The Vegetarian Hundred Foods to Try

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