Posted in Texas

San Marcos, Texas

Binge Kitchen– This is a small entirely vegan restaurant. I went with my mom and we decided to try a few things. First, I got the charcoal lemonade because it is trendy and I wanted to see what the hype is about. Plus it is fun to drink a black liquid. It was good, but I didn’t find it to be much different than regular lemonade. As an appetizer, we split the Crispy Cauliflower with ranch. This was my first time trying this and it was delicious. My mom ordered the Chipotle Burger. I couldn’t even try thing because she said it tasted exactly like meat and I am not a fan of fake meats. I got the Indian Lentil Madras. It was very good, but I struggled to eat it because of how spicy it was. 

I definitely would like to eat here again.

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Industry– We went here for my father’s birthday. I ordered the Veggie Gyro without the spicy yogurt. It was similar to a quinoa and black bean burger, but styled in a gyro manner. It was very good. The restaurant also has a good atmosphere and a wide range of alcoholic drinks. It would be a great place to hang out with friends.

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Houston, Texas

A Moveable Feast– This is a natural food store with a restaurant inside. It is near where my cousin lives in Houston and I had been wanting to try it for a very long time. I finally did and I was a little disappointed by how bland it was. I got the Happy Veggie Patty Plate with marinara sauce. I am hoping that if I go back and try something different, it will be better.

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Posted in Texas

Austin, Texas

Grocery:

Rabbit Food Grocery– This is a vegan specialty store. I will drive to Austin, just to pick up things I struggle to find at a normal grocery store. Because it is a small specialty store, it can be a bit on the expensive side. However, it is nice to be able to eat anything in a store.

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Some of the goods I got

Restaurant:

Mother’s Cafe– This is an entirely vegetarian and vegan restaurant. The first time I went I got the Vegetable Medley. It was a little on the plan side, but still good. Additionally, I had the delicious Belgium Chocolate Cake.

The second time I went, I got the Spicy Tempeh Enchilada, which comes with a side salad. Even before I was vegan, I wasn’t much of an Enchilada fan, but I wanted to try something new. It wasn’t bad and you will probably like it if you like Enchiladas.

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Posted in Texas

Bryan, Texas

First Watch– I have only ever gone to First Watch for breakfast and have had the following things.

Both of their fresh juices are delicious: Morning Mediation & Kale Tonic

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A.M. Superfoods Bowl: This is a delicious coconut milk chia seed pudding. It also comes with a side of toast with topped with almond butter. The first time I went, I was told the bread wasn’t vegan, so I swapped it for a side of fruit. The second time, I was told it was.

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I have also gotten a side of the First Watch Potatoes. They are some really good potatoes.

The Village Cafe– They were very polite and helpful when I told them I was vegan. I ordered the Asian Cabbage Slaw salad with Hummus and Pita Bread. It was an odd combination on my part, but both were very delicious.

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Las Vegas, Nevada

This is a bit old now, but I never wrote a post for it because I got very busy with school.

In August, I went to Vegas for my sister’s bachelorette party. As usual, I was the only vegetarian/vegan in the group and I had my whole schedule planned out for me. This included food, which worried me a bit.

The first place we ate was Gordon Ramsay Burger in Planet Hollywood. I ordered the Greek Quinoa salad with a side of fries. The salad ended up being more filling than expected and I could have probably should have shared an order of fries.

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We also ate at The Buffet at ARIA. If you tell your waiter or waitress that you have a dietary restriction, the chef will come out and show you all of the food you can eat. The chef  also decided to make me a special plate. The first plate is the salad I got from the normal buffet, while I waited to see what the chef was going to make me. A little bit later a huge plate of food, made just for me, was brought out. It does not seem like that much in the second photo, until you look at the size of the plate compared to me in the third photo. I barely was able to make a dent in it. 

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We went to a Drag Show with a brunch buffet at Senor Frog. Nothing was really labeled with what it contained, so I did my best to pick foods I knew were vegan. Not the best meal ever, but also not the worst I have had. I had plenty of fruit, some wheat bread, rice, potatoes, and and mimosas (without the champagne). 

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That night, we went to Fremont Street. We ate at Evel Pie. I was super excited because they had vegan cheese. Unfortunately, you can only order entire an pizza and not just a slice and no one else wanted vegan pizza. I did get the House Salad with no cheese and the Garlic Knots with vegan cheese.

For breakfast on our last day, we went to the buffet at the Bellagio. Similar to the previous buffet, I told the waiter that I was vegan. Again, the chef showed me all of the things I could eat and also made me a huge serving of vegan pancakes, which I couldn’t finish.

 

Posted in Tennessee

Gatlinburg, Tennessee

We headed toward the Great Smokey Mountains National Park from Nashville. We stayed in a cabin between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. We didn’t eat too many meals out, but got food from the grocery store instead. Because of this, I hardly took any pictures of my food.

***This is not the most vegan friendly city***

***We began referring to this city as a redneck Las Vegas- not my favorite city, but it is right next to the Great Smokey Mountains National Park***

Day 1:

On the way to Gatlinburg, we grabbed a quick breakfast from Chick-fil-a. I ordered hash browns, a large fruit cup, and orange juice.

We, also, stopped at Great Smokies Flea Market & Antiques . Not really a place I necessarily recommend stopping at; there is kind of just a lot of crap. We did pick up some watermelon, cantaloupe, and peaches, from the small selection of produce they had.  Both melons were delicious, but the South Carolina peaches were not all that sweet.

We stopped to get groceries at the Kroger in Pigeon Forge. I was extremely surprised by the vegan selection they had. We got breakfast, lunch, and snack stuff for the next few days. I even got a Daiya frozen pizza (the best vegan frozen pizza) for dinner that night!

Day 2:

For breakfast, I had a peach and made oatmeal with a banana and almond milk.

We hiked for the majority of the day. I packed almonds for a snack and had an almond butter sandwich and another peach for lunch.

For dinner, we ate in Gatlinburg at we ate at the Smokey Mountain Brewery. They had a few vegan options, like a soybean based burger, but I just felt like getting a Caesar salad with no cheese and oil and vinegar and a side of fries.

For dessert, we grabbed some ice cream from the Ben and Jerry’s store because they have make my favorite vegan ice cream. They only had two flavors available to get a scoop of, so i decided to just get a pint of the Dairy-Free Peanut Butter Half Baked.

Day 3:

Again for breakfast, I had a peach and made oatmeal with a banana and almond milk.

I ate peanuts for a snack, while hiking.

We hiked less this day and took a trail that led into Gatlinburg, where we had lunch at Big Daddy’s Pizzeria. I picked this place because I saw that they had soy cheese for the pizza, on request. I don’t recommend this place because it was just okay and a bit pricey for what it was.

After walking around Galtinburg and doing a moonshine tasting *yuck*, we headed back to the cabin for dinner and to play cards and watch a movie. I decided to eat just a bunch of fruit because we had a lot left and were leaving soon. I gotta say, it was absolutely delicious.

Day 4: 

I, again, had oatmeal made with a banana and almond milk for breakfast.

We packed up and headed out rather early. Packing a lunch and whatever food we had leftover. After driving around Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge for a while, unsuccessfully looking for handcrafted artwork and such, we headed back towards Nashville.

For lunch, in the car, I ate a almond butter sandwich, pretzels, and some jicama.

Photos that don’t include food:

Hanging out the car window to take pictures of the mountains