November 07, 2014 by
Nina Casalena, The VRG Blog Editor
Vegan Restaurants are sprouting up all over the United States and Canada. Below are some vegan restaurants we’ve recently added to our online restaurant guide. You can see our entire list of veggie restaurants in the USA and Canada here: http://www.vrg.org/restaurant/index.php
Ezra’s Enlightened Café
6516 Ferguson St.
Indianapolis, IN 46220
At Ezra’s Enlightened Cafe, they believe that “The food we eat will either promote health or promote disease…it’s our choice.” This belief is evident within their menu. We recommend trying their Playful Pad Thai, featuring zucchini noodles, red pepper, cabbage, carrots with Creamy Almond Thai Sauce, and topped with fresh local sprouts and maple glazed almonds. Also, you may want to try their Pure juice incorporating fresh local ingredients such as organic cucumber, organic celery, organic ginger, organic kale, organic mint, organic basil, lemon. If you’re looking for a filling, delicious and nutritious meal in Indianapolis, Ezra’s Enlightened Cafe is the perfect choice.
Greens Vegan Café & Juice Bar
212 Louise Ave.
Nashville, TN 37203
Greens Vegan Café provides a vegan exclusive menu for the everyday vegan, as well as the health conscious. They offer a wide variety of freshly cold-pressed juices as well as a vast amount of desserts that are baked daily in-house. As for their food menu they offer salad, sandwich and stir-fry options. Fan favorites include the “Stand Out” burger made with a beet and lentil based burger and topped with lettuce, tomato, red onion, and a chipotle aioli, served on the bread or vegetable wrap of your choosing. For healthy comfort food, try their Mac n’ Squash made with a delicious blend of gluten free pasta and a creamy squash sauce.
Location varies (call (631) 885-0863)
Ooh Mommi has everything you’re looking for in a vegan food truck! It’s cheap, delicious, and accessible. Their menu offers a wide variety of food from the classic burger and fries to black bean soup to their specialty burrito. They source their ingredients from local farms therefore their menu is subject to change, but whatever they serve will be just as tasty.
506 Shaw Road #331
Sterling, VA 20166
Fans of the Randy Radish food truck now have a place to stop by for vegan cuisine. The storefront feature many familiar dishes along with many new dishes and snacks. Stop in for lunch and try the BBQ Jackfruit Sandwich or the Mushroom Risotto. Or swing by for breakfast to try the Eggless Quiche or Breakfast Burrito. Be sure to check out the desserts that are available. Orders can also be placed through the website and picked up.
196 Graham Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11206
550 West 54 St., New York, NY 10019
Union Square West & 17 St., New York, NY 10003 (food truck)
This vegan establishment is located at many places throughout the city. They use organic, raw, and mostly local ingredients to make their unique, healthy food. The Squeeze offers a plethora of vegan and raw food options including Kale Quinoa Salad, a mushroom burger, and seasonal soups. From comfort food to freshly squeezed juices (their specialty), this place is sure to please the vegan in everyone. The Squeeze offers shakes as well. Don’t forget dessert!
5831 Sunset Dr.
South Miami, FL 33143
Temple offers a whole foods, plant based menu full of delicious combinations and unique drinks. Sample menu items include Vegan Hot Pot and Soba Noodle Dish. The food is fresh and made to order. They have two nutritionists on staff and each item on the menu has symbols to indicate what nutrients the food provides you with. Their motto “joy to food” can be felt in the energy of the people and the cool atmosphere.
432 N. Litchfield Rd. Ste. 304
Goodyear, AZ 85338
Thai Vegan offers an extensive all-vegan menu. Enjoy Chef’s Specials such as Mushroom Steak, Soy Shrimp Spinach Noodle, or Red Curry. Prices are fair and their lunch and dinner combinations are especially good values.
2602 N. Proctor St.
Tacoma, WA 98407
Viva Tacoma’s menu is full of raw and cooked vegan options alike. Breakfast options include Fruit Crepes and various scrambles served with sweet potato home fries. Be sure to check out the Raw Enchiladas and the Portobella and Tofu Tacos. Viva Tacoma also has a selection of fresh juices. Outdoor seating available.