The Vegetarian Hundred Foods to Try

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I’ve really enjoyed reading the Omnivore’s Hundred food list that’s been circulating the internet, so I just couldn’t resist putting together my own vegetarian version – 100 Vegetarian Foods to try at some point in your life.

My thought process in creating this list was to select foods that have such a unique flavor that they really stand out. I included exotic fruits and regional international dishes, some of which are incredibly rare outside of their homeland. I held an internal debate about whether or not to include alcohol on the list. In the end, I decided that I felt strongly enough about just a few alcoholic beverages that they had to be included. I’m not particularly a gourmand, so I’m sure I’ve selected some foods that would have true foodies snorting their noses in superiority. Nonetheless, if you have anything to add, let me know and I’ll add in your suggestions!

See also: Thinking of going vegetarian? Start here!

  1. Fresh young coconut
  2. Vegetarian caviar
  3. Truffle oil
  4. Pomelo
  5. Vegetarian black pudding
  6. Kalamata olives
  7. Saffron
  8. Inari sushi
  9. Huckleberries
  10. Cashew nut butter
  11. Banana roti
  12. Laotian coffee
  13. Goat cheese
  14. Chocolate chip cookie dough peanut butter milkshakes (in Chicago!)
  15. Poutine (you can find a vegan version in Brooklyn)
  16. Dolmas (stuffed grape leaves)
  17. Gnocchi
  18. Roasted chestnuts
  19. Baba ganoush
  20. Wheatgrass juice
  21. Soy cheese pizza
  22. Yucca or taro root
  23. Fresh grilled corn on the cob
  24. Sangria
  25. Macaroni and cheese
  26. Persimmons
  27. Indian barfi
  28. Mangosteen
  29. KFC Vegetarian Chicken Sandwich
  30. Vegetarian turducken
  31. Steamed edamame with sea salt
  32. Saltwater taffy
  33. Vegetarian Hot and Sour soup with lotus and woodears
  34. Black sapote
  35. Vegetarian Chinese steamed buns
  36. Navajo tacos
  37. McDonald’s Veggie Burger
  38. Sake
  39. Gulab jamun
  40. Fried pickles
  41. Chai tea
  42. Thai papaya salad (som tum)
  43. Pecan pralines
  44. Fried green tomatoes
  45. Vegetarian s'mores (over a campfire of course!)
  46. Stevia
  47. Macadamia nuts
  48. Nutella
  49. Veggie corn dogs
  50. Garlic ice cream
  51. Jackfruit
  52. Vegetarian shu mai
  53. Mango
  54. Tandoori masala
  55. Fennel
  56. Fried plantains
  57. Horchata
  58. Sweet potato fries
  1. Sunchokes/Jerusalem artichokes
  2. Caramel popcorn
  3. French camembert
  4. Tofurky
  5. BK Veggie Burger
  6. Vegetarian gyoza/potstickers
  7. Sun dried tomatoes
  8. Gartini (garlic martini)
  9. Vegan cheesecake
  10. Avocado maki
  11. Durian
  12. Brussels sprouts
  13. Nutritional yeast
  14. Real butterscotch
  15. Starfruit
  16. Lemongrass
  17. Chartreuse
  18. Zapp’s or Tim’s brand potato chips (trust me on this one!)
  19. Fortune cookies
  20. Cotton candy
  21. Salted lime margaritas
  22. Vegetarian rice crispy squares
  23. Vegetarian prawns or shrimp
  24. Balsamic fig reduction sauce
  25. Passionfruit
  26. Marmite (far superior to Vegemite, in my opinion!)
  27. Wasabi
  28. Vegetarian fluff
  29. Honey dijon mustard
  30. Bubble tea/boba
  31. Blueberry beer
  32. Deglet noor dates
  33. Chocolate covered espresso beans
  34. Chinese or Taiwanese stinky tofu “choh doh-foo”
  35. Vegetarian Tom Kha (Thai Coconut Soup)
  36. Vegetarian reuben
  37. Coconut oil
  38. Peanut brittle
  39. Creme brulee
  40. Vegetarian jerky
  41. Crystallized ginger
    And last but not least, someday.....
  42. Carl’s Jr, Wendy’s and Jack-in-the-box Veggie Burger (Hey, a girl can hope, can’t she?)