January 16, 2015 by
Nina Casalena, The VRG Blog Editor
The Vegetarian Resource Group has an online guide to veggie restaurants in the USA and Canada on their website. To view the full guide, see: http://www.vrg.org/restaurant/index.php
Below are some recent vegan restaurant additions.
Apura Juicery & Coffeehouse
22191 Powerline Rd.
Boca Raton, FL 33433
Apura’s name comes from the Greek philosophy of eating unprocessed foods for a sharp mind and healthy body. This plant-based café successfully does this through their use of organic fruits and vegetables while pressing their juice and raw ingredients in their homemade cuisine. Their motto “made with intention” is evident in every product, hand crafted and fresh for each customer. They offer a wide variety of juices like Pear Mojito, cold brewed coffees with unique flavors like Banana Walnut, and plant-based food like their Spinach and Vegan Goat Cheese Salad. Dine in or choose from a variety of take out options!
The Blissful Juice
715 N Fern Creek Ave. Ste D
Orlando, FL 32803
This eclectic café and juice bar offers a raw twist on vegan favorites like falafel, veggie wraps, pasta, and soups. The juices and smoothies are made from organic and local fruits and vegetables. They seek to inspire others to be more conscious about where their food comes from and how it is grown. They implement these same ideals when making their raw vegan cuisine. The Blissful Juice also serves desserts like chocolate chip cookies and truffles.
113 2nd Ave.
New York, NY 10016
Located near the corner of 2nd Ave and St. Marks Place, DF Mavens features a wide variety of dairy free ice creams. Their specialty flavors are either soy, coconut, or almond based. Choices include Key Lime Creme, Shot of Java, or the more classic Madagascar Vanilla Bean. Many gluten free items available. Also on the menu are various juices, sweets, and baked goods. Enjoy any of the grab-and-go items, or sit back and relax with hot soup.
Green Elephant Juicery
150 East Beaver Creek Blvd.
Avon, CO 81620
616 West Lionshead Circle
Vail, Co 81657
This organic juice bar offers cold pressed juices, smoothies, and vegan organic food including Kale Avocado Salad, Quinoa Bowl, Collard Enchilada Wrap, soups, and oatmeal.
733 Porter Rd.
Nashville, TN 37206
Khan’s Desserts is a bakery that offers a breakfast and lunch menu, as well as a juice bar. Their products do not contain any animal products, artificial flavors and coloring or bleached flour. On the dessert menu, you will find several yummy treats like cakes, cookies, and brownies. One item on the menu that you should try is the cactus burrito. It is prepared with black beans, poblano peppers, cactus, avocado, mixed greens, salsa, cashew cheese, and seitan chorizo on a whole wheat wrap.
1321 Dundas St. West
Toronto, ON M6J 1X8 Canada
Located in Little Portugal. Porter House features a wide variety of vegan beer, wine, and pub food. Be sure to try a plate of the Beer Battered Potato Dumplings (with beer gravy). Or go for some of the main dishes like the Quinoa Polenta or the BBQ Jackfruit Sandwich. Note that the kitchen closes at 11 pm, but drinks are available until 2 am. Outdoor seating available.