Veg Restaurants: Metro Boston

All restaurants on this page have committed to serving exclusively vegetarian foods (no meat, fowl, or fish). Many are vegan (no dairy, eggs, or honey). They are noted with these symbols. Please write us at info@bostonveg.org with any updates!

= Vegan   = Vegetarian


vegan sushiClover Restaurants

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

Clover Central Square
496 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
MBTA: Red Line to Central Square, walk towards Boston. Or bus #1.
Open 24 hours/ 7 days a week

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 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.

Cocobeet
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.
857-263-8598
Monday-Friday, 7am-8pm
Saturday, 9am-8pm; Sunday, 10am-8pm

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.
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.

Energize
618 Washington Street in Oak Square
Brighton (Boston), MA 02135
617-903-3053
MBTA: Bus #57 to Tremont St. stop, then walk one block.
Vegan except for honey and bee pollen. Offering a wide array of nutrition-packed, superfood infused shakes and juices, acai bowl, signature salads and build-your-own salad, and a homemade walnut pesto sandwich on homemade bread with vegan cheese, tomato and veggies. Their mission is to be a health oasis that offers nutrition in every ingredient, and welcomes everyone to stop by and energize.

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 – 11:00pm

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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

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655 Tremont St. (South End)
Boston, MA 02118
617-982-7955
MBTA: Bus #39 from Park St. Station, or Bus #1 Harvard-Dudley

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!

Fruition Vegan Kitchen
472 High Street
West Medford, MA 02155
781- 391-0903
Known for home-style vegan comfort foods, Fruition offers a changing menu of 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.” Before holidays, customers can order large trays of numerous savory dishes, such as lasagna and shepherds pie, vegetable side dishes, and desserts. Fruition also does catering. Primarily take-out, with three small tables for eating in.

Grasshopper
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.
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, MA 02116
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, MA 02139
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. Only organic fruits and vegetables are used in the cold-pressed juices and smoothies, with attention to local sourcing. Raw vegan snacks and Breakfast Bowls like Chia Seed Pudding and Overnight Oats are packed with whole, nutritious ingredients. Satisfying salads include Raw Pad Thai, Red Quinoa Curry, and Zucchini Noodles tossed with walnut-basil-parsley pesto.

My Thai Vegan Cafe & Bubble Tea Bistro
3 Beach Street, 2nd floor, at corner of Washington St.
Chinatown, Boston, MA 02111
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!

Pure Cold Press Juice & Salad Bar
326 Harvard Street
Brookline MA 02446
MBTA: Green Line C Trolley to Coolidge Corner, or #66 bus
617-487-8948

Kosher, salads, sandwiches, soups, acai bowl, juices.

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
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.

Revolution Juice
150 Huntington Ave. (opposite Christian Science Plaza)
Boston, MA 02115
MBTA: Green Line E (Heath) 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, smoothies, “datorades,” green drinks and fruit sorbet bowls with toppings. Nourishing soups like Three Bean, Carrot Ginger Curry, and Vegetable Lentil are served with brown rice and make a hearty meal. Healthy snacks like Date Power Bars are on hand, and nutrient-dense baby foods can be ordered. Take-out or counter seating on stools (no tables.) Surround yourself with delicious, healthy choices and power on!

Rhythm ‘N Wraps
857- 829-1090

Gourmet vegetarian food truck selling at locations at Boston University and Harvard. The chef is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, and specializes in vegetarian and Ayurvedic-inspired cooking. The Chickpea Vegetable Curry plate comes with a choice of basamati, quinoa, brown or wild rice. A variety of salads and sides, as well as numerous different wraps, some using vegan sausage or tempeh bacon with a range of vegetables and sauces, pack a lot of choices into this shiny black mobile unit.

Sudo Shoes
No food at Sudo Shoes, but those seeking vegan food may want to know about this all-vegan online local business that offers a stellar selection of fashionable accessories and footwear for men and women. Leather-free shoes both dress and casual, boots, sandals, wallets, belts, ties — they’ve done the research and found the top animal-friendly and socially responsible choices, with style.

Taco Party Food Truck
Rotating locations in Seaport, Financial District, Rowes Wharf, Somerville, and Chinatown
This all-vegan 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.

Taco Party Restaurant
711 Broadway in Ball Square
Somerville, MA 02144
617-764-0683
More details coming soon…

The Juice Union
23A Bow Street, Union Square
Somerville, MA 02143
Serves juices made to order from fresh fruit and vegetables, smoothies, and “b’nice cream bowls,” which they describe as bananas whipped and transformed to a texture reminiscent of soft-serve ice cream. They offer four flavors by whipping in dates and cacao powder, almond butter and cinnamon, avocado and coconut water, or acai and blueberries. Toppings like nuts, granola, chia seeds, and cacao nibs add body to the smoothness. No seating, takeout only.

Thirst Juice Co
44 School St. (entrance on Province St.)
Boston MA 02108
MBTA: Orange Line to State Street, or Green or Red Lines to Park Street
857- 233-4535
Monday – Friday, 7 am – 7 pm
Saturday & Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm
More details coming soon…

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, MA 02139
MBTA: Central Square stop on Red Line, #1 bus
617-497-1513
Monday – Thursday & Sunday, 9am – 10pm
Friday & Saturday, 9am – 11pm

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!

Whole Heart Provisions
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.
617-202-5041
Tuesday-Sunday 11am – 9 pm (Closed Monday)
More details coming soon…