Veg Restaurants: Metro West

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). Call to confirm hours.

vegan tempeh reuben sandwichClover 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 Metro Boston) is now available in restaurants and food trucks around the region.

57 Central Street (Rt. 135)
Wellesley, MA 02482

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 Temple
59 Pond St. (Rt. 126 South, in the Pond Plaza Shopping Center, next to Market Basket)
Ashland, MA 01721
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
62 Water Street
Framingham MA 01701
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.
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
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.

Thirst Juice Co.
41 Grove Street
Wellesley, MA 02482

Udupi Bhavan
378 Maple Avenue
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
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.