Going out to eat as a vegetarian can sometimes be a bit stressful, especially when you are traveling. While many restaurants today do offer at least one vegetarian option, there’s always a worry that you may find yourself at a restaurant with no veggie-friendly choices. If you’re visiting Gettysburg, Pa., as a vegetarian, we’ve got your back. We’ve dug through menus so that you don’t have to. While almost all Gettysburg restaurants do offer at least one non-meat option, we’ve rounded up a list of the top five places for vegetarian dining in Gettysburg – the places you’ll find the most diversity in vegetarian choices.
Food 101 is a culinary treasure found in downtown Gettysburg. The quaint restaurant is filled with vibrant artwork and serves guests inventive dishes that are made from scratch, using local ingredients when possible. The menu does change seasonally, but you’ll always find veggie friendly items like the wild mushroom white pizza or the fruit and nut salad. It’s hard to pass up the scrumptious vegetable powerhouse sandwich that features a variety of roasted vegetables, fresh avocado, crunchy romaine lettuce and creamy oven roasted tomato aioli, served on wheat berry bread.
Appalachian Brewing Company
Appalachian Brewing Company offers a warm, relaxed setting and is the perfect place to go if your group loves craft beer as much as great food. Appalachian Brewing Company’s brewpub menu has no shortage of vegetarian options. Guests can add Thai chili marinated tofu to any of their meatless salads, and the restaurant offers a black bean burger with two different vegetarian burger topping options. The Shroomzilla Quesadilla is mouthwatering – a quesadilla stuffed with sautéed cremini mushrooms, melted cheese, caramelized onions, black beans and spinach.
The Livery, a laid-back restaurant and bar featuring a pool table, foosball table and touch screen games, offers an extensive selection of vegetarian options. Whether you’re looking for a sandwich – the tomato, herb and cheddar grilled cheese, or salad – the apple, walnut and bleu cheese salad, there is no shortage of unique, meatless menu items to choose from. The avocado and black bean wrap makes for a satisfying lunch – fresh, creamy avocado and housemade, protein-packed black bean salsa are combined with crisp lettuce and melted cheddar cheese.
Gettysburg Eddie’s unique décor and lively atmosphere make it a fun dining destination. Their menu is sure to please everyone, including vegetarians, as the menu at Gettysburg Eddie’s features an entire section of food that is friendly to those who don’t eat meat. Try the veggie quesadilla platter or vegetarian grinder, and don’t miss the delectable portabella melt – sautéed portabella mushrooms, roasted red peppers and caramelized onions are topped with melted provolone and mozzarella cheeses and sandwiched on grilled rye bread.
Ragged Edge Coffee House
At Ragged Edge Coffee House, you’ll love the cozy environment as much as the tasty food. In addition to delicious coffee, smoothies and pastries, Ragged Edge dishes up some appetizing vegetarian fare. Try the veggie and hummus sandwich or ‘The Sherriff’ – a pesto, egg, spinach and feta wrap. We love the hearty veggie burger, topped with melted cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato and addicting homemade hummus, on multigrain bread.
On your next trip to Gettysburg, Pa., be sure to try these places for excellent vegetarian cuisine. For more restaurant ideas, visit http://www.destinationgettysburg.com/places-to-eat/gettysburg-dining.asp.