Best Vegetarian Restaurants In St. Louis

January 29, 2011 6:08 AM

Of all the food trends that exist, the vegetarian movement is probably the fastest growing. With society shifting to a healthier way of living, the vegetarian diet is becoming more and more appealing. Thankfully, St. Louis has plenty of vegetarian restaurants with delicious options to please vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.

Meskerem Ethiopian Restaurant

3210 South Grand Street
St. Louis, Mo. 63118
(314) 772-4442

Meskerem Ethiopian Restaurant was founded in 2007 and has been delighting locals with its creative approach to Ethiopian food ever since. Ethiopian cuisine heavily utilizes “injeera,” which is a sourdough flatbread. Using this edible utensil, one can scoop up mounds of delicious lentils, spicy vegetables and peas for consumption. Meskerem Ethiopian Restaurant is an excellent option for vegetarians who are looking for something a little different.

Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Friday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.


33 North Sarah
St. Louis, Mo. 63108
(314) 535-5100

Terrene, an adjective meaning “of the earth,” is located in downtown St. Louis. This environmentally-friendly restaurant certainly lives up to its name, offering customers a wide variety of vegetarian fare that is both delicious and sustainable. The menu features a wide selection of items for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. Of note are the Tempeh Cakes; this vegetarian specialty starts with vegetable tempeh cakes and is accompanied by black beans, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, corn and red pepper aioli.

Hours: Tuesday through Thursday, 5 to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5 to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 5 to 9 p.m.

Shangri La Diner

2201 Cherokee Street
St. Louis, Mo. 63118
(314) 772-8308

The Shangri La Diner, located in St. Louis, is a 100 percent vegetarian establishment that serves up its specialty fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner. With creative dish names like the Sal-Amanda and the Van Dyke, the Shangri La Diner is clearly one that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Their popular all-you-can-eat Sunday buffet brunch is chock-full of delicious vegetarian items that would make any foodie cry tears of joy. Try The Fat Mattress: This aptly titled dish is Shangri La Diner’s take on the Reuben and is served with sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, Thousand Island dressing and vegetarian corned beef.

Hours: Thursday, 5 to 9 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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