National Vegetarian Month

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October is National Vegetarian Month, so check out these prime spots to grab some leafy greens and nutritious nosh around San Diego.

Tacos are an objectively perfect food, and you may be asking yourself how vegetarian tacos could ever measure up to the real thing. However, at Quiero Tacos they have several vegan and vegetarian options that are certain to make your mouth water. Their Chile Relleno Taco made with a homemade flour tortilla, battered chile guero sprinkled with oaxaca, onion, and lime aioli is absolutely exceptional. Or try another one of their fan favorites like the Avocado City Taco, made with a homemade corn tortilla, tempura avocado, garnished with microgreens and a decadent blue cheese dressing.

If breakfast is your favorite meal of the day, Breakfast Republic has several vegan and vegetarian items that are sure to satisfy your empty stomach in the morning. Their Harvest Omelet is comprised of plant-based eggs, asparagus, avocado, spinach, onion, jalapeno, and vegan sausage with your choice of either an English muffin or of rye bread. A complete breakfast sure to keep you nourished for the busy day ahead.

Fig Tree Café, situated in Pacific Beach, East Village, and Liberty Station, will have you shouting, “it’s soy good!” Treat your taste buds to their Soy Chorizo Scramble served with soy chorizo, eggs, jack cheese, guacamole, and black beans, or opt for something sweet with decadent Fig Jam & Ricotta Stuffed French Toast! There’s something for everyone at this iconic SD eatery.

Calling all veggie lovers! Grater Greens is the perfect place to fuel your body with nutritious and delicious superfoods. You can choose from an assortment of specialty salads loaded with fresh vegetables and hearty grains, with the option to add protein. The Mediterranean Grain Bowl has a base of kale and wild rice, and is packed with veggies like cucumber, olives, avocado, onion, and tomatoes, with chickpeas and feta on top. They also have an option to customize your own salad bowl from the base to the premium toppings. You are sure to find something that makes your heart beet!

Grater Grilled Cheese will make all cheese lovers scream, “more cheese, please!” The gourmet Cali Grilled Cheese will positively make you melt. It contains tons of gooey cheese, topped with arugula, jalapenos, fresh tomato, red bell peppers, caramelized onions, and avocado. You also have the choice to make your own customizable grilled cheese, from the bread to the sauce, all the way to the many delicious toppings.

Metlbar Creamery & Cafe, located in North Park and Gaslamp, have a vast assortment of vegan and vegetarian options for every meal, all with a southern twist. The Vegan Burger will have you saying, “I can’t believe it’s not real meat.” It is complete with an impossible patty, vegan pepper jack cheese, grilled onion and peppers, plus arugula, all topped with vegan mayo all on a pretzel bun. There is surely something everyone in the whole family can enjoy.