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

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Akron

Akron Nutrition Center

22 N. 7th St., Akron, PA 17501

(717) 859-4901

Natural foods store. Formerly a one-room schoolhouse, Akron Nutritional Center has veggie on-the-go items made fresh every day. From vegetarian and vegan sandwiches, couscous, hummus, vegetarian chicken salad, and even tasty vegan cookies, this is a great place to stop when you need a quick bite for the road.

Open Monday through Saturday. Closed Sunday
Take-out
vegan options
VISA/MC, $$

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Bala Cynwyd

Shangri-La Inn

138 Montgomery Ave., Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

(610) 668-3228

Chinese/Japanese. Shangri-La's large menu features a vegetarian selection with such delicacies as Szechuan Bean Curd, Mock Chicken with Cashew Nuts, and Curry Vegetables and Bean Curd. There are also a number of sushi rolls and soups.

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

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Bangor

·3 Measures Vegetarian Café

15 Broadway, Bangor, PA 18013

(610) 588-8088

Vegetarian/natural foods. This family owned and operated café and bakery offers a casual laid back atmosphere with perfectly paired breads, pastries, and home style dishes. Try the black bean burger with vegan mac and "cheese" or the sweet coconut bread. If you’re lucky, they’ll be running the vegan chicken and waffles special!

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

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Bethlehem

··Shankara Vegan Restaurant

201 E. 3rd St., Bethlehem, PA 18015

(484) 330-6405

Vegan/Asian/organic. Shankara is an all-vegan restaurant serving Asian fusion cuisine. The ingredients used in the dishes are organic and local but are made into exotic delicacies. Patrons receive an eight course meal in a calm and peaceful environment with a palate cleansing sorbet after the first four meals. They also feature an organic juice bar. Reservations are accepted. Shankara is located in the South Bethlehem area.

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

··Vegan Treats

1444 Linden St, Bethlehem, PA 18018

(610) 861-7660

Vegan bakery. Vegan Treats is a family-owned bakery in Pennsylvania, but their desserts are available in various restaurants on the East Coast. Vegan Treats has everything you could possibly imagine in a bakery! Their extensive menu includes cakes, pies, cheesecakes, brownies, cookies, doughnuts, pies, French pastries, cupcakes, and more! Their cheesecakes are also available gluten-free. They welcome special orders for wedding or birthday cakes or for any reason at all!

Open daily
Take-out
catering
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$$

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Bryn Mawr

··Sweet Freedom Bakery

1039 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

(610) 527-7323

Vegan/bakery. Sweet Freedom Bakery is a completely vegan bakery that is also gluten-free. This allergy-friendly bakery wants everyone to enjoy their treats which is why they are also corn-free, wheat-free, peanut-free, soy-free, casein-free, and use no refined sugars. But the good news is that they are not free of taste! Enjoy cakes, cookies, loaves, muffins, brownies, blondies, & more!

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

··Vge Café

845 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

(610) 527-3091

Vegan/fast food/eco. Vge Café (they pronounce it veegee) is a vegan eatery offering soups, sandwiches, and salads. Try menu items like Baked Organic Falafel Wrap, Cheesesteakless Sandwich, or Organic BBQ Seitan on Greens. They rotate their soup selections but offer 2 freshly-made soups daily. Vge is an eco-conscious café. They use recyclable and compostable packaging, bags, utensils, and cups, and they have selected energy-efficient lighting and appliances. Vge Café is the perfect place to grab a quick bite of fresh, made-from-scratch, vegan eats!

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

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Carlisle

·Appalachian Whole Foods Market

100 W. High St., Carlisle, PA 17013

(717) 241-6982

Vegetarian/natural foods store. Appalachian Whole Foods Market offers natural and organic food products, fresh produce, dry goods, and more. Their grab-n-go section features sandwiches and other items when you need a quick bite on the run. The store is located in downtown Carlisle, near Dickinson College.

Open Monday through Saturday. Closed Sunday
Take-out
vegan options
VISA/MC, $-$$

·Gaia Fresh Food Café

57 W. Pomfret St., Carlisle, PA 17013

(717) 386-5323

Vegetarian/café/juice bar. Gaia Fresh Food Café is a fruit-loving, vegetable-squeezing café. It's a great spot for studying, meeting friends, or having a quiet cup of tea. They also offer salads, hummus, wraps, and baked goods. Special requests are welcome so remember Gaia when it's time to get that vegan birthday cake. Free Wi-Fi is available as well as meeting space for the community.

Open Tuesday through Saturday for breakfast and lunch. Closed Sunday and Monday
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk
VISA/MC, $

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Clarks Summit

Everything Natural

426 S. State St., Clarks Summit, PA 18411

(570) 586-9684

Natural foods store. Everything Natural is a natural foods store offering a full range of grocery items including many that are vegetarian and vegan. They also have organic produce, environmentally-friendly cleaning products, fair-trade coffee, herbs, natural bath & body products, and Grab-and-Go sandwiches & meals. Located near Steamtown National Park, lakes, skiing, and other northeastern Pennsylvania attractions, Everything Natural is a friendly and inviting store with an extensive product selection as well as weekly classes and events.

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

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Cranberry Township

Aladdin's Eatery

20424 Route 19, Cranberry Township, PA 16066

(724) 778-9800

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, $$

Mad Mex

Village Shoppes of Cranberry, 20510 Perry Highway, Cranberry Township, PA 16066

(724) 741-5656

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. Mad Mex has several locations and while they all have the same basic menu, please note that hours and services offered may vary.

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

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Delaware Water Gap

Zen Fusion

14 Main St., Delaware Water Gap, PA 18327

(570) 730-4449

Creole. This Creole fusion restaurant offers many vegan options that change regularly. Sample vegan dishes have included Vegetable Pazole Soup, Grilled Polenta Platter, Vegan Pastelon (a plantain and vegetable dish), coconut rice pudding, and coconut ice cream. They also offer a 3-course fixed menu special with vegan options.

Open Thursday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. Closed Monday through Wednesday. Call for holiday and summer hours.
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering
VISA/MC/DISC, $$

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Doylestown

··Doc Bakers Farmulations

18 W. State St., Doylestown, PA 18901

(267) 454-7907

Vegan/natural foods/organic/juice bar. Doc Bakers features cold-pressed juices and plant-based foods. They are completely vegan and organic and mostly raw. The juice bar is situated in the Doylestown Inn, just west of the Inn's main entrance.

Open daily for three meals
Counter service
take-out, delivery, catering, fresh juices, special beverages
VISA/MC/DISC, $-$$

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Easton

·Greenmouth Juice Café

526 Northampton St., Easton, PA 18042

(201) 668-1879

Vegetarian/juice bar. Greenmouth Juice Cafe has a passion for health and nutrition which shows in their carefully crafted fresh juices, smoothies, and lemonades. Beyond their beverages, the café offers a quinoa and kale salad each day as well as desserts. Try the “Vegan Frappuccino” smoothie with espresso, banana, dates, cacao, and almond milk or the “Sweet Green” juice with celery, cucumber, spinach, apple, pineapple, and orange.

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

·Greenmouth Juice Café

526 Northampton St., Easton, PA 18042

(201) 912-4295

Vegetarian/juice bar. Greenmouth Juice Cafe has a passion for health and nutrition, which shows in their carefully crafted fresh juices, smoothies, and lemonades. Beyond their beverages, the café offers a quinoa and kale salad each day as well as desserts. Try the Vegan Frappuccino smoothie with espresso, banana, dates, cacao and almond milk or the Sweet Green juice with celery, cucumber, spinach, apple, pineapple and orange.

Open Monday through Saturday for three meals. Open for breakfast and lunch Sunday.
Limited service
vegan options
fresh juices, smoothies, take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $$

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Exton

·Devi Restaurant

151 W. Lincoln Hwy., Exton, PA 19341

(610) 594-9250

Vegetarian/Indian. Devi Restaurant serves authentic South Indian vegetarian cuisine. Popular menu items include uthappam (rice & lentil pancakes), vegetable cutlets, masala dosa, and samosas. They have a daily lunch buffet and a dinner buffet on weekends. Devi offers great food, reasonable prices, and friendly staff in an open and pleasant atmosphere. The restaurant is located in the Whiteland Towne Center. Devi 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, fresh juices, special beverages, BYOB
VISA/MC/DISC, $$

Guo's Garden

569 W. Uwchlan Ave., Exton, PA 19341

(610) 524-7178

Chinese. Guo's Garden has extensive vegetarian menu items with many being vegan. Portions are large and prices are very reasonable; it's no wonder that the restaurant is so popular with locals. They also have facilities for banquets or meetings.

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

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Fort Washington

Palace of Asia

285 Commerce Dr., Fort Washington, PA 19034

(215) 646-2133

Indian. Espresso Café & Sushi Bar is a quaint bistro featuring a large variety of foods and ethnic dishes. Greek salad, falafel, wraps, mushroom Portobello pasta, and veggie sushi rolls are served at this kosher dairy eatery. Outdoor seating is available. The café is located in the Rhawnhurst area of Philly.

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

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Harrisburg

·Crave & Co.

614 N. 2nd St., Harrisburg, PA 17101

(717) 695-6229

Vegetarian/coffeehouse. Enjoy organic coffee, baked goods, walnut and lentil burger, kale and quinoa, raw beet salad, hummus, and more.

Open Monday through Friday for breakfast and lunch. Open Saturday for brunch. Closed Sunday.
vegan options
espresso, cappucino, take-out
VISA/MC, $

HealthyWay

405 Walnut St., Harrisburg, PA 17101

(717) 234-7010

Natural foods. HealthyWay is a small natural foods eatery with vegan options. Try the Mushroom (faux steak) Fajita with pickled radish. They offer a really good homemade soy mayo. The owners take the time and care to prepare great food while striving to accommodate special diets. Make sure to enjoy their homebrewed tea with ginger and herbs. Outdoor seating is available.

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

Passage to India

525 S. Front St., Harrisburg, PA 17104

(717) 233-1202

Indian. Choose from a large selection of vegetarian options, like Chana Masala (chickpeas cooked with onions, tomatoes, and spices) and Aloo Methi (potatoes cooked with mustard seed, fenugreek, and other spices) at this restaurant, which overlooks the Susquehanna River.

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

The Polish Vegetarian Deli

1233 N. 3rd St., Harrisburg, PA 17102

(717) 592-0788

Polish/ethnic. This deli stand, run by a mother-and-son duo, serves traditional Polish cuisine with a veg-spin. While they do serve fish, most of their dishes are vegetarian and there are some vegan options as well. Try the vegan "pigs in a blanket" with one of their various cold vegan salads like potato, lentil or beet. Their vegan rhubarb crumb cake is another favorite! Located in Broad Street Market.

Open Thursday-Saturday for breakfast and lunch. Closed Sunday through Wednesday.
Limited service
vegan options
catering, take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $$

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Hereford

··The Honey Underground

1153 Gravel Pike, Hereford, PA 18056

(484) 330-6405

Vegan/Supper Club. The Honey Underground is a vegan supper club featuring organic and local ingredients. They offer an ever-changing menu of seasonal foods. Please note that they are only open on select Friday and Saturday evenings so make sure to confirm ahead of time that they are open. Checks are accepted, however, credit cards are not. Reservations are accepted.

Open select Friday and Saturday evenings for dinner. Closed Sunday through Monday
Full service
take-out, delivery, catering, BYOB
$$$

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Homestead

·Tin Front Café

216 E. 8th Ave., Homestead, PA 15120

(412) 461-4615

Vegetarian/natural foods/organic. The Tin Front Café is a cozy café & coffeehouse in the heart of Homestead's historic shopping district. Enjoy comfort foods from their all-vegetarian menu including Butternut Squash Lasagna and Polenta Pizza. Locally-owned & operated, Tin Front is truly part of the community. The building itself includes many salvaged items from local landmarks and features folk paintings of Pittsburgh. They also offer an extensive menu of Pennsylvania craft beers. Enjoy dining on the outside patio in warmer weather.

Open Tuesday through Saturday for three meals. Open Sunday for brunch. Closed Monday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, espresso/cappuccino, beer/wine/alcohol
VISA/MC, $$

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Honesdale

Nature's Grace Health Foods and Deli

947 Main St., Honesdale, PA 18431

(570) 253-3469

Health foods store deli. Nature's Grace serves homemade soups, enchiladas, salads, baked goods, hoagies, and other entrées available daily.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch. Closed Sunday
Counter service
take-out, fresh juices
$

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Indiana

The Café at Back to Nature

2450 Warren Rd., Indiana, PA 15701

(724) 349-1772

Natural foods. Get back to nature in this friendly, clean café with breakfast available anytime, vegetarian and/or vegan salads made with organic ingredients, and sandwiches. Don't miss the fresh-ground organic coffee with free refills, herbal teas, and fresh fruit smoothies.

Open Monday through Friday for three meals. Open Saturday for breakfast and lunch. Closed Sunday
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk, espresso/cappuccino, special drinks
VISA/MC, $

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Lancaster

A Loaf of Bread

16 McGovern Ave., Lancaster, PA 17602

(717) 393-2445

Bakery. Fresh breads made daily with only the finest organically-grown grains in a variety of types, such as fruit nut, multigrain, sun-dried tomato, and olive. Though primarily take-out, they do have a few small tables.

Open Tuesday through Friday for breakfast, lunch and early dinner. Open Saturday for breakfast and lunch. Closed Sunday and Monday
Take-out
fresh juices
$

Lemon Grass Thai Restaurant

2481 Lincoln Hwy. E., Lancaster, PA 17602

(717) 295-1621

Thai. Lemon Grass Thai Restaurant offers fine dining in Amish country with several vegetarian items. Try the entrée, 'Jack & Sue,' named for a vegetarian couple who inspired the chef; the dish is made up of steamed vegetables & baked grains in a mushroom & herb sauce. Lemon Grass is located in the Cocalico Outlet Center across from the Rockvale Square Shopping Outlets on Route 30.

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

Rhubarb's Market

1521 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601

(717) 390-3001

Natural foods store. Rhubarb's Market is a natural foods store with many vegetarian and vegan items. For a quick lunch, pick up one of their prepared vegetarian sandwiches for take-out.

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

Skinny Park Juice

443 N. Mulberry St., Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 394-4840

Juice bar/café. Skinny Park Juice is a café and juice bar with fresh juices, smoothies, bagels, soups, salads, and sandwiches. From organic fruit and vegetable juices to all-natural smoothies, anyone can find a delicious and refreshing beverage at a great price. Try the Peanut Butter Express smoothie with banana, cocoa, espresso, maple syrup, and peanut butter. Enjoy a bagel with vegan cream cheese or a kale salad. And if you have a child, he or she can pick from their menu section and get an organic almond butter and banana sandwich. They also feature over 40 flavors of loose tea to drink in-house, take to-go, or purchase in bulk.

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

Taj Mahal Restaurant

2080 Bennett Ave., Lancaster, PA 17601

(717) 295-1434

Indian. Vegetarian entrées are listed separately on Taj Mahal's extensive menu.

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

·The Seed

52 N. Queen St., Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 945-5787

Vegetarian/café. The Seed is a worker-owned cooperative, community space, and vegetarian café in downtown Lancaster City. They serve mainly sandwiches, wraps, and paninis with seasonal sides and soups. All dishes on the menu are vegetarian and can be made vegan; all soups, sides, and baked goods are always vegan. They use local and sustainably-sourced foods and beverages and feature a fair trade tea bar. The Seed has a colorful atmosphere with a warm and friendly community feel. They consider themselves to be 'radically inclusive' which is why they are also a community space where various events are held and organizations are welcome to gather. A radical library along with Wi-Fi is available.

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

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Lansdale

··Arnold's Way

319 W. Main St., Lansdale, PA 19446

(215) 361-0116

Vegan/raw foods/organic. Arnold's Way serves vegan raw foods made from organic ingredients. Enjoy Maya's Chili, Gazpacho, or a Mediterranean Wrap. For dessert, try a delicious Banana Whip! Arnold's Way sponsors many events including classes, films, and speakers.

Open daily for lunch and early dinner
Limited service
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

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Luzerne

··Nucleus Raw Foods

63 Main St., Luzerne, PA 18709

(570) 569-2139

Vegan/raw foods/organic. Offers raw smoothies and main dishes. Smoothies are customizable with unique ingredients like date caramel sauce, maca powder, and cacao nibs, along with staples like berries, greens, and nuts. Try any of the open face sandwiches made with carrot-buckwheat-flax bread, drizzled with cashew cheddar cheesze. They also offer salads, pizza, and spaghetti made of spiralized zucchini. Check their Facebook for featured items.

Open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and early dinner. Closed Sunday and Monday
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies
$

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Malvern

··SuTao Café

81 Lancaster Ave., Malvern, PA 19355

(610) 651-8886

Vegan/Chinese. SuTao Café is an all-vegan Chinese restaurant. They have wonderful lunch and dinner buffets offered daily. Or enjoy fine dining with a selection from their extensive menu. All veggie meat and seafood dishes are made with Textured Soy Protein, Seitan, or Konjac. SuTao is located at the corner of Routes 401 and 30 in the Great Valley Shopping Center. Reservations are recommended.

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

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Mars

Double Wide Grill

100 Adams Shoppes, Mars, PA 16046

(724) 553-5212

American/bar. Located in a vintage gas station turned restaurant, Double Wide Grill is a barbecue eatery and sports bar. They offer an extensive selection of vegetarian and vegan items, clearly marked on the menu. Enjoy foods like BBQ Pulled Seitan, Caribbean Coconut Tofu, Vegan Chili, or Meatless Stroganoff. At Double Wide, they teach their employees about the many reasons people choose to be vegetarian. Additionally, they have a separate fryer for their deep-fried vegan foods and use a separate elevated section of their grill to prepare vegan wood-grilled foods. Outdoor seating is available.

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

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McMurray

Sunny Bridge Natural Foods & Café

130 Gallery Dr., McMurray, PA 15317

(724) 942-5800

Natural foods store/café/juice bar. Sunny Bridge is a natural and organic food market with café and juice bar. Try the almond butter & jelly wrap or the Happy Hippy (hummus, red pepper, cucumbers, lettuce, and Vegenaise dressing in a wrap). They also feature an online store and nutrition seminars. Outdoor seating is available. Sunny Bridge is just off Route 19.

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

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Mechanicsburg

Chalit's Thai Bistro

5103 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

(717) 695-9889

Thai. At Chalit's, each dish is prepared fresh to order, and they will adjust almost any menu item to make it vegan or to cater to any allergies a customer may have. Their curries are coconut milk based and loaded with flavor and veggies. Some tasty foods to try include Fresh Ginger & Mushrooms or Roasted Cashew & Chilies Spicy Wok. Chalit's is closed on weekdays between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours. Reservations are accepted.

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

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Monroeville

Mad Mex

Miracle Mile Plaza, 4100 William Penn Hwy., Monroeville, PA 15146

(412) 349-6767

Mexican/American. See description under Cranberry Township, PA.

·Udipi Café

4141 Old William Penn Hwy., Monroeville, PA 15146

(412) 373-5581

Vegetarian/Indian. Udipi Café serves authentic South Indian vegetarian cuisine. Their extensive menu includes Dosai, Curries, Pullavs, Uthappa, and Indian Breads. They offer inexpensive and delicious weekday lunch specials. Udipi is near Sri Venkateswara Temple in order to provide easy access for temple visitors. An ATM is available.

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

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Moosic

Amber Indian Restaurant

3505 Birney Ave., Moosic, PA 18507

(570) 457-2700

Indian. Amber offers many Indian vegetarian appetizers, entrées, and freshly baked breads. Dishes include samosas, baigan bhartha (baked eggplant), mushroom mutter (mushrooms and green peas in a sauce), and dal saag (yellow lentils with cooked spinach).

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

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New Hope

··Sprig & Vine

450 Union Square Dr., New Hope, PA 18938

(215) 693-1427

Vegan/gourmet. Sprig & Vine is an all-vegan restaurant offering fine dining with creative, gourmet cuisine. Some of the tantalizing lunch items include Caraway-Crusted Tempeh Reubens, Spicy Vietnamese Cauliflower Banh Mi, Edamame Falafel Wraps, and Sweet Potato-Black Bean Chili Burritos. For dinner, try Blackened Tofu, Miso-BBQ Eggplant, or Cajun-Crusted Green Tomatoes. At brunch, don't miss the Cornmeal French Toast or Warm Doughnuts. Sprig & Vine is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours. Reservations are accepted.

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

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Newport

Espresso Yourself Café

8 S. 2nd St., Newport, PA 17074

(717) 567-9882

Café/coffeehouse. Espresso Yourself Café is a cozy eatery and coffeehouse with a separate vegetarian and vegan menu. Enjoy gourmet food with organic ingredients that support area farmers. Espresso Yourself offers Wi-Fi, specialty beverages, and daily specials. They frequently feature visual and performing artists and rotating art exhibits. Across the street is an art gallery that showcases local artists and sells unique gifts.

Open Tuesday and Wednesday for breakfast, lunch and early dinner. Open Thursday and Friday for three meals. Open Saturday for breakfast and lunch. Closed Sunday and Monday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, espresso/cappuccino, soymilk, special beverages, BYOB
VISA/MC/DISC, $-$$

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Philadelphia

(For restaurant listings in the surrounding areas, see Ardmore, Bala Cynwyd, Fort Washington, Malvern, Narbeth, Southampton, West Chester, and Willow Grove.)

Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant

229 S. 45th St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

(215) 387-2424

Ethiopian. Ethiopian vegetarian specialties are available at Abyssinia.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
reservations recommended, non-smoking, espresso/cappuccino, wine/beer/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC/DC, $

Aki Japanese Fusion Restaurant & Sake Bar

1210 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 985-1838

Japanese. Aki Japanese Fusion Restaurant & Sake Bar offers some vegetarian dishes on their menu.

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

··All The Way Live Café

536 W. Clapier St., Philadelphia, PA 19144

(215) 844-0817

Vegan/raw foods. All The Way Live Café serves all-vegan meals: 75% are raw and 25% are cooked foods. Try Soulful Greens, "No Meat" Nutmeat, or Forbidden Black Rice. Make sure to save room for a delicious raw dessert like apple pie or carob cheesecake.

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

··Blackbird Pizzeria

507 S. 6th St., Philadelphia, PA 19147

(215) 625-6660

Vegan/pizzeria. All menu choices at Blackbird Pizzeria are vegan! Pizza toppings include Daiya cheese, seitan sausage & pepperoni, cornmeal crusted portobello, carmelized onions, and fresh oregano. Pizza is available by the pie or slice.

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

Charles Plaza Chinese Restaurant

234-236 N. 10th St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 829-4383

Chinese. Charles Plaza Chinese Restaurant is completely MSG-free and geared towards vegetarians. Though the restaurant serves meat dishes, more than half the menu (including 53 entrees) are vegetarian. The restaurant is smoke-free and health-conscious. Recommended dishes include mock beef & vegetables, vegetarian dumplings, and sweet & sour "spare ribs."

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

··Charlie was a sinner

131 S. 13th St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

(267) 758-5372

Vegan/natural foods/bar. Charlie was a sinner is a vegan bar with a full vegan menu. Enjoy creative foods like Saffron Artichokes, Korean-Style Fried Tofu, and Confit Potato Cup & Mushroom. The restaurant/bar is located in Center City. Reservations are accepted.

Open daily for lunch and dinner through late night service
Full service
fresh juices, espresso/cappuccino, beer/wine/alcohol
VISA/MC, $-$$

Espresso Café & Sushi Bar

7814 Castor Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19152

(215) 745-0130

Kosher dairy. Café & Sushi Bar is a quaint bistro featuring a large variety of foods and ethnic dishes. Greek salad, falafel, wraps, mushroom Portobello pasta, and veggie sushi rolls are served at this kosher dairy eatery. Outdoor seating is available. The café is located in the Rhawnhurst area of Philly.

Open Sunday through Thursday for three meals. Open Friday for breakfast and lunch. Open Saturday for dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, espresso/cappuccino
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

Essene Market & Café

719 S. 4th St., Philadelphia, PA 19147

(215) 922-1146

Natural foods store/café. Essene Market & Café is a large natural foods store and a café. The café offers a wide variety of vegetarian dishes, including soups, salads, Gingered Tofu and Grilled Vegetables, Tempeh Burgers, Sautéed Tofu-Teriyaki Burger, Vegetable Lasagna, and a Macrobiotic Plate.

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

··Grindcore House

1515 S. 4th St., Philadelphia, PA 19147

(215) 839-3333

Vegan/coffeehouse. Grindcore House is a laid-back café, a place to sit and relax while enjoying their selection of vegan sandwiches, baked goods, and coffee. They have free soy, almond, and coconut milks to add to your drinks and reasonably-priced food. Additionally, there's an anarchist bookshelf for you to peruse, constant metal music playing, and free Wi-Fi. Grindcore, located in South Philly, has a unique ambiance and is a fun hangout spot.

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

··HipCityVeg

127 S. 18th St., Philadelphia, PA 19103

(215) 278-7605

214 S. 40th St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

(267) 244-4342

Vegan/fast food. HipCityVeg is a vegan fast food eatery with inexpensive yet delicious fare. Although there are a few tables for dining, the restaurant is mostly for take-out. Enjoy the Ziggy Burger (made with smoked tempeh), Curry Tofu Wrap, or the Classic Veg Burger. The café uses recycled and compostable packaging. HipCityVeg on 18th is located near Rittenhouse Square in Center City. The location on 40th is in University City.

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

iMunch Café

1233 N. 31st St., Philadelphia, PA 19121

(215) 236-8624

Café/coffeehouse/eclectic. Located in Philadelphia's Brewerytown, iMunch Café is a cozy place to grab breakfast, lunch, or a smoothie. Try the Veg Sandwich, loaded with hummus, cucumber, red onion, shaved carrot, oven roasted tomatoes, and sweet pepper relish. For a sweet treat afterwards, enjoy a mango strawberry smoothie!

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

Mad Mex

3401 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

(215) 382-2221

Mexican/American. See description under Cranberry Township, PA.

·Mama's Vegetarian

18 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, PA 19103

(215) 751-0477

Vegetarian/Middle Eastern/kosher. Known for fresh homemade kosher meals, Mama's Vegetarian is the perfect place to go for low-key dining with big taste. Locals have said that "the falafels are as good as in Israel." Mama's makes two 'Soups of the Day,' each served with delicious homemade pita. They also have a nice selection of fresh fruit nectars, juices, Turkish mint tea, and non-alcoholic malt beverages from Israel. Mama's is located between Market and Chestnut Streets. Cash only.

Open Sunday through Thursday for lunch and dinner. Open Friday for lunch. Closed Saturday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, fresh juices, soymilk, special beverages
$-$$

·Maoz Vegetarian

248 South St., Philadelphia, PA 19147

(215) 625-3500

1115 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 922-3409

Vegetarian/fast food. Maoz is a mostly vegan restaurant. Each meal is served with chips and juice. One of the most highly recommended items on the menu is the falafel. The restaurant originated in Holland and is vegetarian for ethical reasons. Cash only.

Open Sunday through Thursday for lunch and dinner. Open Friday and Saturday for lunch and dinner through late night
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices
$

··MiLah Vegetarian

218 S. 16th St., Philadelphia, PA 19102

(215) 732-8888

Vegan/international/kosher. MiLah Vegetarian, located in the Center City area of Philadelphia, offers international vegan fare. Most dishes are available without onions or garlic and gluten-free selections are also offered. Try the Caribbean Grilled Seitan, BBQ Tofu and Eggplant, or Cajun Corn and Barley Soup. MiLah is closed between lunch/brunch and dinner so please call ahead for hours. Reservations are recommended for Friday and Saturday evenings.

Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday for brunch and dinner. Open Sunday for brunch
Full service
take-out, delivery, fresh juices, soymilk, espresso, BYOB
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

··Miss Rachel's Pantry

1732 W. Passyunk Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19145

(215) 798-0053

Vegan/café/eclectic. Walking into Miss Rachel's Pantry, you'll feel as if you've entered into someone's adorable, cozy home - filled to the brim with vegan goodies! Located in South Philly, Miss Rachel's offers an extremely varied vegan menu, as well as customized catering, cooking classes, and farmhouse table dinners on Saturday nights (by reservation only). The restaurant is closed between brunch and dinner on Saturdays, so please call ahead for hours.

Open Wednesday through Friday for brunch, lunch, and early dinner. Open Saturday for brunch and dinner. Open Sunday for brunch and lunch. Closed Monday and Tuesday
Full service
take-out, delivery, catering, smoothies
VISA/MC/AMEX, $-$$$

Mugshots Coffeehouse

1925 Fairmount Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19130

(267) 514-7145

Coffeehouse/café. Mugshots Coffeehouse is a vegan-friendly café and coffeehouse. Try the vegan blueberry coffee crumb cake or the Vegan BLT (made with tempeh strips, soy mayo, lettuce, and tomato on multigrain toast or whole wheat wrap). Their bagels are vegan and they offer Tofutti cream cheese along with mock meats and lots of vegan desserts. Mugshots tries to be as sustainable as possible by supporting organic agriculture and serving only fair and sustainable, organic coffee and tea. Outdoor seating is available.

Open daily for three meals
Counter service
vegan options, take-out, catering, smoothies, espresso/cappuccino, soymilk
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

§··New Harmony Vegetarian Restaurant

135 N. 9th St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 627-4520

Vegan/Chinese/kosher. Any vegetarian who visits the City of Brotherly Love will undoubtedly hear, "Make sure you visit Harmony!" This highly-rated, completely vegan, Chinese restaurant has a very extensive menu. Many delicious soups, appetizers, and countless vegetable, tofu, and mock meat dishes are featured. The service is friendly and the atmosphere is pleasant. Weekends are usually very busy, however, reservations are accepted. New Harmony is located in Chinatown.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
take-out, delivery, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, BYOB
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

·Nile Café

6008 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19144

(215) 843-4976

Vegetarian/soul food. Located near High Street, the Nile Café offers delicious soul-inspny delicious vegetarian dishes, such as their roast soy duck and wheat gluten pepper steak. The café specializes in sandwiches, wraps, and salads, as well as non-dairy desserts, like sundaes and cheesecake.

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

··P.S. & Co.

1706 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19103

(215) 985-1706

Vegan/natural foods/organic/juice bar. Located in Rittenhouse Square, P.S. & Co. is an all-vegan, gluten-free, and mostly organic café. They promise to serve up food to satisfy any type of appetite, whether you are stopping in for breakfast, lunch, or some sweets. Popular items include the Vegan Quiche and Caesar Salad. All of their juices are organic and cold-pressed. Some items may change seasonally, so be sure to stop in and check for availability. The space is warm with refurbished woods and an open airy feel. They also offer classes and workshops. Outdoor seating is available.

Open daily for three meals
Limited service
take-out, delivery, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk, espresso/cappuccino, special beverages
VISA/MC, $$

Soy Café

630 N. 2nd St., Philadelphia, PA 19123

(215) 922-1003

Café/coffeehouse. Stop by Soy Café for an espresso or a full 4-course meal (even though it is only a café)! Start with a bowl of Mushroom Veggie Dumplings accompanied by an Avocado Grapefruit Salad. For your main course, a Grilled Eggplant Wrap with soy cheese and soy mayo will hit the spot. Finish it off with the Elvis Special (toast with peanut butter and bananas). Cash only.

Open Monday through Friday for three meals. Open Saturday for brunch and dinner. Open Sunday for brunch and early dinner
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk, espresso/cappuccino
$

·Su Xing House

1508 Sansom St., Philadelphia, PA 19102

(215) 564-1419

Vegetarian/Chinese. Enjoy Su Xing House's extensive menu with over 50 items to choose from. Generous portions are served and great lunch specials are offered through the week. They have one of the best miso soups around.

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

··Sweet Freedom Bakery

1424 South St., Philadelphia, PA 19146

(215) 545-1899

Vegan/bakery. See description under Bryn Mawr, PA.

·Taj-India

10863 Bustleton Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19116

(215) 677-4400

Vegetarian/Indian. A variety of authentic South Indian dishes are served here including samosas, vegetable cutlets, dosas, and vegan curries made with tomato and onion gravies. Vegan items are specified on the menu. Taj-India is located in the Bustleton-Somerton Center.

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

The Adobe Café

4550 Mitchell St., Philadelphia, PA 19128

(215) 483-3947

Southwestern. The Adobe Café is a Southwestern bar & grill featuring many vegetarian and vegan menu items. Enjoy dishes like Seitan Tacos, Blackened Tofu Fingers, Santa Fe Black Bean Soup, or a Fire Grilled Veggie Burger. Dine on their outdoor patio in warm weather.

Open Monday through Wednesday for dinner. Open Thursday through Sunday for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, beer/wine/alcohol, special beverages, reservations recommended
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$-$$$

The Dining Car

8826 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19136

(215) 338-5113

American. The Dining Car offers some vegetarian meals.

Open 24 hours daily
Full service
take-out, alcohol
$

··Vedge Restaurant

1221 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 320-7500

Vegan/American. Vedge Restaurant offers an elegant dining experience of globally-inspired vegan cuisine. They use locally-sourced ingredients and their menu changes to reflect the seasons. Vedge is from the same husband and wife team of the popular Horizons. Reservations are accepted.

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

··Vegan Commissary

1703 S. 11th St., Philadelphia, PA 19148

(215) 964-3232

Vegan/organic. Vegan Commissary is a neighborhood café offering house made meals, sides, salads, and desserts, which differ from day to day. Some delicious selections include edamame hummus, miso soup, kale salad, wild rice salad, the Commissary burger, crisp polenta, baked ziti, grilled tofu, and roasted cauliflower. Tasty desserts and pastries include Key lime pie, Meyer lemon cheesecake, cinnamon buns, crème brûlée, and chocolate peanut butter cups. This is a small space with an open kitchen that offers table service and an eating bar in the front window. The menu is printed on a chalkboard for easy viewing. They feature an extensive non-alcoholic drink menu. Cash only.

Open Monday through Friday for breakfast and lunch. Open Saturday and Sunday for brunch.
Full service
take-out, catering, BYOB
$$

··Vegan Tree

742 South St., Philadelphia, PA 19147

(215) 454-2898

Vegan/Asian/American. Vegan Tree, formerly Loving Hut, is an all-vegan café serving a menu of American and Asian cuisines. Enjoy Lemongrass Tofu, Grilled Seaweed, Happy Pasta, or Lucky Chowmein. Reservations are accepted.

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

·Vegetate

3210 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

(215) 895-6929

Vegetarian/American/eclectic. Vegetate offers fresh and colorful foods. Their menu features grains, vegetables, and beans and although certain menu items change daily, you can always check out some of their staple dishes. Try their Grilled Vegetable Wrap or Three Vegetable Lasagna. And don't pass up on dessert! Vegetate has a great selection of sweets, including their signature Sweet Potato Cupcake. The eatery is located in Chestnut Square in University City.

Open daily for three meals
Counter service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC/AMEX, $-$$

·Veggie Lovers

225 N. 11th St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 226-6688

Vegetarian/Chinese. Located near the Philadelphia Police 6th District, Veggie Lovers specializes in all-vegetarian Chinese fare. Enjoy items like Ginger 'Chicken' with Broccoli, Sweet & Sour 'Fish' or 'Pork,' and Crispy Tofu & Dried Bamboo Shoot. Veggie Lovers also has a tea bar.

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

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Pine Forge

Gracie's 21st Century Café

Manatawny Rd., Pine Forge, PA 19548

(610) 323-4004

Natural foods. Gracie's goal is to provide a place where both vegetarians and non-vegetarians can be comfortable and share a delicious meal. Offerings include Black Bean Chili, Middle Eastern Sampler, Saffron Curry, and Broccoli with Ravioli. The atmosphere has a Southwestern flavor with an outdoor dining terrace.

Open Wednesday through Saturday for dinner. Open Friday for lunch. Closed Sunday through Tuesday
Full service
fresh juices, non-alcoholic beer, wine/beer/alcohol, take-out, reservations appreciated, catering
AMEX, $$$

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Pittsburgh

(For restaurant listings in the surrounding areas, see Mt. Lebanon and Shadyside.)

Aladdin's Eatery

5878 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15217

(412) 421-5100

4885 McKnight Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237

(412) 369-9600

630 Washington Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15228

(412) 344-1111

Middle Eastern/Lebanese. Aladdin's Eatery has three locations in Pittsburgh: Forbes Avenue in Squirrel Hill; Washington Road in Mt. Lebanon; McKnight Road in Ross Township. See description under Cranberry Township, PA.

Ali Baba Restaurant

404 S. Craig St., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

(412) 682-2829

Middle Eastern. Located in the Oakland section, Ali Baba offers a variety of vegetarian Middle Eastern dishes, including a noteworthy couscous dish.

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

Double Wide Grill

2339 E. Carson St., Pittsburgh, PA 15203

(412) 390-1111

American/bar. See description under Mars, PA.

Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner through late night service. Open Saturday for brunch and dinner through late night service. Open Sunday for brunch and dinner

·East End Food Co-op & Vegetarian Café

7516 Meade St., Pittsburgh, PA 15208

(412) 242-7726

Vegetarian café. The vegetarian café in the East End Food Co-op offers soups, hot entrées, sandwiches, and a salad bar. On weekends, the brunch bar includes tofu scrambler and roasted potatoes. The Co-op itself is not completely vegetarian but has many vegetarian and vegan grocery, frozen, and bulk items as well as organic produce.

Open Monday through Friday for three meals. Open Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner
Take-out
vegan options
soymilk, smoothies, fresh juices, espresso/cappuccino
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

Eden

735 Copeland St., Lower Level, Pittsburgh, PA 15232

(412) 802-7070

Natural foods. Eden offers locally-sourced and seasonal foods on their mostly vegan and raw menu. The staff is very knowledgeable about vegan diets and diet sensitivities. Don't miss their weekend brunch. Outdoor seating is available. Eden is located in Pittsburgh's Shadyside neighborhood. The restaurant is closed on Saturdays between brunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.

Open Wednesday through Friday for dinner. Open Saturday for brunch and dinner. Open Sunday for brunch. Open Monday for dinner. Closed Tuesday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk, espresso, BYOB
VISA/MC/DISC, $-$$

··Loving Hut

5474 Campbells Run Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15205

(412) 787-2727

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, catering, fresh juices, special beverages
VISA/MC, $$

Mad Mex

7905 McKnight Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237

(412) 366-5656

370 Atwood St., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

(412) 681-5656

220 S. Highland Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15206

(412) 345-0185

Scott Towne Center, 2100 Green Tree Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237

(412) 279-0200

2 Robinson Plaza, Park Manor Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205

(412) 494-5656

Mexican/American. See description under Cranberry Township, PA.

vegan options

·Make Your Mark Artspace & Coffeehouse

6736 Reynolds St., Pittsburgh, PA 15206

(412) 365-2117

Vegetarian/coffeehouse/café. Make Your Mark Artspace & Coffeehouse offers a completely vegetarian menu and often has vegan specials and desserts. The atmosphere is relaxed and frequently includes live music and poetry readings.

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

Spak Brothers Pizza and More

5107 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15224

(412) 362-7725

Pizza/American/eclectic. Spak Brothers Pizza and More is a pizzeria with many vegan options including vegan cheese and pizza toppings. They are committed to offering sustainable food options, and feature many alternatives to typical meat-based foods. Try their Seitan Cheese 'Steak' or Seitan 'Wings.' Spak is located in Pittsburgh's Garfield neighborhood.

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

·Sree's Veggie Café

2107 Murray Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15217

(412) 781-4765

Vegetarian/Indian. Though the Sree family owns several establishments in the area, this is the only one that is entirely vegetarian. The menu includes Spinach Tofu, Masala Tofu, Mixed Vegetable Curry, Menthi Carrots, Green Beans with Lentils, Beets with Lentils, Chickpeas, and Potatoes, and a variety of creative chutneys. All are made with vegetable oil, the samosas are sealed with water (not eggs), and the breads are vegan.

Open Monday through Saturday for dinner only. Closed Sunday
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, catering
$

Taj Mahal, Inc.

7795 McKnight Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237

(412) 364-1760

Indian. Informal atmosphere serving typical Indian entrées.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
special drinks, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC/DC, $$

·The Zenith Vegetarian Café & Antique Gallery

86 S. 26th St., Pittsburgh, PA 15203

(412) 481-4833

Vegetarian/eclectic. The Zenith offers a different menu each week. Options often include grape leaves, a Greek platter, Caribbean rice salad, a Scandinavian apple soup, West African groundnut stew, tofu pepper steak, spinach and cashew casserole, and vegan desserts. In addition to the menu, this restaurant features antiques, an art gallery, and a tearoom in an informal setting.

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

··Vegan ABC

2401 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222

(000) 000-0000

Vegan/sandwich shop. Vegan ABC is a food booth in the Pittsburgh Public Market that is stocked with many prepared foods to go. Try one of their sandwiches, wraps, or paninis with any of their mock meats (pulled pork, buffalo chicken, and golden chicken). They sell their products packaged and recipe-ready. Be sure to check out their various other products like Kale Chips or Green Tea Sugar Cookies.

Open Saturday and Sunday for lunch. Closed Monday through Friday
Take-out
special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

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Scranton

(For restaurant listings in the surrounding areas, see Clarks Summit and Honesdale.)

··Eden Café

344 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18503

(570) 969-1606

Vegan/café. Eden is an all-vegan café in downtown Scranton. Offering sandwiches, salads, soups, desserts, and more, it's a great place to stop for a delicious meatless meal. Eden is in walking distance of the University of Scranton.

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

locations

Shavertown

The Brown Barn Café

206 N. Main St., Shavertown, PA 18708

(570) 674-7779

American. The Brown Barn Café uses fresh, local ingredients on their menu of American cuisine. Their limited dinner menu changes weekly but includes vegetarian/vegan choices. Previous dishes have included Baba Ghanouj and Ginger-Miso Yam Wraps. The Brown Barn is located in, no surprise, a brown barn; they share the space with Ah! Some Chocolates. The café is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours. Reservations are recommended.

Open Thursday through Saturday for dinner. Closed Sunday and Monday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, espresso, soymilk, special beverages, BYOB
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC/DC, $$-$$$

locations

Southampton

·Blue Sage Vegetarian Grille

772 2nd Street Pike, Southampton, PA 18966

(215) 942-8888

Vegetarian/international. Blue Sage Vegetarian Grille carries a small but delightful menu offering items such as Green Curry Shepherd's Pie, Macadamia Black Bean Cakes, and Crispy Smashed Plantains (all vegan). Blue Sage is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours. Reservations for dinner are recommended.

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

locations

State College

Mad Mex

240 S. Pugh St., Days Inn Hotel, State College, PA 16801

(814) 272-5656

Mexican/American. See description under Cranberry Township, PA.

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Wayne

··Raw Can Roll Café

767 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, PA 19087

(484) 580-8454

Vegan/raw foods/café/juice bar. Raw Can Roll Café is a vegan, raw foods café & smoothie/juice bar. They offer soups, salads, sandwiches, flatbreads, hummus, and more! There's an earthy vibe at the café, which is decorated in the style of the 1950's. Service is friendly and prices can't be beat; check out their daily Blue Plate Specials!

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

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West Chester

Senora's Authentic Mexican Cuisine

505 E. Gay St., West Chester, PA 19380

(610) 344-4950

Mexican. Senora's Authentic Mexican Cuisine offers great prices and many vegetarian items. Enjoy vegetarian-style tacos, burritos, and nachos. What isn't already vegetarian, can often be prepared so. All of their fried dishes are made with low-fat, cholesterol-free, canola oil.

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

Star of India

155 W. Gay St., West Chester, PA 19380

(610) 429-0125

Indian. Open since 1992, this Indian restaurant is located in quaint downtown West Chester and has many vegetarian options.

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

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West Reading

·Chen Vegetarian House

709 Penn Ave., West Reading, PA 19611

(610) 374-2288

Vegetarian/Chinese. Chen Vegetarian House serves an all-vegetarian menu of Chinese cuisine along with some Thai dishes and has a juice bar. Try entrées like Black Pepper Seitan, Basil Soy Protein, and Mango "Chicken." Don't miss their terrific weekday lunch specials.

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

Good Eatz Green Café

701 Penn Ave., West Reading, PA 19611

(610) 670-4885

Café/bakery/organic. Good Eatz Green Café features gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and vegan selections as well as locally-sourced ingredients. Their mostly organic menu includes breakfast items, sandwiches, wraps, pastas, and homemade soups. They have a gluten-free bakery on-site that includes vegan options. Good Eatz features Open Mic Night on Thursdays and live music on Saturday evenings.

Open Monday through Saturday for three meals. Open Sunday for brunch
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, espresso/cappuccino, smoothies, soymilk, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

locations

Williamsport

Freshlife

2300 E. 3rd St., Williamsport, PA 17701

(570) 322-8280

Natural foods. This establishment offers whole foods cuisine with integrity in a take-out self-serve deli case. You'll find made from scratch soups, organic chef salads, whole wheat pitas, wrap sandwiches, and entrées. Also features made from scratch muffins, cookies and other baked goods as well as organic, fair trade coffee to go.

Open Monday through Friday for three meals. Open Saturday for breakfast and lunch. Closed Sunday
Deli-style
take-out
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

locations

Willow Grove

Mad Mex

2862 W. Moreland Rd., Willow Grove, PA 19090

(267) 495-5000

Mexican/American. See description under Cranberry Township, PA.

locations

York

Nittany Pizza

2070 Springwood Rd., York, PA 17403

(717) 650-2648

Pizza/American. Nittany Pizza serves pizza, subs, and wraps with many vegetarian and vegan choices. They offer vegan cheese to enjoy on your pizza, quesadillas, and sandwiches. Don't miss the very popular BTO (Baked-To-Order) Sandwiches; several vegan selections are available. Nittany is located in the Queensgate Shopping Center.

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

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