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

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Akron

(For restaurant listings in the surrounding areas, see Canton and Hudson.)

Aladdin's Eatery

782 W. Market St., Akron, OH 44303

(330) 535-0110

Middle Eastern/Lebanese. Aladdin's Eatery is a popular regional restaurant franchise offering Middle Eastern cuisine. Their website boasts that over 70 menu items are vegetarian or vegan. These include Lentil Soup, Vegetarian Chili, Hummus, Tabbouleh, Dawali (stuffed grape leaves), Baba Ghanouj, Falafel, and Vegetarian Rolled Pitas. Enjoy Lebanese cuisine, a relaxing atmosphere, and friendly service at Aladdin's Eatery.

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

··Ms. Julie's Kitchen

1809 S. Main St., Akron, OH 44301

(330) 819-3834

Vegan/natural foods. Ms. Julie's Kitchen is all about "preparing what our local farmers bring to market...vegan style." Mostly a menu of raw foods, offerings include spelt flour waffles with fresh strawberries, freshly-baked homemade bread, and granola made with Ohio maple syrup. Primarily a take-out restaurant, there are a few tables available in the casual eatery. Prices are very reasonable. Cash only.

Open Monday through Friday for three meals. Open Saturday for lunch. Closed Sunday
Limited service
take-out, delivery, catering
$

Mustard Seed Market & Café

3885 W. Market St., Akron, OH 44333

(330) 666-7333

Natural foods store/café. Mustard Seed Market & Café is a natural foods store and full service restaurant. The market is one of the largest in the region with selections of frozen, refrigerated, bakery, and bulk items along with organic produce. The restaurant, located within the store, offers many vegetarian and vegan dishes such as Sesame Peppered Tofu Salad Medley, Stuffed Avocado, Tempeh Reuben, and Vegetarian Bean Enchilada. Mustard Seed in Akron is located in the West Market Plaza in Montrose.

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

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Amherst

Aladdin's Eatery

2261 Cooper Foster Park Rd., Amherst, OH 44001

(440) 282-3366

Middle Eastern/Lebanese. See description under Akron, OH.

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Athens

Casa Nueva and Cantina

4 W. State St., Athens, OH 45701

(740) 592-2016

Mexican. This worker-owned restaurant obtains its produce and food ingredients from local farmers and has a rotating seasonal menu. Breakfast options include the Vegan Scrambler, soysage (made on the premises), and tofu bacon. They also have burritos, enchiladas, tacos, and other traditional favorites that can be made vegetarian by substituting marinated tofu. In addition, they offer salads and eight kinds of salsas.

Open daily for three meals
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices
VISA/MC, $-$$

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Berea

Nam Wah

392 W. Bagley Rd., Berea, OH 44017

(216) 243-8181

Vietnamese/Chinese. Nam Wah features a vegetarian menu with egg rolls, fried rice, lo mein, curry, and several other dishes.

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

Treehuggers Café

1330 W Bagley Rd., Unit 1, Berea, OH 44017

(440) 973-4277

Natural foods/organic/eco. Treehuggers is an eco-conscious café with a relaxing atmosphere that offers vegetarian and vegan options. Some of their vegan selections include granola, oatmeal, tofu scramble, Paninis, burgers, wraps, salads (including a very popular seaweed salad), rice bowls, cookies, and bakery specialties. This green eatery even has a drive-thru! Outdoor seating is available.

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

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Boardman

·The Flaming Ice Cube

1449 Boardman Canfield Rd., Boardman, OH 44512

(330) 726-4766

Vegetarian/café. The Flaming Ice Cube features an almost entirely vegan menu of sandwiches, wraps, veggie burgers, salads, and desserts. They are also a vegan gift shop and online store with personal care products, food items, books, CDs, and much more! The Flaming Ice Cube in Boardman is located in Creekside Place.

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

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Canton

Bombay Sitar

5111 Fulton Dr. NW, Canton, OH 44718

(330) 493-0671

Indian. Bombay Sitar features an extensive menu of vegetarian specialties. These include Vegetable Jal Frazi, Mushroom Matar (peas), Alo Chhole (potatoes and chickpeas), Alo Palak (potatoes and spinach), Bayngan Bharta (eggplant), and Bhindi Masala (okra). They offer a daily lunch buffet that is very inexpensive. Bombay Sitar is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.

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

Gregory's Family Restaurant

2835 Whipple Ave., NW, Canton, OH 44708

(330) 477-1296

American. Named the "best in Canton," Gregory's offers a vegetarian menu, including some vegan dishes, in addition to their traditional restaurant fare. Their "home cooking" meatless selections include specialty appetizers, side dishes, entrées with vegan gravy, salads, sweets, and breakfast foods.

Open Monday through Friday for three meals. Open Saturday and Sunday for brunch
Full service
vegan options
cappuccino
VISA/MC, $$

Mulligan's Restaurant & Pub

4118 Belden Village St., NW, Canton, OH 44718

(330) 493-8239

Pub. Located near the National Pro Football Hall of Fame, this turn-of-the-century Irish pub offers a separate vegetarian menu. This includes appetizers, salads, meatless chili, soups, veggie hot dogs, garden burgers, veggie deli sandwiches, burritos, pasta dishes, and rice and black beans. Try the Philadelphia "Steak" Sandwich, the Veggie "Chicken" Oriental Stir-Fry, the veggie "Chicken" Cacciatori, or the Junk Yard Dog with everything.

Open daily for lunch through late evening service
Full service
vegan options
take-out, smoothies, soymilk, espresso/cappuccino, beer/wine/alcohol, non-alcoholic beer/wine, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX, $-$$

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Chagrin Falls

Aladdin's Eatery

16725 Chillicothe Rd., Chagrin Falls, OH 44023

(440) 708-0088

Middle Eastern/Lebanese. See description under Akron, OH.

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Cincinnati

·Amma's Kitchen

7633 Reading Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45237

(513) 821-2021

Vegetarian/Indian/Kosher. Amma's Kitchen, formerly Udipi Café, serves South Indian vegetarian cuisine that's affordable and tasty. They feature a daily lunch buffet while dinner is served a la carte. Stop in for Vegan Wednesday when the lunch buffet is all-vegan (please note some chutneys on the cold bar contain dairy). Amma's Kitchen is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.

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

Amol India Restaurant

354 Ludlow Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220

(513) 961-3600

Indian. Amol serves traditional dishes, many of which are vegetarian. Try the Bangan Bhartha, Aloo Chana Masala, Gajjar Mattar, or any of the other delicious selections.

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

Andy's Mediterranean Grille

906 Nassau St., Cincinnati, OH 45206

(513) 281-9791

American/international. Described as the "Best of Cincinnati," Andy's offers a wide variety of vegetarian salads, appetizers, and side dishes. Some selections include hummus, falafel, ratatouille, tabbouleh, dolmas, and spinach pie.

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

Arnold's Bar & Grill

210 E. 8th St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

(513) 421-6234

American tavern. Arnold's is a unique turn-of-the-century tavern with good food, fresh ingredients, and a strong selection of vegetarian specials and soups.

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

Green Dog Café

3543 Columbia Pkwy., Cincinnati, OH 45226

(513) 321-8777

Organic/café. The Green Dog Café is a sustainable, environmentally-conscious, and organic eatery. Many vegan items are offered and are noted on the menu. You may want to try the Green Chow Chow Curry. Enjoy outdoor patio dining in nice weather.

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

Indigo Casual Gourmet Café

2637 Erie Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45208

(513) 321-9952

American. Indigo offers a wide variety of vegetarian meals. On their menu, you can simply look for the "V" symbol, indicating a meatless dish. Located near Hyde Park Square, Indigo is earthy and informal, yet suitable for business entertaining. Outdoor seating is available.

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

Johnny Chan 2

11296 Montgomery Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45249

(513) 489-2388

Chinese. An extensive selection of meatless dishes are available at Johnny Chan 2. Some include Bean Curd Vegetable Hot Pot, Yu Hsiang Eggplant, and Spicy Szechuan String Beans. Johnny Chan 2 is located at The Shops at Harper's Point.

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

Kinneret Café

8316 Plainfield Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45236

(513) 791-1777

Kosher dairy/Mediterranean/Israeli. The menu at Kinneret Café includes Israeli entrées such as hummus and falafel, along with a variety of sandwiches and pizza, all with vegan options available. The walls are covered in paintings of the Mediterranean and the ocean, and the setting is relaxed.

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

Lemon Grass Thai Cuisine

2666 Madison Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45208

(513) 321-2882

Thai. At Lemon Grass, you'll find a wide variey of dishes, including an entirely vegetarian section on the menu. Plus, nearly all other dishes can be prepared meatless, and if done so, the adaptation and modified price are listed directly on the menu! Reservations are recommended but not required at this informal restaurant. Lemon Grass is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.

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

··Loving Hut

6227 Montgomery Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45213

(513) 731-2233

Vegan/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. Formerly Loving Café, Loving Hut is located in Pleasant Ridge. The restaurant is closed between lunch and dinner so please call ahead for hours.

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

Myra's Dionysus

121 Calhoun St., Cincinnati, OH 45219

(513) 961-1578

International. Myra's has an extensive international menu, including Middle Eastern, Chinese, Greek, Brazilian, Mexican, Turkish, Indian, and Italian dishes.The menu features an incredible variety of excellent soups and many vegan selections. Outdoor seating is available. Cash only.

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

··Park + Vine

1202 Main St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

(513) 721-7275

Vegan/market/café. Park + Vine is a vegan grocery and store featuring a lunch café. They sell herbs from their very own herb garden. They also offer vegan clothing, books, stationery, and solar chargers. At the café, the Mac & 'Cheese' and Raw Raw Salad are crowd favorites.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch. Open Sunday for brunch
Counter service
take-out
VISA/MC, $$

Susan's Natural World

8315 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45255

(513) 474-4990

Natural foods/juice bar. Susan's is a natural foods store with a juice bar. Two vegetarian soups are available daily, and there are numerous meatless sandwiches to choose from. Organic products are used when possible.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for lunch
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices
$

Tandoor India

8702 Market Place Ln., Cincinnati, OH 45242

(513) 793-7484

Indian. At Tandoor India, you'll find various vegetarian selections, including the vegetable samosas, mushroom mattar, and daal. This totally non-smoking, informal establishment is located near King's Island, a local attraction.

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

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Cleveland

(For restaurant listings in the surrounding areas, see Berea, Cleveland Heights, Hudson, Independence, Lakewood, Middleburg Heights, North Olmsted, Solon, South Euclid, Westlake, and Willoughby.)

Ali Baba Restaurant

12021 Lorain Rd., Cleveland, OH 44111

(216) 251-2040

Middle Eastern. Ali Baba's menu features delicious Middle Eastern specialties created from recipes by the owner's grandmother. Their falafel, hummus, and baba ghanouj are outstanding. Brown rice, whole-wheat pitas, and all other foods are prepared without MSG, artificial flavorings, or preservatives. The hosts are friendly, cheerful, and accommodating.

Open Tuesday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday for dinner only. Closed Sunday and Monday
Full service
catering, take-out
$$

Empress Taytu

6125 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44103

(216) 391-9400

Ethiopian. Sample traditional vegetarian Ethiopian flavors with a serving of Lentils in Berbere Sauce or Mixed Legumes with Ginger Root, Rue Seed and Bishops Weed. Or just allow yourself to be are immersed in authentic Ethiopian music, art, and culture. Reservations are accepted.

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

Pizza Fusion

10900 Euclid Ave., Tomlinson Marketplace, Cleveland, OH 44106

(216) 368-6274

Pizza/organic. Pizza Fusion is an organic, eco-friendly pizza chain offering vegan and gluten-free options. The motto at Pizza Fusion is, "Saving the Earth, One Pizza at a Time" and that's not just a slogan. Examples of how they promote sustainability include: using company-owned hybrid vehicles for food deliveries; giving customers discounts for bringing back their pizza boxes for recycling; using spudware utensils, made from potatoes, which biodegrade in 50 days; and offsetting their energy use by purchasing wind energy certificates. This location of Pizza Fusion is at Case Western Reserve University at Tomlinson Marketplace.

Open Monday through Friday for lunch. Closed Saturday and Sunday
Limited service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$$

··Pure & Supreme

Colonial Market Pl., 530 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44114

(216) 527-4477

Vegan. Pure & Supreme calls itself a “vegan garden eatery” and for good reason! They offer many healthy dishes which start with fresh and often organic ingredients. They have a variety of soups, salads, and sandwiches including a Tofu Philly Cheeze Steak as well as weekly specials like African Ground Nut Vegetable Stew or Masala Chickpeas!

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

·The Flaming Ice Cube

140 Public Sq., Cleveland, OH 44114

(216) 263-1111

Vegetarian/café. The Flaming Ice Cube in Cleveland is located downtown in the Park Building. See description under Boardman, OH.

Open Monday through Friday for three meals. Open Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday

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Cleveland Heights

Aladdin's Eatery

12447 Cedar Rd., Cleveland Heights, OH 44106

(216) 932-4333

Middle Eastern/Lebanese. See description under Akron, OH.

Kinneret Kosher Pizza Restaurant

1869 S. Taylor Rd., Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

(216) 321-1404

Kosher dairy/pizza. Kinneret Kosher Pizza Restaurant offers pizza and other Italian foods. Cash only.

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

Melt Bar & Grilled

13463 Cedar Rd., Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

(216) 965-0988

American/bar. Melt Bar & Grilled has gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, fresh salads and homemade soups with 20 beers on tap and over 150 bottled beers. They note what items are vegetarian, vegetarian available, and vegan available. Try the Wild Tofu "Wings," House Made Vegan Burger, or Vegetable 3 Bean Chili. They offer both vegan mozzarella and vegan cheddar.

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

Tommy's Restaurant

1824 Coventry Rd., Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

(216) 321-7757

American. Cleveland Heights natives have told us Tommy's is the place to go. Service is always friendly, and the atmosphere is very enjoyable. Menu items include tofu scamble and meatless sausage links for breakfast; salads; pizzas; seitan, tempeh, and tofu sandwiches; veggie burgers and dogs; falafel; hummus; spinach or potato pies; and dairy-free ice cream. Tommy's is famous for their milkshakes and they even offer a Tofutti one that is vegan; it comes in vanilla and chocolate flavors.

Open daily for three meals
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk, special beverages
VISA/MC, $-$$

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Columbus

(For restaurant listings in the surrounding areas, see Gahanna and Reynoldsburg.)

Aladdin's Eatery

2931 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43202

(614) 262-2414

1423B Grandview Ave., Columbus, OH 43212

(614) 488-5565

2400 E. Main St., Columbus, OH 43209

(614) 586-1440

Middle Eastern/Lebanese. See description under Akron, OH.

·Banana Leaf

816 Bethel Rd., Columbus, OH 43214

(614) 459-4101

Vegetarian/Indian. Family-owned & operated, Banana Leaf takes pride in preparing all ingredients and spices in-house to provide the freshest meals possible. They offer incredible daily lunch and dinner buffets; the a la carte menu is available all day. Many gluten-free items are available as well. Banana Leaf is located behind Johnny Buccelli's and across from the Micro Center.

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

·Dosa Corner

1077 Old Henderson Rd., Columbus, OH 43220

(614) 459-5515

Vegetarian/Indian. Dosa Corner offers authentic South Indian vegetarian cuisine with many vegan options. From dosas and uthappam to lentil dishes and curry, Dosa Corner gives you a lot of food for not a lot of money.

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

Expressly Market Bakery & Bistro

59 Spruce St., Columbus, OH 43215

(614) 223-9655

Natural foods/organic. Expressly Market Bakery & Bistro is located in the historic North Market. Offering soups, salads, sandwiches, and baked goods, the menu features organic and local ingredients. They have extensive vegetarian and vegan selections. Expressly is for take-out only, but they do use eco-friendly containers and packaging.

Open daily for lunch
Take-out
vegan options
catering
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

Mad Mex

South Campus Gateway, 1542 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43201

(614) 586-4007

Mexican/American. Mad Mex is a fun and funky place featuring a combination of Mexican, American, Southeast Asian, and Spanish cuisines. Vegetarian and 'veggie-possible' options are noted on the menu. All items can be made with vegan soy cheese and/or tofu sour cream.

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

Melt Bar & Grilled

840 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215

(614) 453-1150

American/bar. See description under Cleveland Heights, OH.

Nong's Hunan Express

1634 Northwest Blvd., Columbus, OH 43212

(614) 486-6630

Chinese/Thai. Nong's offers a huge variety of vegetarian dishes, including soups and egg rolls. The atmosphere is casual and relaxed.

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

··Pattycake Bakery

3009 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43202

(614) 784-2253

Vegan/bakery. Pattycake Bakery is a quaint all-vegan bakery offering delicious cupcakes, cookies, brownies, muffins, cakes, granola, and more! Try the popular Marry Me Blueberry Muffin or Double Chocolate Whoopie Pie for an extra treat. They mostly use organic and whole grain ingredients and offer some items free of wheat, gluten, sugar, and/or soy. Pattycake accepts custom orders including wedding cakes. If you don't live in Columbus, don't worry; many of Pattycake's sweet treats can be shipped in the United States! Located in the Clintonville neighborhood of Columbus, the bakery has a couple tables but is primarily for carry-out. The colorfully decorated and comfy interior is only a preview of the yummy desserts to come!

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

··Portia's Café

4428 Indianola Ave., Columbus, OH 43214

(614) 928-3252

Vegan/raw foods/organic. Portia's Café is all-vegan with organic, gluten-free, local, and raw foods. Enjoy Falafel, Coconut Curry Soup, Burrito Bowl, or a Notuna Lettuce Wrap. Portia's is located between Cooke and Morse in Clintonville.

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

Rigsby's Kitchen

698 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215

(614) 461-7888

American. The atmosphere at Rigsby's is formal. The menu offers several vegetarian and a few vegan selections.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday
Full service
vegan options
VISA, $$

Sun Tong Luck Asian Cuisine

2500 Bethel Rd., Columbus, OH 43220

(614) 442-3375

Chinese. Sun Tong Luck Asian Cuisine offers vegetarian specialties including Kung Pao Tofu, Curry Vegetables, and Tofu Black Bean Sauce. Enjoy Vegetarian Singapore Noodles, one of their top 10 dishes. The friendly staff here is completely willing to accommodate special orders. Make sure to try their daily lunch specials. Sun Tong Luck is located in the Carriage Place Shopping Center.

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

·Udipi Café

2001 E. Dublin Granville Rd., Columbus, OH 43229-3510

(614) 885-7446

Vegetarian/Indian. This highly-recommended restaurant offers a wide range of primarily vegan Indian dishes, including soups, curries, and dosas, at inexpensive prices. The service is prompt, and the weekday lunch buffet is extremely popular.

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

·Whole World Natural Restaurant

3269 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43202

(614) 268-5751

Vegetarian/American. Whole World offers Tofu Sloppy Joes, veggie burgers, whole-wheat vegan pizzas, great vegetarian soups, and baked goods made without sugar. A wide variety of entrées is offered.

Open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Closed Monday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, BYOB
$-$$

locations

Dayton

(For restaurant listings in the surrounding areas, see Fairborn, Kettering, Miamisburg, Springfield, and Yellow Springs.)

··Artichoke Café

Dayton Mall, 2700 Miamisburg Centerville Rd., Dayton, OH 45459

(513) 668-7716

Vegan/Asian/American. Artichoke Café, formerly Loving Hut, offers appetizers, soups, salads, entrées, desserts, and special beverages. Both Asian and American meals are served including mock meat and vegetable dishes. Artichoke is located in the food court on the upper level of the Dayton Mall.

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

Shish Wraps

1200 Brown St., Ste. 150, Dayton, OH 45409

(937) 222-9727

Mediterranean. Shish Wraps is a Mediterranean grill that offers vegetarian items including falafel bowls, fries, falafel wraps, pita chips, hummus, shish crisps (cinnamon sugar with sweet dipping sauce), and salad with housemade dressing. You can even "make-your-own" shish! Shish is located near the University of Dayton. Outdoor seating is available.

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

locations

Dublin

Aladdin's Eatery

6804 Perimeter Loop Rd., Dublin, OH 43017

(614) 588-0330

Middle Eastern/Lebanese. See description under Akron, OH.

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Holland

The Grape Leaf Diner

909 S. McCord Rd., Holland, OH 43528

(419) 868-9099

Middle Eastern. Vegetarian options, which are marked with a grape leaf, include Vegetarian Stuffed Cabbage, Vegetarian Kebabs, Greek Spinach Pie, Mushroom Sauté, falafel, and several other items.

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

locations

Hudson

Aladdin's Eatery

44 Park Ln., Hudson, OH 44236

(330) 656-0560

Middle Eastern/Lebanese. See description under Akron, OH.

Pad Thai

5657 Darrow Rd., Hudson, OH 44236-4013

(330) 650-9998

Thai. Pad Thai's menu includes appetizers, soups, noodle and fried rice dishes, and desserts. It also features more than 40 vegetarian entrées, such as Basil Vegetarian Stir-Fry, Avocado Tofu, Garlic Eggplant, and Tofu or Vegetables made with yellow, green, or red curries.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
reservations accepted, beer/wine/alcohol, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

locations

Independence

Aladdin's Eatery

6901 Rockside Rd., Independence, OH 44131

(216) 642-7550

Middle Eastern/Lebanese. See description under Akron, OH.

Melt Bar & Grilled

6700 Rockside Rd., Independence, OH 44131

(216) 520-1415

American/bar. See description under Cleveland Heights, OH.

locations

Kettering

Kettering Hospital Cafeteria

3535 Southern Blvd., Kettering, OH 45429

(513) 296-7262

Hospital cafeteria. A changing menu offers both vegetarian and vegan options, vegetarian sandwiches and burgers, an extensive salad bar, fresh baked breads, and desserts.

Open daily for three meals
Cafeteria
vegan options
$

locations

Lakewood

Aladdin's Eatery

14536 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107

(216) 521-4005

Middle Eastern/Lebanese. See description under Akron, OH.

··Cleveland Vegan Catering and Café

17112 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107

(216) 832-7440

Vegan/organic. The vegan based menu consists of organically grown veggies from local farmers. Being health conscious and environmentally kind is their main concern in creating meals with care. Patrons enjoy delectable dishes such as the Spinach Asparagus Omelet made with red pepper, tofu, almond milk, and black salt; as well as the Banana Almost French toast made with cinnamon, apple compote, and coconut whipped cream. Serving dishes with identical tastes as the animal based products, most diners don’t even remember that they are eating vegan!

Open Friday through Sunday for brunch. Closed Monday through Thursday
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, catering
$$

Melt Bar & Grilled

14718 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107

(216) 226-3699

American/bar. See description under Cleveland Heights, OH.

·The Root Café

15118 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107

(216) 226-4401

Vegetarian/café/coffeehouse/bakery. The Root Café is an all-vegetarian and vegan-friendly eatery, coffeehouse, and bakery with an earthy vibe. Menu items include soups, salads, sandwiches, burritos, pizza, breakfast, daily specials, and raw foods. The Root features and promotes local art, music, and events.

Open Monday through Saturday for three meals. Open Sunday for brunch, lunch and dinner
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, smoothies, espresso/cappuccino, soymilk, beer/wine
VISA/MC, $

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Lancaster

·The Well

203 S. Broad St., Lancaster, OH 43130

(740) 573-7011

Vegetarian/café/bakery. The Well serves a wide variety of coffee and smoothies, as well as baked goods, a soup of the day, Massage Kale House Salad, and Cucumber Cashew Ciabatta.

Open Monday through Friday for Breakfast and Lunch. Closed Saturday and Sunday.
Counter service
vegan options
fresh juices, take-out
VISA/MC, $

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Loveland

The Veg Head

920-B Loveland Madeira Rd., Loveland, OH 45140

(513) 697-7090

Eclectic. The Veg Head is a great place to get an inexpensive but tasty meal on-the-go. Although not completely veggie, they offer many vegetarian and vegan items and even prepare them on a separate grill. Enjoy pizza, veggie burgers, wraps, and sandwiches from this carry-out establishment near Cincinnati.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday
Take-out
vegan options
delivery
VISA/MC, $$

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Maumee

Balance Grille

514 The Boulevard, Maumee, OH 43537

(419) 893-9999

Asian Fusion. Balance Grille is an Asian Fusion restaurant with a very modern feel. The menu features tacos, build-your-own-bowl options, and a wide variety of sauces which are made in-house. They have a number of vegan options, including a vegan taco with Fresno peppers and cilantro, and a Kung-Pao bowl with scallions and roasted peanuts.

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

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Mayfield Village

Aladdin's Eatery

775 Som Center Rd., Mayfield Village, OH 44143

(440) 684-1168

Middle Eastern/Lebanese. See description under Akron, OH.

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Medina

The Main Street Café

17 Public Sq., Medina, OH 44256

(330) 722-2729

American. The Main Street Café offers a separate vegan "no oil or fat added" menu that is very tasty. Enjoy foods like Veggie Rice Stir-Fry, Mexican Lasagna, Soba Noodle Salad, Vegan Veggie Burger, or the Vegetarian Hummus Burrito. They even serve vegan carrot cake! The Main Street Café is located on Public Square in downtown Medina.

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

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Mentor

Aladdin's Eatery

8870 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060

(440) 205-5966

Middle Eastern/Lebanese. See description under Akron, OH.

Melt Bar & Grilled

7289 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060

(440) 530-3770

American/bar. See description under Cleveland Heights, OH.

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Miamisburg

·Sycamore Hospital Cafeteria

2150 Leiter Rd., Miamisburg, OH 45342

(513) 866-0551

Vegetarian. This establishment offers a changing menu that includes both vegetarian and vegan options, vegetarian sandwiches, a salad bar, fresh baked breads, and desserts.

Open daily for three meals
Cafeteria
vegan options
$

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Middleburg Heights

Aladdin's Eatery

18334 E. Bagley Rd., Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

(440) 243-0800

Middle Eastern/Lebanese. See description under Akron, OH.

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North Olmsted

Flavors of India

26703 Brookpark Rd., North Olmsted, OH 44070

(440) 779-5774

Indian/Himalayan. Vegetarian selections include Chole, Matar Paneer, and curry dishes. Flavors of India is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.

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

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Oberlin

Treehuggers Café

55 E. College St., Oberlin, OH 44074

(440) 774-2998

Natural foods/organic/eco. See description under Berea, OH.

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Reynoldsburg

··Loving Hut

6569 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

(614) 863-0823

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. This Loving Hut is located in the Blacklick Shopping Center.

Open Monday through Friday for dinner. Open Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday
Limited service
take-out, smoothies, soymilk, cappuccino
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

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Solon

Mustard Seed Market & Café

6025 Kruse Dr., Solon, OH 44139

(440) 519-3663

Natural foods store/café. Mustard Seed in Solon is located in the Uptown Solon Shopping Center. See description under Akron, OH.

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South Euclid

Issi's Place

14431 Cedar Rd., South Euclid, OH 44121

(216) 291-9600

Kosher dairy/pizza. Located close to John Carroll University, Issi's Place serves pizza, pasta, wraps, salads, and other dishes in a friendly atmosphere. Vegan options include falafel and hummus. The restaurant is near Cedar and Green.

Open Sunday through Thursday for lunch and dinner. Open Friday for lunch and early dinner. Closed Saturday
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, catering, espresso/cappuccino, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX, $

Sanctuary on Green

1936 S. Green Rd., South Euclid, OH 44121

(216) 691-1936

Café/Tea Room. Come to relax and have tea and lunch at this cozy "sanctuary" located in a pleasant garden home and peaceful art studio. They offer at least 4 vegetarian and 3 vegan options daily. Try the Tofu Schnitzel with their Bossa Nova tea - infused with hazelnut and vanilla! Also enjoy their chocolate smoothie made with soy milk, chocolate, bananas, strawberries, carrots, cabbage, spinach, squash, and zucchini. They practice clean cooking, and their dishes are artistically made with fresh and mostly organic ingredients. Reservations are suggested and appreciated.

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

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Toledo

(For restaurant listings in the surrounding areas, see Bowling Green and Holland.)

Aladdin's Eatery

4038 Talmadge Rd., Toledo, OH 43623

(419) 472-8004

Middle Eastern/Lebanese. See description under Akron, OH.

Balance Grille

5860 W. Central Ave., Toledo, OH 43615

(419) 578-7777

Asian Fusion. See description under Maumee, OH.

Open daily for lunch and dinner

Manos Greek Restaurant

1701 Adams St., Toledo, OH 43624

(419) 244-4479

Greek. At Manos, choose from several appetizers and main dishes, including Baked Garlic, Marinated Artichoke Hearts, Spinach Pie, Baked Butter Beans, and Vegetarian Gyro.

Open Monday for lunch. Open Tuesday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday for dinner. Closed Sunday
Full service
take-out, catering, espresso/cappuccino
VISA/MC/DISC/DC, $$

Tandoor

2247 S. Reynolds Rd., Toledo, OH 43614

(419) 385-7467

Indian. You will find a wide selection of vegetarian curry dishes and Indian breads at Tandoor. The restaurant is located one mile away from exit 4 of the Ohio Turnpike.

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

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West Chester

Aladdin's Eatery

9344 Union Centre Blvd., West Chester, OH 45069

(513) 874-1302

Middle Eastern/Lebanese. See description under Akron, OH.

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Westlake

Aladdin's Eatery

151 Crocker Park Blvd., Westlake, OH 44145

(440) 617-9005

Middle Eastern/Lebanese. See description under Akron, OH.

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Woodmere

··Vegan Sweet Tooth

28699 Chagrin Blvd., Woodmere, OH 44122

(216) 464-2404

Vegan/bakery. Vegan Sweet Tooth is a specialty sweet shop providing vegan, diabetic-friendly, and gluten-free, desserts. Specializing in cakes, cupcakes, cheesecakes, and pies, VST uses local, seasonal, and organic ingredients when available. They are located in Eton Plaza.

Open Monday through Saturday. Closed Sunday
Counter service
take-out, delivery
VISA/MC, $-$$$

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Xenia

··Harvest Moon Bakery

13 E. Main St., Xenia, OH 45385

(937) 372-3375

Vegan/bakery/organic. Harvest Moon is a vegan and organic bakery. Offerings include cakes, muffins, cookies, cupcakes, and twinkys (their own version of the famous spongy cake). They offer different menu items most days and are happy to take pre-orders. They sell local artists' works as well. Harvest Moon is located in downtown Xenia.

Open Monday through Saturday. Closed Sunday
Counter service
take-out, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

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Yellow Springs

Ha Ha Pizza

108 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs, OH 45387

(937) 767-2131

Pizza. Ha Ha features homemade white or whole wheat dough, sauce, and fresh vegetables. Several meat alternatives are offered. Enjoy veggie toppings plus tofu, tempeh, falafel, and refried beans. Soy cheese is available for the pizzas.

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

Sunrise Café

259 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs, OH 45387

(937) 767-7211

Natural foods. This charming restored 1940s diner continues to expand its vegetarian offerings and often weekly vegan dinner special.They use fresh ingredients, and everything is made from scratch.

Open Wednesday through Monday for three meals. Closed Tuesday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering
VISA/MC, $

Winds Café and Bakery

215 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs, OH 45387

(937) 767-1144

Natural foods. Specialties include fresh baked breads and pastries, Scrambled Tofu, and a constantly changing menu that always includes several vegetarian selections.

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

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Youngstown

(For restaurant listings in the surrounding areas, see Boardman.)

Aladdin's Eatery

7325 South Ave., Youngstown, OH 44512

(330) 629-6450

Middle Eastern/Lebanese. See description under Akron, OH.

··Ely's To Go

850 E. Western Reserve Rd., Youngstown, OH 44514

(330) 953-3445

Vegan/fast food. Customers enjoy the constantly changing daily menu, featuring a variety of tasty soups, hearty sandwiches, delicious side dishes, and to-go-friendly food at Ely's. The warm and welcoming staff provides a pleasant experience for all and a comforting stop for weary travelers.

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

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