If you’re looking for definitive proof that everything is bigger in Texas, the state’s culinary traditions are a decent place to start. Texans pioneered the style of cooking known as Tex-Mex, which essentially ups the ante on food made south of the border. From the heavy sourdough biscuits to the colossal burritos, Tex-Mex dishes tend to embrace meat in large quantities. But if you take a closer look at Houston’s culinary scene, you’ll find a cornucopia of vegetarian alternatives. Chef Staci Davis of Radical Eats, for example, embraces Texan traditions with tacos and tamales that showcase local produce instead of meat.