by Bret Redman

State Fair of Texas

A Vegetarian and Vegan Guide to the State Fair of Texas

And it’s not just “Mango on a Stick.”

Did you know that Fletcher’s offers a vegetarian-friendly corn dog at the State Fair of Texas? We did, because even if you prefer not to indulge in a Funnel Cake Bacon Queso Burger beneath Big Tex’s watchful eye, you deserve to eat something while you wait in line for something else.

But it’s not just faux hot dogs that will be keeping you afloat. There are a number of solid sounding options for any vegans and vegetarians planning to visit Fair Park from September 29 to October 22. Here, we’ve compiled a list of them. Veg on.

 

For the Vegetarian

Spinach Quesadilla

Find it at Lone Star Roadhouse in the Centennial Building.

 

Greek Salad

Find it at It’s All Greek to Me (of course) at the Tower Building.

 

Spinach Dip Bites

Find them at Belgian Waffles on Grand Avenue (right outside the Centennial Building).

 

Veggie Corny Dog

It’s at Fletchers. You’ll know where to find it.

 

For the Vegan

Fruit Cup

We know it sounds boring, but they add a splash of lime juice and Cajun pepper, so this ain’t your momma’s or Zoe’s Kitchen’s fruit cup! Find it at Fruteria at the Tower Building.

 

Mango on a Stick

We’re sorry we mocked you in the subhead of this story, mango on a stick. You’re actually quite lovely, and can also be found at Fruteria.

 

Hummus or Roasted Nuts

Hit up BW’s Famous Fried Ribs at the Tower Building for these delicacies.

 

Skillet Vegetarian Burrito

Non-meat eaters get to enjoy Tex Mex too at Texas Skillet at the Midway.

 

Sweet Potato Fries

Find them at the oddly punctuated Jack’s Frys Too! at Cotton Bowl Plaza.

 

Veggie Pies

Doc’s Street Grill at Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard has these, along with vegetarian-approved fruit cups and smoothies.

 

Roasted Corn

Ask for it sans butter at Darn Good Corn at the Midway and Coliseum Drive.

Comments

  • GrammyM

    Thanks so much!!! If a food isn’t on this list does it mean that it’s not vegetarian? I’m specifically thinking of the cinnamon rolls in the Tower Building.

  • Megan Lamb Martinez

    At Trio on the Green they also have a few vegetarian and vegan options like the tator tot trio and falafel sliders with avocado hummus! #trioonthegreen #txfairtrio

  • Heather Carmona

    The red beans and rice from Taste of New Orleans is not vegan. There were obvious meat pieces in it.

  • Mark Phillip

    As mentioned by another poster, the “Red Beans and Rice” dish is NOT vegan. A stand employee confirmed it is cooked with butter. Also, the “Skillet Vegetarian Burrito” contains potatoes that are cooked with butter.

    Please update this list to reflect this information. Thank you!