Vegetarian Restaurants in the US

Though I can’t hope to ever have a definitive list of vegetarian restaurants, I travel quite a bit and love trying new restaurants. This list includes vegetarian and vegan restaurants in the US, as well as regular restaurants that have a nice vegetarian selection.

White Lotus
80 North Market St.
San José
408 977-0540
Vegetarian Vietnamese restaurant, with numerous mock meat dishes.

Black Rock
85 Ferris Street
203 576-9168
Seasonal menu, fantastic soups. Everything is vegetarian and many items are or can be made vegan.

Zapotec (closed)
14 Kennebec Ave.
Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard
Cute Mexican restaurant with vegetarian burrito and enchilada options.

New Mexico  
Sustaining Cultures Café
114 Doña Luz
505 751-0959
(closed) Small café in a wonderful fair-trade gallery and store.
Whole Body Café
33 Cordova Road
Santa Fe
505 986-1111
Cafeteria-style restaurant with all kinds of vegetarian, vegan, raw, and ___-free options.

New York  
Counter (closed)
105 First Ave.
New York City
Fantastic vegetarian/organic restaurant named for the old fashioned diner-style counter that takes up a third of it.
The Organic Grill
123 First Ave.
New York City
212 477-7177
Nice little vegetarian grill with soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps, and an enormous selection of organic teas. Sunday brunch.

Gilmore’s (closed)
133 East Gay Street
West Chester
Terrific French restaurant – call a couple days in advance to make a dinner reservation and tell the chef you’re veggie – he’ll make you meal you won’t forget.
Su Tao Café
81 Lancaster Ave.
610 651-8886
Vegan Chinese restaurant, with menu and buffet. Numerous mock meat dishes.
Thai Place
700 Nutt Road
816 753-8424
Thai restaurant with a nice selection of vegetarian dishes, including various curries made with vegetables, tofu, mock chicken, and mock duck.

Rover's (closed)
2808 E. Madison
This is not a vegetarian restaurant, but upon request, they offer a phenomenal 10-course vegetarian or vegan dégustation menu.

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