So I'm back in Alamo City. This time it was just a quick trip, but long enough to be able to report on some new finds.
So, I would love to start by giving props to The Toilet Seat Museum. Yes, you read this correctly. I'm ecstatic to be visiting with 90 year old Barney, creator and curator of his own off-the-wall museum. If you love kooky Americana and activities that are off the beaten path, this is your place. Plus, you'll fall in love Barney.
He's the sweetest man you'll ever meet, and you'll want to clear your schedule and spend all day with him. His handmade collection of over 1,000 toilet seats spans four decades. The retired teacher and former plumber is a wonderful artist and quite creative in capturing moments in history as well as his life via his art covered toilet seats. Barney will make you feel like his very special guest but you will leave knowing you have met a very special person! Be sure to call him ahead of time so he can open up at his own pace.
Opened just after I left San Antonio last time is Vegeria, the first and only vegan restaurant in town. A large menu full of delicious Mexican, Southern and all around great dishes, Vegeria is a great place to plant the vegan seed in San Antonio. Fresh desserts are made daily as are fun new specials. The noaples tacos and tamales are customer faves (nopales are cactus!) and mine were the sweet potato enchiladas and the strawberry shortcake cupcakes.
If you're looking for chic Mexican food, Paloma Blanca is your place. The menu is chock full of gourmet Mexican fare with a nod to the healthy diner. I LOVE that they offer a skinny margarita made with fresh lime juice and agave instead of yucky mix. Their salsa as fantastic and the dishes that can easily be made veggie and/or gluten free are awesome in addition to their on menu listed low fat, low sodium and celiac dishes. I opted for the veganized Enchiladas San Miguel to accompany my skinny marg and finger lickin' guac.
Lastly, a locale I missed on my previous trip is Green Vegetarian. A staple for veggies in the area, Green offers vegetarian, kosher and vegan dishes. With two locations and serving lunch and dinner, as well as Sunday brunch, no one leaves hungry at Green. Soups, salads, sandwiches and entrees galore, it's hard to choose. But I'll say my personal fave is their vegan breakfast tacos and their cupcakes!
Well, that's a wrap for this trip to San Antonio. I'll be sure to report back next time I'm in Texas!
For more information, visit www.healthyvoyager.com.