Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants
in Massachusetts

Enjoying vegetarian and vegan (veg*n stands for both) foods when dining out is one of life's pleasures! We hope that this restaurant list will help to guide you to some excellent dining experiences.


These Massachusetts restaurants have committed to serving exclusively vegetarian foods (no meat, fowl, or fish). Many are vegan (no dairy, eggs, or honey). It is a good idea to call first to confirm hours.

Metro Boston | Metro West | North of Boston | North Shore | Cape Cod | Central MA | Western MA

Metro Boston

Amsterdam Falafelshop
248 Elm Street
Somerville, MA 02144
MBTA: Davis Square stop on the Red Line
617- 764-3334
Sunday-Thursday, 11am-10:30pm
Friday & Saturday, 11am-12midnight
Crispy falafel in pita or on a platter with an extensive choose-your-own toppings bar.

Clover Outdoor Food Trucks:
Mobile food truck locations include MIT, Dewey Square near South Station T, Boston Common at Park St. T, City Hall Plaza, Longwood Medical Area, Boston University, Inman Square, SoWa Market (South End) and Boston Public Library.  Locations and hours can change so check their website for details.

This outdoor food truck has a large and loyal following at its original location near MIT, and became an immediate hit at its second location opposite South Station on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Now with multiple trucks citywide, Clover serves vegan and lacto-ovo vegetarian fast food to an enthusiastic following. The food gets raves for being fresh and delicious, service is fast and friendly. Their rotating and seasonal menu uses mostly organic ingredients. It includes breakfast items like banana muffins, oatmeal, and freshly squeezed orange juice. Lunch menu offers hot soup in winter, sandwiches and healthy side salads. The chickpea fritter sandwich is the star, the BBQ seitan is tasty and tender, and the tempeh BLT pleases even the omnivore. The rosemary fries are a whole potato fresh cut before your eyes and deep fried with fresh rosemary. Clover gives fast food a good name.

Clover Restaurants

Clover Brookline Village
6 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA
MBTA: Brookline Village stop on the Green Line D trolley (Riverside Line)
Mostly takeout, no seating, with counters by the front windows for eating while standing.
Monday-Friday, 7am-9pm; Saturday & Sunday, 9am-7pm

Clover Harvard Square
7 Holyoke Street
Cambridge, MA
MBTA: Harvard Square stop on the Red Line
Monday-Saturday, 7am – Midnight; Sunday 7am-7pm

Clover East Cambridge
1075 Cambridge Street
East Cambridge, MA
Monday-Saturday, 7am – 10pm; Sunday 10-6pm

Clover Kendall Square
5 Cambridge Center
Cambridge, MA
MBTA: Kendall Square stop on the Red Line
Monday-Saturday, 7am-11pm; Sunday, 10am-6pm

The same winning formula of delicious, vegan and vegetarian food made from fresh and mostly organic ingredients, quick and friendly service, and economical prices that has made the food trucks such a hit is now available in a restaurant in the heart of Harvard Square and at other locations popping up around the city!

Cocobeet
100 City Hall Plaza
Boston, MA 02108
MBTA: Government Center station is across the street; State Street stop on the Orange Line is one block away.
857-263-8598
Monday-Friday, 7am-8pm
Saturday, 9am-8pm; Sunday, 10am-8pm
All vegan, cold pressed organic juice bar, smart breakfasts, sides, salads and sandwiches

Dosa 'n' Curry
447 Somerville Ave., near Market Basket
Somerville, MA 02143
MBTA: Bus #87 to School St. or Loring St.  About 1 mile from Porter Square stop on Red Line.
617-764-3152
Monday - Thursday, 11:30am - 3:00pm and 5pm to 10pm
Friday - Sunday, 11:30am to 10pm; luncheon buffet 11:30am - 3:30pm
An all-vegetarian Indian restaurant finally arrives in Boston!  The menu has a strong vegan component, and vegan items are clearly marked on the menu. This place gets high marks even from native South Indians for their authentic South Indian cuisine as well as their North Indian and Indo-Chinese dishes.  They offer some delicacies not found in many places in the area.  Their idly, vada, and huge dosa are popular. 

FoMu
481 Cambridge Street
Allston (Boston), MA 02134 (in Union Square, near Grasshopper)
MBTA: Allston Street stop on Green Line B trolley, then walk north on Allston St. 4/10 mile and turn left into Union Square. Or, Buses #57, #64, #66 stop in Union Square.
617-903-3276
Sunday - Thursday, 11:30am - 10pm
Friday and Saturday, 11:30am - 11pm
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617 Centre Street
Jamaica Plain (Boston)
617-553-2299
MBTA:  Orange Line to Green St. station, turn left and follow Green St. then turn right on Centre St.; or #39 bus from Copley Square
Monday - Thursday, 11am - 11pm; Friday, 11am - 11:30am
Saturday, 8am - 11:30pm; Sunday, 8am - 11pm
This "alternative ice cream" shop features premium hand-scooped ice cream that is dairy-free and made locally in small batches. With a base of coconut cream and sweetened with organic cane sugar or agave, this smooth and creamy treat is offered in many inventive flavors, including: dark & stormy, bananas foster, cookies & cream, salted caramel, peanut butter, peppermint chip, and vanilla bean with little vanilla bean flecks. Also on the menu are sorbets, a wide range of smoothie and frappe options, coffee and teas served hot or iced, and a rotating variety of house-made vegan baked goods... and ice cream cakes (Alston store.) Have you ever seen so many 5-star Yelp reviews? Sweet dreams!

Grasshopper
One North Beacon St. (Union Sq., opp. Jackson Mann School & Twin Donuts) Allston (Boston)
MBTA: Allston Street stop on Green Line B trolley, then walk north on Allston St. 4/10 mile and turn left into Union Square. Or, Buses #57, #64, #66 stop in Union Square.
617-254-8883
Monday - Thursday, 11 AM - 10 PM
Friday - Saturday, 11 AM - 11 PM
Sunday, 12 noon - 10 PM; open holidays
All vegan Asian cuisine, extensive menu. "Where the animals live to tell it all" is their slogan, and their recipes - some from Buddhist temples in Vietnam - bring non-violent cooking to great heights. Huge portions, great value, a restaurant with heart. Their faux meats are known to please even avid meat-eaters. Super appetizers, like Fresh Spring Rolls, Bean Cakes, and Sesame Buckwheat Noodles with Peanut Sauce.  The Vietnamese Pizza appetizer is a delicious, crispy, folded egg-free omelet stuffed with tofu and veggies and served with salad, a meal in itself and highly recommended.  The No Name from the specials menu is widely acclaimed, which heaps battered house-made seitan strips in a sweet and sour sauce over assorted veggies topped with sesame seeds.  The Grasshopper Supreme bathes skinless,  melt-in-your-mouth eggplant in a savory chili-basil sauce, served with asparagus, spinach, and portabello mushrooms.  Don't leave without some vegan cheesecake with fruit topping!

Hare Krishna Temple
72 Commonwealth Avenue
Back Bay, Boston
MBTA: Arlington or Copley stop on Green Line
617-247-8611
Free vegetarian feast following lecture and discussion
Sundays 4:30-7:30 p.m. and Wednesdays 6:30-8 p.m.

Life Alive
765 Massachusetts Avenue
Central Square, Cambridge
MBTA: Central Square stop on Red Line
617-354-5433
Monday - Saturday, 8 AM - 10 PM
Sunday, 11 AM - 7 PM
Sister site to the original location in Lowell, this restaurant has a mission to feed the mind, body, and spirit. A menu of colorful, vibrant, therapeutic whole foods offers unprocessed, organic grains and vegetables in dishes that are made fresh to order. Each dish is topped with an enzyme sauce that aids digestion and adds scrumptious flavor. Healthy side dishes, vegan soups, rejuvenating live juice blends, and sumptuous smoothies round out the offerings.

Mother Juice
625 West Kendall Street
Cambridge MA 02142
MBTA: Red Line to Kendall Square station
617-286-580
Monday-Friday, 7am-5pm
Saturday, 8am-3pm; Sunday closed
All vegan, 100% organic, cold-pressed juice & raw vegan snacks

My Thai Vegan Cafe & Bubble Tea Bistro
3 Beach Street, 2nd floor, at corner of Washington St.
Chinatown, Boston
MBTA: Chinatown stop/Orange Line, Boylston St. stop/Green Line
617-451-2395
Sunday - Thursday, 11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.; Friday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
The Cafe offers an all-vegan menu of flavorful and exotic Thai dishes, beautifully presented, along with a multitude of hot and cold beverages and an array of vegan desserts. Use of such items as fresh lime juice, lemon leaves, and fresh basil bring bursts of flavor to savory soups and entrees, and coconut milk and curry bring a smooth warmth to the palate. The #13 Tom Yum Soup and the Temple Soup, Mango Salad, and a scooped out Half Pineapple boat overflowing with fresh veggies seeped in aromatic spices and curry sauce are just a few of the remarkable offerings on the extensive menu. When you arrive upstairs you will find a pleasing dining atmosphere. Download the My Thai Cafe menu!

O2 Vegan Café
1001 Mass, Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
MBTA: Half way between Harvard Square and Central Square on the Red Line
617-492- 2233
Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4 pm
Saturday & Sunday, 8 am - 6 pm
All vegan, this lovely café, which adjoins O2 Yoga Studio, gets raves for its delicious smoothies, breakfasts, salads, and pressed and cold sandwiches. Veggie salads are made hearty with toppings such as their chuna salad, seitan, or house made veggie burger. Hot pressed sandwiches contain house made cheese for a Chuna Melt or Tofurky Melt. Other tasty choices like Seitan Slam, BLTs, nachos with homemade avocado crema and homemade vegan cheese with pico de gallo put this very pleasing place on the map. A grilled tofu breakfast sandwich, coffee with a choice of non-dairy lighteners, and friendly staffers help start a good day.

Red Lentil Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurant
600 Mount Auburn Street, Watertown
MBTA: Red Line to Harvard Square, then bus #71 (Watertown Sq.)
617- 972-9189
Monday - Thursday, Lunch 11 AM - 5 PM, Dinner 5 - 9:30 PM
Friday, Lunch 11 AM - 5 PM, Dinner 5 - 10 PM
Saturday & Sunday, Brunch 9 AM - 3 PM, Dinner 5 - 10 PM
Inspired world cuisine using locally grown and organic produce.  Appetizers such as Pan Seared Breaded Portabella Strips and Beet-Potato Latkes are followed by inventive, complex entrees with international influences.  The Gobi Manchurian is a must-try appetizer that takes cauliflower to the pinnacle of great taste.  Three vegan soups, numerous generous salads, and daily scrumptious lunch and dinner specials bring veg and non-veg diners back again and again to explore this alluring menu.  Dishes are served with attention to presentation, so they delight the eye before the taste buds are engaged.  Fresh vegetable juices and smoothies made with fresh fruit and house-made cashew milk add to the offerings.  Most menu items are vegan, and gluten-free and vegan items are clearly marked.  Moderate prices, friendly, attentive service that will cater to individual dietary requests.

Rhythm 'N Wraps
857- 829-1090
Gourmet vegetarian food truck selling at locations at Boston University and in Back Bay. Offers a Chickpea Vegetable Curry plate, Kale 'n' Collards cup, and Quinoa Salad, as well as seven different wraps.

Root - Inspired Food & Juicery
487 Cambridge St.
Union Square, Allston (Boston)
MBTA: Allston Street stop on Green Line B trolley, then walk north on Allston St. 4/10 mile and turn left into Union Square. Or, Buses #57, #64, #66 stop in Union Square.
Monday-Friday, 11am-10pm
Saturday & Sunday, 9:30am-10pm (Brunch 9:30am-2:30pm)
All vegan. This comfortable café with natural wood flooring offers unique fresh juice blends served in mason jars, and a blackboard of sumptuous savory options that rotate seasonally. A staple is the root burger, a thick black bean and quinoa burger stacked high with toppings and served open face on a soft bun with dressed greens or herbed fries. A nutritious Macrobowl is organic golden quinoa topped with pickled carrot, kale, chickpeas, and avocado, served with nori, gochujang aioli, and a citrus miso vinaigrette. "Plant-inspired" food that is hearty, whole, flavorful, and topped with a creative touch.

Taco Party Food Truck
Rotating locations in Seaport, Financial District, Rowes Wharf, Somerville, and Chinatown
This menu with Mexican roots and the cook's original touch is a testimony to the idea of beauty in simplicity. Taco with seitan marinated in citrus love potion, taco with tofu in seasoned bread crumbs, taco with marinated tempeh, and a seasonal taco special of the day - each variety with just the right flavorful toppings - will have you following this shiny green truck around town.

True Bistro
1153 Broadway
Teele Square, Somerville 02144
MBTA: Take the Red Line to Davis Square, then take the # 87 or 88 bus, which stop at True Bistro’s front door. Or, walk from Davis Sq. 6/10 mile along Holland St. to Teele Square.
617-627-9000
Wednesday & Thursday, 5 pm – 9 pm
Friday, 5 pm – 10 pm
Saturday, Brunch 10 am – 3 pm, Dinner 5 pm – 10 pm
Sunday, Brunch 10 am - 3 pm, Dinner 5 pm - 9 pm
Vegan cuisine, wine, beer, and cocktails. Boston joins the culinary big leagues with the addition of upscale vegan dining with the option of drinks, in an atmosphere that is elegant while still being warm and comfortable. A suggested wine pairing is offered with each mouth-watering entree on a menu that brings to our locale the animal-free fine dining experiences offered in New York and San Francisco. Try small plates like cornmeal-crusted oyster mushrooms in a horseradish/dill aioli, or house made ravioli with cashew ricotta. Large plates like Phyllo Purse, stuffed with porter braised tempeh and summer squash with red mole and cashew sour cream, are created for both the eye and the palate. No need to wait for a special occasion to go; any meal can be a special occasion when fine dining makes a perfect union with compassionate cuisine.

Veggie Galaxy Diner and Vegan Bakery
450 Massachusetts Avenue
Central Square, Cambridge
MBTA: Central Square stop on Red Line, #1 bus
617-497-1513
Monday - Thursday, 7am - 3pm; 5pm - 10pm
Friday, 7am - 3pm; 5pm - 11pm
Saturday, 9am - 3pm; 5pm - 11pm
Sunday, 9am - 3pm; 5pm - 10pm
Bakery remains open 3 - 5pm
Step into a modern diner that captures the retro feel with booths, a counter with stools, and a dessert carousel, one in which all the luscious desserts are vegan!  Sister restaurant to Veggie Planet in Harvard Square, Veggie Galaxy offers a large menu of classic diner items in delectable, eye-appealing vegetarian and vegan versions.  Items that don’t specifically mention eggs or cheese are vegan, and any item can be made vegan by substituting tofu eggs and/or housemade vegan cheese. All desserts, including ice cream desserts, are vegan… even a vegan lemon meringue pie.  Breakfast, served all day, includes such items as vegan Griddled Banana Nut Cream Cheeze Stuffed French Toast with Caramelized Banana "Butter" & Strawberry-Basil Topping.  For dinner, how about Housemade Seitan Meatloaf w/ a Smokey Balsamic Glaze, Sauteed Bright Lights Chard, & Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes.  Watch the cooks behind the counter as they serve up your dish.  Prepare to have fun and enjoy!

Walnut Grille
1203 Walnut Street
Newton Highlands MA 02461
MBTA: 1 block from Newton Highlands stop on Green Line D trolley (Riverside Line)
617-964-1029
Monday - Friday, 11am - 10pm
Saturday & Sunday, 9am - 10pm
Vegetarian and vegan cuisine with an upscale touch.  Seitan Marsala, Polenta Napoleon, and a pasta-free Lasagna of thinly layered vegetables and lentils are just a few of the creative entrees on their full menu of delights. A colorful garnish adorns the plate, adding to the visual pleasure of each dish. The menu offers an array of tasty and nourishing luncheon sandwiches such as quinoa black bean burgers, or salads such as the Highlands Gem of roasted golden beets. Daily specials, weekend brunch, vegan desserts, and varied drinks from smoothies to cocktails should satisfy all tastes. Try the Drums of Heaven appetizer. Vegan and gluten-free items are indicated. A free parking lot behind the restaurant tops it all off! 



Metro West

Clover Burlington
100 Burlington Mall Road, food truck rotates locations in several office parks
Burlington MA 01803
The same winning formula of delicious, vegan and vegetarian food made from fresh and mostly organic ingredients, quick and friendly service, and economical prices that has made the many Clover food trucks around Boston such a hit (see top of page) is now available in restaurants and food trucks around the region.

Dosa Temple
59 Pond St. (Rt. 126 South, in the Pond Plaza Shopping Center, next to Market Basket)
Ashland, MA 01721
508-879-6800
Monday - Friday, 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM;  5 - 10 PM for dinner
Saturday and Sunday, 11:30 AM - 10 PM; Lunch Buffet 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
This restaurant offers a wonderful variety of delicious South Indian Cuisine at low prices.  Most items on the all-vegetarian menu can be made vegan.  Try the dosa (paper thin rice and lentil crepe with various stuffings), and the veggie pakoras.  The decor is simple, the flavors are elegant.  Their 25 item lunchtime buffet is one of the best, and most mouth-watering, bargains to be found.

Green Leaf Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurant
665 Cochituate Road (Rt. 30, immediately off Mass Pike Exit 13)
Framingham MA 01701
508-309-3009
Monday-Thursday, Lunch 11am-5pm; Dinner 5pm-9:30pm
Friday, Lunch 11am-5pm; Dinner 5pm-10pm
Saturday & Sunday, Brunch 9am-4pm; Dinner 5pm-Closing
A simple storefront entrance opens to an unexpectedly spacious and cheerful dining space, but it is the extensive, inventive, delectable menu that offers the best surprise. The Protein Packed Salad brings together baked tofu, avocado, quinoa, kidney beans, jicama, and other veggies in a delicious dressing. Tender button mushrooms stuffed with onion, garlic and marinated artichoke hearts are drizzled with maple balsamic reduction as one of many standout appetizers. Creamy Cashew Polenta, Seitan Piccata with wilted greens, grilled potato cake, and lemon-caper sauce, and Tempeh Chimichurri are just three of the many entrees that keep customers coming back. Fresh juice blends, smoothies, a wide array of vegan desserts, and a weekend brunch make this a hot spot for MetroWest diners seeking nutritious food that delights both the palate and the imagination.

Masao's Kitchen
581 Moody Street,
Waltham, MA 02453
Commuter Rail: Waltham station on Fitchburg line, then walk 6/10 mile south on Moody St.
781-647-7977
Monday - Saturday, 11:30 - 4:30 PM.  Closed Sunday; no dinner hours.
All vegan cuisine based on macrobiotic teachings and the use of fresh, whole, organic ingredients means this food is health promoting as well as simply delicious. A serve yourself buffet, pay by the ounce, offers steamed greens, an orange vegetable mix, a daily legume stew, sea vegetables, salad in a light dressing, and a rotation of seitan cutlets (amazingly good), barbecued tofu in a flavorful sauce, or tempeh in red cabbage. Also delicious is their bowl of noodles with broth, greens, tofu, and tempura or their pan fried noodles with veggies, tofu, and ginger. Sprinkle pumpkin or sesame seeds over your plate for extra flavor and nutrition.  Desserts with no refined sugar are available for a a sweet ending to your meal.  Friendly and pleasing atmosphere, kind and gentle staff; this place feeds more than the appetite.  Leave feeling truly nourished.

Ritu ki Rasoi
207E Cambridge Street (by Burlington Auto Supply, rear)
Burlington, MA 01803
781-229-8349
Tuesday – Thursday, Lunch 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner 5pm – 9pm
Friday, 11:30am - 2:30pm; 5pm - 9pm
Saturday, 12 noon – 3pm; 5pm - 9:30pm
Sunday, 12 noon - 3pm; 5pm - 9pm
This family-run restaurant offers authentic Indian vegetarian street foods (chaats) along with delectable South Indian entrees, breads, and appetizers.  They also offer a taste of world fusion cuisine with an Indo-Chinese section on the menu. Emphasis is on fresh ingredients.

Udupi Bhavan
378 Maple Avenue
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
508-459-5099
Monday & Wednesday - Friday, 11:30 AM - 3 PM and 5 - 9:30 PM
Saturday & Sunday, 11:30 AM - 9:30 PM; closed Tuesday
Specializing in authentic South Indian specialties like dosas, the paper-thin crepes made from a slightly fermented batter of protein-rich split peas and rice.  Cooked on a hot griddle and rolled into a crispy tube, they are served plain or filled.  Another specialty is Uthappams, the rice and lentil pancakes served with various vegetable fillings and toppings.  A full menu of exquisite offerings.


North of Boston

Green Street Natural Food
164 Green St., Melrose
781-662-7741
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday closed
This is a small family operation giving a personal touch to their all-vegetarian market since 1975.  With an emphasis on customer service and extensive product knowledge, the Cantin family offers a wide variety of natural foods and supplements.  Their produce is all organic.  Their grocery section offers frozen, refrigerated, packaged and canned foods that are organic whenever possible.  Their bulk section includes beans, grains, nuts, seeds, herbs, dried fruits, and pasta. Their personal care products are organic whenever possible and never tested on animals.

Life Alive
194 Middle Street
Lowell, MA
978-453-1311
Monday - Wednesday, 10 AM - 8 PM
Thursday - Friday, 10 AM - 9 PM
Saturday, 10 AM - 8 PM;  Sunday, 12 noon - 6 PM
With a mission to feed the mind, body, and spirit, this small, bright space is used to the max. A menu of colorful, vibrant, therapeutic whole foods offers unprocessed, organic grains and vegetables in dishes that are made fresh to order. Each dish is topped with an enzyme sauce that aids digestion and adds scrumptious flavor. Healthy side dishes, rejuvenating live juice blends, and sumptuous smoothies round out the offerings. Organic body care products and supplements are available as well.

Udupi Bhavan
1717 Middlesex Street
Lowell, MA
978-654-6653
Tuesday - Friday, 11:30 AM - 3 PM and 5 - 9:30 PM
Saturday & Sunday, 11:30 AM - 9:30 PM; closed Monday
Specializing in authentic South Indian specialties like dosas, the paper-thin crepes made from a slightly fermented batter of protein-rich split peas and rice.  Cooked on a hot griddle and rolled into a crispy tube, they are served plain or filled.  Another specialty is Uthappams, the rice and lentil pancakes served with various vegetable fillings and toppings.  A full menu of exquisite offerings.



North Shore

Life Alive
281 Essex Street
Salem 01970
Commuter Rail: Take Newburyport/Rockport Line to Salem Depot. Then walk 1.5 blocks.
978-594-4644
Monday - Saturday, 8 AM - 10 PM
Sunday, 11 AM - 7 PM
Sister site to locations in Lowell and Cambridge, this restaurant has a mission to feed the mind, body, and spirit. A menu of colorful, vibrant, therapeutic whole foods offers unprocessed, organic grains and vegetables in dishes that are made fresh to order. Each dish is topped with an enzyme sauce that aids digestion and adds scrumptious flavor. Healthy side dishes, rejuvenating live juice blends, and sumptuous smoothies round out the offerings.

Mandarava
46 Inn Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
978-465-7300
Hours change seasonally. Please check website.
All vegan, ingredients are free of animal products, refined flour and sugar, and are at least 90% organic. Cooking from scratch, this cafe puts the emphasis on whole foods nutrition. A Daily Bowl at lunchtime contains a grain, legume, and savory vegetables or salad, and the soup of the day may be a chunky stew or a brothy blend. A mufti-course dinner is by reservation only. Freshly squeezed juices and smoothies, and To-Go meals round out the offerings.

Organic Garden Café
294 Cabot Street (next to Cabot Cinema, opp. Hess gas station)
Beverly MA 01915 (Rt. 62 off Rt. 128)
Commuter Rail: Take Newburyport/Rockport Line to Beverly Depot. Then a 10 minute walk to restaurant. Walk up the hill from Rantoul St., turn left on Cabot St. and walk approx. 1/3 mile.
978-922-0004
Tuesday - Thursday, 9am - 8pm
Friday & Saturday, 9am - 9pm
Sunday, 9am - 7:00pm; closed Monday
All vegan, organic, exotic raw cuisine. When it comes to gourmet "live" cuisine, nobody does it better. Try vibrant, living food versions of everything from pizza, falafel, and cheeseburgers to a full Thanksgiving dinner (in season.) Imaginative dishes are created with complex blending of many raw ingredients and are artfully presented. Entrees, bowls, salads, wraps, soups made with raw almond cream, bagels (choice of homemade "live" bagel or standard whole wheat) with a wide array of spreads and fillings, smoothie and juice bar. Save room for dessert such as a raw tiramisu that includes superfoods, a like-you've-never-had-it-before apple pie, raw chocolate truffles, and more. Get a thick date smoothie for the road. Cozy, gracious decor.

Revitalive Café
The Tannery Mall
50 Water Street, Newburyport
978-462-0639
Monday - Thursday, 9am - 6pm
Friday - Sunday, 9am - 5pm
All vegan, raw, and free of gluten/soy/dairy, with a focus on using locally grown and organic ingredients. Salads include a seed-based “un-tuna” salad, and creative Bowls-served-cold include a house burger with quinoa, and an almond-based falafel bowl with hummus and veggies. A varied selection of Bowls-served-hot includes curry, Asian, Macro, sweet & sour, and three-bean chili with avocado. Soups and grab-n-go items, plus a selection of rich raw chocolate desserts cover all the bases with flair. Add to this an extensive menu of fresh pressed juices with four to six ingredients in each one, and their Mega-Meal Super Food Smoothies of six to nine ingredients each, with the option of add-ins. Their name says it best -- revitalize at Revitalive!


Cape Cod

Green Lotus Café
349 Main St.
Hyannis 02601
Commuter Rail: South Station to Hyannis
508-775-1067
Tuesday - Sunday, 7am - 7pm; closed Monday

This small café brings giant blessings to the heart of Hyannis' main street. An inventive menu of sumptuous sandwiches stuffed thick with healthful ingredients is posted on a blackboard. Tender house-made seitan, organic breads freshly baked on site, house-made black bean burger, create-your-own salad of fresh local produce, and breakfast foods (served until 11am) such as quinoa with maple syrup, cranberries, and toasted pecans are just a few examples of what makes this café shine. Their vegan New England Style Chowder made with cashew cream and cremini mushrooms could be the best chowder ever. Hand-made chocolates and treats, as well as teas and locally roasted coffee fill out the offerings.  Three outdoor tables allow for watching the street life.

 


Central MA

Belmont Vegetarian Restaurant
157 Belmont St (Rt. 9, corner Eastern Ave., near UMass Memorial) 
Worcester, MA 01608
508-798-8898
Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 8pm
Closed Sunday and Monday
All vegan, Jamaican/Caribbean cuisine, serves mainly take-out, with two booths for eating in.  Order and pick up at the counter. Daily changing menu with dishes such as vegan pepper steak, BBQ chunks, curried chicken, rice, tofu dishes, vegetable stew, cabbage, soup, patties, and mac 'n' cheese. The combo plate comes with all of the day's selections. Delicious, satisfying food, served with a spirit of kindness. Read the 5-star love on Yelp. Free parking on the street. 

Loving Hut Chandler
415 Chandler Street, Worcester
508-459-0367
Monday - Thursday, 11 AM - 9 PM
Friday - Saturday, 11 AM - 10 PM
Closed Sunday
All vegan, Asian cuisine.  "Dedicated to providing a compassionate culinary experience."  Spacious restaurant offering an extensive menu of delectable foods.  Their fresh spring rolls are a standout.  Choices galore of faux meat dishes and abundant fresh vegetables.  Service is very friendly, gracious, and accommodating from the vegan family who owns the restaurant.  Run by followers of Supreme Master Ching Hai, the spiritually inspired menu expresses their teaching to not kill or harm living creatures. They teach that keeping a vegetarian diet is a gift which we give to ourselves to feel better, lighten karmic indebtedness, and advance entrance into realms of inner experience.  They also do outreach with a food booth at area events.

Loving Hut Hamilton
56 Hamilton Street, Worcester
508-831-1322
Tuesday - Saturday, 11 AM - 9 PM
Sunday, 12 noon - 9 PM; closed Monday
Vegan Asian cuisine.  This little storefront location is a favorite for locals seeking delicious veggie, tofu, and faux meat dishes in savory sauces.  Spring rolls, chickun fingers and nuggets, seaweed vegetable tofu soup, and fried veggie drumsticks are a few of their many offerings.  Big bowls of pho, the flavorful broth with veggies, keep people coming back for more.


Western MA

Bela Vegetarian Restaurant
68 Masonic Street, Northampton
413-586-8011
Tuesday - Saturday, 12 noon - 8:30 PM
Closed Sunday & Monday;  cash only
Offers tofu, tempeh, seitan entrees, soups, burgers, beans, veggies, pasta. In addition to their regular menu, Bela is known for its board of innovative daily specials which keeps regulars returning again and again to explore tofu, tempeh, polenta, pasta, and legumes in intriguing combinations and sauces, as well as creative salads, dressings, and desserts.

Café Evolution
22 Chestnut St.
Florence (Northampton), MA
413-586-0200
Monday - Wednesday, 7:30am - 4pm
Thursday, 7:30am - 6pm
Friday, 7:30am - 8pm
Saturday, 9am. - 9pm
Sunday, 10am - 2pm Brunch
All vegan.  Salads, soups, peanut noodles, veggie chili, sandwiches and veggie burgers served on homemade organic sunflower oat bread,  nachos, chili burrito , daily blackboard specials, and decadent vegan baked goods.  Most produce and grains are organic.  Sunday brunch includes waffles, pancakes, french toast, scrambled tofu, vegan omelets, breakfast burritos, and bagel sandwiches. The great food, along with comfy ambiance and a homey feeling make this a magnet meeting place.

Earthfoods Café at UMass Amherst
310 Student Union
41 Campus Center Way, Amherst
413-545-1554
Monday - Thursday, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Friday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
Open from the second week of each semester until the last week of classes.  Closed over Winter and Summer breaks.
This nonprofit, student-run vegetarian collective has been serving economical, healthy food to the community since 1976.  They offer a delicious daily special such as Tofu Nori Rolls, Spinach Tofu Curry, Quesadillas, Tofu Pot Pie, Lentil Sheppard's Pie, Tofu Broccoli Peanut Stirfry, Veggie Almond Curry, Sweet & Sour Tofu, or Veggie Primavera.  Their menu staples are rice and beans, tofu nuggets, fresh salad, veggie, soup, and dessert.  Large and small portions are offered for most items.  Bring your own plate or to-go containers and utensils and save money and the environment!

Haymarket Café
185 Main Street, Northampton
413-586-9969
Monday - Thursday, 7am - 10pm
Friday and Saturday, 7am - 11pm
Sunday, 8am - 10pm
A social mecca with a hip coffee shop on the main level and a cafe on the lower level.  The cafe offers an eclectic menu of international entrees such as Mediterranean Greek Artichoke Stew, Arroz a la Cubana, Sambar (a thick and flavorful South Indian mild curry soup) and delectable salads, sandwiches, and specials. Breakfast offerings include a Fresh Fruit Bowl and Tofu Vegan Scramble with portabellas, roasted red peppers and potatoes, soy sausage and shallots. Cozy atmosphere adds to the attractiveness of this Noho favorite.