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The 50 Vegan Friendly Eateries You Need To Visit In Each US State

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Updated: 12 April 2017
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Planning a vegan road trip? We’ve got you covered! Check out our favorite vegan-friendly eateries in every state in the US.

Alabama

Restaurant, Grocery Store, Vegan, Healthy
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Dothan Eve’s Garden Originally a health food and grocery store, this vegan restaurant serves no hot meals so that the nutrients remain preserved. The menu features seasonal, raw foods to help customers ‘get back to the garden’.
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Mon:
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tue:
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wed:
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thu:
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Fri:
8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Alaska

Pita Place Owned by Nadiv, from Israel, and Teri, from Fairbanks, Pita Place bake their own pita bread fresh every day and fillings vary from hummus to falafel. All of their food is handmade using wholesome ingredients and sourcing lots of their produce from local farmers. The majority of their menu is vegan, with gluten-free and special kid-friendly options also available. Pita Place, 3300 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709, USA, +1 907-687-2456 lunchtime

Arizona

Green New American Vegetarian This restaurant aspires to welcome anyone and everyone, vegetarian or not. Serving all of your favorite comfort foods with a vegetarian twist, the vegan soft-serve ice cream made fresh in-house is a must-try, as is the veggie burger. Green New American Vegetarian, 240 N Scottsdale Rd #8, Tempe, AZ 85281, USA, +1 480-941-9003

Arkansas

Bar, Juice Bar, American, $$$
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Berry Natural, Fayetteville
Berry Natural, Fayetteville | Courtesy of Berry Natural
Berry Natural This is Arkansas’ first organic cold-press juice bar; able to make any smoothie your heart desires (providing they have the right ingredients) and ensure that nothing goes to waste using only compostable cups, cutlery and containers. Berry Natural focuses on educating their customers about the health benefits of raw food, with a menu featuring 100% raw organic juices, cleanse packages, salads, and raw/gluten-free/vegan desserts.
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Mon:
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue:
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed:
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu:
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri:
7:00 am - 6:00 pm

California

Suncafe Organic

Suncafe has already won awards for its plant-based and raw cuisines. This menu is incredibly fresh—even the vegan cheese, mayo and butter are made from scratch. For those who want to delve deeper into the art of raw cooking, they host a range of cooking classes, where you can learn to make raw American classics, Chinese delicacies and more.

Suncafe Organic, 10820 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604, USA, +1 818-927-4100

Vegan Lasagna Courtesy of Suncafe Organic

Vegan Lasagna Courtesy of Suncafe Organic

Colorado

Restaurant, Vegan, $$$
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Watercourse Foods This is Denver’s original vegan restaurant, serving comfort food for any day of the week. Their philosophy is to make simple and accessible food, which appeals to carnivores and vegans alike.
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Sun:
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon:
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue:
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed:
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu:
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri:
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat:
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

Connecticut

ION Restaurant ION, standing for It’s Only Natural, is a quirky restaurant serving a delicious 100% plant-based menu that defies any misconceptions people may have about vegan food. ION also lets you order custom cakes and take knitting classes (probably not at the same time). ION Restaurant, 606 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457, USA, +1 860-346-9210

Delaware

Cafe, Restaurant, Vegan, $$$
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Falafel
Falafel | Courtesy of Home Grown Cafe
Home Grown Cafe This cafe has become well-known in downtown Newark, serving vegan food made from scratch in a warm and colorful atmosphere of local artwork and live music. And if you are still not convinced, their array of house-crafted spirits and choice of over 65 beers will persuade you.
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Sun:
9:30 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Tue:
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tue - Wed:
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wed - Thu:
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thu - Fri:
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat:
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun:
9:30 am - 1:00 am

Florida

Restaurant, Vegetarian, Vegan, $$$
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Darbster Darbster is a vegetarian restaurant working to make a difference—they donate 100% of their profits to their Darbster Foundation, which is manned entirely by volunteers and focuses its efforts on the four-legged friends in their community, flying dogs and cats over to different states for adoption in order to save them from being put down. Food-wise, their creative menu suits all tastes, vegan or otherwise.
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Sun:
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sun:
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue:
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed:
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu:
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri:
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat:
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sat:
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Idaho

Restaurant, Tea Room, Vegetarian, $$$
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Vegan White Chocolate Cheesecake
Vegan White Chocolate Cheesecake | Courtesy of Shangri-La Tearoom
Shangri-La Tea Room Looking for a vegan restaurant that serves nearly 100 types of tea, live music from Wednesday to Saturday as well as organic wine and beer? Look no further than the Shangri-La Tea Room, where everything is also raw and gluten-free. For those keen to learn even more about veganism, Shangri-La Tea Room offers nutritional advice and counselling, so you can leave with a satisfied stomach and mind. Shangri-La Tea Room,1800 W Overland Rd, Boise, ID 83705, USA, +1 208-424-0273
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Kansas

Kind Kravings Food Truck

Kind Kravings are delivering cruelty-free, wholesome food on board their specially decorated Kind Kravings double decker bus! New to town, this eatery serves homemade, GMO-free food for those who are on the go and want something healthy, sustainable and convenient.

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Nevada

VegeNation

An ideal stop-off for those seeking a little nourishment in Downtown Las Vegas, VegeNation serves 100% plant-based food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They even have a hangover smoothie, for those who partied a little too hard the night before.

VegeNation, 616 Carson Ave #120, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USA, +1 702-366-8515

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New Mexico

Annapurna’s World Vegetarian Cafe

This local chain has three locations in Alburquerque and one in Santa Fe, all serving tasty Indian food in the Ayurvedic tradition. Ayurveda vegan cuisine focuses on food as the very essence of our bodies, with a natural diet being conducive to long life (they even recommend eating dessert first for optimal digestion, which we definitely agree with!)

Breakfast Quinoa. Courtesy of Annapurna's World Vegetarian Cafe

New York

Cafe, Restaurant, Vegan, $$$
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Candle 79 The more upscale sister restaurant to the Candle Cafe, Candle 79 has turned vegetarian cuisine into an art form. Everything on the menu is extremely Instagram friendly, so this is definitely somewhere to take your meat-eating friends.
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Sun:
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sun:
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon:
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mon:
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue:
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Tue:
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wed:
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wed:
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thu:
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thu:
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri:
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Fri:
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat:
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sat:
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

North Carolina

Restaurant, Vegan, $$$
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Plant An upscale restaurant in Asheville, Plant specializes in beautifully plated vegan food. The menu draws from a range of cuisines, with Lasagna, Seitan Chili and Tofu Bibimbap on offer.
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Sun:
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue:
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed:
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu:
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri:
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat:
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Oklahoma

Food Truck, Market, Vegan, $$$
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The Loaded Bowl Officially Oklahoma’s first vegan food truck, The Loaded Bowlalso now have a brick and mortar location in the Farmer’s Market District. Their speciality ‘loaded bowls’ include cashew mac and cheese, layered enchiladas and tortilla casserole.
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Sun:
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue:
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed:
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu:
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri:
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat:
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Oregon

Next Level Burger Portland residents are spoilt for choice when it comes to great food, and Next Level Burger fulfils the requirement for a 100% plant based burger joint. The extensive menu lets you be creative, with the option to ‘beast’ any burger by adding a double patty, bun in the middle, extra sauce and veggies. You can also get your burger fix at two other locations. Next Level Burger, 4121 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214, USA, +1 503-719-7058

Pennsylvania

Blackbird Pizzeria

Philly pizza joint Blackbird specializes in vegan twists on favorites, with toppings such as house smoked tofu, seitan bacon and pumpkin seed pesto. Of course, you can’t visit Philadelphia without eating a cheesesteak, and Blackbird Pizzeria makes sure vegans don’t miss out with their award-winning Seitan Cheesesteak!

Blackbird Pizzeria, 507 S 6th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA, +1 215-625-6660

Vegan Pizza Courtesy of Blackbird Pizzeria

Vegan Pizza Courtesy of Blackbird Pizzeria

Rhode Island

Like No Udder

Does a 100% vegan soft-serve ice cream truck truly exist? Yes indeed! Located in Providence, this truck and permanent store serve cones, shakes, floats and ‘unicorns’ (that’s soft serve with your choice of mix-ins), all dairy-free.

Like No Udder, 170 Ives St, Providence, RI 02906, USA, +1 401-419-8869

Ice Cream Truck Courtesy of Like No Udder

Ice Cream Truck Courtesy of Like No Udder

South Carolina

Cafe, American, Vegan, $$$
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Lambs Bread Vegan
A Peace of Soul Vegan Kitchen has been serving up vegan soul food since before it was cool | © A Peace of Soul Vegan Kitchen
Lamb’s Bread Vegan Cafe Specializing in Southern comfort, Lamb’s Bread Vegan Cafe’s ever-changing menu features vegan twists on mac and cheese, bbq ribs, and fried chicken.
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Mon:
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue:
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed:
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu:
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri:
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat:
11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Meal service:

Lunch, Dinner, Takeaway

Atmosphere:

Arty, Family Friendly

South Dakota

Restaurant, Mediterranean, $$$
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Sanaa's Gourmet, Sioux Falls
Sanaa's Gourmet, Sioux Falls | Courtesy of Sanaas 8th Street Gourmet
Sanaa’s 8th Street Gourmet Sanaa’s restaurant is not only vegetarian and gluten-free but also prides themselves on their ‘green’ attitude, using 100% recyclable containers. Serving Mediterranean cuisine, Sanaa’s is open every day for lunch, and with a buffet on Friday nights and all day Saturday.
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Mon:
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tue:
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wed:
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thu:
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri:
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Fri:
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat:
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Tennessee

The Wild Cow

This eatery is proud to say that nearly all of the ingredients they use are locally grown, and purchased whole, meaning they make just about everything from scratch. The Wild Cow also donates a portion of their sales to a different charity each month—Enjoy a guilt-free meal and also give back to the community—win win!

The Wild Cow, 1896 Eastland Ave, Nashville, TN 37206, USA, +1 615-262-2717

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Texas

Restaurant, Vegan, $$$
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Counter Culture, E Cesar Chavez Street
Counter Culture, E Cesar Chavez Street | Courtesy of Counter Culture
Counter Culture This Austin restaurant proves there are few limits to a vegan diet, offering sandwiches, salads and desserts, all made daily and on site. The outdoor patio is the perfect little spot to enjoy these innovative vegan treats.
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Sun:
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sun:
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon:
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue:
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed:
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu:
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri:
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat:
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat:
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Utah

Bar, Vegetarian, $$$
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Chocolate Beet Cake
Chocolate Beet Cake | Courtesy of Zest Kitchen and Bar
Zest Kitchen and Bar Whether your diet is vegetarian, paleo, gluten-free or plant based, Zest Kitchen and Bar has got it covered. Their “farm-to-fork” philosophy ensures that the ingredients used are local, organic and sustainable, supporting local farmers and businesses with fair trade. They also provide organic and local spirits, and house the most impressive range of organic wines and beers you’ll see in all of Utah.
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Sun:
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon:
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tue:
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wed:
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thu:
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri:
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat:
10:00 am - 10:30 pm

Vermont

Cafe, Vegan, $$$
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Vegan Burger
Vegan Burger | Courtesy of Pingala Cafe
Pingala Cafe and Eatery This eatery offers a 100% plant-based menu of smoothies, baked goods, gourmet dishes and fresh juices. And they can definitely cater to all indulgent cravings—they’ve even got eggplant bacon! There’s also live music on the weekends and beer and cider on tap.
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Sun:
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon:
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue:
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed:
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu:
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri:
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat:
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Virginia

The Juice Laundry

The Juice Laundry always emphasise the importance of knowing exactly what you’re putting in your bodies—if they can’t source an ingredient organically, they simply won’t use it. Drop by to check out their fresh juices, smoothies, and photogenic smoothie bowls.

The Juice Laundry, 722 Preston Ave #105, Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA, +1 434-234-3044

Smoothie Bowls Courtesy of The Juice Laundry

Smoothie Bowls Courtesy of The Juice Laundry

Washington

Cafe, Diner, Restaurant, Vegan, American, $$$
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Vegan Cinnamon Rolls
Vegan Cinnamon Rolls | Courtesy of Wayward Vegan Cafe
Wayward Cafe Serving up something a little different, this cafe has veganized the classic American style diner, serving bottomless coffee and large portions—no compromise to be made here!
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Sun:
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon:
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue:
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed:
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu:
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri:
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat:
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

West Virginia

The Wild Bean

The perfect combination of local community hospitality and hip urban coffeeshop vibes. The menu ranges from breakfast burritos, to avocado melts, sweet treats and organic coffee—it’s no wonder “The Bean” is a favourite amongst the locals.

The Wild Bean, 119 E Washington St, Lewisburg, WV 24901, USA, +1 304-645-3738

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Wisconsin

Bakery, Cafe, Vegetarian
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Beerline Cafe, N Commerce Street
Beerline Cafe, N Commerce Street | Vegan Chickpea Chorizo Tacos Courtesy of Beerline Cafe
Beerline Cafe Specializing in sweet and savoury crepes, panini sandwiches, salads, soups, bakery products and smoothies, there is no shortage of variety in this vegetarian eatery. With it’s trendy industrial interior, Beerline Cafe is the perfect place to enjoy a wholesome meal.
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Sun:
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tue:
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wed:
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thu:
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri:
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat:
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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