SAN ANTONIO – It may be surprising to hear, but there are plenty of vegetarian restaurants in San Antonio.
The Alamo City is known for its barbecue, steaks, tacos and burgers. But over the past couple of years, new vegetarian restaurants have popped up all around town.
Here’s a list of places good for anyone looking for a meatless meal option:
5 Points Local (1017 N. Flores): With the motto of nourishing the mind and body through local clean food and yoga, 5 Points Local is a place all health-conscious people will enjoy.
Not only is 5 Points vegetarian, but it also provides gluten-free, vegan and paleo options. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served Tuesday through Sunday.
Pharm Table (106 Circle Auditorium): Seasonal, local foods are served daily at the café at Pharm Table. Monday through Friday, lunch is served, and even with the mostly vegetarian menu, there are a few meat options.
Pharm Table also provides workshops on clean eating and meal bags to take home.
Sweet Yams (218 N. Cherry St.): The first organic take-out restaurant in San Antonio, Sweet Yams is a popular option for many on the East Side.
The simple, organic menu is loaded with different salads, sandwiches and veggie burger options. This place also has some organic meat selections on their menu. Sweet Yams is open Monday through Saturday.
Señor Veggie (620 S. Presa St.): Chef Jose Cruz uses local and organic ingredients daily.
The menu consists of meatless Mexican food, including vegetarian menudo, empanadas and street tacos.
Viva Vegeria (1422 Nogalitos): This is another Vegan Tex-Mex-style restaurant.
Viva Vegeria features a vegan and gluten-free brunch buffet. You can also buy or order tamales.
Bok Choy (5130 Broadway): Chef Mike Behrend opened Bok Choy earlier this year.
Vegetarian Asian dishes make up the menu, which includes ramen, spring rolls and pho.
Green Vegetarian Cuisine (200 E.Grayson): A popular place at the Pearl, Green is a Kosher vegetarian restaurant.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner options are served here. Another location recently opened at the Alon Market on the city's north side and also in Houston.
La Botanica (2911 N. St. Mary’s): This unique place has grown in popularity since its opening on the St. Mary’s Strip. Food and drinks are created around seasonal ingredients. It's also a great spot to enjoy some live music and features a full bar.