Are you a vegetarian or vegan tired of having to order a plain ol' salad any time you go out to eat with friends? Are you tired of your friends telling you that vegetarian/vegan food is "bland" or "unfulfilling"?\nAre you a total carnivore that also loves healthy eating and are looking to expand your horizons? Are you tired of trying to stomach yet another boring salad in an attempt to #eatclean?\nLook no further, dear friends. There are TONS of options right here in Calgary to satisfy that craving, without sacrificing taste. Also, is it just me, or are vegetarian meals way prettier than regular meals? Take a look at these local destinations where you can get your grub on without the guilt, and I guarantee by the end of it you'll be racing to the car and typing one of the addresses into Google Maps.\nThe Coup\nWhere: 924 17th Ave SW\n@thecoupcalgaryembedded via\nThis ethical eatery offers up plenty of vegan and vegetarian eats, and their dishes look more like works of art than meals. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and cocktails, they're the perfect dining destination for any time of day.\nHearts Choices Thai Vegan Cafe\nWhere: 9679 Macleod Trail SW\n@everydayplantkitchenembedded via\nAll vegan all delicious. This place serves up oodles of noodles that will fill you right up and make sure you will want to come back for more. Plus they have vegan "cheeze cake" and cupcakes for dessert!\nTen Foot Henry\nWhere: 1209 1 St SW\n@tenfoothenryembedded via\nThe most stunning part about this restaurant is definitely the aesthetic. With lots of natural light and hanging plants, you'll feel like a foodie the minute you sit down. Their menu is "vegetable anchored" with some meat options for all the carnivores out there.\nRaw Eatery & Market\nWhere: 1145 Kensington Crescent NW\n@lepetitefoodistembedded via\nYes, vegan nachos do exist, and yes, they're UNREAL. All of the recipes here are crafted by a nutritionist, and use fresh local ingredients. They also host workshops here about how to cook healthy dishes for yourself!\nFork and Salad\nWhere: 120-880 16 Ave SW\n@forkandsaladembedded via\nThese are not your average salads. Fork and Salad serves up the brightest salads you've ever seen that pack a punch of flavour and are sure to make your body say "thank you". Don't want to leave the house? Don't worry, they deliver.\nVeg-In YYC\nWhere: 215 6 Ave SE\n@downtownchowembedded via\nVeg-In YYC serves up dishes that you won't believe are vegetarian/vegan. They have veggie burritos, burgers, samosas, and everything in between. They also have vegan cakes for dessert that are to DIE for.\nAvatara Pizza\nWhere: 3406 3 Ave NW\n@soymilkandvinegarembedded via\nAre you tired of always being shafted with the plain ol' cheese pizza when your friends order for the group? This is the perfect antidote to your decadent pizza cravings. This place has vegan, vegetarian, and meatatarian options.\nHappy Veggie House\nWhere: 109-110 303 Center St\n@followmyfoodtrailembedded via\nVegetarian Chinese food with huge portions? Yup. Food is always better in larger portions, am I right? Happy Veggie House satisfies your craving for Chinese food while still giving you the veggies your body desires.\ndirtbelly\nWhere: The Core, Market Mall, and Brookfield Place\n@dirtbelly_yycembedded via\nWho says food court grub has to be greasy burgers and fries that leave you feeling gross? With locations in three malls, dirtbelly ensures you fuel your shopping sprees with salads, bowls, and juices that give you the energy you need.\nsaVeg Cafe\nWhere: 637 11 Ave SW\n@savegyycembedded via\nBrunch, bowls, burgers, and blends (smoothies, but I had to use another "b" to make that work). Talk about gorgeous food that tastes great and is good for you! 100% vegan to boot!\nSeed N Salt\nWhere: 2008 4 St SW\n@kabakara_fitfoodieyycembedded via\nThis place also has an excellent aesthetic. Moreover, they specialize in salads, bowls, smoothies, and smoothie bowls that give you the perfect jumpstart to your day, and also look great on your Instagram.