50 Best Restaurants for Vegetarians in America for 2018

Gone are the days where those who choose not to eat meat are relegated to mediocre sides and salads — OpenTable's 2018 list of the 50 Best Vegetarian Restaurants in America highlights the most popular veg-forward restaurants, all across the country. The menus at these vegetarian, vegetarian-friendly, and vegan restaurants feature vegetables front and center, creatively presented with expert technique and serious attention to flavor. The list of honorees is based on an analysis of 12,000,000+ reviews of more than 28,000 restaurants across the country—all submitted by verified diners.

As Voted by OpenTable Diners
Restaurants:ABC Kitchen, Andina, Âu Lạc Plant-Based Food & Drink
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, Peruvian, Vegan
Neighborhoods:Gramercy / Flatiron, Pearl District, Downtown

ABC Kitchen

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Gramercy / Flatiron
6,733 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Hot Spot
  • Special Occasion

Amazing food, great service and beautiful decor. A+++++

95 people mentioned the Calamari
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Andina

$$$$·Peruvian·
Pearl District
7,702 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Hot Spot
One of the two women sitting at the closest table next to us was foul-mouthed constantly swearing. Otherwise a great dinner.
102 people mentioned the Pisco Sour
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Âu Lạc Plant-Based Food & Drink

$$$$·Vegan·
Downtown
605 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy
The food was excellent the service was excellent he really truly enjoyed ourselves. We will be going back
6 people mentioned the Burritos
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Bar Bombon

$$$$·Vegan·
Center City
1,142 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good Vegetarian Options

Bar Bombon was a great introduction to vegan cuisine for a friend that I brought. The speed of the meal was perfect and the restaurant itself was flexible in taking my reservation sooner due to arrivi...

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Healthy in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
20 people mentioned the Cuban Sandwich

Beatrix - River North

$$$$·American·
River North (Chicago)
3,984 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
Great for breakfast. Love that you can eat inside but with the windows open. This worked for our group who had varying levels of comfort with eating inside.
104 people mentioned the Caramel Pie

Bistro Aracosia

$$$$·Afghan·
Palisades Northwest
1,641 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
Bring your friends and their appetites. The food is delicious and the staff is very accommodating. The dining room is small and can be noisy with the music. Outside seating is realRead more
Best Food in Washington, D.C. Area
22 people mentioned the Dumplings

BLACKOUT - Dining in the Dark

$$$$·American·
The Strip
2,315 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun

Awesome place with awesome food. Dining in complete darkness makes you focus on your other senses and sit back and enjoy the taste of your food. Our waitress Niki was fabulous and she made it all the ...

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Healthy in The Strip
1 people mentioned the Celery Salad
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Blind Faith Cafe

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Evanston
1,121 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Great for Lunch
Everything about the experience was lovely. We can't wait to return - even the non-vegetarians that were with me.
Best Value in North Suburbs
16 people mentioned the Thai Peanut

Blossom on Columbus

$$$$·Vegan·
Upper West Side
980 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good Vegetarian Options

Multiple locations recognized, including: Blossom on Columbus, Blossom on Chelsea

10 people mentioned the Mushroom Ravioli
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Brewery Bhavana

$$$$·Brewery·
Raleigh
2,586 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Great food, decent service, good atmosphere. Will definitely be back.
Best Ambiance in Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill
141 people mentioned the Dumplings

Cafe Gratitude - San Diego

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Little Italy
640 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Healthy

We enjoyed the Whole and Evolve bowls. Delicious and very fresh ingredients. Excellent service, comfortable booth, and we were able to store our luggage with the host during our meal. For local, organ...

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6 people mentioned the Kombucha

Catch LA

$$$$·Seafood·
West Hollywood
7,003 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Hot Spot
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Once again, the best meal ever!! The albacore nigiri just melts in your mouth. Next time that’s all I want! LOL
Seafood in Los Angeles
26 people mentioned the Lobster Mac Cheese

Charlie was a sinner.

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Center City
1,866 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Vegan
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
Fantastic food, just a little bit crowded indoors for a pandemic.
Healthy in Philadelphia
28 people mentioned the Gnocchi

Chauhan Ale & Masala House

$$$$·Indian·
The Gulch
3,307 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighborhood Gem

Everything was phenomenal. The food , the service, the restaurant itself. I'm gluten free and the server was so sweet to get the chef to indi on my menu what was safe and what dishes could be made saf...

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Fit for Foodies in Nashville
93 people mentioned the Masala

Delice & Sarrasin

$$$$·Vegan·
West Village
993 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good Vegetarian Options

In one word: AMAZING. I have been a vegan for two years, and even I was a little skeptical of vegan French cuisine. But D&S is just exquisite. The menu has so many options, and is so creative. The Bri...

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13 people mentioned the Coq Au Vin

Departure Restaurant and Lounge

$$$$·Asian·
Downtown
3,952 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
unforgettable birthday dinner. loved the atmosphere.
Scenic View in Portland
37 people mentioned the Crispy Pork Belly
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Dirt Candy

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Lower East Side
2,846 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
What an amazing 9 course + feast. Our party luv'd each course which was expertly presented by servers who had passion about their wildly inventive vegan cuisine.
140 people mentioned the Hush Puppies
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Divya's Kitchen

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
East Village
759 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy
Healthy fun meal with a friend.
10 people mentioned the Vegetable Curry

Double Zero

$$$$·Italian·
East Village
692 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch
Consistently tasty food, vegan, very friendly staff, cozy outdoor/indoor setting. Very reasonably priced. Love coming here!
42 people mentioned the Vegan Pizza

Ema

$$$$·Mediterranean·
River North (Chicago)
2,886 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
The food was, as always, phenomenal. Looking forward to going again.
Mediterranean in Chicago / Illinois
39 people mentioned the Falafel

Equinox - DC

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
3,007 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
Dinner with our daughter and son-in-law can be challenging because she is vegan and my husband definitely isn’t. Equinox made all of us very happy. A terrific selection of vegan anRead more
Healthy in District of Columbia
37 people mentioned the Fritters

Farmer's Table

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Boca Raton
4,998 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
Fantastic brunch with girlfriends
Healthy in West Palm Beach
85 people mentioned the Short Rib

Farmers & Distillers

$$$$·American·
Mt. Vernon Square
6,866 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Brunch
  • Fit for Foodies

Great for brunch on Saturdays/Sundays. The restaurant is part of the Founding Farmers family of restaurants. The decor is very welcoming. The fresh homemade doughnuts are a big plus for the weekend bu...

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Most Booked in Washington, D.C. Area
118 people mentioned the Dumplings

Farmers Fishers Bakers

$$$$·American·
Georgetown
10,486 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Waterfront

Great food service and atmosphere. Really something for everyone here .

Most Booked in Washington, D.C. Area
157 people mentioned the Crab Dip

Farmhouse at Rogers Gardens

$$$$·American·
Corona del Mar
6,150 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
The staff really make the entire experience lovely.
Best Ambiance in Orange County
29 people mentioned the Short Rib

Founding Farmers - DC

$$$$·American·
Foggy Bottom
30,201 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies

Multiple locations recognized, including: Washington DC, Tysons Corner, VA

Most Booked in Washington, D.C. Area
644 people mentioned the Beignets

Gracias Madre - SF

$$$$·Mexican·
Mission District
1,160 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Healthy
  • Great for Lunch

Great flavors, friendly neighborhood spot with communal dining. Should be on every vegan / vegetarian to do list!

Healthy in San Francisco Bay Area
13 people mentioned the Pozole

Greens Restaurant

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio
9,816 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good Vegetarian Options
We had an amazing dinner – the food was so fresh and creative. Our server was delightful. She was able to recommend menu items and speak in detail about all the dishes. The view waRead more
Healthy in San Francisco Bay Area
47 people mentioned the Grilled Peach

Harvest Beat

$$$$·Vegan·
Wallingford
786 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
Always a fantastic dinner! Chef creates unbelievably unique courses, hot is hot and cold is cold. Great service!
Best Overall in Seattle / Eastern Washington
3 people mentioned the Cashew Cheese

The Helmand Restaurant

$$$$·Afghan·
Mt. Vernon
2,081 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

Helmand NEVER disappoints for ambiance, excellent service and outstanding food. We recommend it to EVERY one of our friends

151 people mentioned the Pumpkin Appetizer
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Irregardless Cafe

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Raleigh
4,358 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good Vegetarian Options
Service last night, Thursday Sept 22, was amazing. We ate outside, in the improvised street-side dining area. Not too noisy, our waitress was very attentive, though not too much!),Read more
Great for Brunch in Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill
52 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits

Lila

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Sarasota
802 reviews
  • Healthy
  • Vegan
  • Creative Cuisine
Lila never disappoints. Absolutely the best in Sarasota. We typically don't get dessert, but the Raw chocolate tart is outta this world. And a wonderful tribute to Arthur. Thank yRead more
Healthy in Tampa / Central Florida West
13 people mentioned the Buddha Bowl

Linger

$$$$·International·
Highlands
6,167 reviews
  • Hot Spot
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
Great food and service as always! Love the variety of the internationally inspired menu
Most Booked in Denver / Colorado
79 people mentioned the Duck Buns

The Little Beet Table

$$$$·American·
Gramercy / Flatiron
1,680 reviews
  • Healthy
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
Been coming here for at least five years. Never disappoints. Love that their drinks are not overly sweet. Food always amazing.
36 people mentioned the Sweet Potatoes

Modern Love - Omaha

$$$$·Vegan·
Midtown
1,785 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

Multiple locations recognized, including: Brooklyn, NY; Omaha, NE

25 people mentioned the Gnocchi

Oliver's

$$$$·Vegan·
Montecito
1,108 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Vegan
  • Fit for Foodies
Simply divine in all respects. The perfect evening.
Best Overall in California Central Coast
14 people mentioned the Pad Thai

Plant Food + Wine Venice

$$$$·Vegan·
Venice
1,117 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Vegan
  • Romantic
Great place and loved the backyard!!!
Healthy in Los Angeles
12 people mentioned the Dumplings

Planta

$$$$·Vegan·
South Beach
767 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy
This was an incredible experience. I explained I have an autoimmune and the manager and staff were quick to put us in a private dinning area. They made sure I felt safe and constanRead more
10 people mentioned the Dumplings
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Rasika

$$$$·Indian·
Penn Quarter
8,530 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Hot Spot

Multiple locations recognized, including: Peen Quarter; West End

591 people mentioned the Chaat
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Root Down

$$$$·American·
Highlands
7,349 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
Best vegetarian dishes in Denver! I am not a meat eater, but my dinner dates said the chicken and scallops were delicious.
Most Booked in Denver / Colorado
97 people mentioned the Gnocchi

Sage Plant Based Bistro & Brewery - Culver City

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Culver City
736 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies

We love this place for our vegan friends and it’s amazing menu. I had the veggie plantains black bean burrito which is deliciously sweet and wholesome and the avocado adds umami.

Great for Lunch in Westside
14 people mentioned the Butternut Squash Ravioli

Shaya

$$$$·Israeli·
Uptown
3,482 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Great service and terrific food. Received a complimentary hummus with squash. Delicious. Great experience.
Best Food in New Orleans / Louisiana
240 people mentioned the Pita

True Food Kitchen - Atlanta

$$$$·American·
Buckhead
1,802 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

Multiple locations recognized, including: Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; Bethesda, MD; Boca Raton, FL; Denver, CO; Chicago, IL; Fairfax VA; Houston, TX; King of Prussia, PA; Naples, FL; Newport Beach, CA; P...

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Healthy in Atlanta / Georgia
14 people mentioned the Quinoa Burger

Ulele

$$$$·American·
Tampa
9,453 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
Great atmosphere and food
American in Tampa / Central Florida West
117 people mentioned the Okra Fries

Urban Vegan Kitchen (a.k.a. Blossom on Carmine)

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
West Village
467 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
Visited from London, best vegan food we have had in a very long time!
11 people mentioned the Mac Cheese
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Zahav

$$$$·Middle Eastern·
Society Hill
7,052 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Hot Spot
Amazing food. the lamb was cooked to perfection
202 people mentioned the Lamb Shoulder
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Zaytinya

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Penn Quarter
16,647 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Our second time there, we got the Chef tasting, great food experience! They being small servings and explain what they are. Service is top notch and price is terrible for the qualiRead more
Mediterranean in Washington, D.C. Area
477 people mentioned the Mezze

Candle 79 - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Organic·
Upper East Side
4,603 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy

Candle 79 is hands down my favorite vegan restaurant EVER! The creative dishes, cocktails and fresh drinks never disappoint. I am the only vegan in my family but have brought my husband, son, mother, ...

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49 people mentioned the Dumplings
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Nix

$$$$·Vegetarian·
Greenwich Village
2,023 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy
Amazing food. Took our food allergies very seriously and took great care of us.
39 people mentioned the Dumplings
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XYST NYC

$$$$·Vegan·
Gramercy / Flatiron
333 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Creative Cuisine

Best vegan restaurant we have been to in a long time.

12 people mentioned the Falafel
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