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

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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
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’.

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

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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, $$$
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.

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

Cafe, Restaurant, Vegan, Vegetarian, $$$
Vegan chicken and waffles at Crossroads LA
Vegan chicken and waffles at Crossroads LA | © Shane Becker/Flickr
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.

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

Restaurant, Cafe, American, Healthy, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, $$$
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.

Florida

Bistro, Restaurant, Vegan, Vegetarian, $$$
Palm Sugar
Palm Sugar | Courtesy of Palm Sugar
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.

Georgia

Bar, Restaurant, Vegetarian
Salad Bar
Salad Bar | Courtesy of Country Life Vegetarian Restaurant and Natural Food Store
Country Life Vegetarian Restaurant and Natural Food Store This restaurant is brilliant value, with a huge salad bar where you can build your own vegan meal. The health food store also sells natural care products and health-related cookbooks. Country Life Vegetarian Restaurant and Natural Food Store, 1217 Eberhart Ave, Columbus, GA 31906, USA,

Idaho

Restaurant, Tea Room, Vegetarian, $$$
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.

Indiana

Cafe, Restaurant, Vegan, American, Vegetarian, $$$
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,

Iowa

Cafe, Restaurant, Vegetarian, Coffee
Ritual Cafe For those looking to feed their mind as well as their stomach, you need to look no further than Ritual Cafe. Local artists’ work adorns the walls whilst open mic nights and spoken word poets appear monthly on stage. Taken in whilst enjoying one of their locally roasted organic coffees, vegan dishes or sweet desserts (all locally sourced of course). Ritual Cafe, 1301 Locust Street D, (located on 13th between Grand & Locust), Des Moines, IA 50309, United States,

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.

Kentucky

Bar, American
LIFEbar, Lexington Road
LIFEbar, Lexington Road | Courtesy of Life Bar
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,

Louisiana

Restaurant, Vegan, $$$
Raw Spaghetti
Raw Spaghetti | Courtesy of Seed
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,

Maryland

Cafe, Restaurant, Coffee Shop, Vegan, Soul Food, $$$
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,

Massachusetts

Restaurant, American, Indian, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, $$$
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,

Michigan

Cafe, Vegan, Vegetarian
Quinoa
Quinoa | Courtesy of OM Café
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,

Minnesota

Butcher, Deli, Market, Vegan, $$$
The Herbivorous Butcher, Minneapolis
The Herbivorous Butcher, Minneapolis | Courtesy of The Herbivorous Butcher
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.

Mississippi

Cafe, Restaurant, Vegetarian, 0
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,

Nebraska

Bistro, Cafe, American, Mexican
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,

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

Courtesy of VegeNation

New Hampshire

Restaurant, Vegan
Willows Plant-Based Eatery

This family owned and operated restaurant serves the best in organic vegan cuisine, with tasty soups, stews, and sweet treats. They even make their own Seitan from scratch.

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

Restaurant, Cafe, Contemporary, $$$
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.

North Carolina

Restaurant, Vegan, $$$
Candle 79
Candle 79 | © Jeff Gunn/Flickr
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.

Oklahoma

Food Truck, Market, Vegan, $$$
The Loaded Bowl

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.

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, Restaurant, American, Vegan, $$$
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.

South Dakota

Restaurant, Mediterranean, $$$
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.

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

Courtesy of The Wild Cow

Courtesy of The Wild Cow

Texas

Restaurant, Vegan, $$$
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.

Utah

Bar, Vegetarian, $$$
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.

Vermont

Cafe, Vegan, $$$
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.

Washington

Restaurant, Cafe, Diner, American, Vegan, Gluten-free, Vegetarian, $$$
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!

Wisconsin

Bakery, Cafe, Vegetarian, $$$
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.

Wyoming

Cafe, American, $$$
Cauliflower Melt
Cauliflower Melt | Courtesy of Sweet Melissa
Sweet Melissa’s Cafe

Serving up a good dose of warmth and homiliness, this cafe specising in comfort food. A seperate glutan-free menu means they cater to a range of dietry requirements.

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