By ADRIANA GUTH-BOROWSKI – As a new vegetarian, it can be difficult to eat out. However, on my vegetarian journey, I have discovered the best restaurants in Indiana to dine as a non-meat eater.
When it comes to sit-down restaurants, there are a few that stick out. My personal favorite is Thai food. In Indiana, there are many options including Terreek Thai , Thai @ Indiana, and Bann Thai.
With Thai food, you really can’t go wrong. My go-to is pineapple fried rice with tofu. The protein on all dishes can be replaced with tofu or no meat at all. My usual choice of Thai restaurants is Terreek Thai. Their prices are affordable, with a lunch costing under ten dollars.
“My go-to at Terreek is the stir-fried vegetables with tofu,” expressed senior and vegetarian Paige Mitsko. “It is probably one of the only restaurants in Indiana that has definite vegetarian options.”
Another staple in Indiana is Tres Amigos. It’s hard to go wrong with a classic quesadilla and Mexican rice. Tres is the perfect restaurant to dine with non-vegetarian friends because it allows for the best of both worlds. This affordable choice never fails.
“They have a wide arrange of vegetarian options. A lot of places don’t have good vegetarian food, but theirs is actually good,” commented senior vegetarian Courtnay Leydic. “My go-to is the vegetarian fajitas, I get it every time I go.”
There are many vegetarian burger options in town. The Beyond Burger is available at Romeo’s and the Impossible Burger is offered at Brunzies. Although I have not personally tried them, I have heard good things about both.
If a sit-down restaurant isn’t your speed, there are many fast food options. The best options in Indiana include Chipotle and Burger King.
Burger King recently reopened after renovation and revealed their new Impossible Burger. The plant-based burger tastes, feels, and smells exactly like a real meat-based burger. It is the perfect vegetarian burger. My typical meal includes an Impossible Burger and a Hershey Pie, which is the perfect companion to the burger.
“I didn’t know how to compare it to a real Burger King burger because I haven’t tried one in several years, but it tasted decent. Overall, it tasted like a real burger,” stated junior Maddux Fisanich.
Chipotle is always a solid vegetarian choice. The sofritas offer a great vegetarian meat replacement option, offering a bit of a kick with the shredded tofu sauteed in spices. Other than the sofritas, Chipotle offers a vegetarian option which doesn’t include any type of protein, however, it includes guacamole with no upcharge.
Anyone of these restaurants offer great non-meat options. My quest to find the best meals in Indiana has allowed me to scope out the best there is to offer.
[Photo by Adriana Guth-Borowski]
Photo Caption: “Junior Adriana Guth-Borowski goes on a quest to find the best vegetarian options in Indiana, PA.”
Adriana is a junior and has been on the High Arrow staff for three years. Her goal is to bring accurate news and other stories to the readers of the High Arrow.