Veg Restaurants: Central and Western MA

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Central MA

Belmont Vegetarian Restaurant
157 Belmont St (Rt. 9, corner Eastern Ave., near UMass Memorial)
Worcester, MA 01608
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
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
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.

Walnut Grille dinnerWestern MA

Bela Vegetarian Restaurant
68 Masonic Street, Northampton
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
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
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, MA 01060
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.

Pulse Cafe
270 Russell Street
Hadley, MA 01035
Monday-Thursday, 11:00am – 8:30pm (closed 2pm – 4pm)
Friday, 11am – 2pm
Sunday, Brunch 9am – 6pm
Closed Saturday

Pulse Cafe brings to the table handcrafted, 100% plant-based goodness inspired by local farm-fresh abundance, global flavors and good-for-you comfort food. Pulse Cafe’s special features include their very own Five College Farms organic, heirloom tomatoes served fresh in salads and sandwiches and brewed into their woodfired pizzas and calzones. Artisan nut and plant-based cheeses, handcrafted plant-meats, cold-pressed juices and juices cleanses options along with their freshly baked to-die for cheesecakes and exclusive plant-based market make this an experience you won’t want to miss! As if all that isn’t enough just wait for their Sunday brunch special menu—think vegan egg benedicts and chicken and waffles and you know will be in line this Sunday. Check out Pulse for menu and lunch and dinner hours Monday thru Thursday and Sunday brunches.