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Veggie Galaxy | © John Eckman / Flickr
Veggie Galaxy | © John Eckman / Flickr
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The Best Vegan Restaurants in Boston

Picture of Ashley Kane
Freelance Writer
Updated: 24 February 2017
Vegan eaters, rejoice! There are plenty of delicious vegan options in Boston. Here’s a Bostonian’s inside look at the best vegan restaurants to frequent during your stay. From Thai vegan food to acai bowls, there are great plant-based meals in and around the city.

My Thai Vegan Cafe

Restaurant, Thai, Vegan, $$$
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Located in Boston’s Chinatown neighborhood, My Thai Vegan Cafe offers delicious Thai food, and everything here is completely vegan. Try their pad Thai or enjoy their “chicken” fingers made with tofu. Also, order a fresh fruit bubble tea. Another plus? The food here is very affordable. (Pro tip: The restaurant is located on the second floor, via a staircase. So, don’t be alarmed if the stairway doesn’t look like it leads to the restaurant. It does!)
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Mon - Thu:
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat:
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sun:
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Veggie Galaxy

Diner, North American, Vegan, Vegetarian, $$$
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Veggie Galaxy
Veggie Galaxy | © John Eckman / Flickr

Veggie Galaxy is a great spot for vegans and vegetarians. Located in Central Square in Cambridge, right off the T stop of the same name, this old-school diner serves up vegan breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Try their amazing desserts like their vegan donuts and cakes. They even have vegan “eggs” for omelets and vegan “cheese” for macaroni and cheese!

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Mon - Thu:
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat:
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sun:
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

True Bistro

Restaurant, North American, Contemporary, Vegan, $$$
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True Bistro is an upscale vegan eatery in Somerville. Enjoy a candlelit, artistically presented meal, and try out their seitan skewers and their Thai green curry. Both vegans and non-vegans will enjoy a high-end plant-based meal here.
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Wed - Thu:
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri:
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat:
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat:
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun:
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sun:
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Atmosphere:

Modern

Red Lentil Restaurant

Restaurant, American, Indian, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, $$$
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This vegan destination serves food made with seasonal ingredients and also offers gluten-free dishes, as well as beer and wine. Try out their Gobi Manchurian with Indian-seasoned cauliflower fried and finished with sweet tomato sauce. The vegan Shepherd’s Pie, pictured below, is also a hit.

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Mon - Thu:
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri:
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat:
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sun:
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Atmosphere:

Modern

VO2 Vegan Cafe

Cafe, American, Vegan, Vegetarian, $$$
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Located inside the O2 yoga studio, this vegan café is a great place to stop by after a relaxing yoga session or just for the delicious food and drinks. You’ll find breakfast, lunch, and early dinner options on the menu, complete with vegan sandwiches, soups, salads, and smoothies. Try out their Tofurky wrap or go for the vegan nachos – perfect for sharing.
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Life Alive

Restaurant, Healthy, Vegetarian, $$$
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Grain Bowl
Grain Bowl | © Sharon / Flickr

Life Alive is an urban organic café located in Cambridge. This funky hot spot for organic, vegan food is a great place to hang out for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Try the Alchemist salad with a coconut smoothie, or order a rejuvenating acai bowl.
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Mon - Sat:
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun:
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Atmosphere:

Cosy, Quirky, Arty