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

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Acton

Bueno Y Saño

263 Main St., Acton, MA 01720

(978) 263-9200

Mexican. Bueno Y Saño translates as "Good and Healthy" and this small restaurant lives up to its name. The menu mainly features burritos including fillings like seitan, grilled zucchini, and fresh spinach, as well as the standard beans and rice. Burritos can be ordered without cheese or sour cream.

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

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Allston

··FoMu

481 Cambridge St., Allston, MA 02134

(617) 903-3276

Vegan/ice cream parlor. FoMu offers a wide variety of vegan ice creams, toppings, sorbets, baked goods, coffees, and teas. The menu includes traditional flavors such as Cookies and Cream to more experimental flavors like Avocado and Thai Peanut. FoMu offers an ever-changing menu of dairy-free, natural, and locally-made items. They do not use refined sugar and their frozen treats are coconut-based. FoMu is located between Beacon and Hano Streets in the Allston/Brighton area.

Open daily for through late night
Counter service
take-out, catering, espresso/cappuccino, smoothies, soymilk, special beverages
VISA/MC, $

§··Grasshopper

1 N. Beacon St., Allston, MA 02134

(617) 254-8883

Vegan/Asian. Grasshopper's menu offers a wide variety of mock meat entrées and imaginative vegetable dishes, attractively served. Appetizers, Vietnamese pizza, and monthly specials are especially recommended. Grasshopper is located in Union Square.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
take-out
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

·Root

487 Cambridge St., Allston, MA 02134

(617) 208-6091

Vegetarian/natural foods/juice bar. Root offers plant-inspired natural foods and juices. Try the Curried Quinoa Salad, Sweet Potato Quesadilla, or Root Burger (house made black bean and quinoa burger). Enjoy a beverage from their juicery; served in a mason jar, selections include Veg Blend, Basil Lemonade, Cucumber Mojito, and Ginger Tang. Root is located between Beacon and Hano Streets in the Allston/Brighton area.

Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, special beverages
VISA/MC/DISC, $

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Amherst

(For restaurant listings in the surrounding areas, see Greenfield, Hadley, and Northampton.)

Amherst Chinese Food

62 Main St., Amherst, MA 01002

(413) 992-6181

Chinese. Amherst Chinese grows their own organic vegetables on their own farm. Reservations are accepted.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
take-out, catering, wine/beer/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

Bueno Y Saño

1 Boltwood Walk, Amherst, MA 01002

(413) 253-4000

Mexican. See description under Acton, MA.

·Earthfoods Café

41 Campus Center Way, 310 Student Union, Amherst, MA 01003

(413) 545-1554

Vegetarian café. Earthfoods Café is a student-run vegetarian collective at the University of Massachusetts. They operate like a co-op, and offer a daily dish that is usually vegan. Meals include Thai Style Tofu, Spinach Lasagna, Roasted Veggies, and Tofu Broccoli Peanut Stir-Fry. They are open to everyone not just university students, however, they are only open when school is in session. Cash only.

Open Tuesday through Friday for lunch. Closed Saturday through Monday
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, catering
$

Fresh Side

39 S. Pleasant St., Amherst, MA 01002

(413) 256-0296

Asian. Fresh Side's menu features great tea rolls, rice and noodle dishes, salads, soups, and other dishes. Outdoor seating is available.

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

Paradise of India

87 Main St., Amherst, MA 01002

(413) 341-1386

Indian. There are some very good veggie options at Paradise of India. Try one of their Vegetable Curries like Mushroom Mattar or Biagan Bharta. Or bring a friend and enjoy the "Vegetarian Dinner for Two." Terrific lunch specials are available daily.

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

The Lone Wolf

63 Main St., Amherst, MA 01002

(413) 256-4643

Eclectic. The Lone Wolf offers many delicious vegan menu items. For breakfast, enjoy a Vegan Omelette, Tofu Veggie Scramble, Tofu Southwest Scramble, Vegan Benedict, French Toast, or Pancakes -- all vegan! The Lone Wolf is located next door to The Black Sheep.

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

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Ashland

·Dosa Temple

59 Pond St., Ashland, MA 01721

(508) 879-6800

Vegetarian/Indian. Dosa Temple offers authentic South Indian vegetarian cuisine at great prices. Their extensive menu includes curries, dosas, uthappam, and Indo-Chinese selections. Formerly Chennai Woodland, Dosa Temple is located in Ponds Plaza (near Market Basket) on Route 126. 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, fresh juices, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

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Beverly

··Organic Garden Café

294 Cabot St., Beverly, MA 01915

(978) 922-0004

Vegan/café/juice bar/organic. Organic Garden Café offers many living foods, including salads, soups, wraps, entrées, and desserts. Try the Ole Guacomole Burrito with wild rice, BBQ sauce, and creamy vegan "cheese," or the Mongolian with shiitake mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes. Outdoor seating is available.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
take-out, delivery, catering, fresh juices, soymilk, smoothies, special beverages, beer/wine
VISA/MC, $-$$

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Boston

(For restaurant listings in the surrounding areas, see Allston, Arlington, Beverly, Billerica, Braintree, Brookline, Burlington, Cambridge, Concord, Dorchester, Framingham, Jamaica Plain, Lexington, Marblehead, Somerville, and Waltham.)

Addis Red Sea Ethiopian Restaurant

544 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116

(617) 426-8727

Ethiopian. Sample authentic Ethiopian cuisine from the vegetarian appetizer and entrée selections on the menu.

Open daily
Full service
vegan options
take-out, wine/beer
VISA/MC/AMEX, $-$$

·Clover Food Truck

Dewey Square, Boston, MA 02111

(000) 000-0000

City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA 02108

(000) 000-0000

460 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA 02118

(000) 000-0000

Boston University Bridge, 807 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02446

(000) 000-0000

Longwood Medical Area, Blackfan St., Boston, MA 02115

(000) 000-0000

Vegetarian/food truck. Clover Food Truck has five separate locations throughout the Boston and Cambridge area. They communicate from each location via Twitter, and their interactive blog allows customers to comment on service and get personal replies. This unique fast food dining experience allows you to get vegan and vegetarian food quick and on the go. Menu offerings include Chickpea Fritters, Barbeque Seitan, and Oatmeal with Rhubarb Compote. The Dewey Square location is near Summer Street and Atlantic Avenue. The City Hall Plaza location is only open on weekdays for breakfast and lunch. The Harrison Avenue location is at the SoWa Market on Sundays from May through October for breakfast and lunch. The location at the Boston University Bridge is open weekdays for breakfast and lunch only.

Open Monday through Friday for three meals. Closed Saturday and Sunday
Take-out
vegan options
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

India Quality

484 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215

(617) 267-4499

Indian. Half of the menu is vegetarian. Special breads baked freshly in clay ovens accompany their extensive vegetarian menu.

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

Kashmir

279 Newbury St., Boston, MA 02116

(617) 536-1695

Indian. Vegetable Samosas, Aloo Palak, and several other vegetarian options are available at this Indian restaurant.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC/AMEX/DC, $$

Milk Street Café

50 Milk St., Boston, MA 02109

(617) 542-3663

Kosher. Milk Street Café features many kosher-style vegetarian and vegan meals, including soups, salads, burritos, a Mediterranean platter, and hot entrées. The menu includes some fish dishes, but meat and poultry are not served.

Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Closed Saturday and Sunday
Cafeteria
vegan options
take-out
$

§··My Thai Vegan Café

3 Beach St., Boston, MA 02111

(617) 451-2395

Vegan/Thai. My Thai Vegan Café offers Thai cuisine that is delicious and all-vegan. Their extensive menu consists of inventive mock meat and mock seafood dishes made from tofu and gluten. A vegan dessert or some bubble tea is the perfect ending to your meal. Located in Chinatown, My Thai Vegan Café is a local favorite; stop by to find out why.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
take-out, special beverages
VISA/MC, $$

Trident Café

338 Newbury St., Boston, MA 02115

(617) 267-8688

Café. This hip but comfy café and bookstore features a daily vegetarian special and many creative vegetarian dishes on the menu, such as cashew chili and Tibetan momos (dumplings).

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

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Burlington

·Ritu Ki Rasoi

207E Cambridge St., Burlington, MA 01803

(781) 229-8349

Vegetarian/Indian. Ritu Ki Rasoi is a family-owned restaurant that serves all-vegetarian Indian fare along with cuisines from around the world (Italian, Mexican & Chinese) with an Indian twist. They pride themselves on using fresh, high-quality ingredients. Their menu is extensive and includes daily lunch specials. Please note that the restaurant is not visible from the road; they are located behind Burlington Auto Supply. Ritu Ki Rasoi is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.

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

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Cambridge

Christopher's Restaurant & Bar

1920 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02140

(617) 876-9180

American/pub. Christopher's has combined mainstream American and Mexican fare with a variety of vegetarian dishes and a dedication to wholesome and healthful food. (The owner is a long-time vegetarian!) The restaurant uses ingredients that are free of preservatives and artificial colors. All sauces, dressings, salsa, and guacamole are homemade. Even the brewed decaf is prepared "Swiss water processed," and there are no dioxins in the coffee filters.

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

·Clover Food Lab

7 Holyoke St., Cambridge, MA 02138

(000) 000-0000

Vegetarian/American. Clover Food Lab operates several food trucks in Boston and Cambridge, however, this location in Harvard Square is an actual restaurant. Enjoy vegetarian and vegan fast food offerings such as Chickpea Fritters, Barbeque Seitan, and Oatmeal with Rhubarb Compote.

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

·Clover Food Truck

20 Carleton St., Cambridge, MA 02142

(000) 000-0000

Vegetarian/food truck. Clover Food Truck has five separate locations throughout the Boston and Cambridge area. They communicate from each location via Twitter, and their interactive blog allows customers to comment on service and get personal replies. This unique fast food dining experience allows you to get vegan and vegetarian food quick and on the go. Menu offerings include Chickpea Fritters, Barbeque Seitan, and Oatmeal with Rhubarb Compote. The Carleton Street location is near Kendall Square and MIT.

Open Monday through Saturday for three meals. Closed Sunday
Take-out
vegan options
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

Grendel's Den & Restaurant

89 Winthrop St., Cambridge, MA 02138

(617) 491-1160

American/pub. Located in an old fraternity house, Grendel's serves eclectic vegetarian meals, like spinach lasagne, burritos, quesadillas, and a veggie burger. Grendel's is located in Harvard Square.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
espresso/cappuccino, smoothies, beer
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC/DC, $-$$

Helmand Restaurant

143 1st St., Cambridge, MA 02142

(617) 492-4646

Afghan. Check under the vegetarian section of the menu for appetizers and entrées, including Kaddo Borawni (pan-fried then baked seasoned baby pumpkin), Sabzi Challo (spinach sautéed with Afghan seasoning), or one of the many other traditional vegetarian Afghan meals. Reservations are recommended.

Open nightly for dinner
Full service
vegan options
wine
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$

·Life Alive

765 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139

(617) 354-5433

Vegetarian/organic/juice bar. Life Alive is an organic café with a creative all-vegetarian menu. Munch on The Mystic Mountain Salad, full of greens, seeds, & veggies, or enjoy the Vegan Corn Chowdah. Life Alive in Cambridge is located in Central Square. Life Alive in Lowell is located in downtown Lowell's historic arts district, right across from the Quilt Museum.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for lunch and early dinner
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk
VISA/MC, $-$$

·Veggie Galaxy

450 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139

(617) 497-1513

Vegetarian/American. Veggie Galaxy is a vegetarian diner that is out of this world! Enjoy delicious comfort foods including breakfast which is available all day. Veggie Galaxy is located in Central Square.

Open daily for three meals
Full service
vegan options
take-out, espresso/cappuccino, soymilk, special beverages
VISA/MC, $-$$

·Veggie Planet

47 Palmer St., Cambridge, MA 02138

(617) 661-1513

Vegetarian pizzeria. This innovative, meat-free pizzeria offers dishes like Yummy Yam Pizza (curried roast sweet potatoes and spinach topped with cheddar and onion chutney), Red Peanut Curry Pizza (creamy coconut rice topped with tofu, broccoli, and red peanut curry sauce), and the Vegan Oddlot (topped with tomato sauce, spinach, basil, tofu ricotta, Calamata olives and fried garlic). Toppings can be served on organic pizza crust or rice. This restaurant also offers fresh soups and salads and a popular Sunday brunch. Veggie Planet often features live music and is located in the heart of Harvard Square.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for brunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, soymilk, fresh juices, beer/wine, special beverages
VISA/MC, $

Whole Foods Market

115 Prospect St., Cambridge, MA 02139

(617) 492-0070

200 Alewife Brook Pkwy., Fresh Pond Mall, Cambridge, MA 02139

(617) 491-0040

340 River St., Cambridge, MA 02139

(617) 876-6990

Natural foods store/deli. A wide variety of vegetarian and vegan foods are offered in the deli and on the salad bar.

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

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Centerville

Earth Origins Market

1600 Falmouth Rd., Ste. 27, Bell Tower Mall, Centerville, MA 02632

(508) 771-8394

Natural foods café. Lunches feature many vegetarian sandwiches, plus soups and salads.

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

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Concord

Debra's Natural Gourmet

98 Commonwealth Ave., Concord, MA 01742

(978) 371-7573

Natural foods deli. This deli serves many vegetarian and vegan items. Choose from soups; exotic salads, such as Taboulie with hemp seed and a Raw Kale Salad; vegetarian chili, vegan cookies, and much more.

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

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Easthampton

·Christine's Bean Sprout Juice Bar & Café

42 Cottage St., Easthampton, MA 01027

(413) 203-5665

Vegetarian/café/juice bar. Christine's is an all-vegetarian café and juice bar with an eclectic menu and several vegan options. Enjoy such foods as Vegan Chili or the Mushroom Burger. They offer fresh made juices and smoothies like the PB Choco (made with coconut milk). Don't miss their Sunday brunch buffet! Outdoor seating is available.

Open Monday through Saturday for breakfast and lunch. Open Sunday for brunch
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, espresso/cappuccino, soymilk
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

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Fitchburg

Bombay Tandoor Grill

200 Lunenburg St., Fitchburg, MA 01420

(978) 348-1699

Indian. Bombay Tandoor Grill features exotic flavors of authentic Indian cuisine with delicacies from north and south India. Vegetarian menu items include vegetable pakoras and samosas, a mixed vegetable platter, palak paneer (chopped spinach with homemade cheese), Navratan Korma (nine mixed vegetables cooked in gravy with yogurt), and of course, a wide variety of Indian breads. The menu also includes a vegetarian luncheon special and an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet. Reservations are recommended.

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

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Florence

··Café Evolution

22 Chestnut St., Florence, MA 01062

(413) 586-0200

Vegan/organic/natural foods. Café Evolution offers tasty vegan food at great prices all in a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. Enjoy such menu items as Fakin' Bacon BLT, Sunshine Burger, Chili Burrito, or the Soup of the Day. Look for terrific daily specials on the board. Their vegan desserts are simply delectable. Evolution features live music on Saturday nights, outdoor seating, and a not-to-be-missed Sunday brunch.

Open Monday through Thursday for breakfast and lunch. Open Friday and Saturday for three meals. Open Sunday for brunch
Full service
take-out, catering, smoothies
VISA/MC, $-$$

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Foxborough

Bangkok Café

369 Central St., Foxborough, MA 02035

(508) 543-8424

Thai. This café offers a wide selection of vegetarian Thai dishes, including appetizers, soups, salads, and entrées, several of which contain tofu.

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

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Greenfield

Green Fields Market

144 Main St., Greenfield, MA 01301

(413) 773-9567

Natural foods store/deli. Green Fields Market is part of the Franklin Community Co-op. They offer organic produce, bulk foods, natural groceries, and wellness items. Their full service deli and artisan bakery features homemade soups, baked goods, made-to-order sandwiches, fresh salads and a hot bar. Green Fields is located in the heart of downtown Greenfield.

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

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Hadley

Esselon Café

99 Russell St., Hadley, MA 01035

(413) 585-1515

Café/coffeehouse. Esselon Café offers several veggie items; the menu notes what can be made vegan or gluten-free. Some of the delicious selections include Falafel Pita, Pasta Pomodoro, Veggie Burger, Tofu Scramble, and Vegan Benedict (their own version of Eggs Benedict made with tofu & vegan Hollandaise sauce). Esselon is also an artisan coffee roasting company so make sure to grab a freshly-brewed cup o' Joe. Live music is often featured, and outdoor dining in the gardens is available in warmer weather. Esselon Café is located on the Hadley Common on Route 9.

Open Monday for breakfast and lunch. Open Tuesday through Friday for three meals. Open Saturday for brunch and dinner. Open Sunday for brunch
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, soymilk, espresso/cappuccino, beer/wine, non-alcoholic beer, special beverages
VISA/MC, $

Whole Foods Market

327 Russell St., Hadley, MA 01035

(413) 586-9932

Natural foods store/deli. See description under Cambridge, MA.

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Hyannis

·Green Lotus Café

349 Main St., Hyannis, MA 02601

(508) 775-1067

Vegetarian/natural foods. Everything is vegetarian at the Green Lotus Café, but all dishes can be made vegan upon request. Both vegan mayo and Daiya vegan cheese are available. Daily specials rotate each day. Outdoor seating is available.

Open Tuesday through Sunday for breakfast, lunch, and early dinner. Closed Monday
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, smoothies, espresso/cappuccino
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

Pavilion Indian Cuisine

511 Main St., Hyannis, MA 02601

(508) 790-0985

Indian. This restaurant offers several vegetarian entrées, including a mixed vegetable dish and a lentil dish.

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

Thai House

304 Main St., Hyannis, MA 02601

(508) 862-1616

Thai. Thai House offers authentic Thai cuisine with some vegetarian menu items. Dishes include Tofu Curry, Vegetarian Pad Thai, and Tofu Tamarind. For meals with a choice of meat, tofu & vegetable is an offered selection.

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

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Jamaica Plain

Bukhara Indian Bistro

701 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

(617) 522-2195

Indian. Bukhara Indian Bistro offers both vegetarian and vegan dishes. Enjoy vegan meals such as Tofu Saag or Mushroom Samosas.

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

··FoMu

617 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

(617) 553-2299

Vegan/ice cream parlor. See description under Allston, MA.

The Purple Cactus

674 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

(617) 522-7422

Mexican. The Purple Cactus offers Tofu Teriyaki Wraps and many other tasty vegetarian plates, including their own creation, Tofu Hummus.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, catering
$

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Lexington

Lemon Grass Thai Cuisine

1710 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington, MA 02421

(781) 862-3530

Thai. When dining at Lemon Grass, try the Tofu Pad Thai or the Vegetable Curry. They do not use fish sauce in the vegetarian entrées.

Open daily for lunch or dinner
Full service
vegan options
$-$$

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Lowell

·Life Alive

194 Middle St., Lowell, MA 01852

(978) 453-1311

Vegetarian/organic/juice bar. See description under Cambridge, MA.

·Udupi Bhavan

1717 Middlesex St., Lowell, MA 01851

(978) 654-6653

Vegetarian/Indian. Offering South Indian all-vegetarian cuisine, Udupi Bhavan specializes in Dosas and Uthappams. They have an extensive menu and give you a lot of food for not a lot of money. They are closed between lunch and dinner on weekdays so please call ahead for hours.

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

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Nantucket

(For restaurant listings in the surrounding areas, see East Sandwich, Hyannis, Provincetown, Sandwich, and Woods Hole.)

Something Natural

50 Cliff Rd., Nantucket, MA 02554

(508) 228-0504

Bakery/sandwich shop. Something Natural offers 20 varieties fresh-baked breads daily. Large sandwiches are made to order, and garden seating is available.

Open daily in summer
Counter service
take-out
$

locations

Needham

Masala Art

990 Great Plain Ave., Needham, MA 02492

(718) 449-4050

Indian. Masala Art has a wide selection of vegetarian dishes which are noted as such on the menu. Try their Vegetable Lollipop (minced vegetables wrapped around a bread stick and served with spicy red chili sauce) or Jeera Aloo (cumin-scented, sautéed diced potatoes). Don't miss their special weekend brunch.

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

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Newburyport

··Revitalive Café

Tannery Marketplace, 50 Water St., Newburyport, MA 01950

(978) 462-0639

Vegan/raw foods/organic. Revitalive Café, housed within the Tannery Marketplace, offers an all-vegan menu of raw foods. They use organic and local ingredients as much as possible. Enjoy salads, sandwiches, smoothies, and desserts. The whole menu is gluten-free as well.

Open Monday through Saturday for three meals. Open Sunday for lunch
Limited service
take-out, delivery, smoothies, fresh juices
VISA/MC, $$

locations

Newton Center

Sabra Restaurant

45 Union St., Newton Center, MA 02159

(617) 527-5641

Middle Eastern. Sabra's offers falafel, hummus, baba ghanouj, and meatless grape leaves, as well as six vegetarian salads.

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

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Newton Highlands

·Walnut Grille

1203 Walnut St., Newton Highlands, MA 02461

(617) 964-1029

Vegetarian/natural foods/eclectic. Walnut Grille features unique and seasonally-inspired dishes using local and organic ingredients. The menu is largely vegan, and all items can be made vegan upon request. Try the Cajun Seitan Sandwich, the Vegan Benedict Florentine, or the Tuscan Fig & Oyster Mushroom Pizza. They also serve smoothies and juices with fun names like "Pink Dolphin" and "First Kiss." Walnut Grille is located one block off Route 9 and has a free parking lot in back. The restaurant is closed on weekends between brunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.

Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk, beer/wine/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

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North Adams

brewhaha

20 Marshall St., North Adams, MA 01247

(413) 664-2020

Coffeehouse/café. Located right across the street from the Massachusetts MoCA, brewhaha offers a variety of vegetarian and some vegan options. Sandwiches and wraps include vegan avocado and portabello spinach wraps as well as garden burgers with soy cheese. There is also a wide selection of fresh baked goods, including muffins baked on-site. brewhaha often displays local art on the walls, and includes free WiFi.

Open Thursday through Tuesday for breakfast, lunch and early dinner. Closed Wednesday
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices, espresso/cappuccino, smoothies, soymilk, special beverages
VISA/MC, $

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Northampton

·Bela Vegetarian Restaurant

68 Masonic St., Northampton, MA 01060

(413) 586-8011

Vegetarian/natural foods. Their chalkboard menu of affordable international and eclectic vegetarian cuisine changes every one to two days. Many listed are dairy-free entrées. Desserts include honey- and sugar-sweetened, dairy and dairy-free. Outdoor seating available when weather permits. They also allow local women to display their artwork in the restaurant. Cash only.

Open Tuesday through Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday
Full service
vegan options
take-out
$

Bueno Y Saño

134 Main St., Northampton, MA 01060

(413) 586-7311

Mexican. See description under Acton, MA.

·Haymarket Café and Restaurant

185 Main St., Northampton, MA 01060

(413) 586-9969

Vegetarian. At Haymarket, all food is vegetarian, several items are vegan, and many menu items can be altered to be vegan. The restaurant downstairs serves soups, sandwiches, salads, and Middle Eastern dishes. Upstairs, you'll find a café featuring a juice bar, bakery, and coffee.

Restaurant open daily for lunch and dinner. Café open daily for three meals
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices, espresso/cappuccino
$

India House

45 State St., Northampton, MA 01060

(413) 586-6344

Indian. Enjoy authentic North Indian cuisine and fine dining at the elegant India House. Orders are prepared from family recipes using only the freshest ingredients. There are many vegetarian selections and an extensive portion of the menu can be prepared vegan. Everything is cooked to order and they are happy to add or delete an ingredient to suit your palate. Many dishes are gluten-free and no MSG, preservatives, sugar, or flour is used. Enjoy "the spice of life" at India House!

Open Tuesday through Sunday for dinner. Closed Monday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, special beverages
VISA/MC, $$$

Paul & Elizabeth's

150 Main St., Northampton, MA 01060

(413) 584-4832

Natural foods/macrobiotic. Paul & Elizabeth's, which is located downtown, offers food that is excellent, generously portioned, and reasonably priced. Some of their entrées contain dairy, but these are clearly labeled. The menu includes many vegan options.

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

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Pittsfield

House of India

261 North St, Pittsfield, MA 01201

(413) 443-3262

Indian. Many traditional vegetarian Indian dishes are available in the House of India.

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

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Provincetown

Napi's Restaurant

7 Freeman St., Provincetown, MA 02657

(508) 487-1145

International. Carousel horses, stained glass, and artwork decorate this restaurant, where you can enjoy Coconut Curry Stir-Fry, Syrian Falafel Melt, or one of the other international vegetarian options.

Open daily for dinner. Open for lunch October through April
Full service
vegan options
take-out, espresso/cappuccino
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC/DC, $$-$$$

Tinys

336 Commercial St., Provincetown, MA 02657

(508) 487-6237

Natural foods/American. Tinys Local Food is focused on sustainability and conscious eating. By building relationships with family farms on Cape Cod and the surrounding areas, they are able to offer the freshest, locally-grown food. The menu changes seasonally but vegetarian and vegan options are always offered. Tinys is a relaxed eatery located upstairs with dining on the deck. The restaurant is closed between breakfast/lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.

Open daily for three meals
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, espresso, BYOB
VISA/MC, $$-$$$

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Salem

·3 Potato 4

Museum Place Mall #110, Salem, MA 01970

(978) 744-0948

Vegetarian/fast food. 3 Potato 4 is a small franchise offering potato-based (only organic potatoes are used) fast food. Choose your potato (russet, redskin, or sweet), pick your size, add a sauce (like bbq or curry ketchup), and then, if you'd like, add an extra such as vegan bacon bits. Their fries are baked not fried or cooked in oil, and they only use sea salt. 3 Potato 4 Salem is completely vegetarian and mostly vegan. The eatery is located in the Museum Mall, around the corner from Cinema Salem. Cash only.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Counter service
vegan options
take-out
$

·Live Alive

281 Essex St., Salem, MA 01970

(978) 594-4644

Vegetarian/organic/juice bar. Life Alive is an organic café with a creative all-vegetarian menu. Munch on The Mystic Mountain Salad, full of greens, seeds, & veggies, or enjoy the Vegan Corn Chowdah.

Open for lunch Sunday trhough Wednesday. Open for brunch and dinner Thursday through Saturday
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk
VISA/MC, $-$$

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Shelburne Falls

McCusker's Market

3 State St., Shelburne Falls, MA 01370

(413) 625-9411

Natural foods store/deli. McCusker's Market is part of the Franklin Community Co-op. They offer organic produce, bulk foods, natural groceries, and wellness items. Their full service deli and artisan bakery features homemade soups, baked goods, made-to-order sandwiches, fresh salads and a hot bar. Dine indoors or enjoy outdoor seating with a view of the "Bridge of Flowers."

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

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Shrewsbury

·Udupi Bhavan

378 Maple Ave., Shrewsbury, MA 01545

(508) 459-5099

Vegetarian/Indian. Udupi Bhavan specializes in South Indian vegetarian cuisine. Their extensive menu includes traditional dishes like dosai, uthappam, curries, breads, and rice specialties. The restaurant is closed on weekdays between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.

Open Wednesday through Monday for lunch and dinner. Closed Tuesday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

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Somerville

·Dosa-N-Curry

447 Somerville Ave., Somerville, MA 02143

(617) 764-3152

Vegetarian. North and South Indian and Indo-Chinese vegetarian dishes plus gourmet pizza. Vegan items are clearly marked on menu.

Open daily for lunch buffet and dinner
Full service
take-out
VISA/MC, $$

India Palace

23 Union Sq., Somerville, MA 02143

(617) 666-9770

Indian. Dine on breads, vegetable samosas, and numerous vegetarian and vegan Indian entrées at India Palace.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for dinner only
Full service
vegan options
take-out
$$

··True Bistro

1153 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144

(617) 627-9000

Vegan/contemporary. True Bistro is an upscale restaurant that serves vegan food and drink. Using fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients, their international menu includes gluten-free items, and for those with mild tree nut allergies, nut-free options are available. Enjoy fine dining with selections such as Black Bean & Plantain Torte, Waffles (topped with berry compote and warm maple syrup), or the Grilled Seitan Sausage Sandwich (with lettuce, cherry tomato, mustard, and aioli on toasted sourdough). True Bistro is in Somerville's Teele Square neighborhood, next to Tufts University, and near the Davis Square subway stop on the Red Line. The restaurant is closed between lunch/brunch 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
take-out, catering, beer/wine/alcohol, non-alcoholic beer, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC/DC, $$-$$$

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Springfield

Bueno Y Saño

880 Sumner Ave., Springfield, MA 01108

(413) 301-0976

Mexican. See description under Acton, MA.

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Waltham

Bombay Mahal

458 Moody St., Waltham, MA 02453

(781) 893-9988

Indian. Bombay Mahal serves both north and south Indian cuisine, as well as a nice selection of vegetarian entrées.

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

··Masao's Kitchen

582 Moody St., Waltham, MA 02453

(781) 647-7977

Vegan/macrobiotic. Masao's Kitchen uses organic and fresh ingredients to prepare their all-vegan menu based on macrobiotic teachings. They do not use refined sugar, MSG, preservatives, irradiated or genetically-modified foods. Their self-service hot table and salad bar (sold by the pound) offers seitan, tofu, and tempeh. Each day highlights a different organic bean. End your meal with one of their sweets like blueberry cake with almonds or a chocolate chip cookie.

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

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Watertown

·The Red Lentil

600 Mount Auburn St., Watertown, MA 02472

(617) 972-9188

Vegetarian/international/organic. The Red Lentil Vegetarian & Vegan Restaurant truly offers something for everyone. The menu includes Zen Veggie Burger, Butternut Squash Polenta, Tempeh Reuben, Eggless Salad Wrap, and Pistachio & Herb Encrusted Tofu with Corn Cake. Most dishes are already vegan, but all can be prepared so by request. There are several gluten-free items, and they are noted on the menu. The Red Lentil is closed between brunch and dinner on Sunday, so please call ahead for hours.

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

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Wellfleet

The Juice Restaurant

6 Commercial St., Wellfleet, MA 02667

(508) 349-0535

American. The Juice offers a few vegetarian and vegan dishes including their veggie burger and Asian tofu stir fry. Come and enjoy live music and a full bar.

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

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West Stockbridge

§Truc Orient Express

3 Harris St., West Stockbridge, MA 01266

(413) 232-4204

Vietnamese. Truc Orient Express offers a separate vegetarian menu that includes Marinated Tofu over Fine Rice Noodles, Tofu with Lemon Grass, Sweet and Sour Mushrooms, Vegetarian Fried Rice, soups, salads, and more! Reservations are accepted.

Open daily for lunch and dinner. Closed Tuesday in winter
Full service
vegan options, take-out, catering, wine/beer/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$$

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Williamstown

Spice Root Modern Indian Cuisine

23 Spring St., Williamstown, MA 01267

(413) 458-5200

Indian. Spice Root Modern Indian Cuisine offers many vegetarian and vegan items and they are noted as such on the menu. Enjoy vegan dishes like Tofu Sag, Aloo Gobi, or Chana Masala. They also have a great weekday luncheon buffet that always includes vegetarian items. Spice Root is adjacent to the Williams College campus, in the heart of downtown Williamstown. The restauratn is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.

Open Monday for dinner. Open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, beer/wine/alcohol, non-alcoholic beer, special beverages
VISA/MC, $$

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Woods Hole

The Fishmonger Café

56 Water St., Woods Hole, MA 02543

(508) 540-5376

American/pub. Fishmonger's offers a full range of vegetarian dishes, as well as home-baked goods. Reservations are accepted.

Open Wednesday through Monday for three meals. Open Tuesday for lunch and dinner only
Full service
vegan options, take-out, catering, beer/wine/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$-$$$

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Worcester

··Belmont Vegetarian Restaurant

157 Belmont St., Worcester, MA 01608

(508) 798-8898

Vegan/Jamaican/American. Belmont Vegetarian Restaurant offers delicious Jamaican and American cuisine that is completely vegan. The menu is always changing but may include Vegetable Stew, Curry 'Chicken,' or Pea Soup. Make sure to try the very popular Macaroni & Soy Cheese. Prices are hard to beat at this mostly take-out restaurant. Belmont Vegetarian is located at the corner of Eastern Avenue.

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

EVO Dining

234 Chandler St., Worcester, MA 01609

(508) 459-4240

American. EVO Dining offers American cuisine using organic and local ingredients. Vegan options are extensive and the menu notes what is vegan and what can be made vegan. For their weekend breakfast, enjoy Tofu Scramble, Veggie Sausage, and Fake Bacon.

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

··Loving Hut

56 Hamilton St., Worcester, MA 01604

(508) 831-1322

415 Chandler St., Worcester, MA 01602

(508) 459-0367

Vegan/Asian/American. Loving Hut is an international vegan restaurant chain with the slogan, "Be Veg. Go Green. Save the Planet." They offer gourmet vegan cuisine "for those making the noble transition to a plant-based diet." Although the menu varies by location, it typically includes appetizers, soups, salads, entrées, desserts, and special beverages. Both Asian and American meals are served including mock meat and vegetable dishes. Loving Hut was created with a vision that all beings could live in peace, love, and harmony with each other and the planet.

Open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. Closed Monday
Full service
take-out, fresh juices, soymilk
VISA/MC, $-$$

The Living Earth

232 Chandler St., Worcester, MA 01609

(508) 753-1896

Natural foods store. Although not strictly vegetarian, there is a large selection of fine natural vegetarian and vegan dishes, and they offer several dairy-free desserts.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, espresso/cappuccino, non-alcoholic beer
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

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