Planning your next vacation? Check out our favorite veg-friendly towns, where compassionate dining and living are gaining momentum!
Head down to the Vegan Nom taco trailer to savor a classic Texas dish: the breakfast taco. For even more comfort food bliss, The Vegan Yacht features freeto pie, a concoction of tempeh chili and corn chips to sate even the most ravenous travelers.
Craving something sweet? Sweet Ritual, an all-vegan ice cream shop, features eccentric flavors like chocolate chai and the intriguing Cinnamonkey Elephantastic, as well as extensive topping choices.
If you’re looking for a quick bite, there are plenty of vegan-friendly food trucks, from Native Bowl for a hearty rice-based meal, to Homegrown Smoker Vegan Barbecue for overstuffed sandwiches and creamy Mac-No-Cheese. For a sit-down vibe, Portobello Vegan Trattoria offers seasonal Italian dishes, like the patata primavera pizza, that highlight fresh vegetables.
For fine dining, nothing beats Vedge, the globally inspired eatery renowned among vegans and meat-eaters alike for its fresh vegetable dishes and artfully prepared cocktails. For a casual dining experience, HipCityVeg is a popular spot for indulging in the quintessential Philly cheesesteak, vegan-style.
The Flaming Ice Cube, an all-vegan café, features famously good veggie burgers, fresh smoothies, and homemade vegan baked goods. Tremont Scoops serves up vegan ice cream, cookies, and brownies, and Sweet Moses, an old-fashioned soda fountain and treat shop, has vegan options as well. Melt, the casual dining spot known for creative sandwiches, offers house-made seitan that’s to die for and an extensive grilled cheese menu that can be made vegan.
5. San Francisco Bay Area
For a gourmet experience, visit Millennium, which offers multiple tasting menu options and a frequently changing à la carte menu. Or try Herbivore Earthly Grill for 100 percent vegan fare like cheesy nachos or a “meatball” sub.
For vegan versions of classic Hostess favorites (think Twinkies, Sno Balls, and the like) hit upSource, where portions are generous and prices are fair. If you still want dessert, Sweet Aha!offers a completely vegan cupcake menu, and Berkeley’s Cinnaholic will blow your mind!