Veg Restaurants: Metro Boston

All restaurants on these pages have committed to serving exclusively vegetarian foods (no meat, fowl, or fish). Many are vegan (no dairy, eggs, or honey) and are noted with our vegan icon. 

Call or check their websites to confirm current hours, and for any menu or other details that may have evolved during the pandemic. Most on this page are easy to access by MBTA public transit.

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11:11 Health Bar
87 Union Street
Newton Centre, MA 02459
MBTA: 11:11 is opposite the Newton Centre T station on the Green Line D trolley (Riverside)

Vegan except for honey in some items. This cheerful spot uses organic ingredients and cups made from plants. Acai and pitaya bowls, avocado toast, chickpea “tuna” sandwich, chia pudding, organic nitro cold brew coffee, smoothies with house-made almond milk.

399 Boylston Street (between Arlington and Berkeley Streets in Back Bay)
Boston, MA 02116
MBTA: Green Line to Arlington Street station, then walk a half block
No phone, contact

All vegan, this New York fast-casual eatery with eight NYC locations has restaurants in Boston’s Back Bay and Providence, RI, near the Brown University campus. Their robust salad bowls like Quinoa Taco, Golden Greens, and Blazin’ Buffalo are anchors on the menu. House-made burgers based on lentils and peas with various toppings (including their house-made beet ketchup) and rotating sandwiches such as their Crispy Jackfruit Chicky on a Pretzel Bun are hearty menu staples. The Truffle Melt is a flatbread packed with delicious and nutritious roasted broccoli & tomato, truffle coconut ricotta, and almond parm. Add to this sides such as Air-Baked Fries—original or sweet potato—with beet ketchup, Mac n’ Cheeze made with sweet potato-cashew cheeze sauce and almond parm, and a mushroom and black bean-based chili. Organic ingredients are used whenever possible. Certified Kosher. Spacious indoor seating, and outdoor patio seating in season.

Clarke’s Cakes & Cookies Bakery
196 Quincy Street (CommonWealth Kitchens) for pickups
Dorchester, MA, 02121

All vegan. Selling at local area farmers markets, pop-ups, several retail outlets, and the Boston Veg Food Fest, or call to place an order for pickup. This small family business provides an assortment of vegan pastries and treats made with care. Offering carrot cake, banana bread, hand-crafted cookies, cupcakes, The BLT (Blueberry-Lemon-Teacake) and special holiday treats like a vegan version of the American southern classic bourbon pecan pie with a crunchy, chewy, toasted pecan topping over maple-sweet filling and flaky crust, topped with a swirl of whipped coconut cream.

Clover Prudential Center
800 Boylston Street (inside the Prudential Center Shopping Mall)
Boston, MA 02199
MBTA: Green Line Hynes or Prudential stops
No phone, contact
See description below.

Clover Downtown
27 School Street
Boston, MA 02108
No phone, contact
See description below.

Clover Financial District
160 Federal Street
Boston, MA 02110
No phone, contact
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Clover Longwood
360 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
In Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Children’s Hospital area, near corner of Brookline Ave.
No phone, contact
See description below.

Clover Central Square
496 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
MBTA: Red Line to Central Square, walk towards Boston. Or bus #1.
No phone, contact
See description below.

Clover East Cambridge
1075 Cambridge Street
East Cambridge, MA 02139
No phone, contact
See description below.

Clover Harvard Science Center
1 Oxford Street (inside the Harvard Science Center entry lobby)
Cambridge, MA 02138
Located inside the Harvard Science Center entry lobby, it is the exclusive food service in the Science Center.
MBTA: Harvard Square stop on the Red Line
No phone, contact
See description below.

Clover Harvard Square
1326 Massachusetts Ave. (corner of  Holyoke Street, opposite Harvard Yard)
Cambridge, MA 02138
MBTA: Harvard Square stop on the Red Line
No phone, contact
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Clover Kendall Square
5 Cambridge Center
Cambridge, MA 02142
MBTA: Kendall/MIT stop on the Red Line
No phone, contact
See description below.

Clover Assembly Row
330 Foley Street
Somerville, MA 02145
MBTA: Assembly stop on the Orange Line
No phone, contact
See description below.

Clover Newtonville
835 Washington Street
Newton, MA 02460
No phone, contact

Clover Food Lab, known as 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 sourced locally. It includes breakfast items like overnight oats and chia seeds with peanut butter and banana, vegan apple cherry muffins, and watermelon soda. Lunch/Dinner menu offers hot soup in winter, sandwiches, platters, and healthy side dishes like black bean, corn, and roasted tomato salad. 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 freshly cut hourly and deep fried with fresh rosemary. Clover gives fast food a good name. Certified Kosher.
Note that Clover prepares their Impossible Burger by mixing non-vegan ingredients in with the vegan burger mix.

100 City Hall Plaza
Boston, MA 02108
MBTA: Government Center station (Green and Blue lines) is across the street; State Street stop on the Orange Line is one block away.

All vegan. An extensive menu of organic, cold-pressed juices and power smoothies, breakfast bowls, grab-and-go snacks, hearty salads, and sandwiches pack in nature’s healthiest ingredients in inventive combinations. Nutrient dense, anti-oxidant rich, energy packed, whole superfoods are put together in delicious and satisfying options like Vanilla Berry Chia Pudding, Raw Brownie Bites, Veggie Quinoa Sliders, and Ginger Tempeh Rolls.

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.

An all-vegetarian Indian restaurant 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.

Double Zero
Closed as of Feb. 2023.
163 Newbury Street (Back Bay between Dartmouth and Exeter Streets)
Boston, MA 02116
MBTA: Green Line T to Copley Square station, then walk 1/10 mile

All vegan. Celebrity vegan chef/ restaurateur/ entrepreneur Matthew Kenney “brings a healthy perspective to the world’s most popular food. Featuring pizza from a custom built wood-burning oven, small plates including their signature tree-nut cheeses, plant-based desserts, and a list of organic and sustainable wines from Europe.” Famous for their elegant pizza made with finely-ground 00 flour (hence the restaurant’s name) such as their Truffle pizza with cashew cream, wild mushroom, Tuscan kale, and lemon vinaigrette, their “Not Pizza” menu also offers fine delights. Among them are Eggplant Parmesan with marinara, cashew mozzarella, rice mozzarella, and macadamia ricotta, and their Pizzaiola, a healthy bowl of cauliflower with oregano, roasted garbanzo, and chili. An open kitchen gives a full view of magic in the making. Indoor seating is at six communal tables, four are elevated with higher stools, and two are standard table height. Outdoor patio seating and the main entrance are below sidewalk level, with a wheelchair access entrance at the rear with elevator. Read the dazzling reviews in the Boston Globe and Boston Magazine.

618 Washington Street in Oak Square
Brighton (Boston), MA 02135
MBTA: Bus #57 to Tremont St. stop, then walk one block.
See description below.

265 Massachusetts Avenue (opposite Christian Science Center, near Symphony Hall)
Boston, MA 02115
MBTA: Green Line E trolley to Symphony Station

Vegan except for honey and bee pollen. Offering a wide array of nutrition-packed, superfood-infused shakes and juices, organic smoothie bowls such as Green Matcha and Cashew Cheesecake, signature salads such as the Super Immunity and Plant Power Bowls, and Nut Butter and Avocado Toasts on sprouted grain bread. Their mission is to be a health oasis that offers nutrition in every ingredient, and welcomes everyone to stop by and energize.

FoMu Fenway
140 Brookline Avenue (Opposite Regal Fenway Theater.)
Boston, MA 02215
MBTA: Green Line D trolley (Riverside Line) to Fenway stop, then walk 2/10 mile.
See description below.

FoMu Jamaica Plain
617 Centre Street
Jamaica Plain (Boston) MA 02130
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
See description below.

FoMu Quincy Market
200 Faneuil Hall Square
Boston, MA 02109
MBTA: Orange Line to State Street station, or Green Line to Government Center station
See description below.

FoMu South End
655 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02118
MBTA: Bus #39 from Park St. Station, get off at Pembroke St and walk one minute, or, Bus #1 Harvard-Dudley get off at Tremont St. and walk 3/10 mile

All vegan, 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—signature, rotating, and seasonal 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, chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches, 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. Ice cream cakes in 6″ and 8″ sizes are available to pick up at all locations. Sweet dreams!

One North Beacon St. (Union Sq., opp. Jackson Mann School & Twin Donuts)
Allston, Boston, MA 02134
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.

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!

ISKCON Krishna Temple
72 Commonwealth Avenue (between Berkeley and Clarendon Streets in Back Bay)
Boston, MA 02116
MBTA: Arlington or Copley stop on Green Line
Free vegetarian feast following lecture and discussion with the Boston branch of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness
Sundays 4-8:45 PM and Wednesdays 6:15-7:45 PM

Jennifer Lee’s Allergen Friendly & Vegan Shoppe
Boston Public Market at Haymarket
100 Hanover Street
Boston, MA 02108
MBTA: Green Line C or E line, or Orange Line to Haymarket Station, then walk 1/10 mile

All vegan. This allergen-friendly bakery makes an array of cookies, cupcakes, muffins, donuts, and other baked goods that are free of most major allergens while maintaining and exceeding the taste and appeal of conventional baked goods.

Juice Press Back Bay
500 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
In Back Bay between Berkeley and Clarendon Streets
MBTA: Green Line to Arlington or Copley Square
No phone number given. Email
See description below.

Juice Press Seaport
109 Seaport Blvd.
Boston, MA 02210
No phone number given. Email
See description below.

Juice Press Chestnut Hill
The Street Chestnut Hill
33 Boylston Street (Route 9)
Newton, MA 02467
No phone number given. Email

This fast casual restaurant and wellness market states a commitment to making healthy food accessible by offering fresh, nutrient dense products using organic ingredients and no processed or artificial ingredients. They keep an eye to sustainability at every level of production, and reduce food waste by offering boxed “almost perfect” organic produce, that is, it may have slight aesthetic imperfections that supermarkets reject. Along with a wide array of cold-pressed juices and shots, superfood smoothies and bowls, and protein shakes, they offer thick and hearty soups, available by the quart–split pea, butternut squash and quinoa, Egyptian red lentil, and a green lentil and veggie chili. Roasted veggie salad, oatmeal, healthy snacks, and cleansing and immune-boosting meal plans add to the offerings.

Juicygreens Jamaica Plain
61 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
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Juicygreens Hub Hall
80 Causeway St. (near North Station and TD Garden)
Boston, MA 02114
MBTA: Take the Green Line or Orange Line to North Station.
See description below.

Juicygreens Assembly Row
495 Foley St.
Somerville, MA 02145

Offering a variety of cold-pressed juices, superfood smoothies made with plant milks, avocado toasts with varied toppings, hearty power bowls with beans and veggies over a base of either quinoa/brown rice or greens, and arepas (cornmeal cake)  with fillings such as black beans, avocado, sweet plantains, pico de gallo, and vegan cheese.

Koshari Mama
585 Somerville Ave.
Somerville, MA 02143

All vegan. A mother and daughter team brings authentic Egyptian street food to the marketplace. Koshari, one of Egypt’s national dishes, is a hearty layered dish made up of rice, lentils, pasta, deep-fried onions, and chickpeas, and can be topped with any of seven sauces, ranging from no heat and mild, to fiery super hot. Five sizes of Koshari Bowls are offered for takeout, from mini (8 oz.) to family size (32 oz.). Additional bowl dishes based on roasted eggplant simmered in tomato sauce add variety to the menu, along with sandwiches such as Mushroom Shawerma and Spicy Chick’n made from cauliflower with a creamy garlic sauce and fried onions. Lentil soup, vegetable stews, eggplant moussaka, and numerous sides and platters, including hummus, baba, and quinoa tabbouli, are offered along with the traditional Egyptian country bread, balady. Offers beer and wine. Watch their segment on WCVB-TV’s Chronicle.

Life Alive Back Bay
431 Boylston Street (between Arlington and Berkeley Streets in Back Bay)
Boston, MA 02116
MBTA: Green Line to Arlington Street stop, then walk a half block.
See description below.

Life Alive B.U.
888 Commonwealth Avenue (diagonally across Comm. Ave. from BU’s Agganis Arena)
Brookline, MA 02446
MBTA: Green Line B trolley (Boston College) to Boston University West stop, then walk 2 minutes.
See description below.

Life Alive Central Square
765 Massachusetts Avenue (next to Cambridge City Hall)
Cambridge, MA 02139
MBTA: Central Square stop on Red Line T
See description below.

Life Alive Davis Square
20-40 Holland Street
Somerville, MA 02144
MBTA: Red Line T to Porter Square

Life Alive Kendall Square
415 Main Street at Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02142
MBTA: Red Line T to Kendall/MIT
See description below.

Life Alive Harvard Square
22 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
MBTA: Red Line T to Harvard Square
See description below.

Life Alive South End
505 Tremont Street at the corner of Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116
MBTA: Orange Line T to Back Bay station

Sister sites to the original location in Lowell and their second location in Salem, 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. Varied grain bowls, salads, soups, sides, rejuvenating live juice blends, and sumptuous smoothies round out the offerings. Strives for health-promoting and earth-friendly practices.

Littleburg Vegetable Kitchen
Closed May 8, 2023
The Garage at 5 Sanborn Court in Union Square
Somerville, MA 02143
MBTA: Buses #86 and #91

All vegan. Offering a new menu each week of seasonal, vegetable-centric scratch cooking with “flavors echoing the cuisines of Greece, Turkey, Morocco, Israel, and beyond,” this enterprise began as pop-ups around Boston, then pivoted during the COVID-19 pandemic to a prepared meal delivery service serving much of the Greater Boston area. Order by 5 PM on Thursdays for delivery Fridays and Saturdays. Their brick-and-mortar location offers an open air takeout counter where you can order food to-go, or to eat at some public park seating in the nearby area.

Lulu Green
246 West Broadway
Boston, MA 02127
MBTA: Take Green Line to Copley Station, or Red Line to Broadway station, then get the #9 City Point bus, which goes along West Broadway, and get off at C Street. Or, walk 4/10 mile from Broadway T station.

All vegan, using fresh organic and locally-sourced ingredients to create a varied menu with Mediterranean influences, with minimal use of refined sugar and oils. Shawarma bowl with seitan and quinoa, hummus bowl with roasted winter squash and apples, spicy cashew noodles, barbecued cauliflower sandwich, to name a few items. Add to this an array of bakery items made from scratch daily, cold-pressed juices, smoothies, and specialty lattes. Order at the counter in this bright, modern space with a small table seating area, plus high stools along a window counter.

Más Veggies Vegan Taqueria
Harvard Square – delivery only
Cambridge, MA 02138

All vegan, part of the Veggie Grill family of 100% plant-based eateries, currently offering only delivery on their menu of Mexican food. Offering five combination styles that can be served as tacos, nachos, bowls and burritos. The Tejano style uses a Tex-Mex taco meat, the Chipolte Carnitas uses shredded jackfruit braised in a smoky chipolte broth, Chickin’ Tinga uses a shredded chickin’, Mushroon Asada uses marinated crimini mushrooms, and Crispy Baja Fish uses battered plant-based fish with creamy jalapeno slaw and roasted corn pico de gallo. Each style is adorned with multiple different toppings such as pickled and caramelized onions, shredded cabbage, guacamole, and Cholula cream.

Mother Juice
291 Newbury Street (Back Bay between Gloucester and Hereford Streets)
Boston, MA 02116
MBTA: Green Line B, C, or D trolley to Hynes Convention Center Station, then walk 2/10 miles (1.5 blocks)
See description below.

Mother Juice
Boston Public Market at Haymarket
100 Hanover Street
Boston, MA 02108
MBTA: Green Line C or E line, or Orange Line to Haymarket Station, then walk 1/10 mile
See description below.

Mother Juice
High Street Place (Financial District)
100 High Street
Boston MA 02110
See description below.

Mother Juice
1350 Massachusetts Ave. (Harvard Square)
Cambridge MA 02138
MBTA: Red Line to Harvard Square station

Vegan except for honey in some items. Only organic fruits and vegetables are used in the cold-pressed juices and smoothies, with attention to local sourcing. Bowls like Overnight Oats and Deep Greens Bowl are packed with whole, nutritious ingredients. Satisfying salads include a Taco Bowl with kale, spicy black rice, black beans, avocado and walnut taco “meat”. Their Roasted Broccoli Caesar Salad mixes kale, quinoa, roasted broccoli, vegan/GF toasted breadcrumbs, and tops it with a cashew caesar dressing. Inventive vegan treats like Strawberry Shortcake Amazeballs pack cashews, cashew butter, hemp hearts, pea protein, GF oats, freeze dried strawberries, coconut flakes, maple, vanilla, and almond extract into a tidy yet hearty pop-in-your-mouth ball.

My Thai Vegan Café
3 Beach Street, 2nd floor, at the corner of Washington St.
Chinatown, Boston, MA 02111
MBTA: Chinatown stop/Orange Line, or Boylston St. stop/Green Line

All vegan. The café offers a 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 on the second floor you will find a pleasing dining atmosphere.

Nourish & Delight (formerly Fruition Vegan Kitchen)
Medford, MA 02155

All vegan. Offering in-home personal chef services with nutritional consultation. Known for home-style vegan comfort foods, Nourish & Delight offers health-promoting and delicious bean and grain-based dishes, distinguished by Chef Bob’s own house-made vegan cheeses and seitan. Seitan is a high-protein, wheat-based, savory food with a satisfying, chewy texture, sometimes referred to as “wheat meat.” No longer operating as a restaurant or meal delivery service.


2259 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02140
MBTA: Red Line to Porter Square, then take the #77 bus (Arlington Heights) 4 stops, get off at Dover St.

All vegan, this storefront and kitchen offers  nutrient-dense, mostly raw, grain-free snacks and treats made from organic, whole-food ingredients of sprouted nuts and seeds, and fruits and vegetables. The 118° in their name refers to the temperature at which their sprouted nuts and seeds are air dried after soaking to protect heat-sensitive enzymes and vital nutrients, and enhance the texture and flavors. Nüssli is Swiss-German meaning “little nut,” one of the main ingredients in their snacks. They offer a monthly 5-course gourmet dinner with signup on their website.

Oasis Vegan Veggie Parlor
340 Washington Street
Dorchester, MA 02121
MBTA: Orange Line to Ruggles Station, then Bus #23 to Washington St.@Harvard St., then walk 85 feet. OR, Red Line to Andrew Station, then Bus #17 to Bowdoin St@Geneva Ave., then walk 3/10 mile.

All vegan. This cozy cafe lights up the Dorchester Four Corners neighborhood with healthy, hearty, comfort food meals and organic fresh-squeezed juices and soulful smoothies. Their motto is “Everything served with love,” and this carries out their vision to nourish body, mind, and spirit. Meals are based on grains, vegetables, and stews with complex spices and African-Ethiopian-Jamaican influences. The Oasis Everything Plate lets you try many items such as seasoned quinoa and African couscous, lentil stew and veggie korma or curried chickpea stew or miser wat, plus seasoned kale and curried cabbage. Smaller plates, sides of mac ‘n cheeze, soup, salad bowls, burritos and wraps make a big menu for a small cafe with a big heart.

675 West Kendall Street
Cambridge, MA 02142
MBTA: Take Red Line to Kendall/MIT stop, then walk 3/10 mile

All vegan. With a slogan “Eat Plants. Drink Beer.,” PlantPub offers 100% plant-based versions of favorite pub foods, such as their own chef-created burgers, chick’n sandwiches, quesadilla, and pizza, plus a wide offering of local craft beers and wine. This business partnering of a plant-based entrepreneur and triathlete, and a multi-award-winning celebrity chef, brings a planet-friendly flair to popular tavern dishes. They have indoor seating for about 20, plus outdoor seating for 20, and pickup and delivery.

PLNT Burger Brookline
Coming soon!
297 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446
MBTA: Green Line C trolley to Coolidge Corner
See description below.

PLNT Burger South End
Inside Whole Foods South End Market
348 Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA 02118
MBTA: Orange Line to Tufts New England Medical Center, then walk 4/10 mile

All vegan, this fast-casual eatery uses plant-based protein patties that evoke the taste and texture of meat, and adorns them with various toppings such as caramelized onion, vegan cheddar cheese, mushroom bacon, PLNT BBQ Sauce, crispy onion petals, and serves them on an onion poppy seed or potato bun with a side of sweet potato or herb fries. They aim to celebrate classic dishes while promoting a lifestyle of love and compassion for all sentient beings. 100% IKC Kosher, Halal

Pressed Beacon Hill
120 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
(857) 350-3103

Pressed South End
643 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02118

Ramen O’Bowl
1668 Massachusetts Avenue, between Porter and Harvard Squares
Cambridge, MA 02138
MBTA: Red Line T to Porter Sq or Harvard Sq (It is a little closer to Porter Square.)

All vegan, this cheerful spot specializes in authentic ramen, both hot and cold, with broth made fresh daily, and soy/seitan/green sushi bowls. Healthy whole-food ingredients in their ramen soups include vegetable stock, king mushroom, bamboo, edamame, spinach, bean sprouts, and green onions. They offer an array of fresh cold-pressed fruit and vegetable juices and smoothies, and their house-made vegan desserts such as tiramisu, blueberry cheesecake, chocolate mousse cake, and banana bread. Seats 18 in a pleasing environment.

Red Lentil Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurant
600 Mount Auburn Street
Watertown, MA 02472
MBTA: Red Line to Harvard Square, then bus #71 (Watertown Sq.)
617- 972-9189

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, generous portions, friendly, attentive service that will cater to individual dietary requests. Certified Green Restaurant and Certified Kosher. Sister restaurant to Red Lentil in Sharon, MA.

Red White
294 Newbury Street in Back Bay, between Gloucester and Hereford Streets
Boston, MA 02115
MBTA: Green Line B, C, or D trolley, get off at Hynes station and walk 2/10 mile. Or, get #1 Harvard-Dudley bus and get off at Newbury St and walk 1.5 blocks.

All vegan, the dishes are based on the traditional dining style of Buddhist monks in Japan dating back 1300 years. Step down several steps from street level and into a small and cheerful unique place. A menu board on the back wall describes two basic options, each with variations. The very friendly and helpful staff behind a counter will help you make your selections and build your bowl of healthy, fresh, cooked vegetables. With the Humble Bowl, choose a base of sushi rice, udon noodles, or tofu, then top with greens. Choose one of their three pre-set combos of veggies and a thick, flavorful topping, or customize and choose from 18 healthy veggies and three hearty sauces. With the Buddha Broth, choose a base of Japanese oats, udon, or tofu, top with greens, and they add a big ladle of broth. Select your vegetables from the bar and top with sesame seeds. This Japanese ramen restaurant uses organic ingredients whenever possible. Big, satisfying portions leave you feeling fueled and healthy.  

Revolution Health Kitchen
Though a closing is not announced on their website or Facebook, this location may be closed. Call before going.
150 Huntington Ave. (opposite Christian Science Center Plaza in Back Bay)
Boston, MA 02115
MBTA: Green Line E (Heath St) trolley to Symphony

All vegan and 100% organic, this establishment follows principles of a Whole Foods Plant-Based Diet and has a mission to heal the world, one drink at a time. Order from an extensive menu of cold-pressed fruit or vegetable juices made to order, antioxidant-rich smoothies, green drinks and fruit sorbet bowls with toppings. Nourishing soups like Vegetable Lentil are served with brown rice and make a satisfying meal. An array of nutrient-dense salads and healthy-hearty sandwiches, wraps, and toasts feature powerhouse ingredients in delicious combinations. Their package Meal Plans provide one- and three-day supplies of ready-to-eat nourishment to make it easy to kick-start healthy eating or keep you energized during busy times. Take-out or counter seating on stools (no tables.) Surround yourself with delicious, healthy choices and power on!

Rhythm ‘N Wraps Restaurant
1096 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02134
MBTA: Get the Green Line B trolley (Boston College) and get off at Packards Corner, then walk 450 feet.

All vegan. They offer an array of wraps, tacos, bowls, burgers served on pretzel bun, and sandwiches using Impossible Burger, vegan sausages, tempeh bacon, jackfruit, and tofu. Their Cosmic Tofu Tacos tops fried tofu with kimchi hoisin, lettuce, chipotle dressing, pears, scallions, and toasted peanuts. The Beantown Burger presents seasoned black beans, quinoa, oyster mushrooms, lettuce, tomato, pickled red onion, and chipotle mayo on a Brioche bun. Their Bowls are filled with such delectables as chickpea curry, bean chili, plantains, homemade chips, kale ‘n’ collard greens, and vegan sour cream. Their Sides include vegan mac ‘n cheese and a Jamaican lentil patty. Fresh-pressed juices, smoothies, and desserts fill out the menu.

Saus at Bow Market
1 Bow Market Way #12
Somerville, MA 02143

Pick up your order at the Saus window and eat in the Bow Market open courtyard. Some indoor seating is also available on a first-come basis. Choose from Beyond Dogs with a variety of toppings, a burger house-made with farrow, fava beans, mushrooms and kale on a bun with toppings, a smoky tofu salad sandwich with toppings, a cauliflower and chickpea falafel patty on a bun with toppings and garlic chickpea mayo. Also on the menu are fries hand cut daily with a variety of poutine toppings, plus beers and canned wines. (Note that only the Saus Bow Market location is vegetarian.)

Squeeze Juice Co. Assembly Row
399 Revolution Drive
Somerville, MA 02145
See description below.

Squeeze Juice Co. Downtown
53 State Street
Boston, MA 02109
See description below.

Squeeze Juice Co. Seaport
15 Channel Center Street
Boston, MA 02110
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All vegan. Varied fruit and vegetable blends, smoothies with house-made plant milks, an array of smoothie bowls topped with maple granola and fruit. Their toast items are served on superseed whole grain bread or sliced and toasted sweet potato. Their Living Foods meals include vegetable salads topped with fruit, nuts, and superseeds, as well as overnight oats, chia pudding, and a raw chocolate donut. Interesting meals such as a Mediterranean Bowl made with quinoa risotto, house-made hummus, cashew ricotta, sweet potato, spinach, house-made Greek dressing, and Superfood Sushi made with forbidden black rice, burdock root, avocado, sweet potato, and fresh cut vegetables served with an aromatic carrot miso dipping sauce, to name just two of many.

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Taco Party Restaurant
711 Broadway in Ball Square
Somerville, MA 02144

All vegan, their menu with Mexican roots and the cook’s original touch is a testimony to the idea of beauty in simplicity, serving an array of taco delights in a colorful and cozy setting. Try a taco filled with lentils grilled in a sauce and topped with lime cilantro onion, grilled pineapple, and almond-based cheese, or taco filled with jackfruit cooked in a spicy tomato sauce and topped with cabbage slaw, avocado, and chipotle mayo. A crispy tofu sandwich piled high with avocado and toppings sits on a house-made bun. The Big Salad puts seared tofu, veggies, and edamame on mixed greens topped with holyhock dressing or dilled ranch. Their Nachos are topped with sunflower seed cheese and cashew crema. Their cheerful food truck can be booked for large catering events.

The Juicery
58 Salem Street, North End
Boston, MA 02113

This North End shop just a block from the Greenway offers classic and specialty smoothies, fresh organic fruit and vegetable juice blends, shots such as wheatgrass, ginger, tumeric root with lemon and black pepper, and a house-brewed herbal infusion fire tonic. Açaí bowls and some grab-and-go food items complete the menu.

Thrive Juice Cafe
169 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA 02474
MBTA: Red Line to Harvard Square, then bus #77 toward Arlington Heights. Thrive is two blocks before the Capitol Theater, on the opposite side of Mass Ave.

All vegan. Out of this small cafe blossoms a bounty of health-promoting drinks and quick meals, and service with friendly personal care. Try cold-pressed fruit and vegetable juices, smoothies made with house-made organic almond and coconut milks, various gourmet toasts such as tempeh avocado, nut butters with fruit, and hummus with crumbled falafel.  Their Thrive Rolls are various veggies and avocado wrapped in a crunchy collard green leaf and thin rice paper, with choice of dips. Three wraps feature house-made seitan cutlets with varied vegetables and homemade dressings, and specialty wraps and sandwiches are available on a rotating basis. Their big salad bowl is filled with fresh berries and basil, walnuts, cabbage and cucumber over mixed greens and topped with orange-ginger-poppy-seed dressing, and their superfood smoothie bowls are topped with fresh-cut fruits. Three shots–wheatgrass, ginger, and The Flu Shot (tumeric, ginger, lemon, cayenne pepper) will send you on your way with a healthy lift. All takeout containers are compostable.

True Bistro  Closed permanently on August 27, 2023.
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.

All 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 Crust Brookline
8 Cypress St., near Brookline Village
Brookline, MA 02445
617-383 5884

With their own house-made dough, sauces, and pesto, plus Italian/Indian fusion topping choices, this is a pizza lovers dream come true. All pies can be made with vegan cheese, and you can split half and half with two different toppings, such as cauliflower Manchurian, garden veggie, coconut corn, and curry leaf pesto portobello. Their good-sized salads provide your healthy greens, such as arugala with avocado, fresh strawberries and corn freshly cut from the cob. A bountiful selection of Indian dishes offers another world of options, with a special shout-out to the Mushroom Pyaza with it mountain of nutritious fresh mushrooms sauteed with sliced red onions, peppers and tomatoes with fresh cilantro. Fresh-squeezed fruit juice blends, and a FoMu dairy-free ice cream bar complete the meal. Generous portions, friendly staff, modern and pleasing decor. Sister restaurants in Somerville, Lowell, and Norwood. Brookline location is Kosher Certified.

Veggie Crust Somerville
445 Somerville Ave., near Market Basket
Somerville, MA 02145
617-764 4605

This is the original Veggie Crust, which sits next to its sister Dosa n’ Curry with the same ownership. Dosa takes care of the Indian cuisine, so this Veggie Crust puts its focus on the pizza, pasta, salads, fresh juice blends, and FoMu ice cream bar. See description above.

Veggie Galaxy Diner and Vegan Bakery
450 Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square
Cambridge, MA 02139
MBTA: Central Square stop on Red Line, or #1 bus

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! 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! On-foot (front door) and in-car curbside (rear door) pickup available, and patio seating.

Veggie Grill
57 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
MBTA: Red Line to Harvard Square, walk two blocks

All vegan. This California-based fast-casual chain with over 30 restaurants along the West Coast and Illinois chose Harvard Square for their first East Coast location. With 2,500 square feet and 40 seats, this spacious location is cheerful and inviting, with options to place your order with a staffer at the counter, or on a touch screen near the entrance where you can customize your dish. For those finding it hard to choose from the wide menu of comfort foods, their “best sellers” are marked to help first-timers. The Sante Fe Crispy Chickin’ and the Nashville Hot Chickin’ Sandwiches get raves. There are three variations on the Beyond Burger, while also offering a house-made burger that is a healthy blend of organic quinoa + kale + shiitake mushrooms + raw sunflower seeds, topped with ‘cheese’, house-pickled onions, arugula, veg mayo, and drizzled cilantro pesto, on a whole grain sesame flax bun. There are hearty protein-veggie bowls, entree salads, tacos, sides such as breaded Crispy Cauliflower with dip, a Yukon gold mashed potato and cauliflower blend with porcini gravy, and Moroccan lentil soup.

Walnut Grille Vegan Catering
1203 Walnut Street
Newton Highlands MA 02461
MBTA: 1 block from Newton Highlands stop on Green Line D trolley (Riverside Line)

This popular spot serving vegetarian and vegan cuisine with an upscale touch closed as a restaurant on March 31, 2023, but continues to offer vegan catering for events large and small.  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!

Zhu Pan-Asian Vegan
166 Massachusetts Ave,
Arlington, MA 02474
MBTA: Red Line to Harvard Square, then bus #77 toward Arlington Heights. Zhu is two blocks before the Capitol Theater.
781- 646-7600

All vegan, Zhu keeps an eye to healthy pan-Asian dishes rich with vegetables, and veggie meats made from wheat or soy. Appetizers include crispy thin Sweet Yam Fries, chewy crisp Scallion Pancake topped with mango salsa, and batter-dipped King Oyster Mushrooms. Salads come with delicious dressings of ginger, yuzu, or mango. The stir-fry green tea soba noodles are lovely. So many main dish choices, and everyone has their favorite. The Sautéed Eggplant in spicy garlic sauce over string beans is a colorful hit, and the Orange Seitan with broccoli is tangy and just right. Brown Rice Pudding for dessert contains raisins, fresh pineapple, and mango and is topped with almond slivers. Sister restaurant to Veggie Fun in Providence RI. With an attentive, friendly staff and pleasing decor, Zhu strikes all the right notes.

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