Vegan ramen – yep, it’s a thing! And you can try it out in Boston at Newbury Street’s Ramen Red White. In addition to their Insta-famous roasted miso avocado, Red White serves rich and flavorful plant-based noodle bowls.
Find it at 294 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02115.
2. Plant Pub
Plant Pub offers a vegan alternative to classic American comfort ingredients — by substituting dairy-based cheese for nut-based cheese, for example. They also find a balance between honoring burger-making traditions and allowing room for innovation by mixing old-school craft with new-school ingredients. Find out what makes Plant Pub a celebrity favorite.
675 W Kendall St, Cambridge, MA 02142.
As the name suggests, you can get plenty of vegan options here, but both vegans and non-vegans alike can appreciate the diverse flavors of the dishes at Oasis Vegan Veggie Parlor. From burritos and bowls to a full juice bar, it’s a great option for a filling but healthy lunch or dinner. You’re also supporting a local Black-owned business when you dine here!
Find it at 340 Washington St, Boston, MA 02121.
4. Life Alive
This Cambridge-born salad chain will bring your taste buds to life. They’re well known for funky superfood ingredients like bee pollen and tiger nuts, but crafting them in an addictingly delicious way!
Yep, it’s still possible for vegans to enjoy a delicious ice cream cone at FoMu this summer. Their creamy treats with a gelato-like consistency are made with coconut milk and a blend of organic, natural sweeteners. Our favorite flavor is Golden Milk, a blend of cinnamon, turmeric and ginger that’s based on an Ayervedic drink used for centuries to calm the belly and ease inflammation. It’s practically good for you!
Find FoMu at one of their multiple locations around Boston.
Find it at 1 N Beacon St, Allston, MA 02134.
Even vegans want to pig out on burgers and fries sometimes. That’s when Beatnic comes in as your go-to spot for vegan comfort food. Originally from New York, the Beatnic Brookline location has guac burgers, quinoa tacos, and even vegan mac n’ cheese.
Find it at 399 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116.
8. Lulu Green
Located in South Boston, Lulu Green is a cafe/bakery/juice bar that specializes in all things vegan. Pumpkin spice and tumeric lattes are a particular favorite among customers, and you can get quick bites like cookies and pastries along with bowls for lunch.
Find it at 246 W Broadway Boston, MA 02127.
For those unfamiliar with dosas, they’re a savory lentil crepe in Indian cuisine that can be filled with anything, from potatoes, green chilis and onions to sweet fruits like mango and strawberry. Madras Dosa Company in Seaport has all the options you can possibly imagine – many of which are completely vegan.
Find it at 55 Boston Wharf RD, Boston, MA 02210.
While not strictly vegan, this vegetarian diner offers some great vegan options. It was even featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives! They have a full breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu, along with vegan desserts and cocktails.
Find it at 450 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139.
Written by Ameera Hammouda and Vanessa Baron