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New Restaurants Have Been Added to The Vegetarian Resource Group’s Online Guide to Vegan/Vegetarian Restaurants in the USA and Canada

Posted on February 10, 2017 by The VRG Blog Editor
Alice & Friends' Vegan Kitchen

Alice & Friends’ Vegan Kitchen

The Vegetarian Resource Group maintains an online Guide to Vegan/Vegetarian Restaurants in the USA and Canada. Below are some recent additions. The entire guide can be found here:

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Alice & Friends’ Kitchen
5812 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60660
Alice & Friends’ Kitchen allows you to experience vegan cuisines from around the world. They offer a range of appetizers, soups, and salads in addition to a wide variety of entrees that include Korean BBQ, Thai Curry, Golden Tofu Steak, and Kung Pho. Their Kung Pho is made with textured vegetable protein, red and green pepper, cabbage, onion cashew, hot chili, and house-made Kung Pao sauce, and it is served with brown rice. They also offer unique drinks including a green tea shake and mango lassi, and they have many homemade desserts. Alice & Friends’ is the perfect restaurant with friends since everyone will be able to find a dish they will love!

Back To Eden Bakery
2217 NE Alberta St.
Portland, OR
Back to Eden Bakery is a 100% plant-based and gluten-free bakery located in Portland, Oregon. They have multiple raw, sugar free, and soy free options on the menu as well. The ingredients they use are all fresh, and they aim to get seasonal, local, and organic ingredients when possible. For breakfast they serve regular, savory, and dessert pastries, which are baked fresh every day. These include a millet bar, a sunflower cheese tart, and a chocolate PB crunch bar, respectively. For lunch you can enjoy various salads, chili with cornbread, daily soups, and more. You can then finish your meal with some delicious dairy-free ice cream. They offer both soft-serve ice cream as well as traditional hard scoop options, which can be served plain, as a shake, a float, or a sundae.

Bar Velo
394 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Bar Velo is located near the Hewes Street J and M and the Broadway G. There is live music in the venue on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Try fettuccini with slow roasted tomato sauce, basil oil, olives and breadcrumbs or homemade flatbread with marinated tempeh, hummus, pickles and red slaw.

Ginger Root
1164 First Ave.
New York, NY 10065
Ginger Root prepares everything fresh, never frozen and they get their vegetables delivered every two-three days. They have a broad menu with 18 main dishes, 11 noodle bowls and six rice dishes. Their most popular main dishes are their Mango Soy Protein for those with a sweet tooth and the General T Soy Protein for those who like some spice. The Scallion pancake starter and pumpkin cheesecake desert are also recommended!

Globally Local
252 Dundas St.
London, ON N6A 1H3 Canada
Fast food that is totally vegan! Here you can find many vegan friendly fast food favorites such as burgers and fries. They also have a breakfast menu with items like French Toast or the Scramble Burrito. Be sure to check out their website/Facebook for information on specials and ordering.

Plant Pure Café
1115 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Plant Pure Cafe’s menu items contain No added oils. They don’t serve fried food, and every meal is below 500 calories. Plant Pure Cafe offers bowls, sandwiches, and wraps. They also have vegan soft serve ice cream.

Sweet Hereafter
3326 SE Belmont St.
Portland, OR 97214
They have a large selection of cocktails (and they are served in mason jars!). Their sprawling covered patio is perfect for Sunday afternoons and warm summer nights. Try the pretzel plate and Rosemary Almonds; they both get rave reviews. They also serve various bowls, Blackened Tempeh Sandwich, Tofu Bahn Mi, and more.

The Good Sort
5 Doyers St.
New York, NY 10013
The Good Sort is located in Chinatown. They serve vegan lattes, baked goods, and breakfast congee bowls. The Good Sort is located near the 4, 6,6x, the J,Z, and the N,Q subway stops at Canal Street.

Vegan Donut Gelato
330 Needham St.
Modesto, CA 95345
Vegan Donut Gelato is a small colorful shop with a few small tables and seats. They offer a wide variety of vegan donuts such as vanilla cream, strawberry cream, glazed, chocolate, twists, jelly, coconut, sprinkles, and even donut holes. They also offer a few pastries like apple fritters and cinnamon rolls. The shop has received raving reviews on Yelp by both vegans and non-vegans alike.

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