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Gallery: The Best Vegetarian Restaurant In Every State (Delish)
The Meatless Monday trend has become a popular way to eat healthy during the week, but for many people
vegetarian meals are a lifestyle. Whether you always stick to plant-based foods or just want to try something new, these are the best vegetarian restaurants in the country, according to Yelp. These spots use vegetables in insanely creative ways that go way beyond salads, and they’re definitely worth a visit.
This list is based on Yelp reviews and ratings at restaurants in the “vegetarian” category. In states where vegetarian-only places were not available, vegetarian-friendly places were included. All of these restaurants have enacted COVID-19 safety measures.
Chef Will The Palate in Huntsville
“Great little food truck full of Veggie options. Definitely the kind of place you go on a nice day since the seating is uncovered outdoors, but the food is worth it!” – Yelp user
Middle Way Cafe in Anchorage
“The cafe is organic, locally sourced, and full of vegetarian options.
I got the “beat burger” with beets and portobello mushrooms that were roasted in balsamic, topped with spinach, goat cheese and onion marmalade. Yum!” – Yelp user Mallorie O.
MeMe’s Twisted Potato in Little Rock
“This food was beyond delicious! I can’t believe that food could be so amazing. I got it while passing through Little Rock from Tennessee to get to Dallas and I’m so disappointed she’s not in the city I live in.” – Yelp user
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Tumerico in Tucson
“Best vegan Mexican menu on southern Arizona. I drove 60 miles round trip to get meals to go there. Totally worth it. People there are great and service is fast. The menu changes every day and I love that.” – Yelp user
Appu’s Cafe in Long Beach
“Words can’t describe how happy I am to have found this hidden gem. Literally….hidden, but once you find it, you will continue to go back. The food is healthy and delicious. I had the mushroom soup, Jaca tacos, and the Saag Aloo Paneer…all to my liking! By the way, customer service is off the charts. Nicest family owned business.” – Yelp user
WongWayVeg in Denver
“Stumbled upon this food truck when checking out the food trucks at the Capitol building. As a vegetarian, I loved that they provide delicious real meals that you don’t have to customize or worry about. Had the vegan jambalaya, and it’s incredible.
” – Yelp user Greg B.
Shandal’s Vegetarian Cafe in Bridgeport
“This place is awesome. I am a foodie but in no way vegetarian or vegan.
I have eaten at a lot trendy vegetarian places and this place beats them all. Clearly the food is made with love. ” – Yelp user Ken F.
Masala Kitchen in New Castle
“Delicious, authentic, spicy, vegetarian South Indian street food. This ain’t salad: it’s hearty fare that sticks to your ribs like pav bhaji (soft bread rolls with spicy veg curry), idli sambhar (lentil/rice dumplings with vegetable stew) and my favorite, chaat (think Indian nachos).
” – Yelp user Akash J.
The Mediterranean Chickpea in Tampa
“I’m always skeptical when a place has perfect Yelp reviews – after finally trying this place out – I now know why! This food is amazing. It’s incredibly fresh and the flavors are out of this world. The baba ghanoush is some of the best I’ve ever had. The falafel is great. Can’t recommend this place enough!” – Yelp user
VeGreen Vegetarian Fusion Restaurant in Duluth
“We aren’t vegan or vegetarian, but we stumbled across this little gem during a month when we randomly decided to give up meat. The food was so good, it honestly made me consider incorporating a no-meat diet into my long term plans. We will definitely be going back for food that is healthy, light, and delicious.” – Yelp user
Moku Roots in Lahaina
“Moku Roots offers delicious vegan and vegetarian options that will satisfy every palate. Today I ordered a BLAT sandwich which is coconut bacon, lettuce, avocado tomato, onion, and mac-nut aioli on delicious high protein bread. It was paired with the smoothy of the day and placed as a to-go order. Thank you Moku Roots for providing zero waste to-go packaging!” – Yelp user
Altavita Restaurant in Idaho Falls
“We loved Altavita. The owner made our meal. We are plant based and he made sure the meal was exactly right for our needs. The juices are fresh and delicious. We lived the soup and the Mock chicken sandwich. Especially yummy were the vegan! Empanadas! We really like the ambiance it’s clean and covid conscious! Hooray for plant based whole food eating and the people who have businesses to support life!” – Yelp user
Healthy Substance in Chicago
“I’m not vegan, but I love this vegan restaurant. This was my first experience with vegan Mexican food, and it was great. They nailed all of the traditional Mexican flavors in each dish I tried. I had the nachos supreme, “chorizo” flautas and chilaquiles with “egg” from their brunch menu. I enjoyed each dish. The service was fast and attentive. This place is worth trip to Garfield Park!!” – Yelp user
Loving Cafe in Fort Wayne
“This is the best vegan restaurant I’ve ever had. All their sandwiches are great. The Pho and vegan drumsticks are the best and their brown rice is super yummy!” – Yelp user
Rawlicious in Cedar Rapids
“This place is amazing!! The food is delicious and is obviously made with love and care! Rawlicious is located in a little fabric shop so it has this cute colorful aesthetic! I was in town for one day and I wish I was there for more so I could come back again.” – Yelp user
Enjoy pure food + drink in Leawood
“Wow, definitely recommend this place. Healthy food. Beautiful decor. Outside seating. Food is very delicious. Reasonably priced. Service was good. What else do you need?” – Yelp user
Shreeji Indian Vegetarian Street Food in Louisville
“My wife is from Hyderabad, India and says that the food is very authentic. She was pleasantly surprised to see that this place had such an extensive variety of dishes, as she says usually Chaat places will not have vegetarian entrees or dosas. This place has a full offering of Indian food including North and South Indian dishes. The taste is incredible, authentic, and the spice level can go 1-6 as you like it. The prices are cheap but the food tastes homemade.” – Yelp user
The Daily Beet in New Orleans
“This is the go to place for salads. They have too notch salads, the food is so yummy, healthy, and flavor packed. Coming from the east coast it’s nice to have a legit healthy salad spot with juices. We’ve tried a lot of salad spots around town and nobody compares. It’s worth the price and you’ll walk out feeling satisfied.” – Yelp user
The Green Elephant in Portland
“So glad that we found this restaurant. They have perfect Coconut Curry, Green Curry and Panang Curry Vegetable & Tempeh. Also their Roti Canaiand Mango Sticky Rice are top notch. Highly recommended!!” – Yelp user
St. Veg in Rockville
“This restaurant is an absolute gem. I cannot explain how utterly lovely and warm the vibe and owner is. Not to mention that the food is BANGING and absolutely delicious. Everything I have ordered tastes magical, and I cannot recommend this place enough. It’s my absolute favorite place to go in this area, so if you haven’t tried or you’re hesitating to try St. Veg, please please go. It’s a truly magical place!! Love it here from the bottom of my heart.” – Yelp user
Adea’s Mediterranean Kitchen in Salem
“I stopped into this place for lunch on my most recent visit to Salem. The food was delicious and offered great value. The service is all made to order and, despite the restaurant being very busy during my visit, the wait time was relatively short. I would definitely come back again!” – Yelp user
Cacao Tree Cafe in Royal Oak
“This place is lights out. The staff puts a lot of love into the food and it shows. This is my 5th time eating here and every time it’s been great. The Lentil soup and Mexican salad are two of my favorites. If your looking for healthy food made with care, this is the place.” – Yelp user
Brewed Awakenings Coffee House in Grand Rapids
“Fantastic coffee shop. Stopped in while in town for a hockey tournament. Absolutely loved this place. Coffee and baked goods were wonderful. Customer Service was outstanding. I can’t wait to go back a try more items on menu.” – Yelp user
Living Foods in Oxford
“This place has the best veggie burgers. I’ve tried both the best quinoa and white bean zucchini burgers and both were outstanding. I will definitely be going back often.” – Yelp user
Bombay Food Junkies in Saint Louis
“Holy cow! I cannot believe this place is VEGAN!? It’s so good! The flavors are perfect in every possible way! The service staff was incredibly nice and friendly. I love their curbside system! They totally nailed Covid service. I could not recommend more. We tried Somosas, Manchurian, chik’n Tikka naanwich and chole! Everything was immaculate. I cannot wait to eat their food again. Wonderful.” – Yelp user
Masala in Missoula
“Absolutely LOVED this place! Got the two-curry combo with brown rice and some mint and chili chutney. Super generous servings of foods that taste fresh and tender. And the servers were very kind and guiding! I think I’d lose my mind if this place didn’t exist – it’s the only and best Indian food you’ll find in Missoula and Western Montana. You gotta check this place out if you haven’t already!!!” – Yelp user
Modern Love in Omaha
“The food is genius. We went for the Sunday brunch, and tried the breakfast sandwich. The patty was made of seitan and some other grains. It was so tasty, chewy, and better than any patty I have tasted before. Came with a side of roasted potatoes, and salad. The salad dressing was very nice.
” – Yelp user Shreya R.
Thali in Reno
“This place is soooooo amazing. Fresh and healthy vegetarian. With the wine bar attached I’m in heaven. Love the vegan co-op environment. Friendly family business. Love seeing the same faces. No menu, just what they cook fresh that day. Delicious.” – Yelp user
The Maia Papaya in Bethlehem
“The Maia Papaya is great and there are many vegan options. We really enjoyed our sandwiches and the atmosphere is fun with great paintings on the wall.
Bonus, the pesto is vegan, which was a great treat.” – Yelp user Brittany C.
Green Fusion in Ridgewood
“Excellent food whether you are vegan or not! I’ve dined at Green Fusion many times and it never disappoints! Kind staff, great food and clean restaurant. Highly recommend their dessert! I typically do not get dessert when out but I get it at Green Fusion every time! Also, food is just as good as take out.” – Yelp user
An Hy Quan Vegetarian Restaurant in Albuquerque
“VERY satisfied with this authentic vegetarian Vietnamese food. Even if you are a meat lover, trust me there is a dish that will blow your mind. I will be coming back to try the coconut dishes, soups, and most of the crispy chow mien.” – Yelp user
The Red Dot Vegetarian Kitchen in Wurtsboro
“This place has such a nice vibe. But the food was even better. Made with such love and homemade ingredients. Everything tasted better than the next. The kulchas were amazing, the king pao chicken was flavorful. The mango lassi had a hint of cardamom which took it over the top. The staff explained the menu to us very nicely. We had a great time here.” – Yelp user
Plant in Asheville
“The food is incredible! I started off with the hibiscus iced black tea and then ordered the raw lasagna for my entree and it was to die for. I also ordered the peach chai cheesecake for dessert which had a nutty delicious crust and creamy cheesecake
.” – Yelp user Emily J.
India Palace in Fargo
“This is the best Indian food we’ve found in Fargo. Tikka Masala has a nice flavor profile that includes peppers, the Do-pyaza (with lamb) is one of the best Indian dishes I’ve ever had. Naan is top-notch and the samosas, unlike many samosas in the world, are big, flaky, and flavorful. ” – Yelp user
Comune in Columbus
“I may be partially biased because I used to work here, but Comune is where it’s at. Executive Chef Jacob Inscore has found a way to make every dish dynamic and present its own personality. Texture is balanced perfectly with flavor complexity resulting in culinary dynamism that the rest of cuisine in this city has yet to challenge, in my opinion.” – Yelp user
The Well in Lancaster
“Absolutely delicious healthy food in a fun, down to earth atmosphere. A gem like something you would find in San Francisco or New York except with a small town homey feel. Fabulous experience!!! Don’t miss it!!” – Yelp user
Pixie Retreat – Pearl in Portland
“Wow wow wow. Absolutely love this place! Amazing flavors. I had the Millet burger and Baken Burger. Also, tried their desserts. Wish we had this place back in Florida. Foods are just so much better in the west coast. I need to go back and grab some to go to eat on my flight.” – Yelp user
Vedge in Philadelphia
“Overall, an absolutely fantastic dinner experience — at Vedge, you definitely find the best, most creative dishes, which are plated beautifully and have deep flavors you would never expect to get from veggies alone.
” – Yelp user David K.
The Grange in Providence
“The Grange been a go-to spot on the West Side. Don’t let its presence as a vegan restaurant turn you away if you are typically a meat and dairy lover. Their apps are a delight (try the hush puppies) and you cannot go wrong with the quinoa bowl on a hot day. Their pivot to takeout has been seamless during this time, with a quick pickup window and even their traditional outdoor dining.” – Yelp user
Sun Belly Cafe in Greenville
“This place was amazing from the food to the service. Not a true vegan or vegetarian but with the “help” of my wife have been trying to eat cleaner and healthier. If this quality and savory tasting vegan/vegetarian food was introduced to me earlier in life, maybe. We live downtown Greenville and have had all it has to offer and this was worth getting in the car to drive a short distance away from the glitter and gold. It’s in the rotation now.” – Yelp user
Sanaa’s Gourmet Restaurant in Sioux Falls
“What a great selection of Mediterranean food including a delicious hummus, a tangy cabbage salad, an amazing tabbouleh and a delicious couscous with caramelized onions. I look forward to stopping here for lunch again
.” – Yelp user Linda B.
The Southern V in Nashville
“I’ve been here twice now and I’m hooked. Their “chicken,” sauce, sides, and desserts are all amazing. I also love the fact that it’s vegan and a family-run small business, but honestly those are besides the point. I’ll be back soon!” – Yelp user
Bodhi Viet Veggie Cuisine in Austin
“Delicious vegetarian and vegan Vietnamese food. This truck is a good find! The food is prepared fresh, and my wife who is Vietnamese gives her seal of approval. Friendly service and we suggest the beef stew (mock beef of course) the sandwiches are awesome!
” – Yelp user Edwin D.
Buds in Salt Lake City
“I have tried everything on their menu at least twice, but their Barbacoa sub is my go-to comfort food. The coleslaw is crunchy, the guacamole portion is generous, and the jackfruit melts in the mouth. Also, I’ve always received excellent feedback from all my non-vegan friends who I’ve taken here.
” – Yelp user Naren V.
Revolution Kitchen in Burlington
“Very excited to have found a safe haven for some veggie friendly food on vacation. Everything was delicious and above and beyond what I can find near home.” – Yelp user
The Little Grill Collective in Harrisonburg
“You can’t go wrong at The Little Grill! I haven’t had a dish that I didn’t thoroughly enjoy. Great atmosphere and down to earth people. I went to JMU a decade ago and currently living across the country I still visit this special place whenever I can.” – Yelp user
Ada’s Technical Books and Cafe in Seattle
“This place was a hidden gem! From the outside you would not guess there are countless books and delicious vegetarian treats inside! Single origin drip coffee comes with a refI’ll, the croque madam was decadent and filling – which could have been maybe offset by a side salad but it was still amazing. The sweet onion jam is a great addition to this classic.” – Yelp user
Kelley Farm Kitchen in Harper’s Ferry
“I don’t know where to even begin. Everything about this place was perfect, from the service to the quality of the food and the portion size. Be prepared to wait for your food, which is takeout only due to covid, but it’s worth the wait. My meal was so large I made two meals out it. I’m so excited to have found a 100% plant based restaurant in Harper’s Ferry!” – Yelp user
The Beer Line Cafe in Milwaukee
“This was my absolute favorite place to eat while vacationing in Milwaukee. I loved everything about it. The food was amazing, the atmosphere was nice, and I like the whole set up of ordering at the counter then finding a table and sitting down.” – Yelp user
Sweet Melissa’s in Laramie
“Plainly, this is the best vegetarian restaurant I have ever experienced. The food is delicious, the portions are enormous, and the atmosphere is warm and bustling. You can also take your carnivore-centric friends and family who will be surprised to find out how much a piece of cauliflower can taste like a chicken wing or how much a veggie burger can taste like a beef burger.
” – Yelp user Clifford M.
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