With barbeque, steaks and Tex-Mex galore, it may seem like a difficult task to find good places to eat that have something suitable on the menu for your dietary requirements. Â After all, it would be quite unfortunate to go out to eat only to find they donâ€™t offer any food for your dietary lifestyle, leaving you to starve. Â But vegetarians, vegans, pescatarians and those with a gluten-free diet, do not fear! Â Despite previous qualms you may have had about healthy eating in San Antonio, there are some great places you can go to dine. Â You should rest easy knowing that when you go to one of the following places, you will leave with your stomach pleasantly full.
Green Vegetarian Cuisine
1017 N Flores St., (210) 320-5865
Green is a completely vegetarian and kosher restaurant, offering many vegan options as well. Â Their mission is to â€œserve delicious and affordable vegetarian comfort food to [their] diverse community of customers.â€ Along with healthy and delicious food, Green has a unique, eclectic atmosphere. Â As an added bonus, they have free wifi and convenient plugs to recharge your laptop, so you can work while you dine.
606 W. Cypress St., (210) 227-2683
As stated on their website, this restaurantâ€™s passion is â€œSOL,â€ which stands for sustainable, organic and local. Â Accordingly, the Cove features cuisine made from organic produce, and in addition to award-winning burgers for meat-eaters, they have a wide variety of vegetarian and vegan options. Â Â They even have a vegan â€œbacon cheeseburger.â€ Â The fish and shrimp tacos are a great for you pescetarians out there, too. Â While enjoying the scrumptious fare, you can listen to live music, chill at the beer gardenâ€¦or even do your laundry. Â Not only is the Cove a restaurant, after all – they have a laundromat and a car wash (perfect for all you multi-taskers).
218 N. Cherry St., (210) 229-9267
This restaurant specializes in healthy, organic Southern food. Â Although these adjectives are not often used to describe Southern cuisine, this restaurant truly fits the descriptors. Â They offer a variety of gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options. Â Just a few of these dishes include their â€œWorldâ€™s Best Mini Sweet Potato Pieâ€ (vegetarian), â€œD-Geezyâ€™s Mac N Cheesyâ€ (with gluten-free pasta), and the â€œLilâ€™ Shrimp Boyâ€ (perfect for pescatarians and on a gluten-free baguette). Â They also offer options with poultry in case the person you are dining with is a meat-eater. Â On top of all this, they do takeout and delivery.
The Little Aussie Bakery & CafÃ©
3610 Avenue B, (210) 826-7877
This cafÃ© and bakery is a paradise for those that are on a gluten-free diet. They opened in 2006 as a â€œdedicated gluten-free test kitchenâ€ and have made it their mission to create delicious food that meets the dietary needs of the gluten-intolerant. Â Additionally, much of their food is vegan-friendly. Â Their breads are all vegan and free of gluten, preservatives, dairy, soy, corn and eggs. Â Dairy-free and vegan options are available for other items, such as pizzas and dessert pies, as well.
Kingâ€™s Court Frankfurter Express
111 Kingâ€™s Court, (210) 737-7774
This little spot makes a large variety of specialty hot dogs. Â Although many of them contain meat, they offer eight varieties of meatless dogs, several of which are even veganâ€¦and all for under $5! Â Each dog has a variety of different toppings to your taste â€” from guacamole to melted cheese to veggie chili.
999 E. Basse Rd., (210) 826-8500 and 203 S. Maryâ€™s St., (210) 472-2900
Sushi Zushi has cuisine for everyone â€” pescatarians, vegetarians, vegans and gluten-intolerant alike. Â They have â€œspecialty menusâ€ that contain only gluten-free items, low-calorie selections or vegan food. Â You can click on the option and view a separate menu for each to see which items might suit your fancy.