Local, organic, gluten-free vegan food.
Posted on 08 / 01 / 2013
Vegeria is special. The restaurant is cute and eclectic, and their menu is creative and varied. They don't use mock meats here -- they buy locally grown produce, so occasionally they run out of some things.
They're open on Saturday, filling the gap left by Green Vegetarian Cuisine (which, sadly, is closed on Saturdays), and offer a buffet brunch which is always delicious to a full house. They're open Saturday evening with a limited menu.
During the week, I enjoyed their spinach and cashew cheese quesadilla -- very flavorful and very messy!
What I love most about Vegeria (besides their TO DIE FOR kitchen sink nachos -- these things set the nacho standard so high, nobody else can even come close) is their commitment to supporting cruelty-free causes. Example: I visited Sunny Day Farms, a farm animal rescue organization that depends on donations to help make ends meet. Vegeria catered the event (organized by San Antonio Vegans) and donated all the money to SDF.
These guys are passionate about making the world a cruelty-free place and supporting those who work to do so. While they're still working out the new restaurant kinks (they've only been around a couple of years), they have a lot of potential and get more into their rhythm as time goes on. Their take on Tex-Mex is unique and fresh, and won't leave you feeling bloated and lethargic the way typical greasy, cheese-laden Tex-Mex will.
Taste buds unaccustomed to food that isn't fried, smothered in cheese, or otherwise processed, may find their fresh, local ingredients to be a shock in an unfavorable way. Detox those taste buds and come back when you can really savor the flavors of these plant-based creations in their own right, rather than through the greasy, cheesy lens.
Wonderful staff, Delicious, creative food, Wonderful restaurant atmosphere
No sweet tea (adding sugar = no), Small place, very crowded on Saturday