Meet meatless merrymaking with today’s Groupon. For $10, you’ll get $20 worth of vegetarian Kosher eats at Green Vegetarian Cuisine, San Antonio’s only 100% meat-free eatery. Sate your meatlust by fooling your taste buds with delicious vegetables posing as delicious meats.
The customizable menu at the northwest San Antonio salad supplier allows you to design a personalized crunchy creation to satisfy your noshing needs. All of Salad Creations’ fresh ingredients are delivered by a fleet of benevolent produce-gathering bluebirds almost every day, and are thrown together to order by the skillful salad sorcerers under your masterful direction. Choose a junior creation (starting at $4.99) and top your fresh lettuce mix with up to four “throw ins,” or quell insatiable salad cravings with a full creation (starting at $7.49) for unlimited access to all of the salad emporium’s offerings, excluding proteins ($2.50 and up). Color a fresh spinach mix with black olives, red onions, and green bell peppers, or gussy up a bowl of chopped romaine with artichoke hearts, chickpeas, and sunflower seeds. For a protein-packed salad, add a sprinkling of barbecue chicken ($2.50) or wild Alaskan salmon ($3.50), and top off your crunchy concoction with one of more than 15 varieties of dressings, most of which are exclusive Salad Creations creations.
This clean, eco-friendly eatery's menu is populated with nutritional and nourishing palate-pleasers, all packing a punch of personalized perfection that won't lead to paunches or potbellies. Each tasty creation is quickly prepared from fresh ingredients upon ordering, and a friendly, helpful staff is on hand to walk nervous neophytes through the ordering process. Fill up on a freestyle wrap (from $4.99 for a 6", up to $7.69 for a 9"), such as the grilled chicken or the philly cheesesteak, and top it with any of the multitude of dressings, including tzatziki, barbecue sauce, and honey mustard. Globally minded gastronomists can tongue-travel with international eats such as the fiesta mexicana ($5.69 for a 6", $6.99 for a 9") or the thai beef ($5.69 for a 6", $6.99 for 9"). This Groupon is good for dine-in or carryout, allowing hungry hominids to eat well whether fully bipedal or critical of sit-down dining.
Chef Luca Della Casa sends out artfully designed small plates at Nosh, where "nearly everything is made in-house and it shows," according to my SanAntonio. Here, the chefs encourage diners to connect over shareable bites of gourmet cuisine. They serve plates of tagliatelle pasta with salmon and mushroom-and-parmesan fried risotto balls in a family-style manner—minus the traditional arm-wrestling match for the last slice of pizza. On the patio or inside the cozy dining room, diners can pair grownup snacks—such as cheese plates and truffle-oil french fries—with a wide variety of wines or specialty cocktails that rotate regularly.
Vegeria Vegan Restaurant, a gluten-free establishment, repels hunger with artistic, plant-based cuisine, and recently expanded its all-natural approach into an on-site bakery, featuring gluten-free birthday and wedding cakes. Chefs whip up fresh sandwiches, tacos, and raw dishes, such as the the potato, corn, and poblano flautas or the sun-dried tomato and sweet potato enchiladas topped with cashew cream. Artistic themes carry over from plates to Vegeria's actual décor, as each month, it showcases the works of a different local artist in an effort to raise proceeds for community organizations.
More than 40 toppings can crown YoFruit’s self-serve frozen yogurt. Available in nonfat and low-fat flavors, each kosher-certified treat can be swirled into a cup or one of the shop’s handmade waffle cones. Yogurt is one several options on YoFruit’s café-inspired menu, which includes salads, housemade Belgian waffles, and gourmet wraps such as tuna salad and walnuts with cilantro-ranch dressing.
A plethora of boba-tea options aside, the drink menu earns YoFruit the fruit portion of its name with specialty smoothies such as blends of honeydew, mint, and pineapple. Feasts unfold inside YoFruit’s cheery dining area, which surrounds patrons with bright stonewalls decorated with murals.
Founded by Mediterranean-born Alon Mor and named after a bean fundamental to Mediterranean cuisine, Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill brings a fresh, healthy take on fast food to diners at locations throughout the country. Patrons can choose ingredients such as steak shwarma or portobello mushrooms to nosh with made-from-scratch pita bread, or opt for vegan and gluten-free options. Sips of beverages such as mint lemonade or hibiscus-mango tea wash it all back.