Favorite Vegan Centric Restaurants in Boston

The ultimate veggie and vegan guide to Boston, equipped with locations, as well as fast casual / sit down options.

Fast casual

  1. Oasis Vegan Veggie Parlor $: an all vegan spot with an extensive and tasty menu! So many positive reviews, and available on GrubHub too. The menu ranges from veggie grain bowls to wraps / salads and extensive smoothie and juice options. There’s really something for everyone! Also featured in the Boston Globe here
  2. By Chloe (vegan American) $$ – though it boasts vegan creations, all types of eaters will enjoy this place. Think vegan meets comfort food with options like air baked fries and pesto meatball subs. This is my go-to hangover quick fix. Giant cookie optional but HIGHLY recommended.
    • My order: the classic burger, caesar salad, mac and cheese, and giant cookie.
    • all vegan, gluten free stated on the menu
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    • 100 Van Ness St, Boston MA
    • Available on Uber Eats and GrubHub
  3. Cava (Mediterranean) $$: Mediterranean quick eats. Love this spot for a flavor packed salad. With options like wraps and rice bowls as well, this is a universal crowd pleaser for those who may be a bit “averse” to healthy. Not specifically vegan, but many options.
      • My order: arugula, romaine, red pepper and regular hummus, ½ chicken, ½ roasted vegetables, tomato/cucumber medley, pickled onions, olives, cauliflower tabbouleh, mint, lemon herb tahini dressing 
      • Allergen friendly: vegan, GF, DF
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      • 1346 Bolyston St, Boston
  4. Cocobeet $$: fast casual, plant-based healthy eatery with smoothies, acai bowls, quick take-out and juices galore
    • This is my favorite juice bar in the city, with all organic ingredients. They also just opened a location in Wellesley (town about 20 minutes out side of Boston!!). 
    • My order: chia pudding. And also everything on the menu.
    • All plant based vegan and gluten free.
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    • 100 City Hall Plaza
  5. Grainmaker $$: healthy fast casual eatery with tons of vegetarian, vegan, paleo, gluten and dairy free options! In fact the entire menu is gluten and dairy free. They also just started a program where you can buy their tupperware, and if you bring it back each time, they’ll clean it and give you a discount on your next meal.
    • My order: the hipstir (cauliflower rice, kale, bok choy, sweet-chili brussel sprouts, toasted sesam vinaigrette, scallions, sesame seeds, and your choice of protein – I usually get chicken)
    • Entire menu is 100% gluten free and dairy free.
    •  Instagram
    • 91 Summer St Boston 
    • Order on UberEats
  6.  Life Alive $$– Vegan / vegetarian bowls with exciting and vibrant flavors. Oh man this is one of my favorite, favorite lunch spots. Everything is organic, and the sauces are just other worldly. Make sure to grab a bowl with the ginger nama shoyu sauce. It will change your life. If you like plants and kombucha on tap and amazing smoothie combos and fresh pressed juices, this place is for you.
    • My order: rainbow harvest bowl (or anything with the ginger nama shoyu sauce), living Caesar topped with whipped sweet potato, CBD truffles, maca malt shake
    • All vegetarian, many DF/GF/vegan items
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    • 431 Boylston St, Boston MA
    • Order online here and use code LEMONS for free shipping!
  7. Mother Juice $$: Juice / smoothie bar. Some of the most delicious smoothies in Boston in my very humble opinion. Lots of juices, smoothies, shots, breakfast bowls, toast, and salad options. 
    • My order:Coco Love and add in some greens like kale or spinach (almond mylk, banana, cacao powder, cacao nibs, maca, cinnamon, almond butter, date
    • DF, GF vegan options galore
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    • 291 Newbury St, Boston MA
  8. Jugos $$: Juice /smoothie bar. Oh baby walking in here is like having your nostrils greeted with a fresh fruit grove. It smells absolutely divine. This location is quite, quite small, but the cute exterior makes up for it. Located right in Back Bay station so if you’re coming or leaving by train or orange line, this is such a great option!
    • My order: cashew milk latte, Xochitl smoothie (kale, banana, date, strawberry, cashew milk), kai acai bowl, Montevideo pitaya bowl (pitaya, banana, lucuma, passionfruit, almond milk top with granola, banana, coconut, blueberry, fig), la mar blue majik bowl (blended blue majic, cauliflower, pineapple, oats, banana, cashew milk topped with berries, kiwi, mango), tomate y palta (tomato, avocado, pea shoots, feta cheese, olive oil, lemon)
    • all vegetarian and dairy free options with gluten free and many vegan options
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    • 145 Dartmouth St, Boston MA
    • Delivery via GrubHub
  9. Dig Inn $$:  American bowls. Like getting a home cooked, hearty, comforting meal but healthified. And something for everyone! Kale options but also mac and cheese options. There are two locations in Back Bay – one in the prudential center if you need some fuel after shopping and one right on Boylston street near the library (study break fuel).
    • My order: farm greens with mint base, charred brussels with honey-chili oil, roasted sweet potatoes,  cashew kale Caesar, avocado, chicken, rosemary vinaigrette
    • DF/GF, vegan options
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    • 557 Boylston St / 800 Boylston St
    • Delivery
  10. The Farmacy Cafe $$: feel good salads, bowls, sandwiches and superfood smoothies 
    • My order: spicy peanut rice bowl: brown rice, mixed greens, pickled carrots, roasted broccoli, kimchi, sliced almonds, local feta with spicy peanut dressing
    • Dairy free, gf, vegan, vegetarian items noted on the menu
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    • 25 Drydock Ave, Boston, MA 02210
  11. Whole Heart Provisions $$: Kombucha on tap, incredible bowls with incredible flavors and some of the best brussels sprouts I’ve ever had.
    • My order: the mission with tahini (shiitake, edamame, shaved brussels, Japanese eggplant, smashed cucumber, Szechuan dukkah)
    • All vegetarian, lots of vegan and DF/GF options
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    • 298 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA, 02139
    • 487 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA, 02139
    • Order for delivery here
  12. Oat shop $: so many sweet and savory oat options! Love this place for a quick grab and go breakfast!
    • My order: I love the great greens (house-made herb pesto topped with avocado, kale chips, and pumpkins seeds) and the almond joy (toasted coconut, slivered almonds, an chocolate coconut sauce)
    • Gf, df, vegan options
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    • 22A College Ave, Somerville
    • Order online here and here.
  13. Forge $$: their tagline is “cookies and bread make everything better” enough said. They also have an ice cream bar ahhh!!! Another great study spot. Sibling café to Bloc.
    • My order: the dogood (chickpea mash, watermelon radish, citrus beets, feta and greens on marble rye
    • Gf, df, vegan options
    •  Instagram
    • 626 Somerville Ave, Somerville MA
  14. 3 little figs $$: cute little café brunch spot with great smoothies
    • My order: the village (roasted sweet potatoes, arugula, goat cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, honey, olive oil on 7 grain)
    • Gf, df, vegan options
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    •  278 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA, 02143
  15. Health club juice bar $$: in the same building as 3 little figs. Quick grab and go smoothie, juice and health food options. Super bright and vibrant interior decorating too!
    • My order: chocolate shake (roasted sweet potato, banana, tahini, date syrup, organic cacao, flax, almond milk)
    •  Gf, df, vegan options
    • 278 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA, 02143
  16. Veggie Crust $$: full range of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free pizza, pasta, salads, panini, vegan ice cream and juice!
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    • gf, df, vegan options
    • 445 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA 02143
  17. Clover Food Lab $$: prioritizes local sourcing, partnering with nearby farms and producers to fuel its menu of vegetarian meals and snacks.
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    • 496 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA, 02139
  18. Saus at Bow Market $$: Everything on the menu in Saus at Bow Market is vegetarian and can be made vegan.
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    • 1 Bow Market Way #12, Somerville, MA 02143
  19. Red White Japanese Vegan $$: place where you can find traditional Japanesecuisine and the wellness for yourself together. Our magnificent vegan recipe is based on the traditional vegan dining style of Buddhist monks in Japan called Shojin dishes which has 1300 years of history.
    • menu notes which items contain soy, gluten, nuts, and sesame
    • 294 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02115

Sit down

  1. Veggie Galaxy $$: Imaginative twist on an old-school diner specializing in from-scratch vegan & vegetarian options
    • My order: chickpea tuna stuffed avocado, any of the omelettes (can be made vegan)
    • gluten free, vegan items listed on the menu
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    • 450 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
  2. Cosmica $$: Cal-Mex specialties featuring tacos, snacks, and vacation cocktails.
    • My order: mole poblano chicken with ancho yucca mash, potato chips, onion, and cilantro over ancient grains; brussels sprouts, and cauliflower al pastor 
    • Gluten free, vegan, and vegetarian items listed on the menu
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    • 40 Berkeley St., Boston, MA
  3. Beehive $$: Hip spot for creative New American fare, cocktails, daily live music, jazz brunch & patio dining.
    • My order: VEGAN GRAIN BOWL, FARRO, QUINOA, GRILLED MARKET VEGETABLES, SWISS CHARD 
    • Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free items noted on the menu 
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    • 541 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116
  4. Elephant Walk $$: Innovative French-Cambodian fusion menus in cozy wood-and-brick surroundings.
    • My order: grilled deboned rainbow trout with spicy jalapeno-lime marinade, Chinese broccoli, wild lime rice
    • Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free connotations on their menu
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    • 1415 Washington St., Boston MA
    • Reservations
  5. Grotto (Italian) $$$: Italian cooking with a noteable wine list
    • My order: fennel and citrus encrusted Salmon, Whipped chickpea, Grilled broccolini
    • menu tags gluten free, vegan items on the menu 
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    • 37 Bowdoin Street, Boston, MA 02114
    • Reservations
  6. Forage $$$: local, seasonal ingredient-driven menu served with crafty cocktails
    • My order: vegan carrot and pistachio sausage, wild mushrooms, charcuterie, ginger brined chicken, red wine braised monkfish
    • Omnivore / pescatarian, vegetarian/vegan tasting menus available. Gluten free, df, vegan, vegetarian items on the menu though no specific labeling on the menu.
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    • 5 Craigie Circle, Cambridge, MA
    • Reservations 
  7. Craigie on Main $$$$: American with local, seasonal and organic ingredients.
    • My order: salad of baby greens, crudo of yellowfin tuna, salad of spiced farm carrots, vadouvan rubbed cauliflower, the burger is also delightful!
    • Vegetarian / vegan options labeled on the menu. Also gluten free / dairy free options though not explicitly stated on the menu.
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    • 854 Main St, Cambridge MA
    • Reservations 
  8. Sugar Spice Thai $$: Authentic, fresh thai. Female owned and operated and recommended by both Eater Boston and Boston Magazine.
  9. True Bistro $$: Sleek, candlelit spot specializing in innovative, globally inspired vegan fare, with weekend brunch. 
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    • 1153 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144
  10. Taco Party $: taco night for vegans!
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    • 711 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144

Dessert

  1. Fomu $$: vegan, coconut based ice cream galore!
  2. Blackbird Donuts $$: SO GOOD! Really small, but worth it. You can get donut ice cream sandwiches and they even have an everything bagel flavored donut!!
  3. Union Square donuts $$: craft donut shop! They’re always creating incredible flavors from scratch every single day!
    • My order: jumbleberry, apple crisp donut (seasonal), sea salted bourbon caramel, brown butter hazelnut crunch
    • Vegan options!
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    • 20 Bow Street, Somerville, MA 0214
  4. Veggie Galaxy $$: Imaginative twist on an old-school diner specializing in from-scratch vegan & vegetarian options
    • My order: chickpea tuna stuffed avocado, any of the omelettes (can be made vegan)
    • gluten free, vegan items listed on the menu
    • Instagram
    • 450 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

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