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Best Place to be a Faux Vegetarian

Wheatsville Food Co-op

You eat meat. Lots of meat. But today, your vegetarian friend is dragging you to Wheatsville because she says, "You have to try their Southern-Fried Tofu! It's absolutely the best thing you'll ever put in your mouth! C'mon, lunch is on me!" You think, "Tofu ... isn't that a type of couch/bed?" Of course you go because carnivores are loyal friends (and she's buying). You bite into the well-constructed sandwich containing the soy-based patty. It's delicious! Feelings of joy and shame well up in your meat-eating maw. Will your soul ever find peace in a world segregated into those who eat flesh and those who do not? Yes, and you shall be named Faux Vegetarian! And there's no better place to be a faux vegetarian than Wheatsville Co-op. Offering everything from pasta salads to tacos to smoothies to pizzas, Wheatsville's deli caters to everyone – veg and not. Most of their food is vegetarian, but they have something for everyone. Trust us: Try it all, the baked goods especially (mmmmmmm, the Cloud Nine Bar). While it might not make that "Meat Is Murder" bumper sticker jump onto your car, you'll no longer be turning down free vegetarian chili. Heck, who knows, maybe next lunch is on you!

Wheatsville Food Co-op
3101 Guadalupe, 512/478-2667
4001 S. Lamar, 512/814-2888

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