We have family in the San Antonio area, so we have been traveling there for years. For a while, there wasn't much to get excited about, until we found Vegeria. But this trip was even better! Vegan and vegetarian restaurants aplenty!
The first place we hit was Señor Veggie. They serve a mix of Tex-Mex and Mediterranean favorites, which makes it really hard to choose. We started with the nachos, which are big enough to share. They had a great mix of tempeh and black beans, and no faux cheese! Instead, there was this swirl of cashew créma that was just right. After that, we followed up with the jackfruit veggie street tacos with the chile carrots on the side. Oh, my! So good. Not pictured are the huge chocolate chip cookies and strawberry oreo donuts we took to the hotel for dessert. Everything there was fresh, homemade, and great!
The next morning, we knew we wanted to eat at Green. We had been to the Houston location on our way to our cruise, so it was a no-brainer that we had to try this location. This vegetarian restaurant makes it easy to eat vegan with substitutions and a clearly marked menu. We ate breakfast at the Pearl restaurant, then went back later that afternoon to get cupcakes. Which are ALL vegan, and there is a separate case for GF. And who can resist that sweet little almond-winged honey bee on a honey-free treat? The other thing we love about Green is the chalkboard art. Go and check it out. See if you don't just adore this place! *note* They are closed on Saturdays.
The newest vegan place in town - literally - is La Botánica. This one reminds me of Denton the most. They have a big outdoor space with lots of picnic tables and serve their food with style. All of the alcoholic beverages at the bar are vegan. For non-drinkers, there are other options as well. I had the limeade with chia seeds. Pictured at left: Sugarbomb's Strawberry Calas (fried goodness with strawberry filling), Ms. Bella's Fried Red Beans and Rice Balls, the daily salad #1, and the fish-less street tacos made with oyster mushrooms. It was all super delicious!
So there you go! Time to take a road trip and sample the vegan wonderland that is San Antonio!