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

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Indiana

Bloomington

Laughing Planet Café

322 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington, IN 47408

(812) 323-2233

Mexican. The Laughing Planet Café is a funky, eclectic spot to grab a quick and inexpensive bite. Their menu is largely vegetarian and vegan, as well as organic. Locally-sourced ingredients are used whenever possible. Burritos are their specialty, but they also offer salads, soups, quesadillas, and veggie burgers. Baked tofu, seitan, soy cheese, and vegan sour cream are available. If you are in their delivery area, your food will arrive by bicycle. Located in Kirkwood Manor, an old Victorian house, Laughing Planet is only a few blocks from Indiana University.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, delivery
VISA/MC, $-$$

Soma Coffeehouse & Juice Bar

322 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington, IN 47408

(812) 331-2770

Coffeehouse/juice bar. Soma Coffeehouse & Juice Bar offers specialty coffee drinks and fresh juices as well as baked goods and snacks. Vegan items are noted on the menu. They use organic and local ingredients whenever possible. Soma is located below the Laughing Planet Café on Grant Street; just look for the orange and purple door!

Open daily
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, espresso/cappuccino, soymilk, smoothies, fresh juices
VISA/MC/AMEX, $

·The Owlery Restaurant

118 W. 6th St., Bloomington, IN 47404

(812) 333-7344

Vegetarian/American/eclectic. Named after a place in the Harry Potter series, The Owlery Restaurant offers vegan and vegetarian sandwiches and is located on the north side of Bloomington's downtown square. The menu includes a Philly, 'Cheesesteak' made with vegan cheese and seitan, 'Fish' and Chips, and BBQ Tofu Ribs.

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

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Evansville

·Penny Lane Coffeehouse

600 SE 2nd St., Evansville, IN 47713

(812) 421-8741

Vegetarian/coffeehouse. Penny Lane Coffeehouse offers organic, vegetarian and vegan soups and sandwiches. They feature art, poetry, and live music from local artists. Located in the Haynies Corner Arts District in downtown Evansville, Penny Lane is a few blocks from the riverfront and the Indiana/Kentucky border.

Open Tuesday through Sunday for three meals. Closed Monday
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, soymilk, espresso/cappuccino, smoothies, special beverages
VISA/MC/DISC, $-$$

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Fort Wayne

3 Rivers Natural Grocery & Deli

1612 Sherman St., Fort Wayne, IN 46808

(260) 424-8812

Natural foods store. This natural foods grocer offers many organic, healthy, and great-tasting alternatives to other grocery stores.

Open daily
Take-out
vegan options
beer/wine
VISA/MC/DISC, $-$$$

··Loving Café

7605 Coldwater Rd., Ste. A, Fort Wayne, IN 46825

(260) 489-8686

Vegan/international. Loving Café serves sandwiches, salads, soups, wraps, and many Asian dishes. Enjoy entrées such as Lemon Tofu, Sesame Chickenless, Thai Curry, and Kung Pao. Everything is vegan at Loving Café, and the prices can't be beat.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday
Limited service
take-out, smoothies, soymilk, special beverages
VISA/MC, $-$$

Pembroke Bakery & Café

300 E. Main St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802

(260) 247-7220

Bakery/café. The Pembroke Bakery & Café is very vegan-friendly. All of their baked goods are vegan and over half of their soups, sandwiches, and salads are vegan as well. They support local farmers and artisans whenever possible. Pembroke is located at the Auer Center for Arts and Culture in downtown Fort Wayne.

Open Monday through Saturday for three meals. Open Sunday for lunch
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, catering, espresso/cappuccino, soymilk
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

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Indianapolis

India Palace Restaurant

4213 Lafayette Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46254

(317) 298-0773

Indian. Many vegetarian options, including appetizers, side dishes, and various breads, are joined by such entré;es as Paneer and Brijani. India Palace is located in Lafayette Square. The restaurant is closed on weekdays between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.

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

SoBro Café

653 E. 52nd St., Indianapolis, IN 46220

(317) 920-8121

Café/eclectic. SoBro Café offers internationally-inspired dishes with vegetarian and vegan selections. Try a veggie burger or veggie grill sandwich made with tempeh. For brunch, enjoy Biscuits and Gravy with the choice of vegan mushroom gravy. The chef creates almost all food from scratch. Enjoy the local art that fills the dining room (all for sale with 100% of the money going directly to the artist). SoBro is closed on weekdays between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.

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

·Spice Nation

4225 Lafayette Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46254

(317) 299-2127

Vegetarian/Indian. Spice Nation offers authentic Indian cuisine that is completely vegetarian. They have a full menu on weekdays and a buffet on weekends. Enjoy traditional Indian dishes served fresh. The staff is very helpful and knowledgeable about which foods are vegan. Spice Nation is located in Lafayette Square. The restaurant is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.

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

Three Sisters Café

6360 Guilford Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46220

(317) 257-5556

Café. Three Sisters offers some great veggie treats. Try the house favorite, The Three Sisters Loaf, which is made with black beans and wild rice.

Open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. Closed Monday
Limited service
vegan options
$-$$

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Mishawaka

·Apple Valley Natural Foods

5618 Grape Rd., Mishawaka, IN 46545

(574) 243-0800

Vegetarian/natural foods store. Apple Valley Natural Foods is a completely vegetarian natural foods store. Enjoy their hot food bar, deli, and salad bar. They are located in the southeast corner of the Wilshire Plaza.

Open Sunday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Closed Saturday
Cafeteria
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC, $

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New Albany

Rainbow Blossom Natural Food Market

3003 Charlestown Crossing Way, New Albany, IN 47150

(812) 941-0080

Natural foods store/deli. Rainbow Blossom is a natural foods market dedicated to providing convenient gourmet foods. They guarantee their foods to be free of synthetic preservatives and artificial colors and flavors. They offer grab 'n go deli foods, groceries, natural products, personal care items, and much more! At Rainbow Blossom, service is integral; their staff is knowledgeable and helpful so feel free to ask questions.

Open daily
Deli-style
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices
VISA/MC, $

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