The number of vegan restaurants around the US are growing but that doesn't mean they are always easy to find. Whether you've just moved to a new city, you're new to the vegan lifestyle, or you're just on the look out for some new restaurants to satisfy your needs as a foodie, you've come to the right place. Here is a list of the most talked about vegan restaurants in the most talked about places.
Located in the inner loop of Houston, Pat Greer’s Kitchen offers catering and also sells prepared food in other retail stores. At the heart of it all is the vegan to go meals sold at their own location in Houston.
Almost everything on their menu is either already vegan or can be prepared the vegan way upon request. Don’t skip out on the vegan chocolate pie filled with tofu and chocolate chips and crusted with maple syrup and granola.
This vendor makes tamales, soups, wraps, spring rolls and sandwiches. You can find them at Antidote Coffee. Check out their website to see where else you can find their famous vegan tamales and do opt to try their gourmet tamale sauces.
At Garden Kitchen they believe that nature has provided us with the best nutrition possible. Their entrees, snacks, and desserts are whole, live, and plant based. Whether it’s a full entrée or just a smoothie on your mind, Garden Kitchen has it.
This is no Vegas buffet… just good ol’ home cooked Indian cuisine. They don’t use MSG or artificial food coloring and offer an array of vegan dishes. They even offer Stevia!
“All organic, all good.” That’s their motto. Sunrise Coffee is an independent coffee shop with a unique vibe for the Vegas scene. They host open mic nights and display local art. If you’re lucky, you might get a fun design in your latte foam. They have a small food menu but its all vegan friendly and even better, it’s homemade by part owner Juanny Romero.
This café offers what they’ve named tasty toasts, salads, salad wraps, soups, sushi, pizza and other entrees. Everything on their menu is live vegan cuisine and organic whenever possible. They also offer a selection of juices and super smoothies intended to fuel your body.
If you have a travel itch, this might be your next lunch destination. The chef of this bistro believes that the food they serve you should transfer you in spirit to the region it came from and that no one should have to miss out on that experience.
Frozen yogurt shops are popping up everywhere and the idea of customizing your ice cream experience seems like a dream. Atomic #7 is the perfect place for vegans, or other foodies with special diets, to enjoy the same dreamy qualities of those yogurt shops posting up just about everywhere. Choose your milk (almond, soy, rice, etc.), your flavors (bubble gum, banana fosters, ginger, vanilla, and MANY more), “chunky elements” (strawberries, cookie dough, waffle chips) and even toppings and cones. This only begins to describe the many vegan friendly options Atomic #7 offers.
Las Vegas mogul Steve Wynn has ordered that all of the restaurants in his Vegas properties must now serve vegan options. Some of the options include Grilled Royal Trumpet Mushrooms with polenta, Tofu Napoleons, and Fava Bean Puree. This latest news may not be underground but the commentary on it is so next time you’re in Las Vegas and want to splurge on a luxury meal, check out the vegan options at The Wynn resort.
They are not 100% vegan. However, Red Velvet Café offers vegan-friendly meats and soy cheese upon request. Choose from Panini and pizzetta dishes. They also serve a yummy vegan taco salad.
Miko’s serves traditional Japanese food in a family-friendly environment that is affordable and unique. They are conveniently located near the Vegas strip as well as the airport to meet your traveling and your health needs at the same time.
Need a new addiction? Replace a bad one with a good one at Chili addiction. They offer a complete vegan menu of chili, dogs, burgers, and sausage. Their homemade condiments and vegetarian friendly sides seal the deal on this award winning chili joint.
Cruzer Pizza uses 100% animal free vegan ingredients and still delivers it right to your door. Their “cheese” of choice? …Daiya. Salads, sandwiches, and pastas are also available and might be perfect for your next catered event. There’s no such thing as small sizes, so go big or go home with their medium-extra larger vegan pizzas.
The key thing to remember at Lotus Vegan is to specify mild or spicy. They offer more than Asian cuisine but also breakfast, wraps, salads, veggie burgers, and even chicken nuggets.
Their restaurant encourages the desire for a better diet by proving that healthy and tasty can go together. The gourmet vegan cuisine at Cru includes tastes from Italian, Japanese, Tunisian, Thai and Indian food. Don’t forget the guilt-free dessert options at the end of your visit.
Pure Luck Restaurant is a vegan pub with a neighborhood friendly feel. Add avocado to any dish, ask for extra tofu, or get a side of rice and beans. Ever had plantains? This is place to try them but don’t forget to ask Pure Luck to top them off with whipped cream.
Shojin Restaurant is inspired by traditional Japanese cuisine concepts which include frying with miso, soy sauce, and vinegar seasoning. The word itself means “to make every effort to achieve something” in Japanese. At Shojin they have made every effort to serve meals inspired by both macrobiotic and Japanese principles.
Simply walk up to the vegan deli counter or opt to have sit down service indoors or out. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Your visit would not be complete without trying one of their stellar desserts; the pictures on their website will have you convinced.
Their menu is strongly Thai, American, and Japanese, so whether you’re craving some curry or you want a luscious burger this is the place to go. Above all, they offer a very wide variety of vegan meals and for all you breakfast junkies, it is served all day.
This Ethiopian cuisine is served with Injera, a traditional bread, which is used to scoop, dip, and savor the many stews they offer. Rahel Woldmedhin serves an all vegan menu so make this buffet your next lunch time pit stop.
You can see firsthand what their up to a Vegan Glory. They are so confident in their food preparation and cleanliness that they opt to have an open kitchen style. Most dishes are infused with a Thai influence but all dishes are vegan. Stop by for lunch or a casual dinner and see why Vegan Glory deserves some grandeur.
The Vegan Joint serves breakfast all day, throws some burgers and wraps into the mix for lunch and finishes strong with Thai seasoned veggie dinners served on rice, noodles, and curries. Check out their full menu for more options.
The owner of Chaya, an international restaurant chain, says, “Hospitality is considered the same everywhere and good food is a universal language.” In upholding the Chaya tradition, M Café strives to give every guest a great experience and they hope to encourage contemporary macrobiotic cuisine.
Fifteen years ago the first Native Foods opened their doors and there are now seven locations that feature organic, vegan, and vegetarian food. Native serves salads, earth bowls, burgers, and more!
The main goal at A Votre Sante is to cater to your health and to your taste buds. When they say health they don’t always mean vegan but they do offer a special vegan menu among the many other healthy choices you can make at A Votre Sante.
Check Vegan House off as one of the true vegan restaurants in Los Angeles. Their specialty? Traditional Thai cuisine with a vegan twist.
Any on the fence Vegans out there? This is a great place to transition into your new diet. If you’re not ready make the full commitment, choose one of their salmon, chicken, turkey, or tuna dishes but rest easy knowing that you won’t be chowing down any of these ingredients: high fructose corn syrup, refined sugar, hydrogenated oils, or trans fats.
Is a smoothie sounding stellar? This vegan juice bar wants to send you to the top of the food chain with their smoothies and juices all created to improve your well being.
LA Vegan’s cuisine is primarily Thai inspired. Check out their gourmet specials for around 12 dollars. Otherwise simply indulge in burrito or a burger, something spicy or something mild, and finish with something sweet.
Green Leaves calls their food fine specialty Thai cuisine but you’ll also find an assortment of burgers, sandwiches, wraps and breakfast burritos that are all vegan.
They have more than just fun wall art at Bloom Cafe. Go sit down or swing by for a take out to enjoy their popular breakfast and lunch items. Pizza, soups, salads and more.
It’s a learning experience at Stuff I Eat. If you’re simply interested in starting a vegan diet, Stuff I Eat offers food for the transitional diet. They are constantly learning and researching new ways to substitute animal products. Their motto: If you don’t want meat, try The Stuff I Eat.
Vin Loi Tofu is ran by Kevin Tran who is known by all of his regular customers who love his food. He cooks up creative and innovative tofu dishes for vegans who are tired of the same ol’ stuff. At Vin Loi you will be introduced to a whole new world world of Tofu.
You and your foodie friends can dine care-free at Green Gables and enjoy their homey décor with a little Miami flare. They offer vegan, vegetarian, wheat-free and gluten-free menu items.
Among their many other options like burgers, burritos, and pizza you can build your own salad or just swing by for dessert. They also sell a series of products grocery style so that you can take them home and make your own Lifefood creations. Their menu uses an 8 piece symbol system that tells you what part of your body each menu item will better.
Cookies and brownies are viable choices when you’re looking to satisfy your sweet tooth at this bakery. The flavors get creative and be prepared to choose from four delicious frostings: Vanilla, Chocolate, Cream Cheese, and Chocolate Ganache. Bunnie Cakes features all vegan ingredients and uses organic whenever possible.
Not only do they have soup of the day, but they offer Entrée of the day! This artsy vegan café features menu items for the raw vegan diet. They often host dinner and a movie events as well as cooking classes and detox programs. All of their cuisine is gluten, dairy, and yeast-free.
These gourmet salads feature cool, crisp, garden-fresh greens, fruits and veggies, and homemade dressing. Choose “My Way” and create your own salad to be hand tossed just for you.
This organic Italian restaurant believes that the art of cuisine is just as important and expressive as the paintings in your home. Escopazzo works with organic farmers and works hard to cater to vegan, vegetarian, and raw food diets. Chef Giancarla has campaigned against unsafe farming methods along her food journey. Learn more about her journey under their kitchen philosophy.
This is actually an independent bookseller but many of their locations have cafés known for their delicious vegan dishes. Get buried in a book while you fill your stomach!
This is planet saving pizza served in four different styles: Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and regular. They don’t just want to cook for you, they want to make the world a better place by engaging themselves in the local, national, and global communities.
This isn’t just a café but a market and bookstore as well. Some call it hippydom and feel the need to put on their linen pants before they appear but no one denies the divine dishes at Tao Natural Foods.
The Seward community has been up and running since 1974 and welcoming a diverse group of customers since their doors opened. Their menu features vegan breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert that is made high quality ingredients.
Lulu’s is an all natural, vegan frozen desert shop that is entirely dairy free. They offer gluten-free, cashew based, and soy based treats. If you’re a lover of soft served ice cream, they have strawberry, cake batter, and twist.
Located in a chic and stylish and Chelsea townhouse, Blossom provides an intimate setting that is warm and inviting. They encourage a vegan lifestyle and have a growing concern for animal safety.
Red Bamboo in Greenwich Village celebrates diverse culinary traditions everyday through their Caribbean, Thai, and Creole inspired cuisine. No matter what region it comes from, each dish is authentically vegan or vegetarian.
Candle 79 is a duel floor restaurant serving fine foods along with organic wine and sake for the sophisticated eater in New York. They pride themselves on bringing elegance to vegetarian cuisine and putting your health first!
Heroes are a series of entrees served on a toasted, whole wheat baguette with "chow slaw" and a pickle. Whether your order this, one of their salads or appetizers they are committed to serving 100% kosher, eco-vegan, and low-carbon foods.
“Made fresh from the farm to the table!” The Candle Café is a sister establishment to Candle 79. Actually, it is what Candle 79 stemmed from in 2003 and values the same sustainable, eco-friendly practices in their vegan cuisine.
Not only do they serve vegan meals but none of their dishes are made with butter or sugar. This makes for a truly guilt free dining experience in midtown.
As vegetarianism grew in popularity, HanGawi founders found value in introducing native Korean dishes to the western culture. They believe your food should be a balance of om foods(green veggies and fruits) and yang foods(roots, radishes, carrots, and potatoes). They strive to create balanced vegetarian cuisine in this way. They want to help you keep your body healthy while they help you nourish your mind through harmonious décor.
V-note is an organic wine bar and vegan bistro in the upper east side. They will help you carefully select a wine or beer to compliment your meal and they stay open late to accommodate to your New York minute lifestyle.
Peace Food is an innovative vegan café that utilizes seasonal and local foods.
Many vegans will be thanking heavens for this vegan chocolate boutique and wine bar. Their treats include bon bons, truffles, bark, and bars. They also make a variety of baked goods.
Dao Palate is budget friendly pan-Asian inspired cuisine in Brooklyn.
At Atlas they make Moroccan enthused vegan, vegetarian, and also non vegetarian meals. They are located in the lower east side and they deliver.
They opened their doors in 2004 and have been serving to the raw food lifestyle even when it wasn’t a well known lifestyle choice. Everything on their menu is plant based. They have a back dining room available for private bookings that is otherwise available to the public. In the summer when the weather allows it, their back garden seats an additional 70 people.
Their two locations in west village and the upper east side provide food for the five senses. Take comfort watching their open kitchen, listening to revitalizing music, and tasting their delectable dishes.
Where Pizza is most famous in the states, vegans should not have to miss out. Pala Pizza gives you the option of gluten-free crusts, vegetarian, and dairy free pizza pies when you place your order.
Located in the east and west villages, Quantum Leap serves entrees that cater to many diets. Their menu includes soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps, veggie burgers, and Seitan dishes.
Everything served at Quintessence is 100% organic, vegan, and raw as they remain equally committed to taste.
Caravan of Dreams is an elegant dimly lit haven of organic, vegan cuisine. Founder Angel Moreno made this his passion project where food, health, music, and community can all work together. That is why live music is an important part of the dining experience at Caravan of Dreams.
Founder Daniel Carabano created The V-spot with the desire to remain true to his Latin background as well as his vegan commitment. Vegan or not, their patio is a great place to wind down with sangria, mimosas, and more.
Their philosophy follows in Gandhi’s footsteps. “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” They believe in conscious capitalism, sacred commerce, and common sense and are certified by Green America for their sustainable business practices. The humble abode from which they operate is even painted green.
Located on Lake Ivanhoe, Ethos Kitchen serves hearty, home-style cuisine that is 100% vegan. You can choose to order at the counter or receive table service in their indoor or outdoor seating. They value their comfortable setting as much as they do their fully vegan cuisine.
Their unique décor of decoupage tables and vintage seating are a part of the Drunken Monkey’s unique setting. They serve everything from quiche to soups to burritos in order to please many vegan palates. And of course the specialty coffee drinks and beverages are just as uniquely thought up! The Mojo Jojo for example is a Vietnamese-style beverage with vanilla and cinnamon accents.
Café 118 serves living cuisine and houses a juice bar, both of which are dairy and soy-free. Artificial sweeteners are also a big no-no at Café 118. They serve a variety of unbaked desserts for the unsatisfied sweet tooth.
It’s not just tea! Infusion offers tea sandwiches, whole wheat wraps, and even pizzas. But beware, not everything is vegan-friendly.
Founders Kate and Rich came up with Horizons in order to fill to void of upscale vegan dining in Philadelphia and have now been named and recognized by nearly a dozen shows and publications. Rich, the executive chef, is self taught fueled by his own vegetarian and vegan lifestyle.
The name says it all! At Sweet Freedom they believe that all foodies, special diets, and allergy sensitive people deserve the freedom of sweet, delectable goodies. Here’s what they don’t use: dairy, gluten, casein, eggs, corn, wheat, peanuts, soy and refined unnatural sugars.
Vegan diets in Philly miss out on the famous Philly cheese steak so Blackbird Pizzeria brought to life the Seitan Cheesesteak to fill the void. The sandwich hosts the great flavors of grilled onions and peppers, crimini and white mushrooms, and daiya cheese.
Govinda’s offers gourmet to-go or fine dining depending on what time you need a gourmet fix for a reasonable price. Aside their fresh entrees they serve a variety of beverages and desserts including Sparkling Pomegranate Apple Juice and vegan strawberry shortcake.
“Mi lah” meaning nature, harmony, happiness, and kindness is the basis for this vegetarian establishment. They work with local farms and strive to offer the freshest and finest ingredients in order provide the best tasting dishes.
From time to time they’ll host art shows, hold concerts and feature guest speakers to provide a true and traditional coffeehouse café experience. All of their goodies are vegan friendly and the milk options go beyond the attempt of soy, including rice, coconut, and almond milk.
This beverage bistro sprung from one girl’s mission to quench her thirst the right way. Not only does 24 Carrots offer totally organic, naturally sweetened smoothies but their food is crafted with all vegan friendly ingredients that support their motto: Drink pure, eat pure, live pure. To prove it, their menu is updated weekly to reflect what is in season.
Green is a new American vegetarian cuisine in Tempe that is 100% vegan/vegetarian friendly. Damon Brasch based Green’s cuisine on morals he learned long ago at his grandparents’ house. There he picked fresh greens for salads and fell in love with the asparagus, to use his own words.
Blue Nile offers and authentic Ethiopian experience based on the Injera bread native to the region. It’s sure to give meat and potatoes a run for their money while offering many vigorously flavorful meals that are vegetable based.
Since their portions are large, at Pita Jungle they encourage you to bring friends, share meals, and save some for later. While it’s not entirely vegan, their menu is designed to inspire good health so check out their vegan chart to see what is made especially for you.
At Bombay their redefined Indian cuisine is vegan and vegetarian friendly while also leaving out gluten whenever they can. Their dishes remain authentic to Indian diets using the spices cumin, turmeric, and coriander while leaving out butter, ghee, and cream.
Fresh ingredients and reggae music summarize what The Bread Fruit is all about. While part of the urban downtown atmosphere, they serve authentic Jamaican cuisine using the finest herbs, fruits, and vegetables.
Comfort food and healthy food might not usually be lumped together, but at Nourish they cook it up everyday. Almost everything on their menu is vegetarian, vegan, egg-free, gluten-free, lactose-free, and soy-free to provide what they call a healthy twist on comfort food.
They keep it simple at True Food Kitchen by using seasonal, sustainable ingredients. They take an open kitchen concept to a new level where the chefs are preparing your dinner either right next to you or just across the room, no walls in-between.
Back to Eden’s love for animals and for the planet resulted in a bakery that leaves animals where they belong, in nature. Along with coffee their bakery serves cakes, cookies, muffins, scones, tarts, pies, and sweet breads. They also offer Italian sodas, soft serve ice cream, milkshakes, smoothies, and sundaes. Vegan or bust: that was their motto.
Portobello Vegan Trattoria is all vegan fare inspired by the traditional cuisines of Italy, Spain, and France. They use organic and local produce while incorporating fine vegan cheeses and top notch breads.
Healthy fast food, who knew? Native bowl is a food cart in the Portland area serving freshly prepared, made from scratch, vegan food. Their menu alters from time to time so check out their blog for current menu offerings.
Papa G’s is a vegan organic deli also serving organic beers. Try out their coconut greens and eat from their salad bar to support local farmers. They sell ready made to-go food as well and supply some of their recipes online.
Off the Griddle is a food cart that makes veggie burgers and other delicious dishes using solar power.
Blossoming Lotus produces vegan fusion cuisine and their specials change weekly. They use local produce to make dishes that have become local favorites. P.S. Don’t leave without trying their live fudge.
If you’re looking for unique food, The Ruby Dragon food cart has something for you. Their cuisine is a mixture of Thai, vegan comfort food, raw food, and Jamaican styles.
At Black Sheep Bakery they take pride in their moist muffins that are slightly sweetened and light on the stomach but big in taste. They reject the statement, “This is great for something vegan.” In their own words, they make believers out of skeptics. Don’t want a muffin? Then build a sandwich or enjoy another baked good.
After you enjoy lunch at one of that many food carts in the Portland area, come to Oregon Ice for a treat. Their vegan-friendly ice cream has been called generous, refreshing, and just overall tasty.
Sweet Pea started as a hobby and resulted in a retail store that now also serves soups, sandwiches, bagels, and breads that are homemade daily. All of their baked goods are 100% vegan.
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