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

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Brattleboro

Brattleboro Food Co-Op Deli

2 Main St., Brookside Plaza, Brattleboro, VT 05301

(802) 257-0236

Natural foods. The co-op has a salad bar stocked with organic ingredients. There is also an eat-in café serving fruit smoothies, organic juices, soups, and stews.

Open daily for breakfast and lunch
Limited service
take-out, macrobiotic options, fresh juices, smoothies
MC/DISC, $

The Works Bakery Café

118 Main St., Brattleboro, VT 05301

(802) 579-1851

Bagel deli. More than 16 varieties of bagels are offered with various topping options, including cream cheeses, Tofutti spreads, salads, and other vegetarian combinations. Only natural ingredients without preservatives are used. The Works Bakery Café is environmentally conscious and socially active in its community.

Open daily for breakfast and lunch
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, espresso/cappuccino
$

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Burlington

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

A Single Pebble

133 Bank St., Burlington, VT 05401

(802) 865-5200

Chinese. This Chinese restaurant offers great gourmet dishes, including many vegan options. Recommendations include their Hot & Sour Soup, Napa Cabbage, Buddha's Sesame Beef, and the highly popular Mock Eel. Also, they are willing to replace the meat in any dish with tofu. A Single Pebble is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours. Reservations are recommended.

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

Bueno Y Saño

213 College St., Burlington, VT 05401

(802) 864-9900

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

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

City Market/Onion River Co-op

82 S. Winooski Ave., Burlington, VT 05401

(802) 861-9700

Natural foods store/café. The City Market/Onion River Co-op is a natural foods store with café. They strive to use local and organic products as often as possible. Their café menu changes weekly.

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

··Pingala Café & Eatery

One Mill St., Ste. 138, Burlington, VT 05401

(802) 540-0110

Vegan/natural foods. Pingala Café & Eatery offers an all-vegan menu in a relaxed and comfortable environment. Enjoy their BBQ Jackfruit Wrap, Karma Burger, or E.L.T. (for eggplant, lettuce & tomato). The atmosphere is amazing with a retro look and huge mural on the wall along with views of the Winooski River, from inside or the front porch. Pingala is located in Burlington's Chace Mill.

Open Monday through Saturday for breakfast, lunch, and early dinner. Closed Sunday
Full service
take-out, delivery, fresh juices, smoothies, espresso, soymilk
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

·Revolution Kitchen

9 Center St., Burlington, VT 05401

(802) 448-3657

Vegetarian/natural foods/organic. Revolution Kitchen serves an ever-changing menu featuring the freshest ingredients from local producers. Everything is vegetarian with many vegan selections. Enjoy dishes like Bangkok Curry, Jerk Seitan, or Warm Tempeh Salad.

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

Zabby & Elf's Stone Soup

211 College St., Burlington, VT 05401

(802) 862-7616

Natural foods café. A mostly vegetarian café, Zabby and Elf's Stone Soup features a salad bar, soups, creative sandwiches, a hot and cold deli case, fresh breads, and vegan desserts. Menu items include potatoes masala, artichoke heart salad, seitan burritos, vegan pancakes, and pierogies.

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

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Manchester

The Works Bakery Café

Routes 11 & 30, Manchester, VT 05255

(802) 362-5082

Bagel deli. See description under Brattleboro, VT.

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Montpelier

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

Coffee Corner

83 Main St., Montpelier, VT 05602

(802) 229-9060

Diner. This is a good, old-fashioned American diner with several vegetarian selections on the menu. The California Reuben--grilled tofu, sauerkraut, and provolone topped with Russian dressing on grilled rye--is a vegetarian favorite! Other options include a veggie burger, ratatouille, and a grilled eggplant sandwich. The staff is willing to fulfill special menu requests if possible.

Open daily for breakfast and lunch
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery
$

·Hunger Mountain Co-op

623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, VT 05602

(802) 223-8000

Vegetarian. With a riverside setting, this informal, family-style cooperative offers a self-serve food bar that includes vegan baked goods. Sunday brunch is also available.

Open daily for three meals
Counter service
vegan options
beer/wine
VISA/MC, $-$$$

Kismet

52 State St., Montpelier, VT 05602

(802) 223-8646

Natural foods/organic. Kismet goes to great lengths to obtain local and organic ingredients and to accommodate wheat, gluten, and dairy-free diets. Try the 'I Am Graceful,' a vegan buckwheat crepe filled with grilled tempeh, chives, diced tomatoes & jalapeno. They also brew up a 'Dandelion Latte,' a roasted organic dandelion coffee alternative, sweetened with maple syrup, and served with your choice of milk. Cash only.

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

·Tulsi Tea Room

34 Elm St., Montpelier, VT 05602

(802) 223-0043

Vegetarian/teahouse/café. Tulsi Tea Room is completely vegetarian and specializes in fine teas, herbal teas, authentic Indian cuisine, and healing whole foods. They share their space with Green Mountain Medicinals Herb Shop and Apothecary.

Open Wednesday through Saturday for lunch and early dinner. Closed Sunday through Tuesday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, special beverages
$$

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Newport

Newport Natural Market and Café

194 Main St., Ste. 104, Newport, VT 05855

(802) 334-2626

Natural foods store/café. Several hot soups are available daily, plus sandwiches, salads, and freshly-baked goods. Located near Lake Memphremagog, Newport's chalkboard menu changes daily.

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

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South Burlington

The Café at Healthy Living Market

222 Dorset St., South Burlington, VT 05403

(802) 863-2569

Natural foods café. This café within a natural foods store has an all-organic salad and hot entrée bar. Among its eclectic offerings from around the world are West African Yam & Peanut Stew, Seitan Stroganoff, Tempeh Cacciatore, and Hungarian Roasted Cauliflower. It also offers sandwiches, tofu dishes, and desserts that are made daily.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for brunch and dinner
Cafeteria
vegan options
non-smoking, fresh juices, smoothies, take-out
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

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Waitsfield

·MINT

4403 Main St., Waitsfield, VT 05673

(802) 496-5514

Vegetarian/organic/tea lounge. MINT is a vegetarian restaurant, tea lounge, and tea store with a focus on organic, natural foods. Everything is made from scratch and the menu notes what is vegan, gluten-free, and/or garlic and onion free. Enjoy such dishes as Fennel and Tofu Bowl, Cranberry Greens and Tempeh, or Mint Salad. Shop from their extensive tea selection in-store, online, or better yet, relax with a cup of tea in the warm and cozy atmosphere of MINT. Reservations are accepted. MINT is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.

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

Sweet Pea Natural Market & Café

5031 Main St., Waitsfield, VT 05673

(802) 496-7763

Natural foods store/organic/café. Sweet Pea Natural Market & Café is a natural foods store with a vegetarian/vegan-friendly café. They offer deli sandwiches as well as a hot bar and a salad bar. Their emphasis is on locally-grown, organic, and sustainable products. Sweet Pea is located in the Village Square Shopping Center in the ski resort town of Waitsfield.

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

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White River Junction

Upper Valley Food Cooperative

193 N. Main St., White River Junction, VT 05001

(802) 295-5804

Natural foods. This co-op has a deli and food bar that offers mostly vegetarian soups, salads, sandwiches, and plate dishes. Offerings include rice and pecan salad, an organic tempeh salad, baked tofu, and organic roasted root vegetables.

Open Monday through Saturday for three meals. Open Sunday for brunch
Deli-style
vegan options
take-out
$

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Woodstock

Angkor Wat

61 Pleasant St., Woodstock, VT 05091

(802) 457-9029

Asian Fusion. Angkor Wat offers authentic Cambodian and Thai cuisine. Vegetarian items include Stir-Fried Noodles, Red or Green Curry, and Lemon Grass (all come with mixed vegetables). The chef is very accommodating of special dietary needs; tofu can be used in place of meat for many dishes, and the complete menu can be prepared gluten-free.

Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner May through October. Open for dinner Tuesday through Sunday from November through April.
Full service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC, $$

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