Earlier this year we reached out to our readers on social media asking them to vote for their favorite vegan restaurants. The response was overwhelming, we received over 3,000 votes!
Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to vote!
The initial plan was to put together a list of the best vegan restaurant in each state, but we ran into a problem early on. Not every state has an all vegan restaurant. To avoid any confusion each winner is listed as “vegan” or “vegan-friendly”.
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This Alabama restaurant serves fresh Puerto Rican food. While not entirely vegan they have an extensive selection of plant-based menu items including; pulled jackfruit sandwiches, yuca tacos, and pumpkin fritters.
Must try item: Jackfruit Mofongo
Alaska: Tin Roof
This mobile vegan food cart features sandwiches, gluten-free collard green wraps, and smoothies.
Must try item: Chickpea Salad Sandwich
Arizona: Green New American Vegetarian
Classic American dishes like burgers and buffalo wings as well as rice bowls.
Must try item: Big Wac
Arkansas: MeMe’s Twisted Potato
MeMe’s specializes in vegan comfort food with locally sourced produce. Their menu varies by each day of the week but includes vegan versions of traditional favorites like mac and cheese and meatloaf.
Must try item: Vegan Reuben
Location: Little Rock
California: Sanctuary Bistro
A gluten-free vegan bistro with a constantly changing menu that reflects seasonally available produce.
Must try item: Mushroom Chowder
Colorado: The Gold Leaf Collective
The Gold Leaf Collective offers a tantalizing collection of vegan breakfast options, sandwiches, and bowls as well as doughnuts.
Must try item: Mac & Shew
Location: Fort Collins
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Connecticut: ION Restaurant
This award-winning restaurant has been serving vegan food for over 30 years.
Must try item: Southern Plate
V-Trap makes healthy vegan versions of your favorite classic meals.
Must try item: Fiesta Tacos
Florida: Fruits & Roots Cafe
Fruits & Roots specializes in creative vegan dishes, cold-pressed juices, and smoothies.
Must try item: Buffalo Cauliflower Flatbread
Georgia: A Full Taste
A Full Taste makes vegan fast food
Must try item: Full Taste Burger
Hawaii: Herbivores Cafe
This Hawaiian cafe, located on the Big Island, offers a verity of vegan comfort food and baked goods.
Must try item: Jackfruit Nachos
Location: Kailua Kona
Idaho: The Persnickety Lemon
A cozy vegan cafe and lunch spot located in downtown Idaho Falls.
Must try item: Vegan Tamales
Location: Idaho Falls
Illinois: The Dancing Dog Eatery & Juicery
Dancing Dog serves a tantalizing collection of vegan fare for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch as well as fresh-made juices and smoothies.
Must try item: Deep dish pizza
This vegan restaurant and bakery offers main dishes and desserts that can accommodate almost any dietary restriction, including gluten-free, nut-free, and soy-free options. They also make custom cakes for any special occasion.
Must try item: Crunch wrap
Location: Crown Point
Iowa: Trumpet Blossom Cafe
Trumpet Blossom makes beautiful seasonal dishes that focus on sustainable and locally sourced ingredients.
Must try item: Tempeh Reuben
Location: Iowa City
Kansas: Wheat Street Dogs
Wheat Street is a gourmet food cart that serves handcrafted vegan hotdogs and sausages.
Must try item: Chili Cheese Dog
V-Grits serves up southern style vegan comfort food along-side local craft beer.
Must try item: BBQ Jack Mac
Louisiana: Well + Fed
Well + Fed serves vegan, gluten-free, organic food and fresh cold-pressed juices.
Must try item: Quinoa Bowl
Maine: The Olive Branch Cafe
The Olive Branch Cafe makes amazing meals proving that vegan doesn’t mean boring.
Must try item: Chick’n Quesadilla
Maryland: Great Sage
Great Sage uses organic ingredients to create bold dishes from around the world.
Must try item: Breakfast Sandwich
Massachusetts: True Bistro
True Bistro offers a high-end plant-based experience featuring seasonal ingredients.
Must try item: Cornmeal-Crusted Oyster Mushrooms
Michigan: Water & Wheat
Wheat & Water is a vegan cafe and market that also offers cooking classes.
Must try item: BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger
Minnesota: Fig + Farro
Fig + Farro is a beautiful plant-based restaurant with a mission to preserve our plant’s resources.
Must try item: Mushroom Parcels
Mississippi: Good Karma Cafe
Good Karma is a friendly restaurant that serves Malaysian and Indian vegan cuisine.
Must try item: Lunch Plate
Missouri: Bombay Food Junkies
Bombay Food Junkies has both a brick and mortar restaurant as well as a food truck that serve Indian fusion vegan fare.
Must try item: Chik’n Tikka Wrap
Location: St. Ann
A modern Indian fine dining experience with many vegan options.
Must try item: Punjabi Chole
Nebraska: Modern Love
Swanky vegan comfort food.
Must try item: Mac & Shews
Tacotarian is plant based Mexican Eatery located in Las Vegas.
Must try item: Taco Gabacho
Location: Las Vegas
New Hampshire: Susty’s Cafe
Susty’s is a family-friendly restaurant that specializes in the finest organic vegan cuisine.
Must try item: Tofu Focaccia Sandwich
New Jersey: Blissfully Vegan
This vegan cafe is focused on making wholesome vegan food made from scratch.
Must try item: Chickpea omelet
New Mexico: Thai Vegan
Thai Vegan serves delicious authentic Thai food.
Must try item: Green Curry
New York: Birch Bark Eatery
Birch Bark makes vegan versions of casual American fare.
Must try item: Philly Chzz
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North Carolina: Veltre
Veltree serves vegan soul food along with juices and smoothies.
Must try item: Jerk Chic’n
North Dakota: Twist
Twist offers a classy dining environment with a number of vegan options.
Must try item: Italian Style Grilled Cheese
Ohio: & Juice Co.
& Juice Co. offers cold-pressed juices, smoothies, grab and go items, along with a weekend vegan brunch.
Must try item: Wild Breakfast Sandwich
Location: Upper Arlington, Italian Village, and Clintonville
Oklahoma: The Loaded Bowl
The Loaded Bowl offers conscious vegan comfort food thought their restaurant, food truck, catering, and wholesale ordering.
Must try item: Down Home Bowl
Location: Oklahoma City
Oregon: Homegrown Smoker
Homegrown Smoker specializes in vegan BBQ and comfort food.
Must try item: SloSmoMoFo
Pennsylvania: Blackbird Pizzeria
Blackbird is a vegan pizzeria that also serves mouthwatering sandwiches and desserts.
Must try item: Philadelphia Cheesesteak
Rhode Island: Like No Udder
Like No Udder is an all vegan ice cream shop and the world’s first all vegan soft serve ice cream truck.
Must try item: Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream
South Carolina: Good Life Cafe
Good Life Cafe serves up amazing organic vegan food with a large selection of raw meals.
Must try item: Sweet Potato Bean Burger
South Dakota: DeVine Delights
DeVine DeLights is an all vegan ice cream parlor and restaurant.
Must try item: Lasagna
Location: Rapid City
Tennessee: Sanctuary Vegan Cafe
Sanctuary Vegan Cafe makes “everyday comfort food” with all profits going to 4Them Sanctuary INC.
Must try item: Black Bean Tacos
Texas: Spiral Diner
This diner and bakery offers vegan versions of classic dishes like burgers and nachos.
Must try item: Nachos Supremo
Location: Fort Worth
Utah: Zest Kitchen & Bar
This gluten-free plant based restaurant offers globally inspired, seasonal cuisine made from sustainable ingredients.
Must try item: Stuffed Avocado Salad
Location: Salt Lake City
Vermont: Superfresh Organic Cafe
Super Fresh offer amazing non-GMO, soy-free, gluten-free vegetarian fare with many vegan options.
Must try item: Quesadillas
Virginia: Hang Space
Hang Space is a cozy vegan cafe that’s a collaboration between GoGoVeganGo Food Truck, and Yummvees Catering/Meal Prep.
Must try item: Chick-fil-ain’t
Washington: Sage & Cinder
This charming vegan restaurant offers picturesque views and meals made from locally sourced organic ingredients.
Must try item: BBQ Jackfruit Street Tacos
D.C. : Elizabeth’s Gone Raw
This fine dining establishment make exquisitely beautiful raw vegan food.
Must try item: Meyer Lemon Confit
Location: Washington DC.
West Virginia: Kelley’s Farm Kitchen
Kelley Farm Kitchen makes phenomenal vegan food with generous portion sizes.
Must try item: Ramen bowl
Location: Harpers Ferry
Celesta serves otherworldly homemade vegan food with bold flavors.
Must try item: Fishless Fry
Wyoming: Sweet Melissa
Sweet Melissa Cafe is a vegetarian restaurant with a verity of vegan entrees and baked goods.
Must try item: Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake
Larisha Campbell says
Blackbird in PA is literally amazing! Agree 100%
Thanks so much for putting this list together! It’s exciting to see plant-based restaurants all over the country now. Though, I must say, the people who weighed in on California got it really wrong. We have SO MANY amazing vegan restaurants up and down the state. Sanctuary Bistro wouldn’t have even made my top 20 list (not even my top 50). And I believe they are now out of business, actually.
Great Sage in Maryland is my go-to restaurant! I can’t wait until the world is back to normal and I can travel the states and try some of these other options.