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"This is the resource book for vegetarian travelers." -- Healing Retreats. "This is a terrific and much-needed guidebook that makes traveling easy and worry-free for vegetarians. It lists and rates vegetarian restaurants and also reports on the best place
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The Best Organic Food Stores, Farmers' Markets & Vegetarian Restaurants in America's Southwest

James Bernard Frost


Ulysses Travel Publications

4176 Saint-Denis, Montréal, Québec

Canada H2W 2M5

The Boundary, Wheatley Road, Garsington

Oxford, OX44 9EJ England

© 2010 James Bernard Frost

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form, or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the written permission of the publisher.

This guide focuses on recreational activities. As all such activities contain elements of risk, the publisher, author, affiliated individuals and companies disclaim any responsibility for injury, harm, or illness that may occur to anyone through, or by use of, the information in this book. Every effort was made to insure the accuracy of information in this book, but the publisher and author do not assume and hereby disclaim, liability for loss or damage caused by errors, omissions, misleading information or potential travel problems caused by this guide, even if such errors or omissions are the result of negligence, accident or any other cause.



What Does It Mean To Be A Vegetarian?

How To Use This Book

Before You Go

Helpful Web Sites




Camelback & Indian School Road Areas 







Colorado Springs 

Crested Butte 


Lower Downtown (LoDo) 

Wheat Ridge 



Estes Park 

Fort Collins 

Grand Junction 



Summit County 


Winter Park 


Las Cruces 

Santa Fe 




Oklahoma City 






Downtown & Deep Ellum 

Uptown & Greenville 

Elsewhere Around Dallas 


El Paso 

Ft. Worth 



Upper Kirby District (Compaq Headquarters) 

Elsewhere in Houston 

San Antonio 





Salt Lake City 

Zion National Park Area 

Farmers' Markets 


Vegetarian Food Items 


Living in San Francisco, my girlfriend Kimberly and I are amazed at the excellent quality of vegetarian restaurants in our city. However, we wanted to see what else was out there in this great nation of ours, so we took a trip to our local Barnes & Noble hoping to find a guide to the pleasures of vegetarian dining throughout the United States. We were disappointed that such a travel book did not exist, and thus an idea was formed.

Shortly afterwards, I took on the task of producing a guidebook that would help readers find alternative dining options in the United States. After nearly two years of labor, the book in your hands is that guide. Not just a guide to restaurants, natural foods stores and farmers' markets, the book also contains facts and tidbits that health-minded and environmentally conscious individuals will find appealing.

In an effort to make this book useful to the wide range of people who are vegan, vegetarian, struggling to become vegetarian, or simply appreciate meatless cooking, I have included a wide range of restaurants, stores and markets in this guide. You'll find everything from hamburger joints with a garden burger option to gourmet raw foods restaurants that adhere to strict vegan standards and espouse the consumption of easily digestible uncooked foods. I have also given special consideration to budget travelers trying to stretch their dollars. All listings have an eye toward value.

What Does It Mean To Be A Vegetarian?

The precise and correct usage of the term vegetarian is disputed by various groups within the vegetarian movement. For the purposes of this book, the term vegetarian refers specifically to those who abstain from consuming the flesh of animals (beef, poultry and seafood), but who might eat various animal by-products such as eggs, milk, cheese, etc. The term vegan is used here when referring to those who eschew both. Macrobiotic is used loosely herein to describe an Eastern philosophy of vegetarian dining that emphasizes a balance in diet.

This guide does not delve deeply into the reasons for choosing to become vegetarian. The subject is better explored in a number of well-written books. Current, highly recommended primers include Joanne Stepaniak's The Vegan Sourcebook and Howard F. Lyman's Mad Cowboy: Plain Truth From the Cattle Rancher Who Won't Eat Meat.

How To Use This Book

The book is organized by region, with states listed alphabetically in each chapter. Cities, major and otherwise, are listed alphabetically under each state - major cities are oftentimes divided into sub-areas as well. Within each subsection you will find a general description of area restaurants and natural foods stores, as well as an assortment of featured restaurants.

Each state listing begins with an overview and describes the area's vegetarian outlook, and tells about regional cuisine that includes vegetarian options. In addition, under both state and city listings, you'll find information regarding common tourist destinations to help you make the most of your travels.

At the end of this guide is a state-by-state listing of farmers' markets. This compilation was gleaned from various Web sites, as well as the National Directory of Farmers Markets, a pamphlet published by the US Department of Agriculture. Unless specifically noted as an organic or vegetable-only event, markets listed may sell beef, poultry or seafood, as well as genetically altered or chemically treated vegetables.

The last chapter contains a glossary of food items and dishes.

Featured Restaurants

The featured restaurants scattered throughout this book were chosen for reviews based on the restaurant's reputation and my accessibility to it. They are not necessarily better or worse than non-reviewed restaurants. Some featured restaurants