Our picks for the best veggie-friendly restaurants in Columbus

Here's the thing about vegetarian food in Columbus: it's good. Like, forget-about-bacon good. Though I'm a bona-fide omnivore (I eat everything), I often find myself craving ZenCha's Maui pancakes (topped with endless tropical fruit), Lavash's vegetarian soup of the day (cauliflower and cheese, please!) and the bright, flavorful salads from Mazah.

Whether you're trying Meatless Monday or you have an entirely plant-based diet, there's more to vegetarian-and vegan-dining in Columbus than grilled cheese sandwiches and carrot sticks. Move over, meat; here are our picks for exemplary vegetarian dining in the capital city.

Vegetarian Dining Guide: Breakfast

Vegetarian Dining Guide: Lunch

Vegetarian Dining Guide: Dinner

Vegetarian Dining Guide: Happy Hour

Vegetarian Dining Guide: Mobile Food

Vegetarian Dining Guide: Vocabulary

Vegetarian Dining Guide: Vegi-Carnivore couples