 Stone Oak Pkwy: The restaurant serves handcrafted hot dogs, sausages, burgers and draft beer without hormones or antibiotics. In addition to their non-vegan options, they serve four different plant-based meals: the impossible burger, the impossible slider, beyond the mark, and the so veggie meal. For more information, visit: https://menu.doghaus.com/.
Vegan Thai, located at 15614 Huebner Road: The menu includes Spicy Eggplant, Orange Chicken, Veggie Balls, Fried Shrimp and Mushroom Steak. Their goal is to “serve food that makes people smile,” their website says. For more information, visit: https://thaivegantx.com/wordpress/about-us/.
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