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Being a Vegetarian in Socorro
Southwestern food is wonderful, but eating vegetarian in a small town is
not always easy. Rest assured that all dietary restrictions noted on
your registration/follow-up form will be satisfied at all official
conference meals. A few pointers if you want to eat elsewhere:
- Socorro restaurants have by now heard of vegetarians, since NRAO
has a fair number and there are bunches of students about.
- "No meat" often means "no beef" -- pork and chicken are not always
considered meat in Mexican restaurants. "Vegetarian" is pretty safe,
and most restaurants do have vegetarian chile.
- Some of the better bets in town: the vegetarian burrito at El
Sombrero; the chile relleno plate at Armijo's; bean burritos almost
everywhere (watch the cheese though if you're a vegan). There are lots
of options at two of the more trendy (!) places in town, Martha's Black
Dog Cafe and the Socorro Springs Brewing Company (pizza, calzones, salads,
and sandwiches), both on the plaza. Martha's actually has multiple vegan
entrees, which is pretty amazing really.
- If you get annoyed at everyone else enjoying those green chile
cheeseburgers, huevos rancheros (eggs with green chile, onions,
tomatoes, and various other stuff) and green chile grilled cheese
sandwiches are equally scrumptious and generally vegetarian (though not
- Sopaipillas are vegetarian. Not particularly healthy, but vegetarian.
Pass the honey...
Last modified 07 August 2001