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New Vegan Restaurants in The U.S. & Canada

Posted on October 14, 2013 by Nina Casalena, The VRG Blog Editor

These vegan restaurants were recently added to our online restaurant guide. To find restaurants in your area, visit: http://www.vrg.org/restaurant/index.php.

enVie: A Vegan Kitchen
http://enviehalifax.com/
5775 Charles St., Halifax, NS B3K 1K7
(902) 492-4077
Vegan/natural foods. enVie is a vegan restaurant with a small lounge. The menu is ever-changing but focuses on locally-sourced foods. They offer raw foods, daily specials, and gluten free options. Enjoy dishes like Seitan Picatta, Raw Zucchini Bolognese, or their Quinoa and Mushroom Burger. enVie is located on the corner of Agricola and Charles in the North End of Halifax. Open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for lunch. Closed Monday. Full service, take-out, delivery, beer/wine/alcohol, VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$.

Goldie’s
http://www.goodgoldies.com/
550 Cookman Ave., Ste. 101, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
(732) 774-5575
Vegan/organic. Goldie’s features creative vegan cuisine to dine on amid a background of shimmering and earthy decor. The menu moves from Small Plates to Salads to Plates to Desserts. Enjoy dishes like Lebanese Couscous Salad, White Bean & Vegetable Pot Pie, and Caramelized Tempeh. Reservations are strongly recommended. Open nightly for dinner through late night service. Full service, beer/wine/alcohol, VISA/MC, $$-$$$.

Lil’ Buddha Tea
http://www.lilbuddhatea.com/
274 Lark St., Albany, NY 12210
(518) 443-0029
Vegan/tea shop/café/organic. Lil’ Buddha Tea is a vegan café and gourmet tea shop with a welcoming, cozy ambiance. They feature over 100 organic teas in bulk loose leaf to take home or to enjoy there served hot or iced. Their menu is vegan and includes an eclectic variety of options, from Belgian Waffles to Hemp Tabouli Salad. Free Wi-Fi is available. Enjoy outdoor seating on their sidewalk tables in the summertime. Reservations are accepted. Please note that Lil’ Buddha’s store hours vary from when they serve food and there is no food service on Sunday (beverages only). Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for beverages only. Counter service, take-out, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk, special beverages, VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $.

The Lunch Room
http://thelunchrooma2.tumblr.com/
407 N. 5th Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 224-8859
Vegan/eclectic. The Lunch Room strives to provide diverse vegan dishes that are appetizing to your taste buds as well as your wallet. Enjoy foods such as BBQ Tofu Sliders, Mac & ‘Cheese,’ Tempeh Reuben, and Pad Thai. Dinner specials and bakery items do rotate, so check their online menu before you head to the restaurant. Outdoor seating is available. The Lunch Room is located in Kerrytown Market & Shops. Open Monday and Tuesday for lunch and dinner. Open Wednesday for three meals. Open Thursday and Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday for brunch and dinner. Open Sunday for brunch. Full service, take-out, delivery, catering, smoothies, soymilk, special beverages, VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$.

Nature Vegetarian Restaurant
http://www.naturevegetarianrestaurant.com/
1116 Franklin St., Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 238-9688
Vegan/Chinese. Nature Vegetarian’s motto is “Your health is your wealth.” They uphold this phrase by cooking without MSG and with less salt and oil. They serve authentic Chinese cuisine that is completely vegan and really delicious. Try tasty foods like Pea Sprout with Bamboo Truffle, Pumpkin Curry, Corn & Bean Cake Soup, or Veggie Kung Pao Prawn. Nature Vegetarian is a family-owned restaurant with friendly staff and inexpensive prices. They offer terrific weekday lunch specials too. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Full service, take-out, catering, VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $.

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