1. Señor Veggie
620 S. Presa St.
Guarded by a cartoon Aztec mural, the marigold building housing Señor Veggie hosts some of the best vegan chow in San Anto. Run by the husband and wife team of José Alfredo Cruz and Tiffany Cruz, the restaurant began in 2012 as a booth in the Quarry Farmer's market and quickly transitioned to a permanent spot on South Presa (formerly occupied by Mr. Tim's Country Kitchen). With Thai, Spanish and Mediterranean inspirations, Señor Veggie has an impressive range of flavor, pairing the veggies of the world with their best representations in food culture (i.e. a delicious Baba ghanoush starter, the Indian samosa plate and a potato-based Vichyssoise). Of course, in their big '50s-style diner booths, Señor Veggie provides American dishes, like their black bean or beet burgers and sweet potato wedges with umami-packed curry ketchup. Ultimately, as their name might suggest, the Tex-Mex tradition inspires Señor Veggie's best grub. The black bean nachos with crumbled tempeh is a mighty lead-off dish, matching well with a lovely agua fresca or BYOB libation. Batting cleanup is the Jackfruit street tacos, chopping the world's largest treefruit into a tender carnitas alternative with a remarkable verisimilitude to the original pork.
Green Vegetarian Cuisine
517 E. Woodlawn Ave.
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