Mr. Natural 100% Vegetarian in the 78704. This place is keeping Austin weird. I visited the South Lamar location, and I’ll just throw it out there: ambiance is not their strong suit. When I walked in, I had to ask if they were open because I was the only patron! After I ordered my acai berry smoothie, slowly but surely others filed in to order off their 100% vegetarian menu.
Each day they have a new lunch special that includes selections like mole enchiladas, zucchini poblano peppers (yum), veggie stir fry, tamales, spicy potatoes, brown rice, black beans, on and on…
They have a stellar selection of healthier vegetarian, dairy-free, gluten-free, and sugar-free cookies, cupcakes, pastries, breads, pies, and other assorted baked goods that all looked as tasty as their unhealthy counterparts. I will have to go back and try the pumpkin empanada soon!
Mr. Natural is also a mini-grocery store that sells natural snacks, teas, kombucha, herbal medicines, and to-go food items. One location even holds yoga classes! How have I never been here?