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

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Anderson

Mellow Mushroom

305 S. Main St., Anderson, SC 29624

(864) 642-6767

Pizzeria/bar/eclectic. Mellow Mushroom is a pizzeria chain known for its cool vibe, tasty eats, and craft beer. They offer a large variety of vegetarian options, many of which can be made vegan. They serve appetizers, salads, calzones, hoagies, pizza, and micro brews. Their crust and red sauce are both vegan and they offer Daiya vegan cheese as well. Vegan pizza toppings and sandwich fillings include tofu, tempeh, and fresh veggies like avocado. Their Mega-Veggie pizza is very popular. Mellow Mushroom cares about its sustainability; their napkins, paper towels, tissues, and pizza boxes are made from 100% recycled material.

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

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Bluffton

Mellow Mushroom

878 Fording Island Rd., Bluffton, SC 29910

(843) 706-0800

Pizzeria/bar/eclectic. See description under Anderson, SC.

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Charleston

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

·Dellz Uptown

511 Rutledge Ave., Charleston, SC 29403

(843) 641-0352

Vegetarian/Caribbean/café. Enjoy the island vibes in Dellz Uptown in north Crosstown. The menu features a wide variety of Caribbean-style vegetarian food with many vegan options. Choices range from Vegan Chicken Bacon Wrap to Jazzy Pizza. They also offer smoothies and snacks to go. Check out their Facebook page for daily specials.

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

·Dellz Vibez

569C King St., Charleston, SC 29403

(843) 577-8900

Vegetarian/juice bar. Dellz Vibez is a vegetarian juice and smoothie bar. Almond, rice, soy, and coconut milks are all available as smoothie bases. The menu includes hardy smoothies like 'The Diesel,' with peanut butter and chocolate almond milk, and lighter ones like the 'Halla Berry,' made with lime, spinach, and an assortment of berries. Customers can also choose to create their own smoothies.

Open daily
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

Mellow Mushroom

309 King St., Charleston, SC 29401

(843) 723-7374

19 Magnolia Rd., Charleston, SC 29407

(843) 747-4992

Pizzeria/bar/eclectic. See description under Anderson, SC.

Three Little Birds Café & Catering

65 Windermere Blvd., Charleston, SC 29407

(843) 225-3065

Café. Three Little Birds Café & Catering is a fun, friendly, easy-going café serving fresh, unique, affordable food for all dietary needs. Choose from a variety of breakfast items, sandwiches, sides, and salads. You can substitute vegan cheese and spelt bread on any sandwich. Enjoy the folksy Bluegrass music along with a savory Homemade Veggie Burger, Fresh Fruit and Granola Soy-Yogurt Bowl, or Grilled Veggies and Vegan Cheese on Tuscan Bread Sandwich. Three Little Birds is off Folly Road, behind Earthfare and Staples in the South Windermere Shopping Center, West Ashley.

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

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Clemson

Mellow Mushroom

189 Old Greenville Hwy., Clemson, SC 29631

(864) 624-1226

Pizzeria/bar/eclectic. See description under Anderson, SC.

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Columbia

··Ankh Life Int'l Vegan Café

6164 Saint Andrews Rd., Columbia, SC 29212

(803) 772-4422

Vegan/organic/café. Ankh Life Int'l Vegan Café features an Egyptian-themed ambiance and a diverse menu of organic and local foods. This all-vegan eatery offers daily lunch and dinner specials. End your meal with one of their delicious vegan desserts.

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

··Good Life Café

1614 Main St., Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 726-2310

Vegan/raw foods/organic/juice bar. Good Life Café serves vegan and organic raw foods. With an international flavor, the menu includes American, Italian, Indian, Thai, and Mexican gourmet cuisines. Enjoy Tamale Pie, the Pimentoless Cheese Flax Wrap, Pad Thai, Mushroom Stroganoff, or the Burger of the Day.

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

Mellow Mushroom

1009 Gervais St., Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 933-9201

Pizzeria/bar/eclectic. See description under Anderson, SC.

Miyo's Fine Shanghai and Szechuan Cuisine

922 S. Main St., Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 779-6496

Chinese. Voted "Best of Columbia" for three consecutive years, Miyo's lets you create your own plate with choices from more than 30 kinds of fresh vegetables; dishes can be steamed with no oil, starch, and/or MSG. Or choose from vegetarian appetizers, like spring rolls and dumplings, and entrées, such as American and Chinese versions of Buddhist Delight. Reservations are recommended.

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

§Rosewood Natural Foods Market & Deli

2803 Rosewood Dr., Columbia, SC 29205

(803) 256-6410

Natural foods store/deli. Located near State Fairgrounds & Midlands Technical College, Rosewood features both a natural foods store and a deli. Their chef, who has over 20 years experience with vegetarian cooking, serves up such vegan or vegetarian options as as Seaside Cakes, Jerk Tofu, Seitan Paté, and a tofu-based cream-filled Crumb Cake or Cheesecake. They even make prepared pizzas to be baked at home. Special dietary needs are readily accommodated.

Open Monday through Saturday for three meals. Open Sunday for lunch and early dinner
Deli-style
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint

601 Main St., Ste. A, Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 256-0033

Pizzeria. Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint is a fast casual, make-your-own-pizza restaurant. There are many vegetarian options, and pizzas can be made vegan with Daiya cheese. Other menu items include salads, paninis, and signature pizzas. Outdoor seating is available. Uncle Maddio's is located near the campus of USC.

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

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Florence

Mellow Mushroom

120 Dunbarton Dr., Florence, SC 29501

(843) 407-1442

Pizzeria/bar/eclectic. See description under Anderson, SC.

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Greenville

Handi Indian Cuisine

18 N. Main St., Greenville, SC 29601

(864) 241-7999

Indian/Pakistani. Handi Indian Cuisine offers North Indian fare in an elegant atmosphere. The menu includes a section of vegetarian and vegan specialties and a lunch buffet is offered daily. Outdoor seating is available. Reservations are accepted. Handi 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, beer/wine/alcohol, special beverages
VISA/MC, $$

India Palace

59 Liberty Ln., Greenville, SC 29607

(864) 271-8875

Indian. India Palace serves vegetarian specialties including appetizers, curries, and vegetable and rice dishes.

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

··Lifeit Café

730 S. Pleasantburg Dr., Ste. L, Greenville, SC 29607

(864) 271-4334

Vegan/raw foods/organic. Lifeit Café offers vegan and organic raw foods. Try the Portabella Mushroom Wrap, Tree of Lifeit Sandwich, or Tofurky Wrap. Lifeit is located in Morgan Manor.

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

Mellow Mushroom

1 Augusta St., Ste. 201, Greenville, SC 29601

(864) 233-9020

Pizzeria/bar/eclectic. See description under Anderson, SC.

Pita House

495 S. Pleasantburg Dr., Greenville, SC 29607

(864) 271-9895

Middle Eastern. Pita House offers excellent traditional Mediterranean vegetarian dishes, including hummus, baba ghanouj, falafel, fresh-baked pita bread, and a vegetarian plate. Cash only.

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

·Swad Vegetarian Restaurant

1421 Laurens Rd., Ste. A, Greenville, SC 29607

(864) 233-2089

Vegetarian/Indian. This vegetarian Indian restaurant offers friendly service and Bombay-style cooking, including samosas, rice dishes, and curry dishes.

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

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Hilton Head Island

Mellow Mushroom

33 Office Park Rd., Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

(843) 686-2474

Pizzeria/bar/eclectic. See description under Anderson, SC.

··Urban Vegan Café

86 Helmsman Way, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

(843) 671-3474

Vegan/café/eclectic. Urban Vegan Café has an eclectic menu full of creative vegan dishes. Choose from selections like the Four Burger Bonanza or Eggless Salad Sandwich. Please note that Urban Vegan shares its dining area with a seafood restaurant, but does not share the kitchen. Outdoor seating is available.

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

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Lexington

Mellow Mushroom

5364 Sunset Blvd., Lexington, SC 29072

(803) 359-0778

Pizzeria/bar/eclectic. See description under Anderson, SC.

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Mount Pleasant

Mellow Mushroom

3110 N. Highway 17, Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

(843) 881-4743

Pizzeria/bar/eclectic. See description under Anderson, SC.

··The Sprout

627 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Ste. B, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

(843) 849-8554

923 Houston Northcutt Blvd., Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

(843) 971-7240

Vegan/raw foods/organic/juice bar. The Sprout has two locations -- a café in Mount Pleasant and a grab-n-go in the Mount Pleasant Whole Foods. The menu is varied with highlights including Pad Thai, Mock Egg Salad, and Japanese Quinoa. Their extensive juice bar is full of juices with eclectic names such as Eye Doctor, Alkaline Battery, and the Green Monkey. The Sprout on Johnnie Dodds is located next to EcoFitness in the East Cooper Shopping Plaza, off Frontage Road along Highway 17 North. The Whole Foods location is open daily for three meals.

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

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Myrtle Beach

Mellow Mushroom

1571 21st Ave., N., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

(843) 444-1122

Pizzeria/bar/eclectic. See description under Anderson, SC.

New Life Natural Foods

1209 38th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

(843) 448-0011

3767 Renee Dr., Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

(843) 236-1950

3320 S. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

(843) 272-4436

Natural foods. This natural foods store and café offers a menu including Thai, Indian, and Vietnamese dishes, organic peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, a hummus and veggie pita, a veggie burger, a Fakin' Bacon Sandwich, and grilled cheese sandwiches made of dairy, soy, or rice cheese.

Open Monday through Saturday for three meals. Open Sunday for brunch
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies
$

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North Charleston

Doe's Pita Plus

5134 N. Rhett Ave., North Charleston, SC 29405

(843) 745-0026

Middle Eastern. Doe's offers sandwiches made with freshly-baked pita bread and a variety of fillings, as well as salads, stuffed grape leaves, hummus, and other Middle Eastern foods. Outdoor seating is available.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch. Closed Sunday
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX, $

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Spartanburg

Mellow Mushroom

464 E. Main St., Spartanburg, SC 29302

(864) 582-5495

Pizzeria/bar/eclectic. See description under Anderson, SC.

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West Columbia

··Good Life Café

3681 Leaphart Rd., Ste. D, West Columbia, SC 29169

(803) 454-3516

Vegan/raw foods/organic/juice bar. See description under Columbia, SC.

Open Monday through Saturday for three meals. Open Sunday for lunch

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