You have a hot date and you don’t know where to go because he or she is vegetarian and you don’t want to look like a fool? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered, here is a list of restaurants with awesome vegetarian options that will make both of your bellies happy and you will totally look like a pro on your vegetarian food game.
Just Dinner on Dunlavy
Starting February 2016, Just Dinner is offering a full vegetarian menu on Mondays with their favorite must try items like Eggplant Parmesan and Ratatouille. Super cozy ambiance and half-price corkage every Monday as well. Reservations only.
Usually they have special vegetarian nights on Tuesdays and Uchi accommodates to all your cravings and necessities any day of the week. There are so many choices at this Japanese spot, from Kinoko, king trumpet sushi to Vegetable Nabe, crunchy rice with vegetables; their food selection is perfect for sharing and trying a good amount of dishes. Their vegetarian menu changes constantly and never disappoints. Try the lemon gelato and the peanut butter semifredo for dessert. After all, diet starts on Monday. Reservations are highly encouraged.
This Mexican Coastal restaurant located in The Galleria area has awesome seafood dishes like Chicharron de Calamar, fried squid with tomatillo sauce and Pescado Zarandeado, boneless whole fish wood-grilled; and will also make you crave and want to try all the mouth-watering vegetarian dishes like Vegequeso, melted cheese tacos with grilled veggies and the Green Enchiladas, stuffed with roasted veggies. Reservations are highly encouraged.
For an authentic Italian experience try this new-ish restaurant on Sheperd, homemade pasta and wood oven pizza is all I have to say. Their food selection is great for vegetarians as well as meat eaters. It takes them a little while to bring the food to the table since it is all fresh and made to order and it’s so worth it because only very few places will make you feel like you are actually eating in Rome, Mamma mia! Reservations are encouraged.
Very popular spot, they usually have special dinners with super authentic flavors from Mexico City that you won’t find anywhere else in Houston. To start, try the Tacos crujientes de jamaica, crunchy tacos stuffed with hibiscus flowers and cream cheese; then order the Mula de nopal, grilled cactus stuffed with panela cheese. This is a first come, first serve spot.
Extra points: Call ahead of time to make a reservation at Uchi or Caracol and ask them to have their vegetarian menus available and they will give them to you by the time they sit you down.
There you go, you’ve got this date all ready to rock!