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Our Favorite Vegetarian Restaurants in Wichita

When you think living and eating the vegetarian lifestyle, cities like Portland and Seattle immediately come to mind. But Wichita? Out here in beef country? You probably aren’t expecting much green to eat when you land here. This city is always surprising, and the number of vegetarian-friendly restaurants that are not only good, but totally worthy of your money and appetite, are growing more and more abundant all the time.

Often using locally sourced ingredients and catering to the more common carnivorous appetites that abound here in Kansas, Wichita’s veggie eateries rival some of the best places to eat in the country. Plus, every meal comes with a side of that sweet Midwest hospitality!

Enjoy our favorite vegetarian restaurants in Wichita, Kansas — and be sure to tell them we sent you.

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The Flying Stove

One of the most fantastic food trucks in the country, so says Forbes, always features at least one vegetarian option that would appeal to the most meaty of eaters. Their menu rotates frequently, and rarely brings back the same thing twice. Fresh local ingredients made monthly specials like the Black Bean and Quinoa burger and Mexican Fruit Cartel big hits with their hungry, traveling legion of fans. And the truffle fries – made with fresh thyme and truffle oil - fuhgettaboutit it.

Yelp Rating – 4.5 out of 5 stars

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Tanya’s Soup Kitchen

No place in town appeals to vegetarians (or frankly anyone with food sensitivities) like Tanya’s does. Lines swell out the door for their small batch soups with locally grown ingredients. The menu rotates by day and season, with features like Tomato Basil Bisque, Creamy Artichoke Gorgonzola Soup, and a Poorman’s Vegetable Stew. Any of those pair well with their signature veg sandwich, the Lulu, featuring two kinds of hummus and roasted red peppers. Hungry for more? The artful chalkboard specials menu is not to be missed.

Yelp Rating – 4.5 out of 5 stars

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Lotus Leaf Cafe and Creperie

Tucked in to an intimate space in Wichita’s historic Delano district, Lotus Leaf is a beacon adored by hungry vegetarian and carnivorous eaters alike. Start with raw pea and almond dip with pita or the rubbed kale salad, and then finish with the Mr. Fresh crepe stuffed with squash, avocado, peppers, sprouts, cranberry/jalapeno salsa and a raw cashew dressing. A menu fully-loaded with sandwiches still brings us back to the handmade crepes every time.

Yelp Rating – 4 out of 5 stars

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Public at the Brickyard

Found just below ground next to an abandoned brick yard, Public arrived on the scene just over a year ago and quickly became one of the hottest places to dine in Wichita. Channeling Portland and Brooklyn, it puts its own spin on a locally sourced menu that satisfies all tastes, even the meatless. Their Mediterranean plate is raved to be some of the best hummus around, and the caprese sandwich is complemented well by a house soup or their impressive Caesar salad. Their house cocktail menu isn’t too shabby too, and you’re bound to find a veggie floating around in your glass. Our go to? The Public Smash featuring a few fresh slices of jalapeno.

Yelp Rating – 4.5 out of 5 stars

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GreenAcres Market

Tucked inside the back of a small, local health food grocery store is a deli that rivals any free-standing lunch spot. From fresh soups and salads to entrees and sandwiches, you can make an impressive feast to dine in the store or to go at GreenAcres. The curried tofu salad is a can’t-miss hit, daily soups like tomato pumpkin are always fresh and in-season, and boxed lunches like the Mediterranean plate include baba ghanoush and/or hummus with pita chips, stuffed grape leaves, and a tabbouleh salad. This is the only option on our list with multiple locations, so if you find yourself in Jenks, Oklahoma or Kansas City, Missouri, give them a visit there, too.

Yelp Rating – 4.5 out of 5 stars

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Cow and Sow Deli

New in the winter of 2013, this adorable deli reminds us of a good neighborhood bodega in New York City. The sassy trio of women who run the place are worth the visit, but their reliance on almost entirely locally-sourced ingredients makes it worth the while. A daily rotating soup menu may include veggie rice chowder full of kale, carrots, corn, cauliflower, peppers, onions, or creamy potato and leek soup, or roasted acorn squash and kale soup. A by-the-pound salad bar is loaded with homemade pickled eggplant, a variety of greens, fresh-made potato salad, and several vegetable toppings, all which pair well with locally baked breads and fresh-picked apples.

Yelp Rating – 5 out of 5 stars

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December 11th, 2013

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Dianne

You missed the best veg restaurant (by far!) in Wichita, which is Garden Grill - http://gardengrillcafe.com/menu-2/ None of those mentioned above can compare to Garden Grill's selection and quality. And it's a completely vegan!

posted Dec 12th, 2013 5:04 pm


emilee

Great list. Didn't know about Public or Cow & Sow. But Flying Stove is always awesome. No veg Wichita list is complete without the Garden Grill Cafe.

posted Dec 12th, 2013 2:44 am



   
 

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