January 2, 2013 by Cory Bellamy
Being a vegan in Texas may be harder than in most states. For starters, in San Antonio
(7th largest city in the US) we have 3 vegetarian/vegan restaurants. So eating out without temptations like at your normal restaurant is limited, which means eating more meals at home. Now although the vegan scene is a small one in SA, these restaurants are awesome. The one Jackie and I like the most is Green Vegetarian Cuisine and Coffee.
With two locations, Green is 2/3 of the vegan scene here.
They have a pretty diverse menu that offers everything from a vegan chicken fried “steak” to their Raw Deal Wrap, a collard green leaf wrapped around a healthy serving of fresh veggies. All of their menu items are guaranteed to be vegetarian, but can also be made vegan by substituting vegan cheese in exchanged for dairy cheese. They even have a wonderful selection of desserts such as vegan cookies and cupcakes, as well as vegan ice cream! It’s all super good.
Today I ordered the Chalupa Plate; one of my favorite dishes at Green, because it’s
simple and tasty. For the Yankees reading this, a chalupa is a fried or baked corn tortilla topped with black beans, lettuce, tomato, and cheese. At a traditional Mexican restaurant it will also have ground beef. The chalupa plate at Green also comes with a
large serving of coconut-cilantro rice and guacamole on the side.
Jackie opted for her usual, the Mike’s sandwich. It’s named after one of Green’s owners and chefs. The Mike’s come stacked high with cucumber, tomato, alfalfa sprouts, guacamole, spinach, habanero jelly, and wham- a soy-protien meat substitute all on marbled rye bread.
I’m sure there will be more posts about Green’s food, we’ve been there about once a month as non-vegans, so I can only imagine we will go there a little more often now.
Thanks for reading!