Adopting a vegetarian diet can be a fantastic way to work toward experiencing better health, since eating more plants can help a person feel better overall. A vegetarian diet is also often associated with a higher consumption of fiber, folic acid, vitamins C and E, magnesium, unsaturated fat and countless phytochemicals. Let’s explore some of the amazing vegetarian dishes we have loved, all from local restaurants right here in Columbus. Bon Appétit!
Delicious and nutritious, this sliced roasted cauliflower is very tender and has a nutty flavor. It is coupled with wild mushrooms and roasted carrots and served in a delectable vegan demi-glace. It comes with all the flavor and none of the guilt.
Available at: High Bank Distillery Co.
This dish features fresh whole ripe plantain which is flattened and fried. It is served with lettuce, mojito, banana peppers, mozzarella, provolone and creamy avocados. Try it with the cilantro sauce and give your taste buds a spectacular new experience with this Venezuelan and Colombian dish.
Available at: Arepazo Restaurants
Listen up, pizza lovers, this vegetable flatbread is scrumptious! It features mouthwatering fennel puree, roasted campari tomatoes, arugula pesto, crumbled feta cheese, pickled red onions, olives and shitake mushrooms. You will love the amazing flavor combinations.
Available at: Hudson 29 Kitchen + Drink
This colorful vegetarian and vegan bowl is bursting with nutrients. Pan-seared organic tofu, long grain brown rice, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and red cabbage are all garnished with scallions and served with the most addicting peanut sauce. Seduce your palate with this delicious bowl.
Available at: Northstar Café
Spanako Rice Wrap
This wrap features fresh spinach, collard greens and kale, artichoke hearts, capers, cashews and onions with lemon, nutritional yeast, miso and salt. It comes wrapped in vegan rice paper and sprinkled with shredded carrots, red cabbage, sprouts and a bit of lettuce. Each bite is full of crunch and amazing texture. Try this wonderfully healthy light meal that’s 75% raw!
Available at: Portia’s Cafe
Vegan Torta Smash
Toasted local ciabatta comes with refried Shagbark Seed & Mill black beans, pepitas, fresh corn, Puerto Rican sazón from North Market Spices, Ltd., Urfa pepper and cumin and is topped with roasted red pepper, avocado, lettuce, red onion and Katalina’s vegan Sriracha “creamaise.” This sandwich is on top for creative combinations. It’s packed with flavor and is definitely drool worthy.
Available at: Katalina’s