The search for Houston veggies


I never really realized what a bunch of carnivores Houstonians really are until living with a vegan – and not just any vegan, a freaking foodie/epicurious vegan.

So now instead of arguing the merits of one bbq place’s stuffed baked potato to another, we find ourselves on a constant hunt for *good* food with at least a few no-meat, no-dairy options on the menu. It’s a tough thing sometimes, when you don’t want to settle for a plain salad with vinagrette dressing for every meal you eat out.

To help us keep track of our favorite places, I’ve started a Houston Veggie Restaurant map on Platial. Some of the restaurants do serve the cheesy/meaty dishes that I crave, but also have really great vegan/vegetarian options available as well (besides the whole salad/french fry thing).

I’d really love your help with some new ideas – so the map is open for your suggestions and additions. Let us know where you get your veggie on!! We’re always up to try something new – especially any good ethnic food places.

Platial is a free and really easy to use real world tagging site – you should start your own map for some of your favorite Houston spots and send us a link!

3 Comments so far

  1. Jen (unregistered) on May 12th, 2006 @ 12:13 pm

    Cool! I’ve added a few places….

  2. paige (unregistered) on May 12th, 2006 @ 1:24 pm

    Oh my god. I had the exact same experience as you. I dated a strict vegan who loved to eat just as much as me just not the, ahem, same foods as me.
    We found great ethiopian foods, vegan asian and awesome gardenburgers around our town (Portland, Or.) and a lot of them have ended up on Platial. (Where I happily work)
    Do a search for “vegan” “pdx” in the what/where fields and that comes up with some of our old fav’s.
    There are also 2 companies in pdx that sell vegan donuts. Now if someone would only start a vegan cupcake company……hint, hint, hint

  3. Luke Gilman (unregistered) on May 12th, 2006 @ 4:00 pm

    on a veggie-related note – eat your corn on the cob raw, very tasty.

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