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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

4th Of July in Btown - Vegetarian Style

Categories: Wine & Culinary

This weekend we will celebrate our independence by lighting off fireworks, hanging out at the beach, and eating (too much) food. With a holiday so focused on American favorites like burgers and hot dogs, how do you celebrate as a vegetarian? Actually, it's pretty easy. Here are some ideas for great meat-free American eats in Bloomington:

Upland Dishes

  • Crazy Horse, Opie Taylor's, and Trojan Horse all have fantastic black bean burgers.
  • Try the Seitan Tenderloin at Upland Brewery for a vegan take on the Indiana classic. Share the black bean nachos for an appetizer. (top photo)
  • Indulge in The Owlery's B.L.T. or Tempeh Reuben (bonus: their entire menu is vegetarian!)
  • Stop by FARMbloomington for a huge bowl of parmesan fries.
  • For dessert, hop on over to Rainbow Bakery for a dozen vegan donuts.
  • On July 5th, when you need to balance out the previous day's menu, check out the great salad bar at Bloomingfoods.

Rainbow Bakery Donut & Coffee

Have a safe (and delicious) 4th of July! For a list of weekend events in Bloomington, check out this post.

Danielle Lucas

Danielle Lucas

Danielle is the Graphic Designer for Visit Bloomington, and has been living here since 2007. When she’s not designing or taking photos, Danielle is probably walking her dogs, watching IU Basketball, or enjoying the local wine and vegetarian cuisine.

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