The 10 Best Vegan and Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants in Massachusetts!

Whether you follow a vegan or a vegetarian diet, you know all too well that dining out can present a problem. Rest assured, there are some exceptional vegan and vegetarian-friendly restaurants all throughout Massachusetts—all of which are serving up some seriously mouthwatering fare. Check out the 10 best in the Bay State! 

1. Veggie Galaxy, Cambridge, MA

If you’ve never tried a vegan doughnut, you must check out Veggie Galaxy. The 1950s diner theme is fun, and the fare includes an abundance of both vegetarian and vegan dishes.

2. Belmont Vegetarian Restaurant, Worcester, MA

If learning about healthy food options while you await your home cooked meal sounds like fun, you’ll want to visit Belmont Vegetarian Restaurant. They serve up hearty portions of American and Jamaican vegetarian fare.

3. sweetgreen, Boston, MA

A small, local chain restaurant, sweetgreen (nope, not a mistake—the “s” is lower case!) is known for their amazing salads and other vegetarian dishes. The big bonus is that practically everything is organic.

4. Life Alive Urban Oasis and Organic Café, Multiple locations

Not only will vegans and vegetarians be pleasingly satiated when dining at Life Alive Urban Oasis and Organic Café, those with a gluten allergy or intolerance, those who eat only raw foods, and people on macrobiotic diets will all find excellent options to please their palates. They also offer smoothies and a variety of healthy juices for those preferring lighter fare.

5. Walnut Grille, Newton Highlands, MA

For delicious vegetarian and vegan fare in a classy, upscale setting, Walnut Grille is the perfect restaurant. Enjoy some wine, indulge in a huge selection of entrees, including quinoa and pumpkin seed tofu and mushroom and turnip miso soup. Top your meal off with a decadent dessert. How does carrot and mango cake sound? In addition to vegan and vegetarian fare, they offer many gluten free options, too.

6. Red Lentil Vegetarian & Vegan Restaurant, Watertown, MA

An award-winning restaurant that is on its way to becoming a Level 1 Certified Green Restaurant, the Red Lentil Vegetarian & Vegan Restaurant serves up amazing lunch and dinner options. Even better, enjoy their brunch on Saturdays and Sundays and partake of dishes like Benedict Florentine, vegan French toast and more.

7. Grasshopper, Allston, MA

If you’re craving Asian food, check out Grasshopper and marvel at the vegan and vegetarian selections on their menu. Be sure to save room for their vegan desserts!

8. Organic Garden Café, Beverly, MA

Whether you eat a vegan diet or prefer to fill up on raw or gluten free foods instead, Organic Garden Café will meet all your dietary needs with delicious, nutritious options. Their juice bar is the best in the area and their dining options include vegan pizzas, soups, and even selections for vegetarians who are transitioning to a vegan diet. 

9. Masao’s Kitchen, Waltham, MA

Offering their customers 100 percent vegan fare, Masao’s Kitchen plates simple fare including tofu, tempeh and an ample selection of entrees where veggies take the spotlight. Most of their ingredients are organic. Their menu changes monthly.

10. by Chloe, Boston, MA

A small vegan chain that originated in New York City, by Chloe features vegan fare created with locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant is small, but incredibly quaint and cozy! Eat in or take your meal to go.

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