Cascabel: Thanksgiving can be a nightmare for vegans, but not anymore with the Spring Branch District’s Cascabel on the scene! This restaurant is 100 percent vegan and 200 percent yummy and, like Lazy Oaks, they are offering up tamales on their Thanksgiving menu (but minus the smoked brisket). Cascabel lists the tlaquepaque (hibiscus) tamales as their “fav” but also available are rajas con queso and pollo (jackfruit) en salsa verde.
How about ordering some vegan sides from Cascabel to go with the turkey for those not eating meat? Often times even sides from other places can contain traces of meat. Not at Cascabel. On offer for Thanksgiving are mashed potatoes, pasta salad, Spanish rice, cilantro corn rice, charro beans and more.
Don’t forget the pan dulce (Mexican sweet bread), which is also vegan, and the cinnamon rolls. Who says you need to serve pumpkin pie for dessert? Cascabel is located at 1415 Murray Bay St. Order now through Nov. 22 by calling 713-999-9551.