Vegetarian Journal's Guide to Natural Foods Restaurants in the U.S. and Canada
§ Reviewer's choice
128H Hall St., Concord, NH 03301
Vegan/café/bakery. Café Indigo is a family-run vegan café and bakery offering some of the best vegan desserts and sandwiches in Concord. Some of their vegan baked goods include apple pie, carrot cake, cinnamon rolls, and chocolate chip cookies. On the café menu, they offer a homemade black bean & rice veggie burger, grilled seitan wrap, and a tofishy sandwich. Also notable are the café's delicious peach and green tea sodas. Ask to see their wheat-free menu. Open Sunday for brunch. Open Monday through Friday for breakfast, lunch, and early dinner. Closed Saturday. Full service, take-out, soymilk, VISA/MC, $-$$.
55 S. Main St., Concord, NH 03301
Vegan/natural foods/organic/juice bar. Spoon Revolution Vegan Bistro, formerly Rasa's Vegan Kitchen, is a good place to go for a locally-grown, eco-friendly meal. Their 100% vegan and gluten-free menu consists of dishes inspired by various ethnic cuisines. Although the menu selections change based on availability, the buffet will include hot soups, cold soups, salads, main dishes, and desserts. Live music will accompany the Saturday evening dinner buffet. Spoon is located across from the Capital Center for the Arts. Open Monday through Friday for breakfast, lunch, and early dinner. Open Saturday for three meals. Closed Sunday. Buffet, take-out, delivery, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, special beverages, VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$.
42 Main St., Concord, NH 03301
Bagel deli. More than 16 varieties of bagels are offered with various topping options, including cream cheeses, Tofutti spreads, salads, and other vegetarian combinations. Only natural ingredients without preservatives are used. The Works Bakery Café is environmentally conscious and socially active in its community. Open daily for breakfast and lunch. Counter service, vegan options, take-out, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, espresso/cappuccino, $.
5 Mill Rd., Unit A, Durham, NH 03824
Bagel shop. Seventeen varieties of bagels are available at The Bagelry, as well as salads, bagel sandwiches, and other vegetarian options. Open daily for three meals. Counter service, vegan options, take-out, catering, VISA/MC, $.
50 Lincoln St., Exeter, NH 03833
Natural foods. The Divine Café & Grille offers a menu of natural foods with something for everyone. All vegan and vegetarian food is cooked separately from meat. Make sure to try their very own Divine Burger, a gourmet vegan rice burger that they produce in-house; it's also available for sale at regional grocery stores as well as on the menu of area restaurants. Enjoy the cozy, warm atmosphere of the Divine Café; they're in a red barn with a green sign in front. Open Friday through Sunday for breakfast and lunch. Closed Monday through Thursday. Full service, vegan options, take-out, catering, soymilk, VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$.
15 Roxbury St., Keene, NH 03431
Vegan. Country Life is a self-serve vegan establishment with many different options. They are located in downtown Keene. Open Sunday for brunch. Open Monday through Friday for lunch. Closed Saturday. Buffet, take-out, $$.
120 Main St., Keene, NH 03431
Bagel deli. See description under Concord, NH.
(For restaurant listings in the surrounding areas, see Concord.)
125 Loring St., Manchester, NH 03103
Natural foods store. A-Market carries health food, nutritional products, and more. They are located next to Manchester Commons Shopping Center. Open daily. Limited service, take-out, catering, VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$.
1065 Hanover St., Manchester, NH 03104
Nepalese. Café Momo features authentic Nepalese cuisine with vegetarian and vegan options. They are very accommodating and cook everything to order. Open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. Closed Monday. Full service, vegan options, take-out, beer/wine, special beverages, VISA/MC, $$$.
174 Main St., Marlborough, NH 03455
Vegetarian/café/coffeehouse. Zeppelin & Kaleidoscope Vegetarian Café is a great place to get a cup of coffee, check your email, and enjoy a vegetarian meal. They offer many vegan items including The FBLT (vegan version of the BLT), The Fungus Among Us (grilled portabella panini), and The Falafel Platter. Breakfast is always available at Zep & Kal's. They also have a small grocery and gift selection. Enjoy outdoor seating in nice weather. Free Wi-Fi is available. Zep & Kal's is located on Route 101 in downtown Marlborough, right next door to Inkubus. Open daily for three meals. Limited service, vegan options, take-out, soymilk, espresso/cappuccino, special beverages, VISA/MC/DISC, $.
113 W. Pearl St., Nashua, NH 03060
Vegetarian/Indian. For authentic Indian cuisine, try Meena's Kitchen. This family-owned restaurant is 100% vegetarian and full of flavor. Everything is cooked fresh to order. The various Basmati rice dishes all contain tasty spices that will make your taste buds happy! Meena's Kitchen 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, vegan options, take-out, catering, special beverages, VISA/MC, $$.
2686 White Mountain Hwy., Nocross Place, North Conway, NH 03860
Vegan/organic/natural foods. Taste of Life is a take-out only café with outdoor seating. Their all-vegan menu includes homemade falafel, tofu scramble with home fries, and a few raw items. They also feature whole fruit and organic smoothies and juices. Please note that Taste of Life does not sell food (just smoothies and juices) between breakfast and dinner; Sunday is the exception with food being available all day. Cash only. Open Monday through Saturday for breakfast and dinner. Open Sunday for three meals. Take-out, fresh juices, smoothies, $.
159 First NH Tpke., Rt. 4, Northwood, NH 03261
Vegan/organic/natural foods. Susty's Café offers organic, vegan cuisine in a bright and warm atmosphere. Selections include tofu pesto focaccia, seitan pepper steak wrap, tofu lasagna, and 'the best black bean enchilada.' Don't miss dessert which ranges from chocolate cream pie and blueberry pie to cake and spelt muffins. Sustainable sustenance is the name of the game at Susty's, and they are committed to supporting organic and local farmers by using organic ingredients whenever possible. Although a little off the beaten path, Susty's is well worth the trip. Cash only. Open Wednesday through Monday for lunch and dinner. Closed Tuesday. Full service, take-out, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk, BYOB, $$.
(For restaurant listings in the surrounding areas, see Durham.)
51 Hanover St., Portsmouth, NH 03801
Vegan deli/juice bar. This vegan juice bar offers all-natural smoothies, soups, chili, and vegan wraps. Currently, it's take-out only, but the owners hope to add seating in the near future. Open daily for breakfast through early dinner. Dinner hours are later during summer months. Take-out, fresh juices, smoothies, VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$.
9 Congress St., Portsmouth, NH 03801
Bagel deli. See description under Concord, NH.