Jersey City’s rich diversity brings countless amounts of culinary options. From Italian to Indian food, picking a place to eat may be your biggest problem. Despite the variety, vegetarian-friendly restaurants were once few and far between—until now. Find out where to go if you are vegetarian or vegan.
Pet Shop has a little bit of everything. The Downtown Jersey City watering hole not only has a stocked bar but also has a fully vegetarian and vegan menu that will make your meatless dreams come true. It also has a special menu for Taco Tuesdays. If you’re craving wine over beer, you’ll find PS Wine Bar downstairs with a great selection of natural wines. And to top it all off, Pet Shop also hosts a number of concerts each week in the back by the glowing neon birdcage.
Vegans and vegetarians can rest assured that Subia’s Vegan Cafe can take care of all of their foodie needs. From breakfast to dinner, the Downtown Jersey City spot has a selection of fresh juices, smoothies, sandwiches, tacos and burgers that will make you forget that it’s all plant-based. The Reuben sandwich, buffalo tempeh sticks, and California Dreamin’ Burger are big winners on the menu.
Vegan and vegetarian dishes abound at Jersey City’s Chutneys. With a variety of vegan options to choose from and plenty of traditional Indian foods on the menu as well, you can’t go wrong. Customer favorites include their dal lentils and samosas.
The Cliff is a neighborhood spot where you can get your morning coffee and sit down for a fresh and hearty meal. Whether you’re in the mood for their avocado toast with mushroom bacon or a comforting Mex Bowl, they have a variety of plates that will satisfy every palate. The Cliff also serves fresh juices, including the watermelon mint. During warmer days, patrons can sit in the backyard that’s decorated with a roof of colorful umbrellas.
Vegetarian Indian foodies, rejoice! Sapthagiri has an exclusive, vegetarian-only menu that serves mainly northern-style Indian cuisine. Enjoy their relaxed interior, warm ambiance, and the breakfast buffet.
The Neapolitan-style pizza at Porta is delicious and draws many people to this cozy, casual and fun space. There are more than 10 pies on the menu, including five vegan pies and three vegetarian ones. If you want something a little lighter, then try one of their seasonal salads or an order of the homemade mozzarella with Italian bread.
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