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Welcome to the Tulsa Food Guide!

Tulsa Food Guide is an introduction to resources for healthful and interesting eating in the Tulsa area.  Here you will find vegetarian restaurants, Farmers' Markets, food assistance, and much more. 

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Farmers Markets

Most markets focus on seasonal produce but can include meat, dairy, and prepared foods, as well as entertainment and crafts.  All accept SNAP credit (food stamps) with double credit up to $20, through a grant from the George Kaiser Family Foundation, at the Cherry Street Market.  See a market manager to purchase tokens with a SNAP card.

Broken Arrow.  418 S Main, Saturdays 8-noon, April-October.

Brookside.  39th and Peoria, Wednesdays 8-noon May-October, 9-11 every other Saturday in winter.

Cherry Street.  15th and Peoria, Saturdays 7-11am, April-October.

Osage Hills.  202 E Rogers, Skiatook, Saturdays 8-noon, May 19-September.

Owasso.  YMCA, 8300 N Owasso Expwy, Saturdays 8-noon, Wednesdays 8-noon, May-October.

More Farmers Markets in Oklahoma.

Lunch counter at Public Market 1929  Credit: the Beryl Ford Collection/Rotary Club of Tulsa, Tulsa City-County Library and Tulsa Historical Society.

Ethnic, Organic, and Specialty Groceries

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Akins Natural Foods.  7807 E 51st St, 3321 E 31st St, and 12003 E Memorial Dr.  918-663-4137/742-6630.  Organic groceries and produce, packaged foods, personal care and supplements.

Al Sultan Grill and Bakery. 9515 E 51st St.  918-622-2942. Middle Eastern cereals and flours, vegetables, candies, spices, and condiments.

Asian Mart.  12919 E 31st.  918-622-2237. Asian produce, fish, and gifts. 

Cimarron Meat.   8173 S Harvard Ave.  918-935-3210. Locally raised hormone and antibiotic free beef, pork and chicken as well as dairy products.

Ebute-Metta Tropical Market.  6930 S Lewis Ave.  918-495-1181.  African and Caribbean specialty meats, produce, staples and spices.

El Mercadito.  2136 S Garnett Rd.  918-437-5071. Mexican baked goods, produce, meats.

Fresh Market.  8015 S Yale Ave.  918-477-7838. Focuses on fresh produce, meat and dairy with many local selections and bulk offerings.

Green Acres Market  117 S 7th St, Jenks.  918-209-5900. Focuses on fresh, natural and organic foods.

Harvard Meats.  3245 E 15th.  918-949-4200.  Organic and natural specialty meats.

Harvest Market.  2232 S Nogales Ave.  Not-for-profit market selling fresh, wholesome food, with cooking classes and community meeting space, adjoining Global Gardens learning garden.

Korean Oriental Food.  12771 E 41st.  918-660-0202.  Korean and Japanese groceries.

Laxmi Spices of India.  5555 E 41st St. 918-270-1555. Indian spices, cereals, flours, and beans, teas, and mixes.

Las Americas Super Mercado.  2415 E Admiral Pl.  918-835-3555.  Mexican grains, produce, meat. 

Nam Hai Oriental Food Market.  1924 S Garnett Rd.  918-438-0166.  Asian, Hispanic, Caribbean, and African produce, meats, fish, condiments.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage.  3126 S Harvard, 9137 E 71st St.   Sells only natural and organic foods.  Demonstration kitchen and community room.  No free bags.

Supermercados Morelos.  2119 S Garnett Rd.  918-794-2578.  Mexican baked goods, produce, and meats.

 Whole Foods. 1401 E 41st St., 9136 S Yale. 918-712-7555.  Natural, organic, and conventional grocery, produce, meats, personal care and supplements.

 Sprouts Farmers Market  4123 S Harvard, 101111 S Memorial, 918-858-8850/918-364-7272. Natural, organic and conventional grocery store with emphasis on produce.

Speciality Groceries

Local food in Winter

Both the Downtown and the Brookside/Cherry Street (Saturdays at Brookside) markets will remain open through the winter, weather permitting, selling prepared foods and winter vegetables.  See also the Co-ops box for more options.

Community Supported Agriculture and Co-ops 

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and co-ops are collective food purchasing arrangements that support local farms and can lower the cost of organic and seasonal foods.  In a CSA, participants buy a share of a farm's harvest, receiving weekly produce share bags.  Co-ops include dairy, meat, and grains sourced from several different farmers.

Anners Wellness Works.  1915 S Boston, Tulsa OK 74119, 918-592-4421  anners@organictulsa.com

Blooming Acres CSA.  Program of A New Leaf. 918-451-1491.

Fisher's Produce.  29323 S257th W Ave. Bristow.  918-639-0244. 

Oklahoma Food Cooperative.  PO Box 57421, OKC, OK 73157-7421, 405-605-8088 customer@oklahomafood.coop

Three Springs Farm.  CSA shares serve as credit at Cherry St market stand.  PO Box 13 Oaks, OK 74359 (918)868-5450 

Restaurants And Festivals

Annual Events for Food-lovers

The following festivals are fixtures on the Tulsa calendar, celebrating a diversity of cultural traditions in the arts, performing arts, and food.

Herbal Affair.  April, third weekend.  Downtown Sand Springs, sponsored by the Founders' Herb Society.  info@herbalaffairandfestival.com, 918-245-5082.

Turkish Festival.  April, fourth weekend.  6804 S Canton Ave, Raindrop House.  918-392-4141.

Mayfest. May, third weekend. 3rd and Main.  comments@tulsamayfest.org, 918-582-6435

Blue Dome Festival.  Concurrent with and adjacent to Mayfest, in Blue Dome District downtown.  bluedomefestival@gmail.com, 918-631-3085.

Germanfest.  May, first weekend.  German-American Society, 1429 Terrace Dr.  gast@tulsacoxmail.com, 918-744-6997.

Cinco de Mayo.  May, first weekend.  Multiple celebrations around town; see link for details of some.

Bixby BBQ n Blues.  May, first weekend, Washington Irving Memorial Park, 137th and Memorial.  Sponsored by Rotary Club of Bixby.  brmccurtain@sbcglobal.net, 918-296-0036.

Salsafest.  Late June/early July.  6th and Boston.  In support of Sustainable Tulsa, sponsored by Elote Cafe.  corey@sustainabletulsa.org, 918-808-6576.

Greek Festival.  September, third weekend.  Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1206 S Guthrie.  918-583-2082.

Art of BBQ.  OneOk Field, late September.  Barbecue competition in support of the Arts and Humanities Council. 918-584-3333x11

India Fest.  Late August/early September.  Expo Square, 4145 E 21st.  India Association of Greater Tulsa. indiatul@iagtok.org, 918-636-2366.

Oklahoma Scottish Festival. September.  River West Festival Park. Sponsored by the Scottish Club of Tulsa. wgriggs1@cox.net, 918-492-8365.

Food Truck Festival. September. Tulsa Air and Space Museum, 3624 N 74th E Ave. 918-902-4623.

Hafli Lebanese dinner and bakesale.  November, second weekend.  St Antony Orthodox Church, 6th and Columbia.  918-584-7300.

Hispanic Festival.  Mid-September. 6th and Boston.  Greater Tulsa Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.  918-664-5326.

Shalomfest.  September.  Temple Israel, 2004 E 22 Pl.  office@templetulsa.com, 918-747-1309.

Tulsa State Fair.  September-October.  Fairgrounds, 4145 E 21st, 918-744-1113.

Oktoberfest.  October.  River West Festival Park.  info@oktoberfest.org, 918-744-9700.

Taste of North Tulsa.  October.  McLain High School, 4929 N Peoria.  tedra-williams@ouhsc.edu, 918-619-4460.

Vegetarian and Local Food Restaurants

Jamils Credit: the Beryl Ford Collection/Rotary Club of Tulsa, Tulsa City-County Library and Tulsa Historical Society.

While only a few restaurants in the Tulsa area are strictly vegetarian, several provide a good selection of meatless meals as well as using local and organic ingredients, including:

Cosmo's Cafe.  33rd and Peoria. 918-933-4848. Sandwiches, coffee and bar.  Many vegetarian and gluten-free dishes, and a kids menu.

Elote.  514 S Boston. 918-582-1403. Fresh-Mex cafe and bar with many vegetarian dishes, local, grass-fed meats, and local produce.

Hibiscus.  3316 S Peoria.  918-749-4700.  Jamaican and Caribbean cuisine made with natural and organic ingredients with a Vegan menu.

Juniper Restaurant and Martini Lounge. 3rd and Elgin.  918-794-1090. Fine dining with fresh local ingredients, seasonal menus, some vegetarian dishes.

Raw Intentions.  848 S Aspen Ave, BA.  918-810-4502.  Raw foods (vegan) restaurant.

Ri Le's. 4932 E 91st. 918-496-2126. Vietnamese fine dining, almost all entrees can be made vegetarian.

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Ann's Bakery.  7 N Harvard, 918-834-2345.  Wedding cakes, breads and desserts, in same location since 1938.

Blue Bell Creamery. 8201 E Hwy 51, Broken Arrow, 918-258-5100.  Tours come with serving of ice cream.

Coney Island Downtown.  107 N Boulder 918-587-2821   Coneys (chili dogs) and hot dogs, has expanded into regional chain.

Jims Never on Sunday Coney Island.  1923 S Harvard, 918-744-9018.  Coneys, gyros and other Greek specialties.

Brownies.  2130 S Harvard.  918-744-0320.  Hamburgers and pie.

Goldie's Patio Grill.  5200 S Lewis, 918-743-2188 (original location.)  Hamburgers and pickle bar, has expanded into regional chain.

Ike's Chili.  5941 E Admiral Pl, 918-838-9410.  Chili, spaghetti three way, and Frito chili pie; open in various locations since 1910s.

Jamil's.  3823 E 51st St, 918-742-9097.  Tulsa's oldest steakhouse also features Lebanese specialties.

Knotty Pine Barbecue.  1424 W Kenosha, Broken Arrow, 918-258-0005.  New location, specializes in sweet barbecue sauce.

New Atlas Grill.  415 S Boston, 918-583-3111.  Sandwiches and breakfast, in historic Atlas Life Building's original coffee shop.

Nelsons Ranch House 1547 E 3rd, 918-551-7601 and Nelsons Buffeteria, 4401 S Memorial, 918-236-4655.  Chicken fried steak, breakfast and pie, two reincarnations of Nelson's Buffeteria, originally at 3rd and Boston.

Ollies Station.  4070 SW Blvd, 918-446-0524.  Hamburgers and chicken fried steak, railroad themed.

Perry's Food Store.  1005 S Lewis, 918-583-2000 (near original location.)  Meats, seasonings and other groceries.

Weber's Superior Root Beer Drive-In.  3817 S Peoria,  918-742-1082.  Hamburgers, root beer stand.

White River Fish Market.  1708 N Sheridan, 918-835-1910.  Seafood restaurant and store.

Wilson's Bar-B-Que.  1522 E Apache 918-425-9912 (original location.)  "You don't have to have teeth to enjoy our meat."

Food Security And Assistance

Food Help: Government Assistance

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Federal assistance for those whose income meets eligibility requirements.  SNAP is administered through the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. ACCESS CARDS are accepted at most stores and Farmers' Markets for food and food plants.  918-581-2401. 

School children may qualify for reduced price lunches and breakfasts.Tulsa Public Schools Summer Cafe provides lunch and breakfast to any child under 18 with no paperwork required at more than 70 locations during Summer Break.  918-833-8673

WIC, Women Infants and Children's Nutritional Program.  Administered by the County Health Department, available through many outlets. 1-888-655-2942. or 918-594-4834.

Food Help: Meals

These organizations provide emergency food assistance with prepared meals and snacks.  Contact each organization for times, dates, and any requirements.

Iron Gate at Trinity. 501 S Cincinnati, 918-582-4128.

John 3:16 Mission. 205 E Pine, 918-587-1186.

Meals on Wheels.  918-627-4103. Meals delivered to elderly and disabled for small donation.

Mission Tulsa. Civic Center Plaza. 918-813-8638.

St Paul's United Methodist Church Manna Meals. 1442 S Quaker, 918-585-9596.

Salvation Army. Emergency Shelter and Center of Hope. 102 N Denver, 918-582-7201.

 Sodexho Senior Nutrition.  Multiple sites, provides meals for senior citizens (over 60) for small donation.  918-835-4160.

Third Place. 6514 N Peoria. 918-794-4637.

Tulsa County Social Services. 2401 Charles Page Blvd, 918-596-5560.

Tulsa Dream Center. 200 W 46St N, 918-430-9984.

Youth Services (ages 16-24.) 311 S Madison, 918-582-0061.

School cafeteria Credit: the Beryl Ford Collection/Rotary Club of Tulsa, Tulsa City-County Library and Tulsa Historical Society.

Holidays

For listings of Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets and meals, see Tulsa Organizations and Services or 2-1-1'sHoliday Assistance Newsletter.

Food Help: Pantries      

These organizations provide emergency grocery assistance.  Please contact individual organizations for times, days, and requirements.

Map of Food Help locations.

Arms Around BA. 700 Ft Worth St, Broken Arrow, 918-258-7714.

Bixby Outreach Center. 4 E Dawes Ave, Bixby, 918-366-9226.

Broken Arrow Neighbors. 322 W Broadway, BA, 918-251-7781.

Catholic Charities. 2450 N Harvard, 918-949-4673.

Christian Ministerial Alliance. No Fixed address, most active in North Tulsa, 918-951-7407.

Community Action Resource and Development, 522 W Will Rogers Blvd, Claremore, 918-343-0531.

Community Care Inc. of Sapulpa. 12 W Burnham, Sapulpa 918-224-6464.

Emergency Infant Services. (ages 0-5.) 222 S Houston Av, 918-592-2229.

Evangelistic Temple. 5345 S Peoria, 918-749-9971.

First Baptist Church of Tulsa. 403 S Cincinnati, 918-587-1571.

First Presbyterian Church. 709 S Boston, 918-584-4701.

First Seventh-Day Adventist Church. 920 S New Haven, 918-834-6671.

Guts Church Friday Groceries. 9120 E Broken Arrow Expressway, 918-622-4422.

Immanuel Baptist Church. 1915 E 3rd, 918-587-8431.

Kendall-Whittier, Inc. No Physical address, serves Kendall Whittier residents, 918-592-3000.

Loaves and Fishes. 11321 E 19th St, 918-234-8577.

Meals On Wheels. 12620 E 31st, 918-627-4103.

Ministry Center. 312 S 33rd W Av 918-585-5310.

Neighbors Along the Line. 5000 Charles Page Blvd, 918-582-3491.

Neighbor for Neighbor. 505 E 36th St N, 918-425-5578.

Restore Hope Ministries. 2690 Charles Page Blvd, 918-582-5766.

St. Clement Outreach Ministry. (Bixby.) 15501 S Memorial Dr, Bixby, 918-366-3166.

Sand Springs Community Services. 15 E 2nd St, Sand Springs, 918-245-5183.

Skiatook Emergency Assistance. 123 S Broadway, Skiatook, 918-396-4108.

South Tulsa Community House. 1208 E 58th St, 918-742-5597. Third Place. 6514 N Peoria. 918-794-4637.

Third Place Community Foundation.  5920 N Owasso Ave, Turley.  918-794-4637.

Tulsa C.A.R.E.S. (for AIDS/HIV patients.) 3507 E Admiral Pl, 918-834-4194.

Tulsa County Social Services. 2401 Charles Page Blvd, 918-596-5560. Tulsa Cornerstone Assistance Network 1120 N Peoria 918-583-3670

Western Neighbors. 4981 S Tacoma, 918-445-8840.

Set the Table, Tulsa

Set the Table Tulsa is an initiative by Global Gardens,with support from Whole Foods and Tulsa Kids, to challenge the Tulsa community to prioritize focused family dinners.   It challenges Tulsans to share a family meal at home four times a week through the month of November. 

Some library resources include:

Set the Table: Parents' Info

Set the Table: Children's Cookbooks

Set the Table: Picture Books 

Food Security Organizations

Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. Solicits stores and distributes food to non-profits serving the hungry.  Sponsors Plant a Row for the Hungry. 918-585-2800.

Community Garden Association. Promotes development of community gardens.  918-280-5656 info@tulsagca.org

Global Gardens.  Helps students build gardens to learn about science, nutrition, and the community. heather@global-gardens.org

Indian Health Care Resource Center Food For Life.   Teaches healthy cooking, encourages community gardens and advocates legislation and policy supporting food security.  918-382-1281.

Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture.  Seeks sustainable solutions to Oklahoma's food production challenges.  Sponsors the Buy Fresh Buy Local program.  mailbox@kerrcenter.com, 918-647-9123.

Mvskoke Food Sovereignty Initiative.   Supports indigenous food traditions through classes, educational programs, and sustainable agriculture.

OSU Cooperative Extension Service.  Information, classes, and publications on home and farm production, gardening, nutrition, and cooking.  Sponsors the Master Gardener program. 918-746-3700.

Tulsa Food Security Council. Policy and awareness advocates for health and wellness.  kplohocky@gmail.com, 918-346-3788.

Gardening

Gardening Basics

Tulsa Organizations & Services

Periodicals

  • The American Gardener

    Published by the American Horticultural Society and features photographs and articles on new and native plants, garden history and gardening techniques.

  • Horticulture

    Dedicated to celebrating the passion of avid gardeners, who take delight not just in gardens, but in garden-making.

  • Taunton's Fine Gardening

    Practical information, tips and resources from the Taunton Home and Garden Network.

 

Library Databases

  • MasterFILE Premiere

    Provides articles from general reference publications dating as far back as 1975. Includes Horticulture and Organic Gardening magazines along with gardening topics in non-gardening periodicals.

  • MAS Ultra-School Edition

    Locate articles from general interest and current events magazines. Includes This Old House, Good Housekeeping and other magazines with gardening articles.

Web Sites

  • American Horticultural Society

    One of the oldest national gardening organizations in the country. A trusted source of high quality gardening and horticultural information.

  • Garden Guides

    An online resource for gardening enthusiasts. Gardening information includes how-to's by top garden writers, plant fact sheets, seasonal tips and garden techniques, garden recipes, and much more.

  • The Garden Helper

    An online resource for new and experienced gardeners to learn about garden basics.

  • Garden Web

    One of the largest gardening sites on the Web, with garden forums, articles on gardening, directories of nurseries, gardens and gardening organizations.

  • National Gardening Association

    A large and respected array of gardening content for consumers and educators, ranging from general information and publications to lessons and grants.

  • USDA Plants Database

    Provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.

  • Kids Gardening: Helping Young Minds Grow

    A resource for school and youth gardening since 1982.

 

Regional Gardening

Tulsa Organizations & Services

Periodicals

  • Gaillardia

    The Oklahoma Native Plant Society Newsletter.

  • Oklahoma Gardener

    A state specific guide to great gardening and landscaping.

Web Sites

Herbs & Vegetables

Tulsa Organizations & Services

Periodicals

Library Databases

  • eLibrary

    Full-text access to a wide variety of newspapers and magazines, TV & radio transcripts, reference books, basic maps and photos. A resource of assorted gardening information.

  • MasterFILE Premier

    Provides articles from general reference publications dating as far back as 1975. Includes Horticulture and Organic Gardening magazines along with gardening topics in non-gardening periodicals.

Web Sites

  • HerbNET

    Information on herbs, herb products and remedies, and herb publications.

  • Ok-Grown

    Information on availability of Oklahoma fruits and vegetables.

  • The Herb Society of America

    Focuses on educating its members and the public on the cultivation of herbs and the study of their history and users, both past and present.