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’.
Pita PlaceOwned 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
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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.
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.
ION RestaurantION, 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
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.
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.
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,
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.
Ezra’s Enlightened CafeEzra’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,
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.
SeedSeed 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,
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,
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,
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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.
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,
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,
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.
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!)
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.
Portia’s CafePortia’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,
Officially Oklahoma’s first vegan food truck, The Loaded Bowl also 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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Beerline Cafe, N Commerce Street | Vegan Chickpea Chorizo Tacos Courtesy of 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.