Bust those stereotypes. Not all vegetarians are hippies. Sure, notable lovers of peace, like Mohandas Gandhi and Punkd star Dax Shepard dont eat meat, but did you know the Hulk is a vegetarian? (You dont get that green without lots of kale.) Rob Zombie might love gore, but he doesnt love eating animal flesh. So if stereotypes make you angry, well, dont get angry. Just eat vegan and vegetarian finds that are all the rage.
by Greg Elwell, photos by Garett Fisbeck and Mark Hancock
- Tempeh Tacos at The Earth Cafe & Deli in Norman. mh
The Earth Cafe & Deli
309 S. Flood Ave., Norman
Easy, vegetarians. Dont lose your tempeh. But if you do, youll be happy to know that The Earth has some delicious tacos to help you refill your crucial tempeh stores. Youll be singing Soy to the World in no time.
- Tacate, sauces and Avocado Enchiladas at Wholly Guacamole Kitchen in Midwest City. mh
Wholly Guacamole Kitchen
9015 SE 29th St., Midwest City
Nursing your wounds after the latest evening spent at vegetarian fight club, where the first rule is Dont talk about how much you miss bacon? Then soothe your aches and pains with the avocado enchiladas at Wholly Guacamole Kitchen. Creamy, cheesy and delicious, theyll get you ready for your next battle with your split personality.
- Garett Fisbeck
- Chicken Fried Portobello at Picasso's Cafe in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 29, 2015.
3009 Paseo St.
Being a vegan cowpoke aint easy, pardner, but if youd rather herd cattle than eat them, Picasso Cafe has your number with the chicken- fried portobello mushroom topped with vegan soy gravy and served with a side of fries. Best of all, its light enough that youll be quick on the draw for your next showdown against Meaty Mel and the Clogged Artery Gang.
- Garett Fisbeck
- Down home bowl and organic iced tea at the Loaded Bowl in Oklahoma City, Friday, May 1, 2015.
The Loaded Bowl
Whatre you looking at, Mac? you sneer at passersby. The last thing you need when youre ticked off is some looky-loo gawking at your dinner. But they cant help but wonder how good vegan macaroni and cheese from a truck could be. Hint: If its from The Loaded Bowl, its pretty damn good.
- Garett Fisbeck
- Yemsir Wot with Msir Kik and Kachumbari at Haiget's Restaurant in Edmond, Thursday, April 30, 2015.
Haigets Restaurant & Catering
308 W. Edmond Road
If youve never tried Ethiopian food, the yemsir wot from Haigets will have you seeing red. How you made it this far without digging into this spicy red lentil stew with a handful of injera bread is a mystery even science cannot solve.
- Care for Noodles and Balls at the Red Cup. mh
The Red Cup
3122 N. Classen Blvd.
Ease that angry vegetarian streak the way smart Italians have for years: with a mouthful of these balls. And at The Red Cup, in addition to serious hippie cred (not that were calling you a hippie!), you can enjoy those balls without meat and on top of a big bowl of perfectly cooked noodles.
- Cafe Antigua's Ana Sofia Del Cid, poses with vegitarian Huevos Motuleno double stack, with a fresh mango smoothy. mh
1903 N. Classen Blvd.
Ay, ay, ay. If your meat-free existence has got you hot under the collar, you might be in the market for huevos motuleños at Cafe Antigua. A stack of corn tortillas stuffed with black beans and topped with a couple of eggs, zesty chirmol sauce and cheese, this dish has the spice you need stay sizzling.