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Vegan Restaurants Around The U.S./Canada

Posted on August 31, 2012 by The VRG Blog Editor

These vegan restaurants were recently added to our online restaurant guide. To find restaurants in your area, visit:

Counter Culture
2337 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78702
(512) 524-1540
Vegan/American. Counter Culture, formerly a food trailer, offers comfort food that is completely vegan! Enjoy sandwiches like Jackfruit BBQ, Philly Seitan, and Tempeh Reuben. Or try the Garbanzo “Tuna” Salad. The menu notes raw, gluten-free, and/or soy-free items. Concerned about sustainability, Counter Culture obtains organic and locally-grown foods whenever possible and composts and/or recycles over 95% of their waste. The eatery is located on the southwest corner of Cesar Chavez and Clara Streets in East Austin. Open Wednesday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday and Sunday for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Full service, take-out, catering, soymilk, beer/wine, VISA/MC, $-$$.

127 S. 18th St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 278-7605
Vegan/fast food. HipCityVeg is a vegan fast food eatery with inexpensive yet delicious fare. Although there are a few tables for dining, the restaurant is mostly for take-out. Enjoy the Ziggy Burger (made with smoked tempeh), Curry Tofu Wrap, or the Classic Veg Burger. The café uses recycled and compostable packaging. HipCityVeg is located near Rittenhouse Square in Center City. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Counter service, take-out, delivery, smoothies, VISA/MC, $.

SimplyRaw Express
989 Wellington St., W, Ottawa, ON K1Y 2Y1
(613) 234-0806
Vegan/raw foods/organic/juice bar. SimplyRaw Express is an all-vegan, organic, gluten-free, and mostly raw foods eatery. Although some seating is available, the focus here is on take-out (using all compostable, biodegradable, and recyclable containers). Made fresh daily in their kitchen, menu items include salads, wraps, quinoa bowls, raw macaroons, cheezecakes, fudge, and raw products. SimplyRaw also offers healthy lifestyles coaching and workshops. Open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and early dinner. Closed Monday. Counter service, take-out, fresh juices, smoothies, VISA/MC, $.

X’s to O’s Vegan Bakery
97 4th St., Troy, NY 12180
(518) 238-3311
Vegan/bakery/organic. X’s to O’s is a vegan bakery in the charming town of Troy. Sweet treats include canoe boats (like twinkies), cupcakes, brownies, cookies, cakes, and more! They use organic and local ingredients whenever possible and care about sustainability and their carbon footprint. Everything is handmade from scratch in small batches. X’s to O’s can do custom orders for special occasions including weddings. They also offer grab-and-go lunch items and brunch every other Saturday. Open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch. Closed Sunday and Monday. Counter service, take-out, delivery, catering, soymilk, VISA/MC, $.

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