Bakersfield is keeping up with the recent trend of going green and vegetarian by sporting some of the best vegetarian options and restaurants. If you find yourself in Bakersfield craving a tasty vegetarian meal, be sure to check out the restaurants listed below.
All India Sweets and Spices
This place serves the most authentic Indian food in town. All India makes flavor easy for those vegetarians looking to spice it up. As Indian food lends itself to being vegetarian anyhow, this place expertly creates yummy vegetable and tofu dishes with an authentic Indian kick. Try out the vegetarian buffet and all the different types of chutney to make an amazing meal at home after you leave.
Lassens is a health food shop and restaurant for those health nuts in the Bakersfield area. They have incredible vegetarian options, emphasizing organic, fresh products. They offer both ready-to-eat meals as well as fresh juices and smoothies.
Zaika Indian Cuisine and Bar gives the Bakersfield vegetarian community a bit of variety with their spices, flavors, and different take on what a vegetarian meal can look like. Zaika serves traditional Indian food and has excellent service, wait staff, and kitchen staff that are consistently updating their vegetarian options and dishes. Try the weekday lunch buffet for a quick veggie bite, or stop in for dinner for a more formal and luxurious experience.
This seafood and veggie joint serves authentic Mexican food, infusing your veggies with serious spice. You absolutely must try the chile verde bean dip and even a margarita if you are in the mood. La Costa Marisco is willing to substitute menu items for vegetarian options and is also aware of the health and vegetarian community in the area.
Athena’s Greek Café and Bakery serves traditional Mediterranean food and vegetables. Try the lemon potatoes, or vegetarian gyro. Because of its emphasis on natural organic products and the role vegetables and grains play in the Greek culture, this restaurant is a favorite for local vegetarians. They serve their vegetables in a unique and innovative way, for example, with dishes such as squash croquettes, and they also offer several Greek cheeses.