Veg Restaurants: North of Boston and North Shore

If you are dining out or ordering restaurant takeout or delivery, please support the vegan and vegetarian establishments on this list. Many are offering contact-free takeout and delivery. As of June 22, 2020, restaurants in Mass may open for limited seated indoor dining following COVID-19 physical distancing precautions. Please check their websites for details.

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). Be sure to call first to confirm hours.


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North of Boston

Bayberry Café
502 Main St.
Woburn, MA 01801
(781) 935-1288

All vegan Pan-Asian cuisine, this attractive, spacious restaurant consistently racks up 5-star reviews on all of the restaurant ratings platforms. The food is fresh, flavorful, and full of eye appeal. Six different sushi rolls and great appetizers like diced mango and avocado tartar, scallion pancakes, and pan-fried dumplings, and an awesome pumpkin soup make it hard to save room for the entrees. Main dishes come with miso soup or a mixed green salad topped with angel-hair beets and carrot dressing. The Malaysian Curry draws lots of fans.  The cheerful, helpful owners experiment with different desserts in addition to their vegan tiramisu, cheese cake, house-made ice cream, pumpkin cream cheese roll, and other regulars. BYOB, and free parking lot adjacent, plus easy street parking. Bayberry has it all.

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.

Icelso
313 S. Broadway
Lawrence, MA 01843 (One mile off Rt. 495)
978-655-7000
MBTA: Get the Orange Line to Malden Center, then get the Purple Line to Lawrence, then walk 1.2 miles

All vegan Dominican/Caribbean cuisine cheerfully served in a lovely, cozy environment with great ambiance. This family-run gem offers generous portions of dishes such as Patacón, a sandwich that uses plantain instead of bread and is stuffed with veggie meat, vegetables and sauces, or a savory grain dish of bulgar with broccoli and veggie meat. Sides such as garbanzo soup, fried plantain, and fruit smoothies add to the mix. There is a small vegan grocery shop on site. Closed Friday evenings and Saturdays.

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. Lowell is the original location of what is now five Life Alive restaurants, and Lowell has maintained their original owner’s menu. 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.

Plantz Café
Lakeview Shopping Center
1734 Lakeview Avenue
Dracut, MA  01826
978-455-7524

All vegan. All gluten-free. The focus here is on nutrient-dense whole plant ingredients and superfoods boosts in rejuvenating smoothies, fresh juices, and “drynkz,” including mushroom coffee. Sandwiches such as veggie burger, chickpea salad, hummus & avocado BLT, and grilled cheez are served on sweet potato waffles (wafflewiches.) The waffles also are served with chocolate hazelnut spread and mixed berries, or nutbutter with chia mixed berry compote. Veggie bean chili, and a quinoa bowl with roasted root veggies with pickled cabbage and cashews add to the variety, along with oatmeal or granola bowls and two novel pizzas. A commitment is stated to local and organic sourcing and sustainability efforts. Order at the counter; the spacious seating area has some tables and chairs, plus comfy upholstered sofas and chairs.

Revitalive Café and Juice Bar
93 Main Street
Andover, MA 01810
855-584-2328

All vegan, this café in Andover Village Square is sister to their original Newburyport location. Food is 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!

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.

Wild Garlic
13 Friend Street
Amesbury, MA 01913
978-388-0072

This little shop gets rave reviews for its home-style cooking and friendly, family-feel atmosphere. The menu varies daily, with their spicy noodles and tofu being regular favorites, along with soups, salads, pasta, and desserts. Sandwiches are served on house-made focaccia bread. May close early if the food sells out, so call. Business is mainly take-out, with four seats inside, and a lovely park with waterfall and benches around the corner.


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Adea’s Mediterranean Kitchen
90 Lafayette Street
Salem, MA 01970
978-594-4271

Family-run restaurant with a no-frills decor puts the emphasis on friendly atmosphere and flavorful, authentic Israeli cuisine. Beans are cooked and spiced to perfection in such dishes as Jerusalem Soup made of slow cooked lima and cannellini beans in a tomato base. Their Masaveha is a flavorful combining of warm fava beans, chickpeas, lemon, garlic, parsley and tahini served on hummus. The Israeli Salad is a refreshing mix of finely chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, romaine lettuce, purple cabbage, chickpeas, and tahini.

Jodi Bee Bakes Bakery and Café
7 Church Street inside the Museum Place Mall
Salem, MA 01970
978-594-8555

Uses local, seasonal, organic ingredients to make hand-crafted baked goods with many being vegan and gluten-free. Their varied vegan sandwiches and wraps include chickpea salad, and cornmeal crusted tempeh with maple mustard sauce, spinach, and ginger turmeric kraut. Inventive lunch offerings such as baked potato with pumpkin chili, and vegan pizza bagel keep the menu lively.

Life Alive
281 Essex Street
Salem, MA 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, along with cooked foods. 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 and Juice Bar
The Tannery Mall
50 Water Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
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!

The Juicery
40 State Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
978-255-2652

This café 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 with granola toppings and some grab-and-go food items round out the menu.

The Juicery
83 Washington Street
Salem, MA 01970
978-224-2120

In the heart of historic Salem, this café offers 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, oatmeal bowls, and sourdough toasts with nut-butters or avocado, and soups such as white bean & kale, or bean & corn veggie chili with a kick, complete the menu.