While Huntsville Alabama might not be a big tourist destination, it’s the center of some pretty impressive stuff.
It’s the home of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and the US Army Aviation and Missile Command. Close to the Tennessee River and not far from the state university, Huntsville is a nice community filled with a ton of aerospace brainiacs, rich history and some great vegan food options!
1892 Restaurant and Tavern
Located in the historic 5 points area, you’ll find 1892 East Restaurant and Tavern.
A hip and chic eatery that specializes in local, seasonal and organic food, you know it’s an easy leap to awesome vegan and gluten free options! With Huntsville’s widest selection of gourmet vegetarian options, whether you’re coming in for brunch, lunch or dinner they’ve got you covered. I devoured my black bean tamales and they were extra yummy as I mixed in my salad covered in delicious chimichurri. So. Freakin. Yum. Come in for drinks, share an appetizer or order a bunch of dishes. Either way, you won’t leave disappointed!
Curry in a Hurry
If you’re looking for the flavors of the Caribbean in the deep south, Curry in a Hurry is the place for you. They prep their food with no butter and low oil, and the owner herself is vegetarian!
This fun joint is full of delicious and healthy choices. The sides are aplenty with curry veggies, brown rice, steamed veggies, plantains, and they all go well with the mock chicken curry or curry tofu and potato. Full of flavor with none of the guilt, get a taste of the islands in the heart of the south, be sure to get some Curry in a Hurry!
I really had a lot of fun at Happy Tummy.
This cute restaurant specializes in a plethora of sandwiches, many of them veggie. My favorite was The Voltron, packed with BBQ tofu, jerk tofu, lettuce, tomato and onion. It’s spicy, it tasty and you might not want to kiss anyone directly afterward ; ) Happy Tummy is the perfect spot to pick up sandwiches for a road trip or picnic or just a great lunchtime spot. It’s no wonder their tagline is “gastronomic delights!”
Mediterranean is always an easy choice for vegans and other special diet travelers. Jamo’s Cafe not only has the usual falafel and hummus but they even have a veggie BLT, pitas, and more. I always get really excited when restaurants have more then just the usual one or two veggie choices. Close to the University, it’s a good choice for a quick meal.
So that’s a wrap on Huntsville! If you happen to be driving through or going to Space Camp, now you know where to go. And knowing is half the battle, G.I. Jooooooooooooooooooe! ; )