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Vegan and vegetarian eats in San Antonio

Dig into delicious and nutritious vegan and vegetarian fare in every corner of the Alamo City.

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Treat yourself to a bowl of vegan mac n cheese from Hash.

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Eating meat-free hasn’t always been easy, but in San Antonio, it’s a piece of (vegan) cake.

Our local food scene is as vibrant as ever, so it’s no surprise there are a slew of local chefs serving up fresh, vegetarian bites across town. From vegetarian barbecue to scrumptious vegan tacos, here are 15+ restaurants serving up meat-free fare in San Antonio.

The Brunch Bunch

Vegan Avenue, 2512 N. Main Ave. | Serving all things plant based, this kitchen not only offers brunch but also milkshakes (coconut and oat milk-based), eats for the kids, and even sweets. Try this: the Cookies and Cream milkshake.

The Good Kind, 1127 S. Saint Mary’s St. | This local eatery has more than just brunch, there’s also an all day menu. You can get the Greek Yogurt Bowl for the morning and return in the afternoon for the Veggie Burger.

La Che Y Dos Hermanos, 106 Michigan Ave. | Come hungry for classic Mexican cuisine that features a vegan twist like its Vegan Empanadas. Try this: Pacha Mama Empanada

Coffee Shops

Philo Coffee Bagel

Grab a morning bagel and mocha to get the day started right.

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Revolución, multiple locations | This spot serves up fresh coffee and cold pressed juice. It also has a wide selection of matcha and acai bowls as well as serving brunch all day. Try this: The PB & Jelly Acai Bowl.

Theory Coffee, 2347 Nacogdoches Rd. | This coffee truck offer milk alternatives like lactose tree and oatmilk — plus, the coffee beans themselves are roasted in Austin.

Philo Coffee, 606 W. French Pl. | Whether you want a morning espresso or afternoon pint of beer, this low-key neighborhood spot has it all. Try this: The Yogurt Parfait.

Casual Eating

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Grab a vegan burger (or two, or three) from this local spot.

Earth Burger, multiple locations | Having roots in the Alamo City since 2014, Earth Burger has popped up in Austin and Dallas. This restaurant features iced coffee, breakfast wraps, and of course — vegetarian burgers.

Binge Kitchen, 449 McCarty Rd. | With a location in the Alamo City, Austin, and soon San Marcos, this vegan spot has a variety of foods from breakfast, lunch, and dessert. Try this: The Cheesesteak wedges.

Blissful Burgers, 5714 Evers Rd. | Sit down for a burger or patty melt and grab a side of onion rings for this burger joint delight. You can even get mac ‘n cheese on your burger.

Plantaqueria, 124 Broadway | From handmade tacos to aguas frescas, this woman-owned business has it all — including homemade tortillas. Pro tip: If you’re in a hurry, you can order online.

Rise Up, Multiple locations | Looking for one of the best dairy-free, plant-based smoothie bowls in town? Rise Up’s got you covered at any of their two brick-and-mortars. Choose from their plentiful selection of smoothies + bowls or build your own.

SouthTownJuice, 1502 S. Flores St. 102 | If you’re in the mood for a smoothie or acai bowl, you have come to the right place. Be sure to try its Gypsy Berry bowl.

Go Vegan San Antonio, 122 W. Lindbergh Blvd., Universal City | Offering a variety of eats, drinks, and meals, this food truck also offers select menu items for $5 on Fridays. Try this: The Patty Melt.

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SATXtoday reader Kassandra P. recommends the Vegan Ramen from Mr. Ramen with the tomato broth, minus the narutomaki.

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Mr. Ramen, 16111 San Pedro Ave. #116 | Dig into an appetizer like the Vegan Gyoza or order the tofu-based Vegan Ramen. City Editor Nicholas recommends the Shrimp Tempura Ramen.

Sweet Yams, 218 N. Cherry St. | “Don’t cheat yourself, treat yourself” with Sweet Potato Cupcakes or savor a Mushroom Burger with a side of Vegan Chili.

Suck It The Restaurant, multiple locations | This spot has something for everyone, and each dish has an Asian, American, and Mexican fusion to it. Try this: The Panda Milk Tea and the vegetarian Spicy MisoVege.

Delicious Desserts

Southern Roots Vegan Bakery

Grab a slice of cake from this local bakery.

Photo by Southern Roots Vegan Bakery.

Miss Chickpea’s Bake Shop, 8002 Callaghan Rd. | If you have a sweet tooth, this place will satisfy your cravings. The bakery offers a variety of cakes + flavors that are 100% vegan from usual flavors like chocolate and vanilla, to ube and biscoff cookie.

Plantyful Sweets, 1520 N. Main. | Offering a host of superfood desserts, this bakery’s sweet selection rotates weekly. In a rush? You can place an order online.

Cinnaholic, multiple locations | Opening its newest location in Alamo Ranch, this cinnamon roll bake shop offers unique flavors, treats, and drinks.Try this: The Lemonberry Coffee Cake with an Earl Grey tea is amazing.

Southern Roots Vegan Bakery, 6208 S. Flores St. | This cookie and cake shop sells both locally + nationwide via its online store. The bakery also makes appearances at the Sunday Pearl’s Farmers Market.

Cake Thieves Bakery, 1602 E. Houston St. | This bakery serves up sweet and savory eats as well as coffee and tea beverages if you need a caffeine fix.

Plantyful Sweets, 1520 N. Main. | Have a sweet tooth? This superfood bakery + coffee shop serves gluten-free, vegan, and soy-free dessert options. We can’t get enough of the Mexican Hot Chocolate donut.

Date Night

Hash Vegan Eats, 5007 S. Flores St. | Serving up delicious eats and non-alcoholic cocktails, this place is an escape from the hustle + bustle of the city. Try this: BBQ Chick-N Rice Bowl.

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Try the Sweet Potato Hash, which has vegan egg + bacon bits — hungry yet?

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The Cove, 606 W. Cypress St. | Ever wanted to grab a bite to eat, listen to live music, bring the dog, and wash your car? This spot has it all, and yes we’re serious, you can wash your car. Try this: The vegan nachos are a divine.

Viva Vegeria, 1422 Nogalitos St. | This local spot serves up gluten free and all-vegan Tex-Mex dishes like tacos al pastor and chicken flautas.

Green Vegetarian Cuisine, 255 E. Basse Road | Green offers affordable, vegetarian comfort foods like Chicken Fried Chik-n and a Texas Tender Basket. Pro tip: This place opens fairly early so make sure to grab its Vegan Breakfast Bowl.

Black Laboratory Brewing, 1602 E. Houston St. Suite 109 | Through a collaboration with 2-1-Dough Pizza Co., this local brewery offers a mix vegan + vegetarian appetizers and entrees.

Kerbey Lane Cafe, 5515 N. Loop 1604 W. Suite 103 | This Austin staple is known for its queso but our City Editors think the real gem is the David’s Enchiladas.

Chef it up at home

Check out our favorite tips and tricks for serving veggie-focused fare from your own kitchen:

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