Veg Out

Hit some of these spots for treats and meals you’ll never guess are all-veggie.

Sweetart Bakeshop With every choice on the menu either vegetarian or vegan, those who are used to one or two options can be forgiven if it takes them longer than usual to decide! We love the Sweet Burger (pictured below), but it's even better when you "make it funky" and add BBQ sauce, caramelized onions, cheese and fakin' bacon. Or maybe a vegan BLT? Or the River Monster, a vegan "fish" sandwich? All this is before we even talk about the delectable baked goods, from cupcakes and giant cookies to cinnamon rolls and scones. 2203 S. 39th St., 314.771.4278

Mama Josephine's Not too far from SweetArt, you'll find a downhome spot where a plate full of greens, fried corn, sweet potatoes, green beans, mashed potatoes and fried cabbage will fix what ails you. Throw on a hot roll and some sweet tea and savor the flavor. 4000 Shaw Blvd., 314.771.4001

Aya Sofia Turkish treasures fill the menu here, from babaganus and tabuli to homemade musakka (baked, layered eggplant, zucchini, red peppers, potatoes, mozzarella and bechamel sauce, with pearl couscous). 6671 Chippewa, 314.645.9919

Bixby's Two words: vegetable tart. The particulars change seasonally, and the spring lineup is especially tasty. A flaky pastry crust filled with butternut puree, asparagus, green beans, fingerling potatoes, and pea sprouts makes the perfect lunch. In the Missouri History Museum, Lindell & DeBaliviere, 314.361.7313