Vegetarian Journal's Guide to Natural Foods Restaurants in the U.S. and Canada

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Birmingham

(For restaurant listings in the surrounding areas, see Homewood and Hoover.)

·Golden Temple Natural Grocery & Café

1901 11th Ave., S., Birmingham, AL 35205

(205) 933-6333

Vegetarian/natural foods store/café. Come to Golden Temple for American favorites like veggie hot dogs and cheeseburgers, or satisfy your hunger with a tofu salad sandwich and vegan soup of the day. A market and café all in one, Golden Temple is completely vegetarian! The market features a wide array of products including organic produce, raw foods, vegan snacks, and vegan mineral makeup.

Open Monday through Saturday. Closed Sunday
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies, espresso/cappuccino, soymilk
VISA/MC, $-$$

Surin West

1918 11th Ave., S., Birmingham, AL 35205

(205) 324-1928

Thai. This formal restaurant offers sushi, stir-fries, and many traditional Thai dishes. Nearly everything on their menu can be made vegetarian or vegan upon request. Surin West is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, beer/wine/alcohol, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX, $-$$$

The Bottletree Café

3719 3rd Ave. S., Birmingham, AL 35222

(205) 533-6288

Natural foods/eclectic. The Bottletree Café is a unique place. It's a bar and music venue but also a café that is extremely vegetarian-friendly. Try their homemade black bean burger, vegan chili, tofu hot dogs, blackened tofu tacos, or a mixed green salad with vegan ranch dressing. Outdoor seating is available.

Open Monday for dinner through late night. Open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner through late night. Closed Sunday
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, catering, soymilk, beer/wine/alcohol, non-alcoholic beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

The Pita Stop

1106 12th St., S., Birmingham, AL 35205

(205) 328-2749

Mediterranean. Enjoy Middle Eastern dishes including hummus, baba ghanouj, tabbouleh, and falafel. The Pita Stop is located near the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the Southside. The restaurant is closed on Fridays and Saturdays between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, beer/wine/alcohol
VISA/MC, $-$$

The Purple Onion

1717 10th Ave., S., Birmingham, AL 35205

(205) 933-2424

1017 20th St., S., Birmingham, AL 35205

(205) 930-1915

American/Mediterranean. The Purple Onion is a restaurant, deli, and grill all rolled into one. They serve a unique combination of American and Mediterranean cuisine.

Open daily for three meals through late night
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

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Daphne

Bangkok Thai Cuisine

28600 US Highway 98, Daphne, AL 36526

(251) 626-8292

Thai. Bangkok Thai Cuisine offers a large selection of vegetarian and vegan dishes such as Vegetable Pad Thai, Curry, Fried Rice, and more.

Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday and Sunday for dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$

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Homewood

The Purple Onion

479 Green Springs Hwy., Homewood, AL 35209

(205) 941-9979

American/Mediterranean. See description under Birmingham, AL.

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Hoover

The Purple Onion

1550 Montgomery Hwy., Ste. P, Hoover, AL 35216

(205) 822-7322

American/Mediterranean. See description under Birmingham, AL.

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Huntsville

Curry-N-A-Hurry

2420 Jordan Ln., Ste. J, Huntsville, AL 35816

(256) 722-0240

Caribbean. Curry-N-A-Hurry has lots of vegetarian options and some vegan ones, though they are not listed as such. They offer wraps and huge plates of home-cooked Caribbean dishes. The restaurant provides a great environment with soca music and casual decor. Curry-N-A-Hurry serves imported sodas with sparkling water, like Apple Jay from Jamaica.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

Jamo's Café

413 Jordan Ln. NW, Huntsville, AL 35805

(256) 837-7880

Café/coffeehouse/juice bar. Jamo's Café serves Middle Eastern and American fare with several vegetarian options. Try the Vegetarian B.L.T. and the soups, which are always vegetarian. Jamo's is near the University of Alabama at Huntsville.

Open Monday through Saturday for three meals. Closed Sunday
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies, espresso/cappuccino
VISA/MC, $-$$

Rosie's Mexican Cantina

7540 Memorial Pkwy., SW, Ste. R, Huntsville, AL 35802

(256) 382-3232

6125 University Dr., NW, Huntsville, AL 35806

(256) 922-1001

Mexican. Rosie's offers both vegetarian and non-vegetarian fare in an open, authentic, and family-style Mexican restaurant. Try the vegetable burrito with mushrooms, zucchini, onions, bell peppers, and beans. Also note that the rice and beans used in vegetarian dishes are prepared without chicken broth, as opposed to the meat dishes.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
$-$$

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Mobile

Bangkok Thai Cuisine

3821 Airport Blvd., Mobile, AL 36608

(251) 344-9995

5345 Highway 90 W., Mobile, AL 36619

(251) 666-7788

Thai. See description under Daphne, AL.

Jerusalem Café

5773 Airport Blvd., Mobile, AL 36608

(251) 304-1155

Middle Eastern. Jerusalem Café offers traditional Mediterranean dishes such as hummus and falafel. They have many vegetarian and vegan dishes to choose from.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for lunch
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

Mellow Mushroom

5660 Old Shell Rd., Mobile, AL 36608

(251) 380-1500

Pizzeria/bar/eclectic. Mellow Mushroom is a pizzeria chain known for its cool vibe, tasty eats, and craft beer. They offer a large variety of vegetarian options, many of which can be made vegan. They serve appetizers, salads, calzones, hoagies, pizza, and micro brews. Their crust and red sauce are both vegan and they offer Daiya vegan cheese as well. Vegan pizza toppings and sandwich fillings include tofu, tempeh, and fresh veggies like avocado. Their Mega-Veggie pizza is very popular. Mellow Mushroom cares about its sustainability; their napkins, paper towels, tissues, and pizza boxes are made from 100% recycled material. This location is in the Country Club area of Mobile.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, beer
VISA/MC/DISC, $-$$

Virginia's Health Foods & Sunflower Café

3952 Airport Blvd., Ste. B, Mobile, AL 36608

(251) 345-0494

Natural foods store/café. Virginia’s Health Foods is a natural foods store offering organic produce, personal care products, books, and more. Within the store is the Sunflower Café, which features many vegetarian and vegan items, all of which are labeled on the menu. For lunch, try the hummus of the day or vegan falafel with soy yogurt. Dinner options include lemongrass stir fry and Thai peanut pasta. They also offer a children's menu with some vegan options.

Open daily
Limited service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

Zoes Kitchen

9 Du Rhu Dr., Mobile, AL 36608

(251) 344-9445

American. Zoes Kitchen offers fresh, original fare in a relaxed and casual setting. Enjoy salads, sandwiches, hot entrées, and more. Try the Hummus Salad Plate. Zoes is located in the Legacy Village shopping center at Spring Hill.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for lunch
Limited service
take-out, catering
VISA/MC, $

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Pelham

The Purple Onion

2296 Pelham Pkwy., Pelham, AL 35124

(205) 403-8600

American/Mediterranean. See description under Birmingham, AL.

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Roanoke

·Gerson's Garden

908 Main St., Roanoke, AL 36274

(334) 863-7679

Vegetarian. The premier indoor farmers market in Roanoke, Alabama also offers this vegetarian restaurant. Local fresh produce and food are their main staple as well as a variety of beer and wine. It offers a friendly environment and relatively cheap dishes. Their happy hour offers more entrees and live music every Thursday!

Open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. Closed Monday.
Full service
vegan options
beer/wine
VISA/MC, $

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