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Vegan Restaurants Added to VRG’s Guide to Veggie Restaurants in the USA and Canada

Posted on August 07, 2014 by Nina Casalena, The VRG Blog Editor

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

Lydia’s Express
6761 Sebastopol Avenue
Sebastopol, CA 95472
For anyone with special dietary needs, Lydia’s Express is a must. Lydia’s menu is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters with options for vegans, as well as those who are gluten free and/or raw. Perhaps the most unique aspect of Lydia’s is their variety of sweet and savory buckwheat crepes on the menu. Try the Gourmet Mushroom Crêpe with local Maitake & Royal trumpet mushrooms, cashew “cheez”, spinach & basil, and vegan pesto sauce, but don’t fill up too much. You do not want to miss the chocolate banana pecan pie.

Modern Love
1319 South 50th St.
Omaha, NE 68106
Isa Chandra Moscowitz, author of several best-selling vegan cookbooks, has now opened a vegan restaurant featuring comfort food! Starters include dishes such as Roasted Carrot Bisque and Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms. Salads include Watermelon Beet Salad and Quinoa Caesar. Main dishes offered include Polenta Romesco and Seitan Marsala. Be sure to save room for one of their desserts including Chocolate Raspberry Tart and Cherry Pie. They also offer homemade sodas. Reservations are accepted.

NV-DA Mrkt
407 W. 6th St.
San Pedro, CA 90731
NV-DA Mrkt is pronounced nun-dah market and means “the sun & the moon” in Cherokee. True to its name, NV-DA will certainly have you feeling closer to the earth. Fresh whole foods are the basis of many of their menu items including smoothies, yogurt, and granola bowls, which you can customize as you please. Put a pep in your step with a Goldenberry Granola Bowl or a Strawberry Moons smoothie packed with fresh, never frozen fruit and cool mint.

Rejuice
3238 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Rejuice is the perfect place to relax and refuel. The juices are certainly the stars of the show, each one having been cold pressed and hand crafted by master juicer, Ron Anthony. Still, the simple, yet elegant, café menu, with a variety of sandwiches, wraps, salads and even a fruit parfait with vegan almond mascarpone will have you falling in love with Rejuice all over again.

Sanctuary Bistro
1019 Camelia St.
Berkeley, CA 94710
Sanctuary Bistro’s menu is nothing short of inventive with brunch items such as Tofu and Avocado Benedict and desserts like Raw Pear Cheesecake. If you want something a little more traditional, their dinner menu offers veganized versions of classics such as Wild Mushroom Raviolis and Mushroom and Walnut Stuffed Peppers. As if their appetizing menu wasn’t enough, they also donate 5% of their profits to local animal sanctuary, Animal Place!

Vegan Mario’s Organic Kitchen
625 North Ventura Ave.
Oak View, CA 93022
From vegans to the veg-curious, there is something for everyone at Vegan Mario’s Organic Kitchen. Mario’s serves a variety of fresh and healthy meals aimed to turn anyone on to vegetarian food. Try a nutritious quinoa salad served in a reusable glass jar but make sure to leave room for one of their amazing vegan pastries.

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