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New Veg Restaurants in the U.S.

Posted on April 08, 2013 by Nina Casalena, The VRG Blog Editor

Boots Bakery & Lounge
https://www.facebook.com/bootsbakerylounge
24 W. Main Ave., Spokane, WA 99201
(509) 703-7223
Vegan/bakery/café/lounge. Boots Bakery & Lounge features vegan bistro fare in an eclectic environment. Try the Barbecue Tofu, ‘Tuno’ Casserole, or Tofu Scramble. Their
baked goods are delicious, especially the hugely popular, vegan Carrot Cake. Their Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffin is a crowd favorite. Boots features local art. Wi-Fi and outdoor seating are available. Open Sunday through Tuesday for breakfast, lunch, and early dinner. Open Wednesday through Saturday for three meals. Limited service, take-out, catering, espresso, alcohol, VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $.

Mama Bakes Safe Cakes
http://www.mamabakessafecakes.com/
5725 N. Commerce Ct., Ste. 250, Alpharetta, GA 30004
(770) 664-5638
Vegan/bakery. Mama Bakes Safe Cakes is an allergy-friendly dedicated bakery – all items are gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free, and peanut-free. They even have a second
dedicated baking room for soy-free and nut/coconut-free items. Cupcakes are their specialty; enjoy flavors like Red Rooibos Velvet, Vanilla, Chocolate, Coconut, Mocha,
or Chocolate Caramel. Open Tuesday through Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday. Counter service, take-out, espresso, VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$.

Pig Minds Brewing
http://www.pigmindsbrewing.com/
4080 Steele Dr., Machesney Park, IL 61115
(779) 423-2147
Vegan/American/brew pub. Pig Minds Brewing is a microbrewery with all-vegan food! Try the Memphis Hound Dog (non-meat hot dog), Buffalo Wrap (made with soy chicken), The Pig Mind (black bean burger), or Seitanic “Wings.” Don’t miss the chocolate brownies made with their own Pig Minds Stout Beer! The brewery has a taproom featuring select house brews on tap. Open Monday through Thursday for late lunch and dinner. Open Friday and Saturday for lunch and dinner through late night service. Open Sunday for lunch and dinner. Full service, beer/wine, VISA/MC, $-$$.

Plant Based Pizza
http://www.plantbasedpizza.com/
1111 Meridian Ave., Ste. 2, San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 448-8881
Vegan/pizzeria. Plant Based Pizza’s goal is to provide “cruelty-free food that is delicious and good for the planet.” The Mediterranean and Hawaiian pizzas are quite popular and the eatery is known for its chewy crust. While the focus is on pizza, they also offer calzones, panini, salads, burgers, and hot dogs — all vegan! If you adopt an animal companion from a shelter, Plant Based Pizza will give you a free pizza to show their appreciation! This small pizzeria is “making the world a better place, one pizza at a time.” Open daily for lunch and dinner. Limited service, take-out, delivery, VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$$.

For more restaurants in the United States and Canada see: http://www.vrg.org/restaurant/index.php

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