Planning a vegan road trip? We’ve got you covered! Check out our favorite vegan-friendly eateries in every state in the US.
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
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
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.
Berry Natural, 3059 N College Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72703, USA, +1 479-966-4636
Courtesy of Berry Natural
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
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
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.
Home Grown Cafe, 126 E Main St, Newark, DE 19711, USA, +1 302-266-6993
Falafel Courtesy of Home Grown Cafe
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.
Darbster, 8020 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33405, USA, +1 561-586-2622
Peace Cafe The idea behind Peace Cafe is that in order to build peaceful minds, we must nourish ourselves with the foods that Mother Nature provides. Choose from their menu of sandwiches, entrées, desserts and drinks and enjoy the mellow, chilled out vibe. Peace Cafe, 2239 S King St, Honolulu, HI 96826, USA, +1 808-951-7555
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.
Vegan White Chocolate Cheesecake, Courtesy of Shangri-La Tearoom
Upton’s Breakroom Specializing in Seitan, a devilishly (as the name suggests) good wheat-based meat product, Upton’s Breakroom is the on-site cafe for natural foods business Upton’s Naturals. The cafe boasts an eclectic mix of choices, with brunch available throughout the weekend. Upton’s Breakroom, 2054 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60612, USA, +1 312-666-7838
Courtesy of Upton’s Naturals
Ezra’s Enlightened Cafe Ezra’s Enlightened Cafe offers you a tranquil setting to escape your busy day and enjoy delicious meals and cakes. With education at the core of their mission, the cafe puts on group discussions about food and its relation to our spiritual and mental wellbeing, along with a host of cooking classes to show you how eating whole foods can be easily incorporated into everyday life. Ezra’s Enlightened Cafe, 6516 Ferguson St, Indianapolis, IN 46220, USA, +1 317-255-3972
Courtesy of Ezra’s Enlightened Cafe
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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Life Bar Life Bar’s founder, Chase Barmore, was a busy entrepreneur looking for somewhere to buy quick meals on the go that were also good for you. Menu options include a vast array of plant-based superfoods, brightly colored juices, and their signature smoothies, and to show just how popular this eatery is, they have recently opened a second location in the Highlands. Life Bar, 3738 Lexington Rd, Inside Rainbow Blossom, Louisville, KY 40207, United States, +1 502-498-2341
Courtesy of Life Bar
Seed Seed are all about giving you a sustainable dining experience. From recycled menus and compost bins to using solar energy, sustainability happens wherever possible. Their extensive offering also includes a brunch menu, and their instagram-worthy dishes will leave you feeling satisfied knowing you have done your bit to make the world a little better. Seed, 1330 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA, +1 504-302-2599
Raw Spaghetti Courtesy of Seed
Everlasting Life Though this restaurant will probably not help you live forever, what Everlasting Life can do is offer you a 100% vegan menu, chockablock with mouth-watering soul food that won’t harm your health or your bank balance (their vegan mac and cheese is a must-try.) And it’s not just the food that has soul, with live music and open mic nights occurring monthly. Everlasting Life, 9185 Central Ave, Capitol Heights, MD 20743, USA, +1 301-324-6900
Vegan Mac and Cheese Courtesy of Everlasting Life Vegan Restaurant
Red Lentil Vegan & Vegetarian Restaurant Pankaj Pradhan, who founded this eatery, is passionate about introducing younger generations to vegan food and has even designed a culinary program to help implement vegetarian menus into campus kitchens. Creativity is the idea behind the Red Lentil Restaurant—dishes are prepared with in-season ingredients and are beautiful to look at as well as delicious to eat. Red Lentil Vegan & Vegetarian Restaurant, 600 Mt Auburn St, Watertown, MA 02472, USA, +1 617-972-9189
Oyster Mushroom Calamari Courtesy of Red Lentil
Om Cafe Founded in 1985, Om Cafe have really invested in the whole dining experience. Their belief that you should leave feeling a whole lot better than when you came in is evident in their generous portions, mouth-watering range of flavors and crowd of loyal customers—to which you will most probably become a part of. Om Cafe, 23136 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220, USA, +1 248-548-1941
Quinoa Courtesy of OM Cafe
The Herbivorous Butcher This store began in 2014 as a stand at the Minneapolis Farmers Market, providing flavorful vegan alternative meats, cheeses, and sandwiches. Run by a brother and sister duo, The Herbivorous Butcher is only getting bigger, having recently opened a nonprofit farm sanctuary to protect animals from cruelty and abuse, and also supports various nonprofit organizations each month. The Herbivorous Butcher, 507 1st Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413, USA
Courtesy of The Herbivorous Butcher
High Noon Cafe This gourmet cafe is all about flavors, serving classic dishes such as Nacho bowls, burgers and rainbow salads, as well as soups made from scratch onsite. The cafe is attached to the popular community-owned Rainbow Co-op, so you can be sure that the ingredients will be fresh, local and delicious. High Noon Cafe, 2807 Old Canton Rd, Jackson, MS 39216, USA, +1 601-366-1602
Quinoa Stir Fry Courtesy of High Noon Cafe
Pepe’s Bistro Pepe opened his bistro is July 2008, aiming to share his passion for a healthier food & lifestyle. The ever-changing menu features tasty vegetarian burritos, tacos, and nachos, and everything can be made vegan on request. Pepe also encourages green transportation, with a community run bike shops hosted at the cafe and a 10% food discount for cyclists. Pepe’s Bistro, 701 P St #102, Lincoln, NE 68508, USA, +1 402-805-2588
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
Courtesy of VegeNation
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!)
1620 St Michaels Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87505, USA, +1 505-988-9688
2201 Silver Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106, USA, +1 505-262-2424
5939 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107, USA, +1 505-254-2424
Promenade, 5200 Eubank Blvd, Albuquerque, NM 87111, USA, +1 505-275-2424
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.
Plant, 165 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28801, USA, +1 828-258-7500
Green House Cafe A casual cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner to residents of Fargo. The cakes are perfect for an afternoon treat, and you’ll hardly believe the mock duck tacos are vegan! Green House Cafe, 68 Broadway N, Fargo, ND 58102, USA, +1 701-478-9799
Mock Duck Tacos Courtesy of Green House Cafe
Portia’s Cafe Portia’s serves tasty treats both to eat in and take away, with wraps, salads, bowls, and smoothies. Treat yourself to one of their special ‘Cheezecake’ (100% vegan of course) or a ‘Pizzadilla’ cheese-free pizza wrap. They also host health and wellness classes to help you with any lifestyles changes you may be making. Portia’s Cafe, 4428 Indianola Ave, Columbus, OH 43214, USA, +1 614-928-3252
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
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
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
Cafe, American, Vegan, $$$
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.
Lamb’s Bread Vegan Cafe, 2338 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201, USA, +1 803-253-7889
Mac and cheese and popcorn chicken Courtesy of Lamb’s Bread Vegan Cafe
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
Courtesy of The Wild Cow
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.
Zest Kitchen and Bar, 275 S 200 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA, +1 801-433-0589
Chocolate Beet Cake Courtesy of Zest Kitchen and Bar
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.
Pingala Cafe and Eatery, 1 Mill St, Burlington, VT 05401, USA, +1 802-540-0110
Vegan Burger Courtesy of Pingala 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!
Wayward Cafe, 801 NE 65th St, Seattle, WA 98115, USA, +1 206-524-0204
Vegan Cinnamon Rolls Courtesy of Wayward Vegan 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.
Beerline Cafe, 2076 N Commerce St, Milwaukee, WI 53212, USA, +1 414-265-5644
Vegan Chickpea Chorizo Tacos Courtesy of Beerline Cafe