[caption id="attachment_76726" align="aligncenter" width="607"] These vegetarian dishes will make you forget all about turkey this Thanksgiving.[/caption] This Thanksgiving, if you’re a vegetarian, give thanks for the fact that you can have such a healthy and delicious meal that you won’t even think twice about the fact that it’s sans turkey. Here’s how. Roasted Delicata Squash Salad (adapted from Chow.com) With all the meat, cream-based casseroles and starchy vegetables abounding, salads can get lost in the Thanksgiving shuffle. So start your meal off with this light and healthy squash salad that’s as delicious as it is beautiful.
[caption id="attachment_72481" align="aligncenter" width="607"] These vegetarian restaurants in California are so good, you'll never miss the meat.[/caption] California’s healthy, eco-friendly mentality is so prevalent that it spreads to practically every aspect of the lives of its residents, so it’s no surprise that some of the best vegetarian restaurants in the country can be found in this sunny state. If you want your plate to be filled with healthy, meat-free options, check out these vegetarian restaurants in California.
[caption id="attachment_72297" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Texas is known for its barbecue, but there are plenty of vegetarian options in Austin.[/caption] The concept of eating vegetarian in Austin might be a foreign one to you. After all, this city is known for its big, beefy Tex-Mex cuisine like tacos, burritos and enchiladas, as well as its down-home barbecue joints serving up signature Texas beef brisket and pulled pork. Having said that, it may surprise you to know that Austin is chock full of vegan and vegetarian restaurants for the meat-averse, or anyone who’s looking to nosh on something healthier than rib tips and beef nachos. Read on to find our favorite vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Austin.
[caption id="attachment_72938" align="alignleft" width="607"] The Chicago Diner, a vegetarian restaurant, is an institution in the Windy City.[/caption] Perfectly situated on Lake Michigan, Chicago is the largest city in the state of Illinois. Nicknamed “The Windy City,” Chicago offers visitors and residents a unique mix of Midwestern charm with the sleek amenities of a larger city. With so many restaurants to choose from, spanning every cuisine imaginable, you'll have a lot on your plate when you visit or live here -- literally. The city’s central location and mix of modern and traditional make Chicago one of the best cities for vegetarians. There’s no shortage of things to do here, and whether you’re hitting up some of the famed exhibits at the Museum of Contemporary Art or the Museum of Science and Industry, taking in a Chicago Cubs game or simply strolling through downtown, chances are you’re never too far from a great Chicago vegetarian restaurant.
Vegetarians want more than a meal at a restaurant without the meat; they want innovative, delicious faire with an emphasis on vegetarian protein. Reasons for going vegetarian vary from religious to ethnic to ethical, and vegans go without any animal…