When you think about tailgating, staples like burgers, hot dogs and chicken or even charcuterie boards come to mind. But what if you don’t eat meat or dairy? Don’t worry, Columbia has you covered. Here are some local restaurants with take-out ready tailgate food to satisfy the plant based crowd.

Reizod Vegan Experience

Reizod Vegan Experience offers a robust vegan menu perfect for tailgate season. Call ahead and order dishes ranging from soul food favorites to Mexican and Caribbean dishes. Find 10 and 20 piece Wingz, spring rolls, cauliflower bites, Samosas, Philly Cheez Rolls or choose from one of their delicious sides.

Mimsy's Restaurant 

If you’re heading into town from the Northeast area, stop by Mimsy’s Restaurant for vegan and vegetarian Ghanian food fit for any tailgate. Enjoy dishes like vegan chicken nuggets, vegan chicken salad, Brussels sprouts, fufu, avocado bites, sautéed vegetables, lentil patties and Jollof rice.

Good Life Café

The shareables at Good Life Café were surely made with the plant-based tailgater in mind. With nachos, sushi rolls, buffalo cauliflower bites, and chili cheese fries on the menu, non-meat and non-dairy eaters won’t miss a beat.

Publico Kitchen & Tap

In case you didn’t know, Publico Kitchen & Tap has a full vegan menu that is prepared in a separate area. Check out one of their two locations in Columbia for chips and salsa, guacamole, Cuban nachos, cauliflower bites, and vegan plantains.

A Peace of Soul Vegan Kitchen

Though the menu changes daily, you can purchase a variety of hearty vegan sides any day at A Peace of Soul Vegan Kitchen. Stock up on vegan ribs, chicken and other proteins and grab their famous mac-n-cheese, veggies or sweets during the week to bring to the tailgate.

Tasty as Fit

Tasty as Fit is known for its grab-and-go plant-based food. Grab some vegan snickers bites or grain free granola to add to the snack table. Or, stop by before game day and get a container of the mushroom and walnut Bolognese and pair it with pasta and salad. Who says tailgates can’t be fancy?

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