Look past all the fried concoctions and meats on sticks and you'll actually find some vegetarian and vegan food options at the State Fair of Texas.

Here's a list of all the meat-free options the fair has to offer:


  • Spinach Quesadilla (Lone Star Roadhouse in Centennial Building)
  • Greek Salad (lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, feta cheese & croutons) (It’s All Greek to Me in Tower Building)
  • Spinach Dip Bites and Belgian Waffles (Grand Avenue outside Centennial building)
  • Veggie Corny Dog (Fletcher’s)


  • Fruit Cup – fresh watermelon, honeydew, jicama, pineapple & coconut, with a splash of lime juice & cajun pepper (Fruteria in Tower Building)
  • Mango on a Stick (Fruteria in Tower Building)
  • Smoothies or Fresh Fruit Drinks (choice of horchata, melon, tamarindo, watermelon or pineapple) (available in small or large) (Fruteria in Tower Building)
  • Hummus with Pita, Celery or Carrots (BW’s Famous Fried Ribs in Tower Building)
  • Roasted Nuts (BW’s Famous Fried Ribs in Tower Building)
  • Red Beans & Rice (A Taste of New Orleans in Tower Building)
  • Skillet Vegetarian Burrito (tortilla with potatoes, bell peppers & onions sautéed on a cast iron skillet) (Texas Skillet in the Midway)
  • Sweet Potato Fries (Jack’s Frys Too! in Cotton Bowl Plaza)
  • Smoothies, Fruit Cup & Veggie Pies (Doc’s Street Grill at Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd)

Vegan optional:

  • Black-Eyed Peas or Pinto Beans (served with cornbread sticks) (BW’s Famous Fried Ribs in Tower Building)
  • Black-Eyed Pea Soup (vegetable stock, celery, onion, peas & jalapenos; comes with cornbread) (Bailey’s Deli in Tower Building)
  • Roasted Corn (freshly roasted on site; butter is optional) (Darn Good Corn at the Midway and Coliseum Drive)