Thursday, July 28, 2011

Vegetarian Tacos in Cleveland

I love, love, love, LOVE tacos.  I've never actually made one myself since back in the day when my mom would buy the crunchy Old El Paso corn shells that she'd stuff with chili (if I remember correctly) and a bunch of veggies I didn't care for at the time.  But now grown-up Roxanne has a sincere appreciation for tacos. 

On the east side of the CLE, it is surprisingly difficult to get a vegetarian taco let alone find a taco night.  While it seems like the entire west side celebrates taco Tuesday, I can only think of a smattering of places on the east side offering any sort of taco specials, let alone places with vegetarian tacos.  (Chipotle doesn't count)

Umami Moto, perhaps my favorite Cleveland food truck, had some amazing vegetarian tacos that I scarfed down on Cinco de Mayo.  But that was just a one time treat.  Since then, they've only been offering fish tacos whenever they happen to be in my neck of the woods. (but they do make the best vegan curry I've ever eaten, so I'll forgive them for their lack of vegetarian taco options) Deagan's offers some of the best vegetarian tacos I've ever eaten (second only to Surly Girl Saloon in Columbus, OH, maybe) but they're only available on taco Tuesday, and aren't available for take out.  Living no less than 40 minutes away from Deagan's makes it hard for me to partake in this taco night with any frequency.  I've been to Johnny Mango for taco Tuesday, but again, it's super far away from my house and offers those blasted crunchy shells. (and I'd rather eat one of their amazing quesadillas anyway)  I've also tried the Dim and Den Sum vegan black bean tacos, but I just can't get down with kim chi, no matter how hard I try. (but I still love you for being the first food truck in Cleveland!)

I know I have to be missing out on other places around town - east or west - that offer vegetarian tacos.  Have you seen any?

1 comment:

  1. I'm so proud! This is my cousin's food truck and is quite tasty! Definitely more veg friendly than the other mobile food carts!!