Top 10 Vegetarian-Friendly Rodeo Foods

Top 10 Vegetarian-Friendly Rodeo Foods
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If you have been a vegetarian for a while, you probably won't need this article. If, however, you have gone veg for lent, or even as a New Year's resolution, this may help keep you on track in the meat-ville that is the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.

We understand that you don't always want to eat a salad wherever you go, so we've left the obvious out. Most of these choices are lacto-ovo veggie, not vegan, but if you are a vegan, you are probably going to be boycotting the rodeo anyway.

Veggie Burgers: If you can find them, they are great alternatives to a burger. If you can't find anything at the stalls and are still dying for a burger, your friendly concession person can make you a bun filled with fresh veggies.

Top 10 Vegetarian-Friendly Rodeo Foods

Corn (Elote): The cheesy, roasted corn on the cob is a killer way to skip the meat.

Funnel Cake: It's vegetarian - not great for you, but it still passes. Not vegan-friendly due to eggs and milk.

Just ask them to leave off the bacon bits...
Just ask them to leave off the bacon bits...

Baked Potatoes: They may be harder to find than some other foods at the rodeo, but it's easy to fill up on butter and starch.

Ranch Beans: There are many different recipes of ranch beans. If you want to go this route, just ask the folks at the concessions if there is meat in it. 

Top 10 Vegetarian-Friendly Rodeo Foods

Nachos: Processed cheese food, jalapeños, and slightly stale chips are quite tasty while watching bull roping.

French Fries: Rodeo fries are curly and come in awesome big servings.

Fried Zucchini / Fried Pickles: These normally healthy, watery veggies are turned into a decadent carnival food. However, both veggie!

Definitely go for the cheese pizza on a stick...
Definitely go for the cheese pizza on a stick...

Pizza on a Stick: This cheesy stick has pepperoni-free version in some places. Mmmm...

Veggie Tacos: Bean tacos are awesome (as well as bean burritos). Skip the fried crap and get yourself a tortilla full of beany goodness.


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