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Some people may associate Texas with beef and pork and barbecue, but local herbivores can also tell you that the state is rich in options for the vegetarian set. With farms and fresh produce aplenty, this big state has legions of options for diners who avoid meat, and the occasional veggie dabbler.
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6005 Berkshire Ln, Dallas, TX 75225, USA
Raw food is more than a trend—as lots of healthy noshers all over the world will swear. According to nutritionists, raw food is full of intact vitamins, enzymes and minerals, thereby delivering more of them to the body. Chimerical, well-prepared...
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3902, 6100 Dew Dr, El Paso, TX 79912, USA
The downtown lunch bunch of El Paso stays fit at the Green Ingredient, hidden in a nook in the Chase Building. Serving breakfast and lunch, the tiny eatery devotes its menu to raw food, vegan dishes, and vegetable-focused recipes. While some meat...
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409 25th St, Galveston, TX 77550, USA
Every beach boys’ favorite veggie haven, Oasis Juice Bar presents as a green-oriented market, which brings a health conscious cachet to this fried shrimp-and-oyster getaway island. Line up for the Chunky Monkey, a banana-infused smoothie, or bite...
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10003 NW Military Hwy #2115, San Antonio, TX 78231, USA
We saw signs that this trend is changing, but healthy food is hard to come by in San Antonio. It's a city where Mexican food, Tex-Mex, and soul food prevail. Queso and fried food tend to dominate the menus in this fine city where good, tasty food...
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2912 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219, USA
Combine a yoga practice or Sufi poetry reading with a satisfying meal at the Indian-infused Cosmic Cafe, located in an evocative cottage in Oak Lawn. Based on the mind-body-spirit trifecta, the long-savored favorite invites guests to take a break...
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5430 Gurley Ave, Dallas, TX 75223, USA
Showcasing Dallas’s multi-ethnic layers, Kalachandji’s has served stellar Ayurvedic vegetarian cuisine to culturally curious and palette-experimenting patrons for more than three decades. Set in a Hare Krishna center, and using recipes gleaned...
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1314 W Magnolia Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76104, USA
With two locations, revolutionary Spiral Diner & Bakery has been awarded best vegan restaurant in Dallas by Vegnews magazine. That’s no small shake for a concept that started in Fort Worth, aka Cowtown, where it was dreamt up by a Texan film maker...
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4200 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756, USA
With James Beard recognition aplenty, Uchiko, Tyson Cole’s second Austin restaurant, showcases an ample variety of vegetarian possibilities. Known for fearless combinations that result in mind boggling bursts of flavor, Uchiko has helped define...
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1901 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702, USA
An Austin institution, this hole-in-the-wall has a chill reminiscent of the 1970’s. A welcoming venue where the staff quickly become friends, and are happy to discuss the merits of your favorite acupuncturist or which vitamin you take to battle...
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525 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703, USA
Everybody knows Whole Foods. But did you know the first store opened in Austin? Find some of the original staff still enthralled by natural food at the brand’s immense, 80,000 square-foot flagship store, at the crossroads of Lamar and Sixth...
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2812 SW 6th Ave, Amarillo, TX 79106, USA
Ranches abound in Amarillo, which makes it the terroir of the steak. So what’s a vegetarian to do? Get thee to The 806—a coffee lounge-cum-nightclub-cum-vegetarian home on the range. As punk-y and hipster-like as a tumbleweed town dare present,...
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516 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006, USA
Step in and you might think you've entered the residential wing of a dowager maharani. Curry-hued walls and glittery Indian artifacts exude exotica at Indika, which flanks edgy Montrose. The first restaurant opened by award- winning chef Anita...
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807 Taft St, Houston, TX 77019, USA
The Pass and Provisions are two adjoining restaurants; The Pass is the more formal of the two. It's a realm of culinary experimentation that never fails. These are culinary geniuses at work. Provisions, on the other hand, is a place for families...
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303 W Burleson St, Marshall, TX 75670, USA
Five-term Marshall mayor, Ed Smith, has created an organization called Get Healthy Marshall to encourage local folks to join together in achieving a state of wellness. Thanks to Smith’s campaign, at least six popular local restaurants now include...
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255 Shadow Mountain Dr, El Paso, TX 79912, USA
Out in the west Texas town of El Paso I fell in love with . . . veggie menudo. That’s right: the age-old folkloric cure for a hangover, traditionally loaded with tripe, isn’t just for carnivores anymore. Eloise, wedged into the city’s westside,...