How are you, foodie lovers? I hope you are healthy, well, and happy.
With the stay-at-home advisory in effect in Boston, the restaurant industry is suffering. Some restaurants are temporarily shutting down. Others are offering delivery and takeout. The situation is changing everyday. Restaurant owners are faced with tough decisions. What can you do to help?
The best way to help is to support local businesses. Take a break from the Pinterest perfect crock-pot recipes. Put down the knitting needles and the dumbbells.
Then, check out the list below for veggie-friendly restaurants, and order directly through the restaurant or a delivery service like UberEats, Doordash, or Postmates.
Let one your favorite restaurants do the cooking for you.
Keep reading for a list of Boston restaurants you can order take-out or delivery from.
Here Are 15 Veggie-Friendly Boston Restaurants You Can Order Take-Out/Delivery From:
A beloved spot near Boston University, Brown Sugar Cafe is known for their fresh take on Thai with kaffir lime leaves, galanga, and hot chillies. Choose the Homestyle Scallion Pancakes with ginger sauce as an appetizer, and finish with Tofu-Basil in a garlic chili sauce. You wouldn’t order Thai food without dessert, right? Thought so. Finish with Chilled Lychee or the Brown Sugar Banana Dumpling.
This joint uses fresh, organic ingredients that will make you feel amazing. Their menu features naturally sweet smoothie bowls, salads, and artisan toasts. Try the Super Acai bowl, with almond butter, berries, banana and goji berries. For something warm, order Cashew Butter Toast, made from sprouted grain bread and topped with drippy nut butter, sliced banana and drizzled honey.
FoMu is famous for one thing, and they do it well. Scratch-made plant based ice cream. It’s sweet, organic, and delicious. So, you really can eat ice cream for dinner and not feel bad about it. Treat yourself to Magic Bar, rich dulce de coconut ice cream blended with dark chocolate, toasted peanuts, and crumbled oats. For something lighter, try their Sweet Lavender ice cream.
Inspired by Eastern Mediterranean Cuisine, you could close your eyes and choose anything off the menu and it would be a good choice. Order the Halloumi Cheese or Falafel. Or, make a meal out of their nutritious sides like Babaganouj, Grape Leaves, and Fattoush Salad. Have a mezze party.
A vegan restaurant that transforms your favorite Chinese dishes into veggie-friendly creations. How do they do it? Is it magic? Probably. The Happy Family dish is a local favorite: deep fried tofu served with a sweet chili basil sauce. Or, try the Seitan sautéed with bell peppers and spicy lemongrass.
A Korean restaurant with homemade tofu, deep red soups, and fermented vegetables. Order Soondubu Jjigae, a bubbling red soup with gochujang and tofu. Eat it with rice and kimchi.
Lucy Ethiopian Cafe
Ethiopian cuisine is nourishing, spicy, and delicious. Also, it’s totally acceptable to eat with your hands. Try the Atkilt Combo, served with Misir Wot, Gomen, and Tikel Gomen. I promise those dishes contain good, delicious things: spicy lentils, garlic-ginger collard greens, and slow-stewed cabbage. These recipes cook for hours, simmering in bright spices and served with Injera, a flatbread made out of teff flour.
Healthy bowls filled with chickpeas, lentils, and veggies. With vegan-friendly meals under $10, this restaurant is a local favorite in Dorchester. Think wraps, macro bowls, smoothies and fresh juices to help you get that glow. Try the Rasta Wrap with a Golden Milk Shake. Bliss!
Fine-dining vegan and vegetarian cuisine with a variety of legumes, soups, crepes and pastries. For lunch, order the jackfruit tacos with serrano chili. For a dinner option, try the Pistachio & Coconut Herb-Crusted Tofu, served with a pan-seared corn cake, spinach, and finished with a jalapeno relish and cilantro chutney. It’s healthy, upscale, and vegetable focused. Cheers to that.
A wellness-focused plant-based eatery, you’ll feel refreshed and nourished after eating one of the carefully prepared menu items. Try the Date Toast served with date spread, banana, chia, and cinnamon on organic, slow-rise sourdough bread. Pair it with the Immunity Booster, which has lemon and echinacea to keep you at your healthiest. All made with love and good vibes.
A healthy, environmentally friendly restaurant, the menu features Mediterannean flavors paired with local ingredients. Vegetarian options include the roasted mushroom medley or house made falafel. Try it with the lemony hummus, kalamata olives and spicy harissa. You design your own masterpiece.
A high-end plant based restaurant with a deep respect for the environment. Start with the Purple Carrot Spirals salad with young coconut meat, lime, chili, toasted peanuts and crispy shallots. Finish with the Butternut Squash Manicotti, filled with spinach and tofu and served with parsnip puree, brussel sprouts, crunchy kasha, and cranberries.
An Indian Spot with Punjabi flavors of ghee, tomatoes, garlic, and ginger. Order the Dal Tadka, a lentil dal cooked for hours in onions, tomatoes, and coriander. Or try the Baingan Bhartha, an eggplant dish cooked over an open flame and then slowly sautéed with garlic, ginger, and onions. Don’t forget the naan: try Peshawari Naan, a sweet rendition with nuts, coconut, and raisins. Enjoy!
This local favorite is 100% vegetarian, with plenty of vegan options as well. They serve pizzas made from homemade dough and signature pizza sauce. Their menu is perfect for the health conscious. Try the Fresh Tomato Mozzarella Pizza with fresh limeade. For the more adventurous, try the Cauliflower Manchurian Pizza. Healthy and sustainable pizza? I’ll be back.
A vegetarian/vegan restaurant, this restaurant is a hidden gem in the suburbs of Boston. Start with the Baked Artichoke Hearts, cooked in goat cheese, spinach and sundried tomatoes. For the main event, try their signature Polenta Napoleon. It’s pan seared, and served with a Provencal fennel béarnaise, baby greens, and corn and black bean salsa. Oh, they also have a kid’s menu – so you can have your polenta, and your little ones can have soy tenders. Family dinner, re-imagined.
Hang in there. Let’s look forward to when the hustle and bustle of the Boston dining scene we all love returns. For now, order some takeout and support the restaurants you love.
There WILL be a time when restaurants look like this again:
Let me know in the comments below your favorite Vegan/Vegetarian Restaurants in Boston! I love hearing from you and I’m all about spreading the plant-based love.