COLLEGE, FOOD

Vegetarian Food Guide: Bloomington, IN

I go to college in Bloomington, IN, which many of you know. GO IU! One thing I probably do too often is go out to eat. At this point I have tried many restaurants, but there are still quite a few I want to try out before graduating in May. But for today, I’m going to do another vegetarian food guide! Finding vegetarian food in Bloomington is really easy. Most places offer some options, but there are a few places everyone loves, but I have trouble finding something vegetarian that I actually think is good, and not just mediocre.

Here are some of my favorite restaurants that a vegetarian can get excited about! I have definitely mentioned some of these places before, but I don’t see anything wrong with shouting out my favorite places a little bit more!

Ami

By far my favorite place. I go here the most often of the restaurants I have listed, but that is probably because I am slightly obsessed with sushi. Ami is very vegetarian friendly for a sushi place in my opinion. There are 8 or 9 vegetarian rolls that you can choose from which I think is pretty good! The rolls are simple, asparagus, sweet potato, oshinko, etc. but they are so good. I always switch between getting an avocado and sweet potato roll and getting a shiitake and sweet potato roll. Aside from sushi, the bibimbap there is pretty good! I have only tried it once, but it is so satisfying and you can’t go wrong with the basics: eggs, rice, veggies.

Anatolia

This place is so good and so cute. You also get a ton of food when you go. There is a whole section of veggie plates on the menu, so you can definitely find something that fits your needs and preferences. Besides the amazing main course options, they give you a delicious lentil soup and warm bread with each meal. It is amazing. I usually get one of the veggie plates. Most come with rice, some mix of veggies, a yummy salad, and potatoes.

Rush Hour Station

I just started going here a few months ago, and it has quickly become my go-to restaurant. I usually get my order to go just because it is super fast! There are so many vegetarian options here and pretty much anything that would have meat can have tofu instead. I get the Rice Bowl Deluxe. It comes with rice, egg, cilantro, sprouts, carrots, tofu, and lettuce. It is amazing, I get tofu cooked in a lemongrass sauce because it is a vegan/vegetarian option for the sauces. Everything here is pretty much under 10 or 11 dollars, so it is good for any occasion.

inBloom Juicery

I love smoothie bowls. First of all, they are full of fruit and healthy everything. And they look cute and taste so good. inBloom is a place I recently tried because some days I don’t even wake up early enough to get there by close. Just kidding, that was a bit of an exaggeration. I am usually in class. Anyway, it has acai bowls, pitaya bowls, juices, etc. I usually just get a pitaya bowl, called the pink dragon, which has granola, honey, banana, strawberries, and blueberries on top. But there are a few others that I am excited to try as the year goes on!

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