Vegan food trends are sweeping the nation, and for good reason. It’s healthy, and it’s good for our animal friends. This is not to say that veganism is the only way to go. There’s nothing wrong with being a bit carnivorous from time to time, and enjoying some dairy.
However, if you are one of our vegan pals, you know how difficult it can be to get your daily servings of protein. Fortunately for you, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best vegan restaurants around that serve up some phenomenal, protein-packed alternatives to meats! And don’t worry, omnivorous mates: these selections are so good, you can enjoy them even if you’re craving some meat. In fact, they’re so good you might even go vegan!
The first city in which you can enjoy some amazing plant-based proteins is San Diego. And this city is home to an awesome vegan spot called Cafe Gratitude. Cafe Gratitude is known in San Diego for having some of the best vegan brunch options, and if you order from here, you’ll see why.
When you’re craving some vegan brunch from this spot, make sure to get the Nurtured Breakfast Wrap. It’s got chickpea frittata, spicy cashew aioli, cashew mozzarella, escabeche, and breakfast potatoes. It’s packed with plant-based protein, and it’ll stick to your ribs long after you’ve devoured every bite.
If you’re looking for a sweeter side to accompany this delicious brunch item, make sure to get coconut yogurt!
The next town we’re going to check out for some awesome vegan options is in the up-and-coming Austin, Texas. Austin is known for their barbecue, but they’ll soon be known for their vegan options, too.
When you’re craving vegan grub in Austin, an excellent restaurant is Veggie Heaven. It’s a vegetarian restaurant that specialize in Asian cuisine. A great protein-packed vegan option from this spot is the Taipei Lo Mein. It’s a ramen noodle stir fry with garlic, onion, broccoli, baby bok choy, cauliflower, carrots, napa cabbage, tofu in brown sauce. It’s flavorful, and the perfect substitute for meat.
The final city and the final restaurant we have for are will leave you impressed and full of delicious vegan goodness. Chloe, located in Boston, is a gourmet vegan restaurant that serves up some next-level meat substitutes.
When you’re in Boston and wish to order from Chloe, make sure to get the Quinoa Taco Salad. It consists of chopped romaine, quinoa, spicy seitan chorizo, black beans, sweet corn, avocado, tomato, tortilla strips, tofu crema, agave lime vinaigrette.
It’s packed with a ton of ingredients that are both healthy and give it the diverse, tasty flavor that separates it from other vegan dishes. Additionally, the seitan chorizo is about as close to the real thing as you can get, and it’s got the perfect amount of heat for those that like foods on the spicier side.
After seeing these options, there’s no excuse for you to deny your vegan friends’ requests to eat at a restaurant of their choosing for once, regardless of the city you live in.
These restaurants will give you all the flavor and satisfaction that real meat gives you, so give being a vegan a go, even if it’s just for a meal!