Eating Vegan in San Antonio, part 3

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So I’m back in Alamo City! This time it was just a quick trip but long enough to report some new vegan food finds!

If you missed my part 1 and part 2 San Antonio write ups, be sure to check those out after you read up on my latest jaunt in ol’ San Antone!

me in San AntonioSo, I would love to start by giving props to The Toilet Seat Museum. Yes, you read this correctly! As seen in the photo, I’m ecstatic to be visiting with 90 year old Barney, creator and curator of his own off-the-wall museum. If you love kooky Americana and activities that are off the beaten path, this is your place.

Plus, you’ll fall in love Barney. The sweetest man you’ll ever meet, you’ll want to clear your schedule and spend all day with him! His handmade collection of over 1,000 toilet seats spans 4 decades. The retired teacher and former plumber is a wonderful artist and quite creative in capturing moments in history as well as his life via his art covered toilet seats.

I’m holding up his Colombian seat, made in honor of guests who had visited him from there. Since I’m of Colombian decent, he had me sign it. Barney will make you feel like his very special guest, but you leave knowing you have met a very special person! Be sure to call him ahead of time so he can open up at his own pace.

But enough about toilet seats. On to the vegan eats!

Vegeria

Opened just after I left San Antonio last time, Vegeria is the first and only vegan restaurant in town. A large menu full of delicious Mexican, southern and all around great dishes, Vegeria is a great place to plant the vegan seed in San Antonio.

They make their fresh desserts daily along with fun new specials. Come one, come all to Vegeria! The nopales tacos and tamales are customer faves (nopales are cati!), and mine were the sweet potato enchiladas and the strawberry shortcake cupcakes!

Paloma Blanca

If you’re looking for chic Mexican food, Paloma Blanca is your place. The menu is chock full of gourmet Mexican fare with a nod to the healthy diner.

I LOVE that they offer a skinny margarita made with fresh lime juice and agave, no yucky mix! Their salsa is fantastic, and the dishes are easy to veganize. They also list the low fat, low sodium and celiac dishes on their menu. I opted for the veganized Enchiladas San Miguel to accompany my marg and finger lickin’ guacamole!

Green Vegetarian

I rounded up my mini-eating tour of San Antonio with a locale I missed on my previous trip: Green Vegetarian.

A staple for veggies in the area, Green offers vegetarian, kosher, and vegan dishes. There are two locations that serve lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch, and no one leaves hungry at Green. With soups, salads, sandwiches and entrees galore, it’s hard to choose, but I’ll say my personal fave is their vegan breakfast tacos and their cupcakes!

Well, that’s a wrap for this trip to San Antonio. I’ll be sure to report back next time I’m in Texas!

Written by carolyn

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