January 02, 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. Happy dining in 2015!
910 Pleasant Grove Blvd
Roseville, Ca 95678
21001 San Ramon Valley Blvd.
San Ramon, Ca 94583
Because Baagan specializes in Ayurvedic and Indian/East Asian spices, dishes are unique and delectably pleasing. Patrons guiltlessly indulge in favorites such as the Raw Nori Wrap with organic nori, fresh greens, red bell peppers, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, red onions, pea sprouts, and chili sunflower seeds and freshly-made raw spreads like Pesto, Cheesy Chipotle or Creamy Cilantro Jalapeno.
Basil and Javi’s
Location varies (food truck)
Basil and Javi’s uses fresh, local, and organic ingredients to make their all vegan cuisine. Their delectable dishes and drinks reinvent typical food from a truck. They offer a variety food from Mexican to Mediterranean influence. Not in the mood for something heavy? Basil and Javi’s has fresh pressed juice and small sides like their house-made seitan or spicy pickled vegetables. No matter what you decide, you will not be disappointed!
Good Karma Café
2940 Canal St.
New Orleans, LA 70199
This quaint café located inside Swan River Yoga serves traditional Indian food, but with a vegan twist. The bohemian atmosphere creates for an authentic experience. All ingredients are locally sourced and the cuisine is completely homemade from conscientious chefs that have been vegetarian their whole lives. Try the Malaysian Curry with a variety of vegetables, soy protein, a dash of ground peanuts, fresh cucumber, and your choice of rice. Feed your soul at GoodKarma!
1532 E Broadway
Long Beach CA 90802
Patrons are greeted with complimentary fresh kale chips, Thai iced tea or coffee. Feast on appetizers such as the 5 Sweetie Chard Cups; rainbow chard leaves filled with toasted shredded coconuts, cashew nut, Thai chili, shallot, and lime and served with zesty tamarind sauce. Entrees like the Spicy Vermicelli Rice with fresh bean sprouts, green beans, roasted chili, basil leaves and a mild coconut mushroom curry sauce are a house favorite.
508 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110
Local art displayed in this restaurant create an elegant charm for diners. Start off with the vegan sushi, such as the Fresh Spring Roll with organic tofu, vermicelli, lettuce and fresh herbs. They also offer house favorites such as the Korean Bibimbap with sautéed organic tofu, vegan ham with ginger, soy bean sprout, spinach, carrot and zucchini. Diners can also treat themselves to vegan desserts like the Banana Split.
535 Kings Hwy.
Brooklyn, NY 11223
Mint Vegan is located in Brooklyn between 4th St & 3rd St in Gravesend, Midwood. With seasonal menus, ingredients are fresh and the high quality of the food matches the impeccable service. Patrons can enjoy guiltless comfort food like the French Lentil-Seitan Roulade, a lentil-leek-seitan rolled in filo with quinoa pilaf, garlic swiss chard, and red and yellow pepper coulis.
1216 West Broad St.
Falls Church, VA 22046
Native Foods uses tempeh, seitan, and textured vegetable protein (TVP) to make many of the dishes found at this all-vegan restaurant. Try one of many burgers, salads, Earth Bowls, side dishes, and dessert including cookies, a brownie, and more.
200 South Lake
Pasadena, CA 91101
The Veggie Grill serves classic American fast food that is completely vegan. There are so many delicious items to choose from including the Bombay Bowl, Savory Kale Caesar, Tres “Fish” Tacos, Mac n’ Cheese, carrot cake, etc.