It can be tough finding the perfect dining atmosphere for everyone, but Racine County offers a variety of dining options for anyone who lives a vegetarian, vegan or gluten free lifestyle. Here are some local restaurants where you can find great dishes without meat.
Asiana Racine, 423 6th St., Racine
Consistently rated one of Racine's top restaurants on Facebook and Yelp!, Asiana Racine is a modest eatery serving Korean classics with Pan-Asian influences. Novice and experienced eaters alike are sure to find hidden culinary treasures throughout the menu.
Try their vegan curry with mixed vegetables. Also try a Mai Tai or sake bomb! View their lunch and dinner menu online.
Butcher & Barrel Gastropub, 300 6th St., Racine
Butcher & Barrel is known for their incredible upscale dining in a restored 120-year-old building located in the heart of downtown Racine just blocks from Lake Michigan. They use high-quality seasonal ingredients prepared from scratch.
Try their farro and roasted carrot salad with toasted farro, roasted carrot, dried apricot, and pistachios served on top of whipped ricotta. View their menu online.
The Coffee House at Chestnut & Pine, 492 N Pine St., Burlington
The Coffee House at Chestnut & Pine opens early and stays up late. The cafe is a space for the community to gather in conversation and offers a full menu of specialty sandwiches, flatbreads, small plates, and bakery items.
Try their roasted vegetable sandwich with roasted red pepper, mushroom, red onion, artichoke, grape tomato, arugula, and basil oil on your choice of bread. View the full menu here.
The Coffee House at Chestnut & Pine
Douglas Avenue Diner, 5121 Douglas Ave., Caledonia
Douglas Avenue Diner is a warm, friendly atmosphere with a retro 1950s/1960s casual diner vibe that serves a wide variety of food choices that only a diner can offer. Their menu options include two daily homemade soups or chili. Friday fish fry is also available.
Try their vegetarian skillet with mushrooms, tomatoes, onions, green peppers, spinach, and choice of cheese. View their full menu here.
Javier's Cuisine, 2011 Lathrop Ave, Racine
The menu at Javier's Cuisine has a wide variety of options with a nice mix of family recipes and new creations. They offer Mexican favorites with a unique flair.
Try their black bean burrito with black beans, lettuce, tomato, and onions rolled in a flour tortilla and topped with red salsa and cheese. View their full menu here.
Jose's Blue Sombrero, 6430 Washington Ave, Mount Pleasant
Nothing says it's five o'clock in Racine like hand-crafted drinks and Mexican platters at Jose's Blue Sombrero. They serve up street eats elevated with that classic Wisconsin charm that will be a hit with any party or picky eaters.
Try their vegetarian molcajete of tomatillos and spices, zucchini, carrots, red and green peppers, onions, and chile verde salsa with Monterey Jack and Chihuahua cheese, cilantro, roasted banana pepper, and tortillas. Also try their tableside guacamole! View their full menu online.
Kabab & Grill, 1504 Washington Ave., Racine
Kabab & Grill is a family-owned restaurant that serves delicious Pakistani and Indian food. Try any of their Pakistani cuisine style vegetarian bowls served with long grain rice, curry chickpeas, and as many toppings as you like. Try their chickpeas samosas as well! View the full menu here.
Kabab & Grill
The Maple Table, 520 Main St., Racine
The Maple Table is a farm fresh breakfast and lunch restaurant in downtown Racine at Monument Square. Try their fresco tacos with wild mushroom medley, cherry tomatoes, peppers, onions, scallions, kale, quinoa, avocado, and ginger carrot dressing. View their full menu here.
Meli Cafe, 1158 Prairie Dr., Racine
"Meli," the Greek word for "honey," offers fantastic meals that can be enjoyed anywhere. Their menu features a host of mouth-watering dishes and scratch made specials. Friday fish fry is also available.
Try their veggie wrap with grilled zucchini, tomatoes, peppers, onions, mushrooms, mixed greens, avocado, and garlic herb spread wrapped in a spinach tortilla. View their full menu here.
Olde Madrid, 418 6th St., Racine
Enjoy Spanish tapas and paella served with sangria or your favorite wine at Olde Madrid. Try their vegetarian paella, a medley of grilled zucchini, eggplant, mushrooms, bell peppers, and garlic. Try their vegan Valenciana paella as well! View the full menu here.
Red Onion Cafe, 555 Main St., Racine
A family-owned restaurant in downtown Racine focused on providing a high-quality food service experience and customer service, the Red Onion Cafe offers quality affordable breakfast and lunch options.
Try their Greek omelet with spinach, tomato, minced garlic, and feta cheese. Try their vegan and gluten free chili as well! View their full menu here.
Soup Shanty, 6022 Douglas Ave., Caledonia
Soup Shanty offers a rotating menu of soups daily alongside fresh sandwiches and salads with vegetarian, vegan or gluten free soup options available each day. Their menu options are perfect for a mid-day lunch stop or dinner. Friday fish fry is also available.
Try their hearty tomato vegetable or eggplant parmesan soups. They list their soups and specials daily on their Facebook page. View their menu here.
Sticky Rice Thai, 203 6th St, Racine
Located in downtown Racine, Sticky Rice Thai offers many vegetarian options. Try their vegetarian stir fry with snow peas, broccoli, bell peppers, tomatoes, bamboo, carrots, baby corn, mushrooms, and tofu. View their menu here.
Wells Brothers Restaurant, 2148 Mead St., Mount Pleasant
Since 1921, Wells Brothers has been preparing Italian dishes utilizing the same recipes passed down through the generations—all using fresh quality ingredients. They offer several vegetarian and gluten free soups. Try their gluten free pizza. View their full menu here.