The 6 Best Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Louisville, Kentucky

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Cherry Pie | Stephanie/Flickr
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26 August 2017

When you’re vegan or vegetarian, it can be hard to find a restaurant where everyone, including carnivores, can have a fantastic time. Louisville, Kentucky is one city that has no shortage of amazing restaurants, and it’s vegan and vegetarian fare is certainly on point! So in a city known for its bourbon, strap in for some truly delicious southern plant-based food.

Roots

Restaurant, Healthy, Vietnamese, Vegan, Vegetarian, $$$
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If you’re vegan or vegetarian, it can be hard to find a restaurant where you can eat absolutely everything. Roots is the answer! Roots boasts mainly Vietnamese fare but also has some southern comfort to offer as well! Set on the vibrant Bardstown Road, this restaurant is the go-to for vegans and vegetarians in Louisville.

Morels Café

Cafe, Deli, Restaurant, Healthy, North American, Vegan, Vegetarian, $$$
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With a tag lines like “Vegan Food That Doesn’t Suck” and “Dope Vegan Food,” Morels Café is setting its bar super high. Best thing is they totally deliver. Morels Café’s vegan take on American classics like Buffalo wings and Philly cheesesteak beats out all others. The most classic dish is “The Farby,” which consists of braised “roast beef,” creamy signature vegan cheese, red ranch on a soft toasted onion bun, is served with curly fries and horseradish aioli. Overall, Morels Café’s food is delicious and a healthier option, so it’s really a win, win situation.

Lova Fare

Cafe, Contemporary, Vegan, Vegetarian, $$$
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Lova Fare is definitely more traditional vegan food. Quinoa? Kale? Quinoa and Kale together? Lova Fare has it! The loving dishes that are served at Lova Fare can also be purchased in a food subscription, for great vegan food year round. They also have events for like-minded foodies to get together and bond.

Ramsi’s Café on the World

Cafe, Restaurant, Mediterranean, Central American, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegan, Vegetarian, $$$
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With a cool name like Ramsi’s Cafe on the World, where can this restaurant go wrong? This place is quirky and strange but also has food that people will fight over! Not only does Ramsi’s serve phenomenal vegan food like Spicy Jamaican Tofu, but they also have meals for the rest of the group, serving everything from Fish Tacos to Curried Chicken and Shrimp Paella.

Half Peach

Bakery, Cafe, Restaurant, North American, Vegan, Vegetarian, $$$
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Half Peach is every vegan bakery lover’s dream! Really good vegan cakes and cookies can be exceptionally hard to find, so the goal of Half Peach is to bring ingredient goodness to these sweet treats. The cafe in the shops also serves some delicious southern food, such as soy patty fried chicken and Italian bean sausage.

V-Grits

Food Truck, Restaurant, North American, Vegan, Vegetarian, $$$
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Louisville is a surprising home to many amazing food trucks, and V-Grits is one of them. V-Grits does southern food but entirely vegan, and, boy, does it hit the spot! Between mac and cheese to fried chicken and waffles, it’s almost unbelievable that all of this food is plant based. V-Grits is also well known for selling jars of their delicious cashew cheese in grocery stores, which is worth every penny. Wondering if the food truck is around? Text vgrits to 88202 to receive a message when the truck is scheduled to be serving in your area!

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