I won't claim to be vegan, but I can certainly appreciate delicious vegan food. I don't know how these chefs make vegetables and tofu taste like the real thing, but man, you’ve got to commend 'em for it. Here are seven places around OKC and Tulsa where you can find an incredible variety of delightful vegan dishes.
320 W. Memorial Rd.
Clever name, incredible food. The Beet Box makes delectable plant-based comfort food made from scratch using fresh ingredients every day. They want the diner to experience extraordinary food that looks, smells and tastes like its non-vegan counterparts. Try the Chick'less Sandwiches or the Unbeetable Bites with any of their signature sauces.
7101 NW Expressway #300
Nabati means “plant-based” in Arabic and here you'll find a menu of incredible vegan Mediterranean fare. From Beyond Burgers and plant-based “chicken” sandwiches to wraps, salads and pizzas, they've got you covered. Not to mention they've got some pretty impressive baklava. Try the shawarma wrap, it's filled with vegan chicken, sautéed onions and green pepper then finished with pickles and garlic sauce.
1211 SW 2nd St.
This food truck turned brick-and-mortar has become an OKC mainstay, serving a variety of loaded vegan bowls for breakfast, brunch, and lunch, plus craft sodas and local coffee. Everything you'll eat at The Loaded Bowl is made with the freshest ethically-sourced ingredients. Try the Garfield, a hearty lasagna layered with marinara, tofu ricotta, cashew cheese, spinach, and squash.
409 N. Walker, Suite 405
Cafe 420 is an alkaline plant-based restaurant whose mission focuses on wellness and provides patrons with delicious unprocessed food. Among their curated vegan & vegetarian offerings are their famous “mush wings,” which are battered and flash-fried oyster mushrooms in flavors like lemon pepper, BBQ, and mango habanero.
212 N. Main St, Tulsa
Chimera Cafe has made a name for itself in downtown Tulsa as a dependable vegan-friendly
spot for a flavor-packed menu and a fantastic cup of coffee. Try the Daydream Nation, a tofu scramble with black beans, potatoes, avocado, and adzuki strips served on a bed of spring mix and topped with chipotle crema & tofu queso fresco.
3303 E. 15th St, Tulsa
Big Al's is the place for healthy eats, plus it has lots of vegetarian and vegan-friendly options. They make everything fresh to order, so your meal is just how you like it. Try a flavorful smoothie or perhaps the vegan noodle soup with green olive hummus. Finish your meal with a delicious vegan chocolate chip cookie for a sweet treat.
2050 Utica Sq, Tulsa
With two locations in the Tulsa area, EdiBlend Superfood Cafe is all about health. They create a variety of smoothies, green juices, lunch bowls, and other nutritious items. Enjoy a fantastic nutrition-packed acai bowl available in multiple flavors, or a delicious hummus bowl packed with quinoa tabouli, cucumbers, tomatoes, and kale.