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Green Vegetarian Restaurant

200 East Grayson Street, San Antonio, TX - (210) 320-5865
Posted By Michael Stern on 10/20/2012 5:38:00 AM
Green Vegetarian Restaurant is not merely vegetarian. It also is kosher, meaning closed Friday night and Saturday; several items on the menu are strictly vegan; some are gluten-free.

The sun was blazing when we stopped in, so it seemed only right to start with an icy smoothie that blended pineapple, mango, papaya and banana in a mix known as "tropical cooler." Refreshing? More than a bath in ice water.

The menu offers many options, including breakfast/slash/brunches that include sweet potato pancakes, huevos rancheros, migas and vegan tacos. Of course there are salads: Greek, raw beet, raw vegetables with raw pecan hummus and a taco salad that includes soy chili. Side dishes are listed on the menu "from healthiest to happiest" – kale salad to French fries and onion rings.

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5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Mike Sandwich
Hummus Sandwich
Tropical Cooler
Kale Salad
Ginger Bomb
Biscuit
Chili
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Open wide! The Mike sandwich is a tour de force of good-for-you ingredients that include slices of vegetable protein known as wham because they resemble ham. You wouldn't mistake them for Virginia's finest, but they do taste good, especially with the sandwich's habanero jelly.
"Open wide! The Mike sandwich is a tour de force of good-for-you ingredients that include slices of vegetable protein known as wham because they resemble ham. You wouldn't mistake them for Virginia's finest, but they do taste good, especially with the sandwich's habanero jelly."
Michael Stern





At Green, hummus isn't ordinary hummus; it is raw pecan hummus, here teamed with sliced raw carrots, beets, spinach and sprouts.
"At Green, hummus isn't ordinary hummus; it is raw pecan hummus, here teamed with sliced raw carrots, beets, spinach and sprouts."
Michael Stern


Sunday at Green: expect to wait for a table.
"Sunday at Green: expect to wait for a table."
Michael Stern


Green is a festive, friendly place, making the most out of a building originally built in 1896. Its stated goal is to be ''part of San Antonio’s transition from one of the fattest cities to one of the fittest cities.'' After I took this picture, co-owner Chris Behrend asked if I was an air conditioning repair man. He was having condensation problems and assumed that I photographed the silver-wrapped duct work as a memento of my visit.
"Green is a festive, friendly place, making the most out of a building originally built in 1896. Its stated goal is to be ''part of San Antonio’s transition from one of the fattest cities to one of the fittest cities.'' After I took this picture, co-owner Chris Behrend asked if I was an air conditioning repair man. He was having condensation problems and assumed that I photographed the silver-wrapped duct work as a memento of my visit."
Michael Stern


This vegetable drink is health in a glass; its vivid ginger flavor is sheer refreshment.
"This vegetable drink is health in a glass; its vivid ginger flavor is sheer refreshment."
Michael Stern


A far cry from the chili con carne originally served in the San Antonio market by 19th century chili queens, Green's vegetarian version is deftly seasoned and ballasted with beans.
"A far cry from the chili con carne originally served in the San Antonio market by 19th century chili queens, Green's vegetarian version is deftly seasoned and ballasted with beans."
Michael Stern


Pineapple, mango, papaya, banana and ice make this tropical cooler a hot-weather blessing. Other available smoothies include peanut butter and banana, chocolate and banana, and a very berry blend of blackberries, raspberries, blueberries and strawberries.
"Pineapple, mango, papaya, banana and ice make this tropical cooler a hot-weather blessing. Other available smoothies include peanut butter and banana, chocolate and banana, and a very berry blend of blackberries, raspberries, blueberries and strawberries."
Michael Stern


On a menu that lists side dishes from healthiest to happiest, kale leads the list. Despite its virtue (ok, ok, maybe because of it), it made me very happy.
"On a menu that lists side dishes from healthiest to happiest, kale leads the list. Despite its virtue (ok, ok, maybe because of it), it made me very happy."
Michael Stern


From the Green website: ''We realize vegetarians are discriminating foodies, and we strive to provide a range of options for our vegetarian guests. Many of our vegetarian meals appeal to our non-vegetarian community as a way of introducing them to a great tasting vegetarian experience.''
"From the Green website: ''We realize vegetarians are discriminating foodies, and we strive to provide a range of options for our vegetarian guests. Many of our vegetarian meals appeal to our non-vegetarian community as a way of introducing them to a great tasting vegetarian experience.'' "
Michael Stern



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