Where to Find Lent-Friendly Fare in the Central West End

If you’re observing Lent, here are some restaurants in the Central West End that serve mouthwatering meatless meals.

Cocina Latina | This Latin restaurant should definitely be on your list during the Lenten season. We recommend the Jalea as your appetizer — a mixture of assorted deep fried seafood and chunks of fish accompanied with fried yuca and red onion salad in lemon juice. For your main dish, you can’t go wrong with the Sudado de Pescado — filet of mahi mahi cooked in their aji panca sauce with onions, tomatoes, and cilantro served over potatoes.

Dressel’s Public House | Serving fresh Fish n’ Chips every day of the week.

Drunken Fish | Enjoy Lenten specials every weekend during “Fridays at the Fish.” Be sure to join their “E-Club” and check your inbox every week for their special weekend offer.

Evangeline’s Bistro | Delicious Cajun fare with several shrimp and fish-based dishes are always available at Evangeline’s.

Gamlin Whiskey House | Gamlin serves up several special dishes throughout the Lenten season.

Kingside Diner | Lenten lunches available all week long, like their cornmeal-crusted and fried catfish filets served on a toasted potato bun.

Medina Mediterranean Grill | Medina offers various vegetarian wraps packed with delicious flavors.

Mission Taco Joint | If you’re observing Lent, you’re going to love MTJ’s newest feature: the salmon taco! It’s made with Jamaican jerk rub and topped with Scorpion chile aioli, before being stuffed into a fresh flour tortilla.

Pi Pizzeria | Meatless pizzas and salads are always available at Pi.

Salt + Smoke | They may be known for their award-winning barbecue, but they also serve up a mean fish fry every Friday during Lent. Don’t miss out!

Straub’s Fine Grocers | Get your fresh fish at Straub’s for a delicious home cooked meal.

Sub Zero Vodka Bar | Sub Zero’s sushi is the perfect dinner for your Lenten Fridays.

Taste of Lebanon | Enjoy the exciting flavors of Lebanon during Lent. We recommend the Vegetarian Mezza Vegan entree — a wonderful sampler of their best vegetarian dishes: tabouli, falafel, grape leaves, hummus, and baba ghanoush, served with pita bread.

Yellowbelly | This island-inspired restaurant offers plenty of seafood-focused fare to keep you satisfied during Lent. From scallop ceviche, to tuna tostada and seared salmon, you’ll have a hard time picking out just one dish!