It’s time to go green! Even if you’re not vegan, it’s fun to try a new restaurant in every city, especially restaurants that are pushing a farm-to-table mentality and having a lovely time doing so. For those looking for the tastiest vegetable-forward restaurants popping up in the past two decades, we got you.
Seattle: Plum Bistro. If you don’t find the restaurant itself, they also have a food truck to enjoy. Satisfy your sweet tooth at either restaurant or Sugar Plum Sweet Shop with vegan ice creams, custards, and baked goods.
Portland: Farm Spirit. We’ve heard every vegan in Oregon knows this spot is the best of all. They have a modern dining approach, with one-of-a-kind dishes using all of the tasty Pacific Northwest ingredients.
Santa Rosa/Sonoma County: Gais Garden. This spot has beautiful food and the locals are proud of it. Choose from their tasty sandwiches or (hello Sunday morning) the tasty vegan-style brunch.
San Francisco: Vegetarian Restaurant. Take a walk through China Town and enjoy their soulful and savory kosher dishes.
Las Vegas: Go Vegan Café. Look for a break from the strip and try this homey restaurant (only a walk away). They have everything from chia pudding to raw burgers. Leaving hungry won’t be an option!
Palm Springs: Native Foods. We’re all about dessert dining. Try this delectable spot in Smoketree Village. Psst… order us the Oatmeal Cream Pie.
Phoenix: The Coronado. This is a cute and cozy spot with an all-day breakfast menu and savory dishes like tacos, chilies, and sandwiches. We’ve heard good things about the hearty breakfast burrito, made with red potatoes, black beans, spinach, red onion, and tofu. Oh – don’t forget the cilantro lime dressing!
Tucson: Govinda’s Natural Food Buffet. Anyone need a lasagna vegan buffet? Sign us up right this minute!
Minneapolis/St. Paul: J. Selby’s plant-based eatery will remind you that green foods and vegan options are quite surprising and fun. We’ve heard from the locals that their large pretzel with mustard and cheese sauce is a gallant favorite.
Santa Barbara: Mesa Verde. Southern-style pulled mushroom sandwich, anyone? You won’t even know it’s not pork. Also, the sunsets here go with the territory. They’re beautiful.
Los Angeles: Veggie Grill or Gracias Madre. So many options! Gracias Madre will steal your heart with its garden-oriented décor and enchanted earth-centered approach to all things cooking and plant-based menus. Enchiladas Verdes anyone?
Anchorage: Snow City Café. Vegan breakfast is served all day. Their “Veggie Bypass” includes hash browns, red onions, mushrooms, tomato, and is cooked without butter.
Honolulu: ‘Ai Love Nalo. This spot takes plant-based Hawaiian food to level ten. We’ve heard the Kaukau Lu’au bowl, combining Okinawan sweet potato, taro, breadfruit, and coconut sauce is the must-try. We’ve heard Beet Box Café is also a good spot.
Denver: WaterCourse Foods. WaterCourse Foods has known their vegan menu since 1998 and remains a classic favorite. Their fluffy, buckwheat pancakes are a big favorite.
Harlingen: Lucky Sushi Bar. They’re just rolling with sushi options. Sorry for the pun, we know that was a stretch.
Dallas: Cosmic Café. Their Paneer Pakora looks super interesting: medium spiced, fried whole milk cottage cheese, served with mint and tamarind chutney. Yum!
New Orleans: Seed. Think coconut burgers, taco salads (vegans can eat tacos, too) and eggplant po’boy.
Austin: Beer Plant. This is Texas’ first vegan gastropub. It combines all things craft beer, wine, and cocktails with plant-based grub. Hops and malt with buffalo cauliflower anyone?
Gulfport/Biloxi: Orchid Indian Cuisine. We want everything on their menu. Also, you can bring your own wine to drink. Cheers to that.
Tampa: Farmacy Kitchen. Just looking through their fresh and vibrant website is making us drool through the screen.
Fort Myers: Loving Hut. Because who doesn’t adore a place called ‘Loving Hut?’
Miami: The Farmer’s Table. This traditional restaurant has a vegan delightful spin. They have stand-out spaghetti squash pasta, for example, and quinoa meatballs that will make you very happy to be green.
West Palm Beach: Darbster. From breakfast to dinner, this spot is on the clock delicious. Their patio is breezy and wonderful, perfectly paired with their “Fried” Avocado dish.
Orlando: The Vegan Hot Dog Cart. This little spot is slingin’ dogs downtown Orlando seven nights a week.
Savannah/Hilton Head: Kayak Kafe. Menu items here include organic tofu tacos, roasted vegetable balsamic paninis, and a black-eyed pea burger that looks pretty tasty all around.
Myrtle Beach: Abraham’s Gyros. This spot doesn’t appear to be exclusively vegan but the buzz is if you tell Abraham you’re vegan, he’ll guide you to all the green choices.
New York: abcV. New York’s City vegan dining scene is a good one but Jean Georges’ ABC Kitchen may steal your heart first. Try the chickpea hummus or fried roasted cauliflower head.
Boston: Pavement Coffee House. The Newberry Street location is adorable and the breakfast sandwich there is said to be quite delicious. The Vegan Tequila Sunrise (not what you’re thinking) sounds really tasty too: tempeh, spicy habanero tofu, and Pico de Gallo served on a toasted bagel.
Brittany is a member of the Communications Team at Sun Country Airlines. Her favorite things about Sun Country are the close-knit family vibe and the passion behind the people, as if the employees and customers grew up loving the “airline next door.” Her favorite destination? The whimsical forests and rain of Seattle’s coast.