#MannatsMode Top 10 Veggie Friendly Restaurants in YEG
Alright, I have been vegetarian since I was 11 years old, which now I see as a great feat as I surrounded by meat (mainly chicken) all my life in my Punjabi family. But on a serious note, its just a way of life for me and I don’t know any different. I have to say in my growing up years food was on the bottom of my priority list and I hated going for dinners outside with family and friends. I would usually have to eat salad or garlic bread no matter where I went. Restaurants were not only lacking in their choice of veggie options but were also rigid about tweaking dishes to customize them.
It all changed when the world went on a health kick 5 years ago. All of a sudden being active, eating organic and being a quinoa feene was the coolest thing you could do. With this change came about a huge revolution in restaurant menus to accommodate different dietary restrictions. All of a sudden menus incorporated vegetarian, vegan and even gluten-free options to stay competitive. This coupled with my move to San Fran really sprung about a diet revolution for me!
So again to clarify I am vegetarian. There is many kinds in the world: Some consume eggs and dairy products, while the strictest kind, vegans, eat no animal produce at all, including honey. Some people call themselves vegetarians, but they consume fish. I am of the former.
Over the years I have developed my taste pallet and list of vegetarian friendly yeg restaurants, see below for names of some and my favourite dishes there!
Their SPICY ARRABIATA has my heart. They have many other drool worthy pastas/ pizzas with equally amazing wine pairings.
Indian food is my staple, try this restaurant out for a twist in Indian fusion cuisine. They are my go-to spot other than my mom’s kitchen! Not to mention their modern laid back space and the best customer service ever. Their stunning art walls were so inspiring (and insta-worthy), I did my photoshoot in there! Thanks for the location for this shoot guys and for yummy food always! Note: they were #Jannat2018 caterers!
Syphay / Viphalay
Google it for locations! / http://viphalay.com/
I’m a sucker for Thai food. These are the best in the city. HANDS DOWN. They are super flexible and can pretty much make any dish vegetarian. My go-to is the curries, ob-v! The green is my fav, a classic and NEVER disappoints. They are probably the most consistent restaurants ever!
Bodega @ Sabor
Their tapas are poppin’ for veggies and non-veggies alike! My fav dish is the vegetarian paella! Also its so fancy in there, I love getting dressed up for date night or girls night and heading to this joint.
Italian goodness. Their classic Margarita pizza with their wine pairings is drool worthy.
My other Indian comfort food place. For an amazing Indian buffet everyday! You go there and just know, you will get soul satisfying veggie Indian food! Note: they were #Jannat2018 caterers!
Mark my words: mexican food never fails! Their tacos and vegetarian chilli are so good for those days you are STARVING. And if you dare: try a veggie enchilada…
(don’t eye roll) They took my FAVOURITE dish - the fajitas off the menu but have AMAZING salads including the raincoast, quinuoa and kale salads (all of which have no meat options) and their modern bowl which is to die for!
I know there is endless others, I have so many to explore! Hubs, are you listening? Write to me and tell me your favourite YEG veggie resto spots!
Love and Light,