These vegan restaurants were recently added to The Vegetarian Resource Group’s online restaurant guide. To find restaurants in your area, please visit: http://www.vrg.org/restaurant/index.php.
A Fresh Start
120 Main St., Kalispell, MT 59901
Vegan/natural foods/café. A Fresh Start is an all-vegan natural foods café in Montana! Featuring a salad bar, the café also serves sandwiches, soups, veggie burgers, and wraps. They use organic and local ingredients as often as possible. Check out their daily specials! A Fresh Start hosts wellness education and cooking classes, too. Open Monday through Friday for lunch. Closed Saturday and Sunday. Limited service, take-out, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $.
New World Café
223 E. Walnut St., Des Moines, IA 50309
Vegan/organic/café/juice bar. New World Café is an all-vegan eatery in Des Moines, Iowa! Although they rotate menu items weekly, some foods that are frequently served include their spicy black bean hummus sandwich, falafel salad, lentil burgers, roasted squash tacos, and Creamsicle orange smoothie. They use organic and local foods as much as possible and compost all food scraps. The business model of New World is unique and community-focused; they provide a non-hierarchical work and service environment with volunteer opportunities. Prices are inexpensive, and there is always at least one sliding-scale option (pay what you can afford) available. The café is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours. Open Monday through Thursday for lunch. Open Friday and Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday. Limited service, take-out, fresh juices, smoothies, espresso/cappuccino, soymilk, VISA/MC, $.
550 Bloomfield Ave., Verona, NJ 07044
Vegan/café/eclectic/juice bar. PositiviTea is an eclectic vegan art space specializing in organic teas and smoothies, burgers, po’ boys, salads, parfaits, ice cream, waffles, and gourmet raw desserts. The menu features a variety of sandwiches and salads including the Thai-style “Peaceful Papaya Salad.” The eatery strives to offer as much local produce as possible and fosters an environment friendly to local artists and musicians. Check out their online calendar for special events, live music, open mic, and culinary lessons and demonstrations. Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday. Limited service, take-out, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, special beverages, VISA/MC/AMEX, $-$$.
Sun In Bloom
460 Bergen St., Brooklyn, NY 11217
Vegan/organic/raw foods/juice bar. Sun In Bloom is a quaint little eatery serving an all-vegan menu of mostly organic and raw foods. Breakfast is available all day and includes Rosemary Dijon Tofu Scramble and Apple Pie Pancakes. They also feature a plethora of muffins, cupcakes, and raw cheesecakes — all vegan, of course. Sun In Bloom makes all food, desserts, and beverages from scratch in their kosher kitchen. Don’t miss their weekend brunch! The café is nestled in Park Slope, between 5th and Flatbush. Open Monday through Friday for three meals. Open Saturday and Sunday for brunch. Full service, take-out, delivery, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk, espresso/cappuccino, BYOB, VISA/MC, $$.
Wild Leek Food & Juice Bar
2156 Windsor St., Halifax, NS B3K 5B6
Vegan/café/juice bar. Wild Leek is a small neighborhood vegan eatery that focuses on seasonal and local ingredients. Everything is prepared fresh daily in-house. The menu features daily specials of three items: soup, quiche, and entrée. Some popular dishes include the BBQ Portobello (with cashew cheese on a baguette) and Banh Mi (homemade seitan with veggies and sesame sauce on a baguette). The atmosphere is very comfortable and charming with local art featured on the walls. The restaurant is located in the West End area of Halifax. Open Monday through Saturday for breakfast and lunch. Closed Sunday. Full service, take-out, VISA/MC, $-$$.