Hey there Hippies!
One of the things I love about Greenville is the foodie scene.
It doesn’t have a wide variety of vegan options, but I look at it as though it’s an incentive to save that going-out money for good quality cooking ingredients.
There are a few places I’d like to highlight that actually have great vegan options. I enjoy trying everything Greenville has to offer for vegans to help support the growth of cruelty-free options. (Though with Asheville only an hour away, we aren’t hurting too much for great vegan food: thank you Plant, Vortex Donuts, and more!)
Here’s a list of 3 awesome places that secretly have great vegan options:
- Willy Taco: Whenever I’m in the mood for some bomb chips and guac, Willy Taco is my go-to option. The first thing I tell the waiter (when going to any restaurant) is that I’m vegan. Most of the time I have to explain what that means, but with Willy Taco I don’t! They’re chefs are very well trained and know the ins and outs of different diets & lifestyles: Gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, etc. The waitress told me that Vegans are able to order any taco they want and replace it with tofu or (non-breaded) avocado. Their breaded avo isn’t vegan and I am grateful that they let me know. You also want to make sure to reiterate that you don’t want any cheese, queso, or sour cream – just incase. They are super accommodating and happily pass no judgement. Bravo Willy Taco! P.S. They also have a great coconut cream cocktail. It’s an overall super cool atmosphere and a fun place to bring friends and family. I wish I had a picture, but trust me, the food is super yummy!
- Rosalinda’s: Uh… can I just say that Rosalinda’s broadcasts the fact that they offer vegan on their sign outside the restaurant! Any place that’s willing to display the words “vegan” is a great place in my book. The waitress at Rosalinda’s told me that I can pretty much order anything vegan. Obviously quesadillas would be pretty bland without (vegan) cheese which they don’t typically have, but I ordered a delicious burrito and it was out of this world. Great job Rosalinda’s! I’ve only been once but I can’t wait to go back! P.S. That’s not cheese in the photo, its a delicious sauce!
- Sidewall Pizza: I have to admit, I was a bit worried about going into Sidewall, but then my husband had a free birthday pizza coupon and the waitress was so awesome about letting us know the vegan options. They have two yummy sauces – one garlic based and one tomato based! Both vegan and delicious. We were able to add a ton of veggies and when I wanted more she brought me a little cup full and I was the happiest human. Plus their salads are incredible. The best part though? They have homemade coconut milk vegan ice cream. Yes. Homemade. Vegan. Ice cream. They offer two flavors -chocolate and vanilla and I have to say, both are wonderfully delicious. A+ for food. A+ for atmosphere. I highly recommend bringing friends and family here.
Until next time,