Iguana Mexican Grill
9 NW Ninth St.
has plenty of vegetarian options nestled within its menu, and they can
make any dish vegetarian. Try the vegetarian nachos with red rice, white
beans, vegetables, cheese, guacamole and pico de gallo. Vegetable tacos
and fajitas are always a hit, or go with the popular
spinach-and-mushroom enchiladas. Enchiladas also are available with
cheese and red sauce or vegetables and red sauce. Don’t forget to check
out the specials for additional vegetarian options.
Stella Modern Italian Cuisine
201 N. Walker Ave.
inventive offerings for meat-eaters and veggie-eaters alike, Stella
uses seasonal vegetables to create inspired dishes at lunch and dinner.
You can’t go wrong with the grilled seasonal vegetables appetizer. For a
main course, don’t miss the pizza with sauteed wild mushrooms, garlic,
fontina and asiago cheese. And you’ll never miss the meat in the pasta
with acorn squash, parsnips, carrots, risotto, parmesan and toasted
204 N. Robinson Ave., Norman
a cornucopia of veggie wraps and salads, run, don’t walk to Coolgreens.
For an added healthy delight, leave off the cheese and go vegan. Choose
one of the signature wraps, or build your own. You’ll feel like a kid
in a candy store selecting things like cumin black beans, cherry
tomatoes, kalamata olives, walnuts and the freshest natural and organic
veggies in town. Do your heart and your waistline a favor and stop in at
Coolgreens to go vegetarian for a day, or forever.
Yucatan Taco Stand Tequila Bar & Grill
100 E. California Ave.
the menu at this Bricktown eatery is rather meat-heavy, hidden in the
menu is the Vegetarian Mix- Mex Grill. It features a tasty mix of
grilled asparagus, onions and assorted seasonal vegetables. On the side
are black beans, Latin fried rice, chipotle mashed potatoes, grilled
plantains and a roasted garlic aioli. The lack of meat will hardly be
noticeable with all those yummy veggies.
3009 Paseo St.
once-a-month vegetarian dinner at Picasso’s is no secret to local
vegetarians and carnivores alike who pack the house for innovative
vegetarian fare. In addition, there is an entire vegetarian and vegan
menu with tempting dishes like “chicken-fried” portobello, which is also
vegan; a vegan pizza; and a Frito chili pie made with vegan chili and
holding the cheese. Don’t forget to try the vegetarian Margherita or
501 S. Boulevard Ave., Edmond
vegetarian options on both the lunch and dinner menus, Cafe 501 also
offers the option to substitute a grilled portobello mushroom for any
meat item on the menu. But look no farther than the Grilled Vegetable
Stack. It features house-made pomodoro, crispy jalapeño-and-cheddar
polenta, seasonal vegetables, basil pesto and a balsamic reduction.
Panang Thai Restaurant
9022 S. Pennsylvania Ave.
to south OKC and visit Panang Thai, where vegetarians are always
welcome. Start with a fried tofu appetizer with sweet-and-sour sauce.
Curries feature rich, creamy coconut milk, and each may be made with
vegetables and tofu instead of meat. The massaman is tofu simmered in
coconut milk with onions, peanuts and potatoes. All may be made anywhere
from no spice to very spicy. Or opt for one of the flavorful rice
dishes, which can also be made with vegetables and tofu.
Photos by Shannon Cornman and Mark Hancock