When it comes to dining out, being a vegan or vegetarian can be tough. Beyond a bland veggie burger or a completely barren salad, most main stream restaurants have hardly any appetizing alternatives for their meat-free patrons. So we’ve put together a list of some of the best and most popular locations that cater to the foodie needs of vegans and vegetarians alike!
Organic Garden Cafe: Vegetarian and vegan friendly eatery, offering organic, locally grown and raw options!
The Red Lentil: Watertown-based restaurant that offers inexpensive eats and a unique brunch menu
Veggie Planet: Home to some of the weirdest (and most delicious) vegan pizzas you may ever encounter in Harvard Square
Grasshopper Restaurant: Ridiculously low prices for tons of vegan options like tofu, seitan and soups
Revitalive Cafe: Creative and trendy raw, vegan meals located in Newburyport
Peace O’ Pie: Popular Allston hotspot offering completely vegan pizzas
Life Alive: Modern organic, vegetarian cafe in both Lowell and Cambridge, offering hearty meals, vitalizing juices and smoothies
ALTERNATIVES (Vegetarian and vegan friendly options on the menu)
uFOODgrill: Numerous Boston locals with veggie burgers, tofu meals and all-natural smoothies
the otherside cafe: Lots of great beer, and a slew of bean, tempeh and salad options available
Butterfly: A variety of Chinese, Japanese or vegetarian dishes
The Purple Cactus: Southwestern style restaurant with lots of veggie based wraps, burgers and salads