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Are you vegan and headed to cattle country? Possibly wondering if there’s anything to eat besides steak? There is! Check out these vegan restaurants in OKC!
When I decided to go to Oklahoma City, I definitely didn’t do it based on the vegan scene. In fact – I fully intended to survive on french fries the whole weekend but I was excited to visit a new city regardless. Even my Uber driver who picked me up from the airport confirmed my initial thoughts. Before knowing I was vegan, he goes “I hope you’re not a vegetarian…” to which I replied “Nope, I’m not. I’m actually vegan.” But he also said “What is there to write about in Oklahoma City?” so despite how nice he was, his opinion is totally untrustworthy. So, I set out to find vegan restaurants OKC despite the odds being against me.
However, I can see why he would think the way he does especially being from OKC. Oklahoma City is cattle country and home to the largest stockyard in the world which is located right in the city limits – you can literally be at a cattle market in just a few minutes and eat at a restaurant there. This is not the place you go to eat anything other than steak…right? I’m happy to report that’s not true at all! There are plenty of vegan restaurants in OKC.
Times are changing – even in cattle country.
Oklahoma City’s foodie scene is growing drastically as the city is being revitalized and more and more restaurants in OKC are popping up all over the place.
Vegan Restaurants OKC
When I visited Oklahoma City, there was only one completely vegan restaurant. Now, there are at least three all vegan restaurants OKC. Very excited to return, hopefully soon, to eat at even more of these spots!
The Loaded Bowl
Right after I checked into my hotel, I immediately went to the Loaded Bowl. It had come recommended by several people and apparently, their claim to fame dish was macaroni and cheese so I was definitely there for that.
The Loaded Bowl started as a food truck and now has a lovely brick and mortar location. I got the cashew mac & cheese, of course, and the chicken melt bowl. I also got a few baked goods to go because why not.
I desperately wanted to get back here before I left but with only 48 hours in the city, I never got to.
ESSENTIAL INFO Hours // T-W 11a-10p; Th-S 11a-12a; Sun 11a-3p Address // 1211 SW 2nd Street, Oklahoma City Website // www.theloadedbowlokc.com
Nourished Food Bar
I didn’t get a chance to go here but this is the second of two all vegan restaurants OKC. If you’re looking for places to eat downtown in OKC, then Nourished Food Bar is perfect. It’s a grab & go clean eats spot with salads, soups, snacks and more!
ESSENTIAL INFO Hours // M-F 8a-3p Address // 131 Dean A McGee Ave, Oklahoma City Website // www.nourishedfood.co
They have concerts and show movies in the main room which is pretty awesome!
While it is mostly non-vegan food, they are well-versed in what is vegan and have a few options including vegan cheese for pizza!
While I don’t eat the Impossible burger, they also have it here with cashew cheese and a vegan bun!
ESSENTIAL INFO Hours // Tue-Sat 11a-?; Sun 10a-? Address // 901 W Sheridan, Oklahoma City Website // www.thejonesassembly.com
Germany may be the vegan capital of the world but that doesn’t mean that traditional German food is very vegan-friendly so I was pretty hesitant to go here but they do have a few options!
Their kitchen is connected to the Dust Bowl downstairs (bowling alley/restaurant) and so you can get food from either menu. This is a great place to catch some live music and hang out in a traditional German hall setting.
It also has a great view of the skyline so head here for sunset!
veggie gyro (no feta, no tzatziki)
black bean burger (no bun)
sprouts (no parmesan)
ESSENTIAL INFO Hours // 11a-2a daily Address // 421 NW 10th St, Oklahoma City Website // www.fasslerhall.com
Stone Sisters Pizza Bar
I kind of wish I had tried one of the pizza places in OKC because two of them have a vegan menu!
Stone Sisters has three completely vegan pizzas on their menu and they sound so good.
Anchor Down (also in Bricktown) has a field roast hot dog battered and fried. They also have fried Oreos that are marked vegan so go and bask in the deep friedness and then maybe get a healthy juice from Wheeze the Juice to make yourself feel better.
ESSENTIAL INFO Hours // S-Th 4p-12a; F-S 11a-2a Address // 30 NE 2nd Street, Oklahoma City Website // www.anchordownokc.com
Cool Greens is a local spot with several locations (including one in the airport!) with a mission to provide healthy and natural foods.
They have a very wide range of vegan options and probably one of the best vegan options I’ve seen in an airport before!
There is a local group that takes part in events, activism and meetups – check it out here!
A lot of eating happened in 48 hours but there’s so much more to do than eat. Check out A Brit and A Southerner’s post on how to spend 48 hours in Oklahoma City.
What to Pack for Oklahoma City
Pacsafe Cross Body Purse (I love my Pacsafe products and would highly recommend using them when traveling) Comfortable Shoes (my feet tend to hurt pretty easily and these are the best shoes I’ve had in a while for walking a lot)
Have you ever been to OKC?? Tell me about it in the comments below ↓↓↓
Ashley Hubbard is a blogger and freelance writer based in Nashville, Tennessee focusing on sustainability, travel, veganism, mental health, and more. Passionate about animal rights, sustainable travel, and social impact, she seeks out ethical experiences whether at home or on the road. She shares these experiences on her website, wild-hearted.com.
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