Depends on where you are in Texas. I'm in Houston, and there are many, many vegan restaurants and buffets. If you're in a small town, you'll have a problem,that's for sure. I did make a nice discovery while traveling the Lone Star State; many small town places can put together a very tasty veggie sandwich and fries. I just ask them to pile on the vegs and add extra pickles and onions. Many Mexican restaurants use lard in their re fried beans, but most offer vegan black beans which are tasty served on top of a tostada shell with lots of lettuce,tomato, pico de gallo, and guacamole. You can also make a delicious taco with avocado and lots of lettuce, pico and jalapeno. Chili's offers a very good black bean burger, and if you can locate Miller's restaurant, you can have them fix up a burger made of sauteed mushrooms, onions and guacamole that is out of this world. It's not so bad to be veg in Texas. Depending on the location, one can actually dine quite well.