Hi my name is Anna, a guest blogger posting on the best veggie spots in Oxford, MS.
We love eating meat here in Oxford Mississippi. While most restaurant menus will prove that vegetarian options are limited, that doesn’t mean that herbivores shouldn’t bother to slow down and stop through for a meal. Here’s a rundown, albeit brief, of the tastiest meatless options Oxford eateries have to offer:
Newk’s Express Cafe
Newk’s has long been a favorite place to grab a good sandwich, pizza, or warm bowl of soup, and they have several sandwiches that are bursting with flavor. However, many of these are southern favorites such as the Shrimp Po’boy or the Pimiento Cheese. But just because meat dominates the menu doesn’t mean vegetarians should look elsewhere for another meal. The Vegetarian Club with grilled portabella mushrooms, bell peppers, and goat cheese is divine.
Spice & Rice Thai Kitchen
If you are looking for a vegetarian dish with a little extra bite, be sure to check out Spice & Rice Thai Kitchen. The restaurant can have nearly any dish become a vegetarian option with a few favorites including the red coconut curry and green curry. These dishes are creamy with big chunks of veggies and tofu mixed in, and have a great amount of heat. Be forewarned, however, in addition to knowing how to make a dish flavorful, they know how to make it spicy as well!
Maharaja Indian Cuisine
Maharaja is another restaurant for those vegetarians looking to be a bit more daring. The food is spicy, but not in a heat way, just flavorful. Dishes like the vegetable khorma, which is a dish of vegetables cooked in a cashew gravy, or the channa masala, are always great, and they are a solid way of getting in adequate proteins. After eating at Maharaja, you can’t help but feel like you’ve had a great homecooked meal. Prices can be a little high, however, so be careful when ordering.
A few other restaurants around the area also offer vegetarian dishes, but it is definitely harder to discover. If one of the aforementioned options don’t seem like something you are interested, peruse around YellowPages.com to see if you can find other great vegetarian fare – then let us know about it!
Anna is not a strict vegetarian, but likes to keep it meatless as much as possible. Her favorite topics to write about online are food, family, and Eco-friendly topics. I hope you enjoy my article and stumble upon at least one of these restaurants the next time you are in Oxford!