egg ravioli at acero photo by carmen troesser

34 vegetarian dishes at St. Louis restaurants we're obsessed with

Celebrating 15 years of Sauce Magazine's Eat This column

Every month, we highlight a single menu item we’re obsessed with, that we feel confident saying: Eat This. For our anniversary issue, we're looking back across over nearly 15 years of Eat This, celebrating the dishes we still love and remembering the ones that left us too soon.

To see the whole list, read the October 2022 issue

mirchi bhajia at gokul indian restaurant // photo by josh monken

1. Mirchi Bhajia at Gokul Indian Restaurant, January 2008
6101 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, 314.721.1888,

savory korokke at kim's bakery // photo by josh monken

2. Savory Korokke at Kim's Bakery, April 2008
13357 Olive Blvd, Chesterfield, 314.523.1332,

papaya salad at king and i // photo by jonathan s. pollack

3. Papaya Salad at King and I, September 2008
3155-3157 S Grand Blvd, St. Louis, 314.771.1777,

egg ravioli at acero // photo by carmen troesser

4. Egg Ravioli at Acero, October 2009
7266 Manchester Rd, Maplewood, 314.644.1790,

fried eggplant napoleon // photo by carmen troesser

5. Fried Eggplant Napoleon at Vin De Set, August 2010
2017 Chouteau Ave, St. Louis, 314.241.8989,

samosa chaat at gokul indian restaurant // photo by carmen troesser

6. Samosa Chaat at Gokul Indian Restaurant, November 2010
6101 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, 314.721.1888,

ricotta puffs at vitale's bakery // photo by greg rannells

7. The Ricotta Puff at Vitale's Bakery, August 2012
2130 Marconi Ave, St. Louis, 314.664.6665,

dressel's pretzel at dressel's public house // photo by carmen troesser

8. Dressel's Pretzel at Dressel's Public House, November 2012
419 N Euclid Ave, St. Louis, 314.361.1060,

pasta con melanzane at rich and charlie's // photo by jonathan gayman

9. Pasta Con Melanzane at Rich and Charlie's, December 2012
Multiple locations,

fat daddy pickle coins at circle 7 ranch // photo by carmen troesser

10. Fat Daddy Pickle Coins at Circle 7 Ranch, July 2013
Multiple locations,

fettuccine alfredo at il bel lago // photo by carmen troesser

11. Fettuccine Alfredo at Il Bel Lago, December 2014
11631 Olive Blvd, Creve Coeur, 314.994.1080,

dumplings at lona's lil eats // photo by carmen troesser

12. Dumplings at Lona's Lil Eats, February 2015
2199 California Ave, St. Louis, 314.925.8938,

sticky rice at mango at mai lee // photo by greg rannells

13. Sticky Rice at Mango at Mai Lee, June 2015
8396 Musick Memorial Dr, Brentwood, 314.645.2835,

paneer makhani at house of india // photo by carmen troesser

14. Paneer Makhani at House of India, January 2016
8501 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, 314.567.6850,

the breadbasket at juniper // photo by greg rannells

15. The Breadbasket at Juniper, April 2016
4101 Laclede Ave, St. Louis, 314.329.7696,

fried artichoke salad at katie's pizza and pasta osteria // photo by carmen troesser

16. Fried Artichoke Salad at Katie's Pizza and Pasta Osteria, February 2017
Multiple locations,

kale-ifornication salad at pi pizzeria // photo by julia calleo

17. Kale-ifornication Salad at Pi Pizzeria, June 2017
400 N Euclid Ave, St. Louis, 314.367.4300,

root vegetable tagine at olio // photo by carmen troesser

18. Root Vegetable Tagine at Olio, September 2017
1634 Tower Grove Ave, St. Louis, 314.932.1088,

vegetable samosa at everest café and bar // photo by carmen troesser

19. Vegetable Samosa at Everest Café and Bar, October 2017
4145 Manchester Ave, St. Louis, 314.531.4800,

avocado salad at southwest diner // photo by julia calleo

20. Avocado Salad at Southwest Diner, May 2018
6803 Southwest Ave, St. Louis, 314.260.7244,

mung bean spring rolls at banh mi so no. 1 // photo by julia calleo

21. Mung Bean Spring Rolls at Banh Mi So No. 1, June 2018
4071 S Grand Blvd, St. Louis, 314.353.0545,

classic pizza at union loafers café and bread bakery // photo by julia calleo

22. Classic Pizza at Union Loafers Café and Bread Bakery, February 2020
1629 Tower Grove Ave, St. Louis, 314.833.6111,

shroomed out ramen at nudo house // photo by julia calleo

23. Shroomed Out Ramen at Nudo House, August 2020
Multiple locations,

mini cheese empanadas at mayo ketchup // photo by julia calleo

24. Mini Cheese Empanadas at Mayo Ketchup, September 2020
2001 Park Ave, St. Louis, 314.696.2699,

pupusas at el guanaco taqueria y pupuseria // photo by julia calleo

25. Pupusas at El Guanaco Taqueria y Pupuseria, December 2020
10633 Page Ave, St. Louis, 314.274.8022,

og acai bowl at hello juice & smoothies // photo by carmen troesser

26. OG Acai Bowl at Hello Juice & Smoothies, January/February 2021
1000 S Newstead Ave, St. Louis, 314.376.4135,

spinach and cheese mediterranean pie at j's pitaria // photo by izaiah johnson

27. Spinach and Cheese Mediterranean Pie at J's Pitaria, March/April 2021
91 Concord Plaza Shopping Center, St. Louis, 314.270.8005,

golden tacos of potatoes at fonda la poblanita // photo by izaiah johnson

28. Golden Tacos of Potatoes at Fonda La Poblanita, May 2021
3830 Morgan Ford Rd, St. Louis, 314.282.0651,

black garlic bread at katie's pizza & pasta osteria // photo by izaiah johnson

29. Black Garlic Bread at Katie's Pizza & Pasta Osteria, July 2021
Multiple locations,

dal makhani at khanna's desi vibes // photo by carmen troesser

30. Dal Makhani at Khanna's Desi Vibes, September 2021
13724 Olive Blvd, Chesterfield, 314.392.9348,

steamed veggie dumplings at thai 202 // photo by izaiah johnson

31. Steamed Veggie Dumplings at Thai 202, October 2021
235 N Euclid Ave, St. Louis, 314.367.2002,

pretzel monkey bread at perennial on lockwood // photo by carmen troesser

32. Pretzel Monkey Bread at Perennial on Lockwood, March 2022
216 W Lockwood Ave Unit B, Webster Groves, 314.682.3823,

grilled vegetable kabab at sultan mediterranean restaurant // photo by julia calleo

33. Grilled Vegetable Kabab at Sultan Mediterranean Restaurant, April 2022
4200 Manchester Ave, St. Louis, 314.390.2020,

vegetarian combination platter at meskerem ethiopian restaurant // photo by izaiah johnson

34. Vegetarian Combination Platter at Meskerem Ethiopian Restaurant, June 2022
3210 S Grand Blvd, St. Louis, 314.772.4442,