Vegetarian Journal's Guide to Natural Foods Restaurants in the U.S. and Canada

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Texas

Addison

··Loving Hut

14925 Midway Rd., Ste. 102, Addison, TX 75001

(972) 980-1840

Vegan/Asian/American. Loving Hut is an international vegan restaurant chain with the slogan, "Be Veg. Go Green. Save the Planet." They offer gourmet vegan cuisine "for those making the noble transition to a plant-based diet." Although the menu varies by location, it typically includes appetizers, soups, salads, entrées, desserts, and special beverages. Both Asian and American meals are served including mock meat and vegetable dishes. Loving Hut was created with a vision that all beings could live in peace, love, and harmony with each other and the planet. Loving Hut in Addison is closed on weekdays between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday
Full service
take-out, soymilk, special beverages
VISA/MC/DISC, $-$$

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Amarillo

Eat-Rite

2425 I-40 W., Amarillo, TX 79109

(806) 353-7476

Natural foods. Described as the healthiest place to eat in Amarillo, Eat-Rite features fresh baked goods and salads, homemade salad dressings, and fresh soups made without MSG.

Open Monday through Saturday. Closed Sunday
Limited service
take-out, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

·The 806

2812 SW 6th Ave., Amarillo, TX 79106

(806) 322-1806

Vegetarian/café/coffeehouse/lounge. The trendy atmosphere of the 806 offers a great place to gather with friends and listen to music and relax. Varieties of coffee and tea are available, and regular customers tout the wide beer selection. Their Facebook page provides live music announcements, happy hour specials, and other deals. Enjoy art, music, chess nights, a community library, open mics, wi-fi, and late hours at the 806.

Open daily for three meals through late night
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, espresso/cappuccino, soymilk, beer/wine, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

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Arlington

··Loving Hut

4515 Matlock Rd., Ste. 123, Arlington, TX 76018

(817) 472-0550

Vegan/Asian/American. Loving Hut is an international vegan restaurant chain with the slogan, "Be Veg. Go Green. Save the Planet." They offer gourmet vegan cuisine "for those making the noble transition to a plant-based diet." Although the menu varies by location, it typically includes appetizers, soups, salads, entrées, desserts, and special beverages. Both Asian and American meals are served including mock meat and vegetable dishes. Loving Hut was created with a vision that all beings could live in peace, love, and harmony with each other and the planet.

Open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday and Monday
Full service
take-out, smoothies
VISA/MC/DISC, $

locations

Austin

··Beets Café

5th Street Commons, 1611 W. 5th St., Ste. 165, Austin, TX 78703

(512) 477-2338

Vegan/raw foods. Beets Café specializes in raw foods. Try the nori rolls filled with 'mock tuna' and assorted julienne vegetables, served with a tamari dipping sauce. Dessert selections change daily. Gluten-free options are available.

Open Monday through Saturday for three meals. Closed Sunday
Full service
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

·Bombay Express

13000 N. I-35 Bldg #12, Unit #216, Austin, TX 78753

(512) 491-5055

Vegetarian/Indian. Bombay Express is known for its authentic Indian vegetarian street food. Their menu includes an eggless tomato omelet served with minced tomatoes, onions, fresh herbs and a spicy chickpea flour crepe and lentil fritters.

Open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. Closed Monday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

·Bouldin Creek Coffeehouse

1501 S. 1st St., Austin, TX 78704

(512) 416-1601

Vegetarian/coffeehouse/café. This coffeehouse has a good selection of dishes, including many vegan offerings that are marked as such on the menu. Choose from baked oatmeal, tofu scramble, hummus, salads, a vegetable plate, and vegetarian Sloppy Joes. There is a deck in the back for outdoor seating, and there are board games available for customers to pass the time. Breakfast is available all day. Check for their daily specials.

Open daily for three meals through late night
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies, espresso/cappuccino, soymilk, beer/wine, special beverages
VISA/MC, $-$$

··Capital City Bakery

1901 Rio Grande St., Austin, TX 78705

(512) 666-7437

Vegan/bakery. Capital City Bakery is an all-vegan bakery in the University of Texas area. Enjoy cupcakes like Red Velvet, Raspberry Blackout, Buttercup, and Peanut Butter Crunch. They use locally-sourced and organic ingredients whenever possible in their baked goods, which are made fresh daily from scratch. At Capital City, they make it a priority to recycle and compost and their bakery boxes are made from recycled materials. The bakery makes cakes and can create the perfect one for your special occasion including wedding. Capital City is a small bakery trailer located in the Longhorn Food Court; outdoor seating is available.

Open Tuesday through Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday
Counter service
take-out, delivery, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX, $-$$$

··Casa de Luz

1701 Toomey Rd., Austin, TX 78704

(512) 476-2535

Vegan/organic/macrobiotic. Casa de Luz is an all-vegan restaurant that uses organic ingredients as much as possible. The menu changes daily but may include soups, salads, brown rice, raw vegetables, steamed greens, beans, buckwheat pancakes, tofu dishes, burgers with yam fries, or the Guatemalan (tortilla with tofu stir-fry). Patio dining is available. The restaurant is part of the Center for Integral Studies which offers natural cooking classes, yoga, massage, and much more! Casa de Luz is closed between meals, so please call ahead for hours.

Open Monday through Saturday for three meals. Open Sunday for breakfast, brunch, and dinner
Full service
take-out, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk
VISA/MC, $$

··Counter Culture

2337 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78702

(512) 524-1540

Vegan/natural foods/organic. Counter Culture, formerly a food trailer, offers comfort food that is completely vegan! Enjoy sandwiches like Jackfruit BBQ, Philly Seitan, and Tempeh Reuben. Or try the Garbanzo 'Tuna' Salad. The menu notes raw, gluten-free, and/or soy-free items. Concerned about sustainability, Counter Culture obtains organic and locally-grown foods whenever possible and composts and/or recycles over 95% of their waste. Enjoy organic wine, local beer, and their vinyl jukebox. Outdoor seating is available. The eatery is located on the southwest corner of Cesar Chavez and Clara Streets in East Austin.

Open Wednesday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner. Closed Monday and Tuesday
Full service
take-out, catering, soymilk, beer/wine
VISA/MC, $-$$

·Curry in Hurry

2121 W. Parmer Ln., Ste. 114A, Austin, TX 78727

(512) 821-0000

Vegetarian/Indian. Curry in Hurry is an affordable eatery offering South Indian food and Chaat snacks. They offer an incredible special that includes a vegetable dish, a legume dish, rice, and bread. Primarily a take-out restaurant, some indoor and outdoor seating is available. Curry in Hurry is located next to the Gandhi Bazar.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

·Daily Juice

205 W. 3rd St., Austin, TX 78701

(512) 243-6532

3300 Bee Cave Rd., Ste. 245, Austin, TX 78746

(512) 276-2133

Vegetarian/raw foods/juice bar. Daily Juice is a vegetarian and raw foods eatery and juice bar. With the exception of some ingredients from bees, they are otherwise vegan. Try smoothies like Berried Alive, Curious George (includes banana, of course!), or create your very own concoction! They also offer grab-n-go items including hummus plates, salads, noodles, and raw desserts. Many of their ingredients are available for purchase in-store as well. The location on 3rd Street is in downtown Austin. The location on Bee Cave Road is at the Westbank Market Center in Westlake.

Open daily for three meals
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, special beverages
VISA/MC/DISC, $-$$

·JuiceLand

1625 Barton Springs Rd., Austin, TX 78704

(512) 480-9501

2307 Lake Austin Blvd., Austin, TX 78703

(512) 628-0782

7329 N. Burnet Rd., Austin, TX 78704

(512) 524-1129

4500 Duval St., Austin, TX 78751

(512) 380-9046

2908 Fruth St., Austin, TX 78705

(512) 373-9032

Vegetarian/organic/juice bar. JuiceLand offers a seemingly endless selection of drinks -- smoothies, fresh juices, herbal tonics, and more! They have pretty much any ingredient you might want to add to your drink on their extensive beverage menu. They are completely vegetarian and offer a small selection of foods (most of which are vegan). The location on Lake Austin Boulevard is in the Westlake area of Deep Eddy. The location on Duval is in Hyde Park, just north of the University of Texas campus. The location on Fruth is in the heart of the University of Texas.

Open daily for three meals
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

·Madras Pavilion

9025 Research Blvd., Austin, TX 78758

(512) 719-5575

Vegetarian/Indian/Kosher. This restaurant serves up kosher, vegetarian South Indian cuisine, including idly, vadas, samosas, kabobs, lentil soup, naan, parathas, more than 10 kinds of dosais, utthapams, curry and rice dishes, thali, and desserts. Check out their popular lunch buffet as well. Madras Pavilion is closed on weekdays between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

·Maoz Vegetarian

44601 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78751

(512) 323-2259

Vegetarian/fast food. Maoz is a mostly vegan restaurant. Each meal is served with chips and juice. One of the most highly recommended items on the menu is the falafel. The restaurant originated in Holland and is vegetarian for ethical reasons.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices
VISA/MC, $

·Mother's Café & Garden

4215 Duval St., Austin, TX 78751

(512) 451-3994

Vegetarian/natural foods. Mother's Café & Garden offers international vegetarian food including enchiladas, stir-fry, veggie burgers, lasagna, soups, salads, and desserts. Mother's is located in Hyde Park.

Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices, soymilk, smoothies, beer/wine, non-alcoholic beer
VISA/MC/DISC, $$

·Mr. Natural

1901 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78702

(512) 477-5228

2414-A South Lamar, Austin, TX 78704

(512) 916-9223

Vegetarian/Mexican. Mr. Natural features a whole-wheat bakery, a juice bar, veggie burgers, and an array of Mexican food, such as Breakfast Tacos with Veggie Chorizo (sausage), Veggie Ceviche, vegetarian fajitas, and veggie tamales.

Open Monday through Saturday for three meals. Closed Sunday
Cafeteria
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

·Swad Indian Vegetarian Restaurant

9515 N. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 156, Austin, TX 78753

(512) 997-7923

Vegetarian/Indian. Swad specializes in South Indian vegetarian cuisine. Entrées include Dosa, a rice crepe served with a variety of chutneys, and a spicy lentil soup called Sambar. Swad is closed on weekdays between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, catering, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

··Sweet Ritual

4500 Duval St., Austin, TX 78751

(512) 666-8346

Vegan/ice cream parlor. Located inside the Daily Juice Café, Sweet Ritual boasts a funky vintage atmosphere and an abundance of vegan soft serve ice creams, shakes, sundaes, espresso drinks, toppings, and sauces. Try the Dirt & Worms Sundae (with Oreo cookies and vegan gummy worms) or the Glitterbeast (with salted caramel sauce, strawberry sauce, and edible glitter). The soft serve is an original recipe with a creamy coconut and non-GMO soy base. Outdoor seating is available at this Hyde Park vegan ice cream parlor.

Open daily
Counter service
take-out, espresso/cappuccino, soymilk
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

··The Vegan Yacht

1001 E. 6th St., Austin, TX 78702

(512) 619-7989

Vegan/food trailer. The Vegan Yacht is an organically-focused food trailer with a combination of American and Tex-Mex cuisine. They offer a variety of mock meat sandwiches including the highly recommended TLT (tempeh, lettuce, and tomato) sandwich. Outdoor seating is available. The Vegan Yacht is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours. Cash only.

Open Tuesday through Thursday for lunch and dinner. Open Friday and Saturday for lunch and dinner through late night. Closed Sunday and Monday
Counter service
take-out, delivery, catering, smoothies
$

·Veggie Heaven

1914A Guadalupe St., Austin, TX 78705

(512) 457-1013

Vegetarian/Chinese. Veggie Heaven is a university hot spot serving healthy, Asian-style vegetarian and vegan cuisine that won't leave your stomach or your wallet empty afterwards. Try the Hawaiian Luau, which is a tantalizing combination of chewy vegetable protein, vegetables, and pineapple in a sweet and sour sauce.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, reservations not taken
VISA/MC, $

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Dallas

(For restaurant listings in the surrounding areas, see Fort Worth, Plano, and Richardson.)

··Be Raw Food & Juice

6005 Berkshire Ln., Dallas, TX 75225

(214) 234-0106

Vegan/raw foods/organic/juice bar. Be Raw is small, but their food is packed with flavor and live nutrients. Choose from a variety of raw creations such as their Coconut Kale Enchiladas, Bliss Burger (made from sunflower seeds), Spaghetti & 'Meat' Balls, or Raw Pizza. Save room for a Chocolate Bliss smoothie or a slice of Purple & Pink Raw Cheesecake. Outdoor seating is available. Be Raw is located in Preston Center.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for lunch
Full service
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

·Cosmic Café

2912 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas, TX 75219

(214) 521-6157

Vegetarian/café. The Cosmic Café offers an eclectic menu including many Indian dishes. Try the No Bull Burger, Portabella Trance, or Mandala Pizza. They regularly host weekly activities and music events.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, smoothies, fresh juices, soymilk, beer/wine
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

··D'Vegan

9780 Walnut St., Ste. 360E, Dallas, TX 75243

(972) 437-3939

Vegan/Vietnamese. Enjoy authentic Vietnamese cuisine that is vegan and delicious. Don't miss their daily lunch buffet!

Open Wednesday through Monday for lunch and dinner. Closed Tuesday
Full service
take-out
$

·Kalachandji's

5430 Gurley Ave., Dallas, TX 75223

(214) 821-1048

Vegetarian/Indian. "Vegetarian Times" rated this restaurant, at a Krishna temple, the #1 vegetarian restaurant in the Southwest. All menu items are free of preservatives and refined sweeteners. A House Tamarind Tea and fresh homemade breads are featured. An Indian gift shop and indoor or outdoor dining are available. Kalachandji's is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.

Open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. Closed Monday
Buffet
vegan options
catering
VISA, $-$$

··New Start Veggie Garden

2330 Royal Ln., Ste. 900, Dallas, TX 75229

(972) 243-0507

Vegan/Korean. New Start Veggie Garden is an all-vegan restaurant offering Korean and Asian cuisine. The menu changes often but typical dishes include Tofu Lasagna, Potato & Cauliflower Curries, Sweet & Sour "Chicken," and Bulgogi (light sesame "beef"). Although the buffet is the main draw, some made-to-order items are offered. Enjoy live jazz every Saturday evening. New Start Veggie Garden is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.

Open daily for lunch buffet and dinner buffet
Buffet
take-out, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

··Spiral Diner & Bakery

1101 N. Beckley Ave., Dallas, TX 75203

(214) 948-4747

Vegan/organic/diner/bakery. Spiral Diner & Bakery offers an extensive menu of comfort foods at great prices and the best part is -- it's all vegan! Enjoy salads, wraps, burgers, burritos, sandwiches, entrées, and desserts. Menu items include Sketti & "Meatballs," Red Curry Coconut Noodles, Jamaican Jerk BBQ San'ich, Philly Cheez Steak, and soft serve floats. The owner donates a portion of the restaurant's profit to local grassroots organizations that are fighting for human, animal, and environmental causes. Please note that beer and wine are offered only at the Fort Worth location.

Open Tuesday through Saturday for three meals. Open Sunday for brunch. Closed Monday
Full service
take-out, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk, espresso, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

··VSPOT Café

1908 N. Henderson Ave., Dallas, TX 75206

(214) 821-5555

Vegan/café/juice bar. The VSPOT Café offers a flavorful and fresh all-vegan menu. They utilize locally-sourced ingredients as often as possible. The café also features a juice bar.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for lunch
Full service
take-out, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

locations

Denton

Cupboard Natural Foods

200 W. Congress St., Denton, TX 76201

(940) 387-5386

Natural foods. The Cupboard offers delicious soups, salads, and sandwiches made fresh in its café and sells organic produce, packaged vegetarian and vegan meals, and unique pastas and bread at the market. However, it is more than a natural foods market and café; it also has a full gift shop, alternative magazines, chair massages, and cruelty-free, environmentally-friendly cosmetics.

Open Monday through Saturday for three meals. Open Sunday for lunch and dinner
Limited service
catering, take-out, macrobiotic/vegan options, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk, espresso/cappuccino, beer/wine/alcohol
VISA/MC, $

Mr. Chopsticks

1120 W. Hickory St., Denton, TX 76201

(940) 382-5437

Thai. Half of the menu is vegetarian, and the vegan items are marked with stars. The Denton Area Vegetarian Organization said the owner of Mr. Chopsticks has been wonderful about accommodating vegetarians. In fact, one of the baskets from the meat and seafood fryer accidentally contaminated the vegetarian one, so he bought a new vegetarian fryer specifically with baskets that would not fit the other fryers.

Open daily
Full service
vegan options
outdoor seating, beer, take-out
VISA/MC, $

locations

El Paso

Ardovino's

206 Cincinnati Ave., El Paso, TX 79902

(915) 760-6000

865 N. Resler Dr., El Paso, TX 79912

(519) 760-6000

Italian. Established in 1961, Ardovino's originally opened as a gourmet and Italian food mart and has since expanded to include a pizzeria. The menu includes soups, salads, a Vegetarian Sandwich, and an assortment of traditional and gourmet pizzas, offered with or without cheese. Unique vegetarian pizzas include Sun-Dried Tomato & Pesto, Spinach & Garlic, Artichoke & Red Pepper, and the Mediterranean (mushrooms, garlic, tomatoes, and capers).

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
espresso/cappuccino, beer/wine, take-out
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

Greenery Restaurant and Market

Sunland Park Mall, 750 Sunland Park Dr., El Paso, TX 79912

(915) 584-6706

American. The menu here includes Vegetarian Tamales (with cheese), Garden Pitas, Pasta Primavera, Portobello and Eggplant Lasagna, veggie pizzas (with or without cheese), and salads.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC/DC, $-$$$

Mediterranean Cuisine

4111 N. Mesa St., El Paso, TX 79902

(915) 542-1012

Mediterranean. This restaurant carries several vegetarian dishes, including tabbouleh, hummus, falafel, baba ghanouj, and vegetarian lasagna. Or simply ask the staff for dishes suitable for vegans.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, espresso/cappuccino
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

locations

Fort Worth

··Spiral Diner & Bakery

1314 W. Magnolia Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76104

(817) 332-8834

Vegan/organic/diner/bakery. See description under Dallas, TX.

locations

Frisco

Mellow Mushroom

2809 Preston Rd., Frisco, TX 75034

(214) 494-4355

Pizzeria/bar/eclectic. Mellow Mushroom is a pizzeria chain known for its cool vibe, tasty eats, and craft beer. They offer a large variety of vegetarian options, many of which can be made vegan. They serve appetizers, salads, calzones, hoagies, pizza, and micro brews. Their crust and red sauce are both vegan and they offer Daiya vegan cheese as well. Vegan pizza toppings and sandwich fillings include tofu, tempeh, and fresh veggies like avocado. Their Mega-Veggie pizza is very popular. Mellow Mushroom cares about its sustainability; their napkins, paper towels, tissues, and pizza boxes are made from 100% recycled material.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, beer, non-alcoholic beer
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

locations

Houston

A Moveable Feast

9341 Katy Fwy., Houston, TX 77024

(713) 365-0368

Natural foods store/café. A Moveable Feast is a natural foods store with café. Try the Vegetarian Chili, Big Veggie Bowl, Portabella Mushroom Fajitas, or Vegetarian 'Beef' Crispy Tacos. A Moveable Feast is located in the Echo Lane Shopping Center at Echo Lane and I-10 West, next door to Memorial High School.

Open Monday through Saturday for three meals. Closed Sunday
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies, beer/wine, BYOB
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

·Bhojan Vegetarian Indian Cuisine

5901 Hillcroft St., Houston, TX 77036

(713) 777-6900

Vegetarian/Indian. Bhojan serves Gujarati cuisine which is from the western part of India. Enjoy all-you-can-eat lunch and dinner buffets. There is truly something for everything here as their extensive menu even includes Italian, Mexican, and Chinese items.

Open Wednesday through Monday for lunch and dinner. Closed Tuesday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

·Bombay Sweets & Vegetarian Restaurant

5827 Hillcroft St., Houston, TX 77036

(713) 780-4453

Vegetarian/Indian. As the name implies, you can indulge in a variety of Indian sweets and snacks at this establishment.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Counter service
take-out
VISA/MC/AMEX, $

Café TH

2108 Pease St., Houston, TX 77003

(713) 225-4766

Vietnamese. Café TH offers a handful of vegan items on its menu including the Stir-Fried Delight, Vegan Curry, and Vegan Pho. Ask about their lunch specials. The restaurant is located near the Convention Center. Café TH is closed on weekdays between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours. Reservations are accepted.

Open Monday through Wednesday for lunch. Open Thursday and Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday for lunch. Closed Sunday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, soymilk
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

·Cricket's Creamery & Caffe

315 W. 19th St., Houston, TX 77008

(713) 869-9450

Vegetarian/eclectic. Perfect for a light lunch, Cricket's Caffe & Creamery offers appetizing salads, soups, and sandwiches -- all vegetarian! Most dishes can be made vegan upon request. They also feature an extensive selection of specialty beverages, both hot and cold. Cricket's is located in The Heights.

Open daily for breakfast and lunch
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, smoothies, espresso/cappuccino, soymilk, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

··Garden Kitchen

10480 Main St., Houston, TX 77025

(832) 350-7534

Vegan/raw foods. The Garden Kitchen is a vegan restaurant offering everything from smoothies to mango sorbet to a sloppy joe sandwich. Try the chili and the daily soup. Many dishes are raw as well.

Open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday and Monday
Limited service
take-out, catering, smoothies
VISA/MC, $$

··Green Seed Vegan

4320 Almeda Rd., Houston, TX 77004

(713) 487-8346

Vegan/raw foods/juice bar. Green Seed Vegan, formerly a food truck and now a restaurant, features an all-vegan menu of organic and local raw foods. Try the Zen Panini (made with lemongrass garbanzo tempeh) or the Big Tex Burger. Make sure to enjoy a smoothie or cold-pressed juice from their elixir bar. Green Seed is in the green building on the corner of Almeda and Wheeler in the Third Ward.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday
Counter service
take-out, catering, fresh juices, smoothies
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

··Loving Hut

2825 S. Kirkwood Rd., Houston, TX 77082

(281) 531-8882

Vegan/Asian/American. Loving Hut is an international vegan restaurant chain with the slogan, "Be Veg. Go Green. Save the Planet." They offer gourmet vegan cuisine "for those making the noble transition to a plant-based diet." Although the menu varies by location, it typically includes appetizers, soups, salads, entrées, desserts, and special beverages. Both Asian and American meals are served including mock meat and vegetable dishes. Loving Hut was created with a vision that all beings could live in peace, love, and harmony with each other and the planet.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Limited service
take-out, fresh juices, espresso/cappuccino, soymilk, non-alcoholic beer, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

·Mango's Café

403 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77006

(713) 522-8903

Vegetarian/café/bar/venue. Located in the heart of Montrose, Mango's is a live music venue café with an all-vegetarian menu! There are an extensive number of vegan selections and they are noted as such on the menu. Choose from pizza, salads, sandwiches, homemade veggie burgers, vegan desserts, and much more! Try vegan foods like Buffalo Tofu Wings, Curry Fries, White Bean Garlic Burger, or the Spicy Veggie Wrap. Don't miss the live music entertainment or Happy Hour with food and drink specials.

Open Monday through Friday for dinner through late night service. Open Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner through late night service
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, soymilk, beer/wine/alcohol, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

··Pat Greer's Vegan Kitchen

412 W. Clay St., Houston, TX 77019

(713) 807-0101

Vegan/raw foods/organic. Pat Greer's Vegan Kitchen is 100% vegan, uses locally-sourced and organic ingredients, and offers raw foods as well as gluten-free dishes. Please note that they are for carry-out only. Many of their prepared foods are available at local retail outlets and farmers markets. Pat Greer offers community cooking classes on living foods as well. Be sure to check out their website for upcoming events. Pat Greer's Vegan Kitchen is close to downtown, between Taft and Montrose.

Open Monday, Tuesday and Friday for lunch. Open Wednesday and Thursday for lunch and dinner. Closed Saturday and Sunday
Take-out
catering
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

·Pepper Tree

3821 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX 77027

(713) 621-9488

Vegetarian/Asian. Pepper Tree offers a mixture of Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, and Western cuisines for their all-vegetarian (& mostly vegan) menu. With an all-you-can-eat buffet featuring at least 18 dishes and 20 fresh salad items, you will have no problem finding something delicious to eat! Pepper Tree is located at Weslayan Street in Houston's Highland Village. The restaurant is closed on weekdays between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.

Open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. Closed Monday
Buffet
vegan options
take-out, smoothies, fresh juices, soymilk
VISA/MC, $$

·Pine Forest Garden

9108 Bellaire Blvd., Houston, TX 77036

(713) 772-2888

Vegetarian/Chinese. Pine Forest Garden is an all-vegetarian Chinese restaurant in Chinatown. Many mock meat dishes are offered, including veggie versions of squid, pork, beef, and more. Try a casserole or a congee. Don't miss their weekday lunch buffet!

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

··Quan Yin Vegetarian Restaurant

10804 E. Bellaire Blvd., Houston, TX 77072

(281) 498-7890

Vegan/Asian. Quan Yin offers a wide variety of Vietnamese and Chinese dishes which include many soups and stir-fries. Their mock meats are highly recommended by customers. Quan Yin is located in Chinatown.

Open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. Closed Monday
Full service
take-out, non-alcoholic wine/beer
VISA/MC, $$

·Rani's World Foods

12811 Duncan Rd., Houston, TX 77066

(281) 440-8080

Vegetarian. Rani's World Foods is an all-vegetarian kitchen in North Houston. They have a daily buffet. Enjoy free Chai tea all day long! Free Wi-Fi is available, too. Rani's is located inside a large Indian grocery store which is predominately vegetarian.

Open daily
Buffet
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

·Shiv Sagar Restaurant

6662 Southwest Fwy., Houston, TX 77074

(713) 977-0150

Vegetarian/Indian. Shiv Sagar Restaurant specializes in South Indian dishes, such as Masala Dosa and Sambar. Lunch is offered buffet-style, and outdoor seating is available.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Limited service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC, $

·Shri Balaji Bhavan

5655 Hillcroft St., Houston, TX 77036

(713) 783-1126

Vegetarian/Indian. Shri Balaji Bhavan serves all-vegetarian Udupi-style South Indian cuisine at unbelievable prices. Popular dishes include Rava Masala Dosa and Samosa Chaat. The restaurant is located in the Gulfton area of Houston.

Open Wednesday through Monday for lunch and dinner. Closed Tuesday
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

··Sunshine's Health Food Store & Vegetarian Deli

4915 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., Houston, TX 77021

(713) 643-2884

Vegan/deli/raw foods. Sunshine's Health Food Store & Vegetarian Deli offers vegan foods in their restaurant area. They serve both cooked and raw selections including wraps, burgers, sandwiches, and salads. While the store is not fully vegetarian, they do have vegetarian grocery items and feature free classes and special events to educate the Houston community about healthy food choices and sustainable lifestyles.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and early dinner. Closed Sunday
Counter service
take-out, smoothies, fresh juices
VISA/MC/AMEX, $-$$

·Udipi Café

5959 Hillcroft St., Houston, TX 77036

(713) 334-5555

Vegetarian/Indian. Udipi Café offers soups, more than 10 varieties of dosas, rice dishes, sambar, coconut chutney, idly, dahl, uthappams, and vada for both dinner and as part of a lunch buffet.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering
VISA/MC, $

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Katy

·Udipi Café

943 S. Mason Rd., Katy, Katy, TX 77450

(281) 829-6100

Vegetarian/Indian. See description under Houston, TX.

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Lubbock

Sri Maharaja Fine Indian Cuisine

5130 80th St., Lubbock, TX 79424

(806) 687-9500

Indian. Sri Maharaja specializes in both South and North Indian cuisine. Although not a vegetarian restaurant, they do have many veggie dishes. Some of their dipping sauces are vegan. Sri Maharaja is closed between lunch and dinner so please call ahead for hours.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

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Plano

·Indian Flavours

6909 Coit Road # 201, Plano, TX 75024

(972) 618-4900

Vegetarian/Indian. Indian Flavours offers a variety of dishes for the spicy-food enthusiast or the please-hold-the-chili-powder taste buds. Traditional Indian dishes such as the Samosa Chaat (crispy shells stuffed with potatoes and peas with chutney, onion and chickpeas) or the Pav Bhaji (vegetables and spices served with a bun) will delight your palate and satisfy your appetite.

Open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. Closed Monday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering
VISA/MC, $$

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Richardson

·Gopal Vegetarian Restaurant

125 S. Central Expy., Richardson, TX 75080

(214) 716-0651

Vegetarian/Indian. Gopal offers both northern and southern Indian cuisine in a lunch and dinner buffet. Feast on traditional soups, appetizers, breads, dosas, rice dishes, and more.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options, take-out, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

·International Buddhist Progress Society

1111 International Pkwy., #300, Richardson, TX 75081

(972) 907-0588

Vegetarian. Healthy and light vegetarian and vegan lunch options available in this informal, relaxed eatery.

Open Monday through Friday for breakfast through early dinner. Open Saturday and Sunday for lunch
Buffet
vegan options
cash or check only
$

··Reverie Bakeshop

1930 N. Coit Rd., Ste. 140, Richardson, TX 75080

(972) 238-7511

Vegan/bakery. Reverie Bakeshop is a completely vegan bakery in North Dallas! Enjoy cake and cupcake flavors like Salted Caramel Cashew, Cookies and Cream, Red Velvet, Classic Vanilla, and Sunny Side Lemon. Remember to order your special occasion cake from Reverie. Outdoor seating is available.

Open Monday through Saturday. Closed Sunday
Counter service
take-out, delivery, catering
VISA/MC/DISC, $-$$$

··Suma Veggie Café

800 E. Arapaho Rd., Ste. 120, Richardson, TX 75081

(972) 889-8598

Vegan/Chinese. A simple, family-operated restaurant, Suma offers traditional dishes made with meat analogs. No MSG is used in the food. The owners are very sweet and accommodating. Suma is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
take-out
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

·Udipi Café

35 Richardson Heights Ctr., Richardson, TX 75080

(469) 330-1600

Vegetarian/Indian. See description under Houston, TX.

··Veggie Garden

516 W. Arapaho Rd., Ste. 112, Richardson, TX 75080

(972) 479-0888

Vegan/Chinese. Veggie Garden resembles a typical Chinese restaurant, except that all chicken, pork, beef, and shrimp are vegan! Menu items include Soy Fish with Garlic Sauce, Curry Masala, Chef Lee's Ocean Tofu, Soy Beef with Pan Fried Noodles, and Eggplant with Basil. They offer Cantonese Chinese cuisine for their all-you-can-eat lunch buffet and a full traditional Chinese menu for dinner. Veggie Garden is owned by a vegan who is committed to animal rights, social justice, and grassroots democracy.

Open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch buffet and dinner. Open Sunday for lunch buffet. Closed Monday
Full service
take-out, delivery, soymilk
VISA/MC/DISC, $-$$

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San Antonio

Adelante Mexican Food

21 Brees Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78209

(210) 822-7681

Mexican. Among the great vegetarian offerings here are tofu enchiladas and puffy tacos. Adelante is located in the Terrell Heights area of San Antonio. Cash only.

Open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday and Monday
Full service
vegan options, take-out, catering, beer/wine
$$

Avocado Café & Juice Bar

18771 Nacogdoches Rd., San Antonio, TX 78266

(210) 441-8536

Café/juice bar. Avocado Café & Juice Bar serves home-style meals with many vegetarian and vegan options available (including desserts!). Try their signature sandwich, salads, or curried chickpea soup. Or leave the creativity to the chef with the Surprise Me option! Enjoy fresh juices and smoothies of your own creation by choosing from the numerous ingredients available. This family-owned and cozy café is located in Bracken Village.

Open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch. Closed Sunday and Monday
Full service
vegan options, take-out, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

·Green Vegetarian Cuisine

200 E. Grayson St., Ste. 120, San Antonio, TX 78215

(210) 320-5865

10003 NW Military Hwy., Ste. 2115, San Antonio, TX 78231

(210) 233-1249

Vegetarian/natural foods/kosher. Green Vegetarian Cuisine offers more than just "green" meals. Their entire infrastructure and cooking methods embrace sustainable practices. With an efficient thermal roof system, recycled kitchen equipment, biodegradable packaging, not to mention their selection of organic and fair trade coffees, Green is truly eco-conscious. Delicious entrées include the Falafel Bowl, Portabella Steak, and Asian Eggplant. Any meal can be made vegan and vegan cheese can be substituted for regular cheese. Green on Grayson Street is located downtown at Pearl Brewery in the Full Goods Building. Green on Military Highway is located at Alon and is not open for breakfast on weekdays.

Open Sunday through Friday for three meals. Closed Saturday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, smoothies, soymilk
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

India Oven

1031 Patricia Dr., San Antonio, TX 78213

(210) 366-1030

Indian. India Oven offers over a dozen different vegetarian dishes, including potatoes cooked with spinach, eggplant and potatoes sautéed in a tomato/onion sauce, and spicy garbanzo beans. Also, you can enjoy belly dancing the first Friday evening of every month.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, beer/wine
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

Quicksands Café & Bakery

502 Embassy Oaks, Ste. 109, San Antonio, TX 78216

(210) 496-2233

Natural foods. Quicksands Café & Bakery offers soups, salads, and fresh-baked breads. While not completely vegetarian, they feature options for both vegetarians and vegans. Try the Mango Strawberry Jicama Salad, a customer favorite.

Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday for three meals. Open Sunday for breakfast
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, catering
VISA/MC, $-$$

Twin Sisters Bakery and Café

6322 N. New Braunfels Ave., San Antonio, TX 78209

(210) 822-2265

124 Broadway St., San Antonio, TX 78205

(210) 354-1559

Natural foods. The cuisine at Twins Sisters Bakery and Café is a combination of American and Mexican and the owners call it an "herbally-influenced" restaurant. Menu items include whole wheat chalupas, quesadillas, and tacos. The location on New Braunfels is in Alamo Heights and features weeknight dinner specials. The location on Broadway is in downtown San Antonio at Travis and is open only on weekdays and only for breakfast and lunch.

Open Monday through Friday for three meals. Open Saturday for breakfast and lunch. Open Sunday for breakfast
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, soymilk, espresso/cappuccino, wine/beer
VISA/MC/DISC, $-$$

··Vegeria

8407 Broadway St., Ste. 1, San Antonio, TX 78209

(210) 826-4223

Vegan/Tex-Mex/American. Vegeria Vegan Restaurant offers an all-vegan menu of Tex-Mex and American cuisine. Inspired by the owners' grandmother, Vegeria features "Rosalie's Daily Special" in honor of this special lady. Vegeria is located In the Viva Book Complex.

Open Monday through Friday for lunch. Open Saturday for brunch. Closed Sunday
Full service
take-out, delivery, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

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Southlake

Mellow Mushroom

2820 E. Southlake Blvd., Southlake, TX 76092

(817) 749-1111

Pizzeria/bar/eclectic. See description under Frisco, TX.

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Spring

··Nicole's RawCreation

1421 Spring Cypress Rd., Spring, TX 77373

(832) 527-1990

Vegan/raw foods/organic/eclectic. Located inside Grace's Nutrition Market, Nicole's RawCreation offers raw and mostly organic foods. Customers love the Nut Meat Tacos made with either collard leaves or two corn tortillas, a nutty faux meat blend, romaine, tomato, avocado, cilantro, and fresh lime juice. Please note that food quantities are limited so you may want to call ahead to reserve your meal. Cash only.

Open Friday and Saturday for lunch. Closed Sunday through Thursday
Full service
take-out, catering, smoothies, soymilk
$

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Sugar Land

·Udipi Café

3551 Highway 6, Sugar Land, TX 77478

(281) 313-2700

Vegetarian/Indian. See description under Houston, TX.

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The Woodlands

Pure Healthy Eatery

4223 Research Forest Dr., Ste. 350, The Woodlands, TX 77381

(281) 419-3200

American/organic/juice bar. Pure Healthy Eatery is dedicated to serving foods free of synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, and artificial pesticides. Entirely organic, this eclectic restaurant offers many whole grains, fresh vegetables, smoothies, and freshly-squeezed all natural juices. Try the Chipotle Bean Burger or Veggie Wrap (tofu can be added).

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk
VISA/MC/AMEX, $-$$

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Universal City

La Fiesta Patio Café

1421 Pat Booker Rd., Universal City, TX 78148

(210) 658-5110

Mexican/natural foods. La Fiesta Patio Café offers tofu as a protein choice in their tacos, enchiladas, and salads. No lard is used, and foods are made with peanut oil. All food is prepared without preservatives, MSG, or other artificial ingredients. Their whole grain brown rice is prepared Spanish-style.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, non-alcoholic beer, beer/wine
VISA/MC/AMEX, $

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Van Alstyne

·Farmacy Fountain

241 East Marshall St., Van Alstyne, TX 75495

(469) 964-2702

Vegetarian/natural foods/juice bar. Farmacy Fountain is an organic smoothie bar with raw foods and treats. With the exception of honey, they are otherwise vegan. They offer smoothies, fresh juices, tea, treats, and snacks. Some of their smoothies and juices include Choco Nana (chocolate, banana, flax seed, spinach and almond milk), Super Food (coconut water, banana, hemp protein, goji berries), wheat grass juice, and carrot juice. For lunch they offer buffalo "chicken" salad, cashew "cheese" quiche, squash pasta, and their famous kale chips! They also sell tea, energy bars, nuts, chia seeds, coconut oil, and dark chocolates. The atmosphere at this community-based spot is wholesome and homey. Farmacy Fountain is located inside Summit Mercantile in downtown Van Alstyne, a small town way north of Dallas.

Open Wednesday through Saturday for breakfast and lunch. Closed Sunday through Tuesday
Counter service
vegan options, take-out, fresh juices, smoothies
VISA/MC, $-$$

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