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Flavor 2014: Vegetarian and Vegan Friendly Guide and Map


We've mapped out the alternative diet eateries featured in Flavor 2014.

The Cove This sustainable eatery dishes out such veggie options as the warm beet salad and the vegan bacon cheeseburger, fully dressed with tofu bacon, cashew cheese, vegan mayo and spicy mustard, along with their classic spring mix and tomatoes and onions. One bite and you’ll be hooked. 606 W Cypress, (210) 227-2683,

Earth Burger The original Earth Burger is a veggie patty on a whole-wheat bun with the usual pairings of lettuce, onions, pickles, tomatoes, mayo and mustard with a kick of its secret sauce spread. The rugrats can enjoy the Chik-N Tenders or the junior version of the Earth Burger. 818 NW Loop 410,

Little Aussie Bakery & Café Australian registered nurses Rita Sturzbecher & John Apostolovic brought their vision of a gluten-free establishment by opening Little Aussie Bakery & Café in 2006. Enjoy one of their sandwiches, salads or pizzas, or munch on an Anzac Biscuit Cookie for dessert. 3610 Avenue B,

Green Vegetarian Cuisine SA has never looked so green. The Pearl location features a patio for guests to enjoy a cool breeze while they eat a meal with some of the freshest ingredients possible. Any entrée can instantly be made into a vegan dish with the substitution of regular cheese to Daiya cheese for a buck more. Multiple locations,

My Fit Foods My Fit Foods specializes in full fresh meals packaged in a handy dandy to-go container. Warm it up in the store or take it to-go. This place is all about options. With more than six SA locations, you can get your fresh fix anywhere around town. Multiple Locations,

Pavani Express Vegetarian Café Pavani combines fresh veggies with speedy service as SA’s signature Indian vegetarian café. For zesty flavor order the saffron lemon rice, or get the big puri; think of it as a fried, puffy tortilla. Most entrees are under $10 but you’ll need to combine plates to get the true experience. 5755 Evers, (210) 680-3134

Señor Veggie Chef Jose really likes his veggies, so much that he decided to expand his love of cooking with his wife to create Señor Veggie. The Good Karma Bowl uses quinoa, kale, tempeh, sautéed mushrooms and sprouts. Most entrees are gluten-free with the exception of a few. More details here, 620 S Presa, (210) 228-0073,

Sweet Yams The first restaurant to offer vegan options to the eastside—and oh how sweet it is. Chef Gus and sous chef Shane bring organic southern food and juices. The Lil’ Veggie Boy is a twist on the classic po’boy with marinated grilled veggies inside gluten-free baguettes. Take a cue from its name and try the mini sweet potato pie. 218 N Cherry, (210) 229-9267

Vegeria Owner Fred-Anthony Garza’s Vegeria strives to be the freshest bakery possible, while also maintaining strict vegan principles and holding themselves to the highest standards ethically. Every ingredient Vegeria uses is organic, local and free of all pesticides. Vegeria is as healthy for the earth, as it is your body. 2267 NW Military Hwy, (210) 826-4223,

Zedric’s Fresh Gourmet to Go This place redefines what it means to take food to-go. Inside you’ll find coolers filled with your choice of breakfast, lunch and dinner options. All the prep has been done, all you need is a microwave and some utensils. Who has time to cook, anyway? Multiple locations,


Green's mediterranean bowl (Photo by Hilmy Productions)



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