Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants
in Massachusetts

Enjoying vegetarian and vegan (veg*n stands for both) foods when dining out is one of life's pleasures! We hope that this restaurant list will help to guide you to some excellent dining experiences. Be sure to call first to confirm hours.

All restaurants on this page have committed to serving exclusively vegetarian foods (no meat, fowl, or fish). Many are vegan (no dairy, eggs, or honey). They are noted with these symbols. Please write us at with any updates!


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Metro Boston

Clover Restaurants
Clover Brookline Village
6 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA
MBTA: Brookline Village stop on the Green Line D trolley (Riverside Line)
Mostly takeout, no seating, with counters by the front windows for eating while standing.
Monday-Friday, 7am-9pm; Saturday & Sunday, 9am-7pm

Clover Harvard Square
7 Holyoke Street
Cambridge, MA
MBTA: Harvard Square stop on the Red Line
Monday-Saturday, 7am – Midnight; Sunday 7am-7pm

Clover East Cambridge
1075 Cambridge Street
East Cambridge, MA
Monday-Saturday, 7am – 10pm; Sunday 10-6pm

Clover Kendall Square
5 Cambridge Center
Cambridge, MA
MBTA: Kendall Square stop on the Red Line
Monday-Saturday, 7am-11pm; Sunday, 10am-6pm

Clover Central Square
496 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
MBTA: Red Line to Central Square, walk towards Boston. Or bus #1.
Open 24 hours/ 7 days a week

Clover serves vegan and lacto-ovo vegetarian fast food to an enthusiastic following. The food gets raves for being fresh and delicious, service is fast and friendly. Their rotating and seasonal menu uses mostly organic ingredients. It includes breakfast items like overnight oats and chia seeds with peanut butter and banana, vegan apple cherry muffins, and watermelon soda. Lunch/Dinner menu offers hot soup in winter, sandwiches, platters, and healthy side dishes like black bean, corn, and roasted tomato salad. The chickpea fritter sandwich is the star, the BBQ seitan is tasty and tender, and the tempeh BLT pleases even the omnivore. The rosemary fries are a whole potato freshly cut hourly and deep fried with fresh rosemary. Clover gives fast food a good name.

100 City Hall Plaza
Boston, MA 02108
MBTA: Government Center station (Green and Blue lines) is across the street; State Street stop on the Orange Line is one block away.
Monday-Friday, 7am-8pm
Saturday, 9am-8pm; Sunday, 10am-8pm

All vegan. An extensive menu of organic, cold-pressed juices and power smoothies, breakfast bowls, grab-and-go snacks, hearty salads, and sandwiches pack in nature’s healthiest ingredients in inventive combinations. Nutrient dense, anti-oxidant rich, energy packed, whole superfoods are put together in delicious and satisfying options like Vanilla Berry Chia Pudding, Raw Brownie Bites, Veggie Quinoa Sliders, and Ginger Tempeh Rolls.

Cuong’s Vegan
5 Beach Street, Chinatown
Boston, MA 02111
MBTA: Chinatown stop/Orange Line, or Boylston St. stop/Green Line
617- 422-5898
Sister café (same owners) as My Thai Vegan Café next door, this shop is designed for quick service takeout, or eating at a countertop along the window. Prices are low, service is friendly and helpful, and pages of rave Yelp reviews testify that the food is delicious. A basic menu of spring rolls fried or fresh, Thai mango or green papaya salad, and sandwiches made with various veggie-meat and vegetable curries or fried sweet and sour tofu. A bed of steamed jasmine rice or vermicelli can be substituted for the French roll bread.

Dosa 'n' Curry
447 Somerville Ave., near Market Basket
Somerville, MA 02143
MBTA: Bus #87 to School St. or Loring St.  About 1 mile from Porter Square stop on Red Line.
Monday - Thursday, 11:30am - 3:00pm and 5pm to 10pm
Friday - Sunday, 11:30am to 10pm; luncheon buffet 11:30am - 3:30pm

An all-vegetarian Indian restaurant finally arrives in Boston!  The menu has a strong vegan component, and vegan items are clearly marked on the menu. This place gets high marks even from native South Indians for their authentic South Indian cuisine as well as their North Indian and Indo-Chinese dishes.  They offer some delicacies not found in many places in the area.  Their idly, vada, and huge dosa are popular. 

618 Washington Street in Oak Square
Brighton (Boston), MA 02135
MBTA: Bus #57 to Tremont St. stop, then walk one block.
Vegan except for honey and bee pollen. Offering a wide array of nutrition-packed, superfood infused shakes and juices, acai bowl, signature salads and build-your-own salad, and a homemade walnut pesto sandwich on homemade bread with vegan cheese, tomato and veggies. Their mission is to be a health oasis that offers nutrition in every ingredient, and welcomes everyone to stop by and energize.

481 Cambridge Street
Allston (Boston), MA 02134 (in Union Square, near Grasshopper)
MBTA: Allston Street stop on Green Line B trolley, then walk north on Allston St. 4/10 mile and turn left into Union Square. Or, Buses #57, #64, #66 stop in Union Square.
Sunday - Thursday, 11:30am - 10pm
Friday and Saturday, 11:30am - 11:00pm


617 Centre Street
Jamaica Plain (Boston)
MBTA:  Orange Line to Green St. station, turn left and follow Green St. then turn right on Centre St.; or #39 bus from Copley Square
Monday - Thursday, 11am - 11pm; Friday, 11am - 11:30am
Saturday, 8am - 11:30pm; Sunday, 8am - 11pm


655 Tremont St. (South End)
Boston, MA 02118
MBTA: Bus #39 from Park St. Station, or Bus #1 Harvard-Dudley

This "alternative ice cream" shop features premium hand-scooped ice cream that is dairy-free and made locally in small batches. With a base of coconut cream and sweetened with organic cane sugar or agave, this smooth and creamy treat is offered in many inventive flavors, including: dark & stormy, bananas foster, cookies & cream, salted caramel, peanut butter, peppermint chip, and vanilla bean with little vanilla bean flecks. Also on the menu are sorbets, a wide range of smoothie and frappe options, coffee and teas served hot or iced, and a rotating variety of house-made vegan baked goods... and ice cream cakes (Alston store.) Have you ever seen so many 5-star Yelp reviews? Sweet dreams!

Fruition Vegan Kitchen
472 High Street
West Medford, MA 02155
781- 391-0903
Known for home-style vegan comfort foods, Fruition offers a changing menu of health-promoting and delicious bean and grain-based dishes, distinguished by Chef Bob’s own house-made vegan cheeses and seitan. Seitan is a high-protein, wheat-based, savory food with a satisfying, chewy texture, sometimes referred to as "wheat meat." Before holidays, customers can order large trays of numerous savory dishes, such as lasagna and shepherds pie, vegetable side dishes, and desserts. Fruition also does catering. Primarily take-out, with three small tables for eating in.

One North Beacon St. (Union Sq., opp. Jackson Mann School & Twin Donuts)
Allston, Boston, MA 02134
MBTA: Allston Street stop on Green Line B trolley, then walk north on Allston St. 4/10 mile and turn left into Union Square. Or, Buses #57, #64, #66 stop in Union Square.
Monday - Thursday, 11 AM - 10 PM
Friday - Saturday, 11 AM - 11 PM
Sunday, 12 noon - 10 PM; open holidays

All vegan Asian cuisine, extensive menu. "Where the animals live to tell it all" is their slogan, and their recipes - some from Buddhist temples in Vietnam - bring non-violent cooking to great heights. Huge portions, great value, a restaurant with heart. Their faux meats are known to please even avid meat-eaters. Super appetizers, like Fresh Spring Rolls, Bean Cakes, and Sesame Buckwheat Noodles with Peanut Sauce.  The Vietnamese Pizza appetizer is a delicious, crispy, folded egg-free omelet stuffed with tofu and veggies and served with salad, a meal in itself and highly recommended.  The No Name from the specials menu is widely acclaimed, which heaps battered house-made seitan strips in a sweet and sour sauce over assorted veggies topped with sesame seeds.  The Grasshopper Supreme bathes skinless,  melt-in-your-mouth eggplant in a savory chili-basil sauce, served with asparagus, spinach, and portabello mushrooms.  Don't leave without some vegan cheesecake with fruit topping!

Hare Krishna Temple
72 Commonwealth Avenue
Back Bay, Boston, MA 02116
MBTA: Arlington or Copley stop on Green Line
Free vegetarian feast following lecture and discussion
Sundays 4:30-7:30 p.m. and Wednesdays 6:30-8 p.m.

Life Alive
765 Massachusetts Avenue
Central Square, Cambridge, MA 02139
MBTA: Central Square stop on Red Line
Monday - Saturday, 8 AM - 10 PM
Sunday, 11 AM - 7 PM

Sister site to the original location in Lowell, this restaurant has a mission to feed the mind, body, and spirit. A menu of colorful, vibrant, therapeutic whole foods offers unprocessed, organic grains and vegetables in dishes that are made fresh to order. Each dish is topped with an enzyme sauce that aids digestion and adds scrumptious flavor. Healthy side dishes, vegan soups, rejuvenating live juice blends, and sumptuous smoothies round out the offerings.

Mother Juice
625 West Kendall Street
Cambridge MA 02142
MBTA: Red Line to Kendall Square station
Monday-Friday, 7am-5pm
Saturday, 8am-3pm; Sunday closed

All vegan. Only organic fruits and vegetables are used in the cold-pressed juices and smoothies, with attention to local sourcing. Raw vegan snacks and Breakfast Bowls like Chia Seed Pudding and Overnight Oats are packed with whole, nutritious ingredients. Satisfying salads include Raw Pad Thai, Red Quinoa Curry, and Zucchini Noodles tossed with walnut-basil-parsley pesto.

My Thai Vegan Cafe & Bubble Tea Bistro
3 Beach Street, 2nd floor, at corner of Washington St.
Chinatown, Boston, MA 02111
MBTA: Chinatown stop/Orange Line, Boylston St. stop/Green Line
Sunday - Thursday, 11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.; Friday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.

The Cafe offers an all-vegan menu of flavorful and exotic Thai dishes, beautifully presented, along with a multitude of hot and cold beverages and an array of vegan desserts. Use of such items as fresh lime juice, lemon leaves, and fresh basil bring bursts of flavor to savory soups and entrees, and coconut milk and curry bring a smooth warmth to the palate. The #13 Tom Yum Soup and the Temple Soup, Mango Salad, and a scooped out Half Pineapple boat overflowing with fresh veggies seeped in aromatic spices and curry sauce are just a few of the remarkable offerings on the extensive menu. When you arrive upstairs you will find a pleasing dining atmosphere. Download the My Thai Cafe menu!

Pure Cold Press Juice & Salad Bar
326 Harvard Street
Brookline MA 02446
MBTA: Green Line C Trolley to Coolidge Corner, or #66 bus

Kosher, salads, sandwiches, soups, acai bowl, juices.

Red Lentil Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurant
600 Mount Auburn Street
Watertown, MA 02472
MBTA: Red Line to Harvard Square, then bus #71 (Watertown Sq.)
617- 972-9189
Monday - Thursday, Lunch 11 AM - 5 PM, Dinner 5 - 9:30 PM
Friday, Lunch 11 AM - 5 PM, Dinner 5 - 10 PM
Saturday & Sunday, Brunch 9 AM - 3 PM, Dinner 5 - 10 PM

Inspired world cuisine using locally grown and organic produce.  Appetizers such as Pan Seared Breaded Portabella Strips and Beet-Potato Latkes are followed by inventive, complex entrees with international influences.  The Gobi Manchurian is a must-try appetizer that takes cauliflower to the pinnacle of great taste.  Three vegan soups, numerous generous salads, and daily scrumptious lunch and dinner specials bring veg and non-veg diners back again and again to explore this alluring menu.  Dishes are served with attention to presentation, so they delight the eye before the taste buds are engaged.  Fresh vegetable juices and smoothies made with fresh fruit and house-made cashew milk add to the offerings.  Most menu items are vegan, and gluten-free and vegan items are clearly marked.  Moderate prices, friendly, attentive service that will cater to individual dietary requests.

Revolution Juice

150 Huntington Ave. (opposite Christian Science Plaza)
Boston, MA 02115
MBTA: Green Line E (Heath) trolley to Symphony

All vegan and 100% organic, this establishment follows principles of a Whole Foods Plant-Based Diet and has a mission to heal the world, one drink at a time. Order from an extensive menu of cold-pressed fruit or vegetable juices, smoothies, “datorades,” green drinks and fruit sorbet bowls with toppings. Nourishing soups like Three Bean, Carrot Ginger Curry, and Vegetable Lentil are served with brown rice and make a hearty meal. Healthy snacks like Date Power Bars are on hand, and nutrient-dense baby foods can be ordered. Take-out or counter seating on stools (no tables.) Surround yourself with delicious, healthy choices and power on!

Rhythm 'N Wraps
857- 829-1090

Gourmet vegetarian food truck selling at locations at Boston University and Harvard. The chef is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, and specializes in vegetarian and Ayurvedic-inspired cooking. The Chickpea Vegetable Curry plate comes with a choice of basamati, quinoa, brown or wild rice. A variety of salads and sides, as well as numerous different wraps, some using vegan sausage or tempeh bacon with a range of vegetables and sauces, pack a lot of choices into this shiny black mobile unit.

Sudo Shoes

No food at Sudo Shoes, but those seeking vegan food may want to know about this all-vegan online local business that offers a stellar selection of fashionable accessories and footwear for men and women. Leather-free shoes both dress and casual, boots, sandals, wallets, belts, ties -- they’ve done the research and found the top animal-friendly and socially responsible choices, with style.

Taco Party Food Truck
Rotating locations in Seaport, Financial District, Rowes Wharf, Somerville, and Chinatown
This all-vegan menu with Mexican roots and the cook's original touch is a testimony to the idea of beauty in simplicity. Taco with seitan marinated in citrus love potion, taco with tofu in seasoned bread crumbs, taco with marinated tempeh, and a seasonal taco special of the day - each variety with just the right flavorful toppings - will have you following this shiny green truck around town.

Taco Party Restaurant
711 Broadway in Ball Square
Somerville, MA 02144
More details coming soon...

The Juice Union
23A Bow Street, Union Square
Somerville, MA 02143
Serves juices made to order from fresh fruit and vegetables, smoothies, and "b'nice cream bowls," which they describe as bananas whipped and transformed to a texture reminiscent of soft-serve ice cream. They offer four flavors by whipping in dates and cacao powder, almond butter and cinnamon, avocado and coconut water, or acai and blueberries. Toppings like nuts, granola, chia seeds, and cacao nibs add body to the smoothness. No seating, takeout only.

Thirst Juice Co
44 School St. (entrance on Province St.)
Boston MA 02108
MBTA: Orange Line to State Street, or Green or Red Lines to Park Street
857- 233-4535
Monday – Friday, 7 am - 7 pm
Saturday & Sunday, 10 am - 4 pm
More details coming soon...

True Bistro
1153 Broadway
Teele Square, Somerville 02144
MBTA: Take the Red Line to Davis Square, then take the # 87 or 88 bus, which stop at True Bistro’s front door. Or, walk from Davis Sq. 6/10 mile along Holland St. to Teele Square.
Wednesday & Thursday, 5 pm – 9 pm
Friday, 5 pm – 10 pm
Saturday, Brunch 10 am – 3 pm, Dinner 5 pm – 10 pm
Sunday, Brunch 10 am - 3 pm, Dinner 5 pm - 9 pm

Vegan cuisine, wine, beer, and cocktails. Boston joins the culinary big leagues with the addition of upscale vegan dining with the option of drinks, in an atmosphere that is elegant while still being warm and comfortable. A suggested wine pairing is offered with each mouth-watering entree on a menu that brings to our locale the animal-free fine dining experiences offered in New York and San Francisco. Try small plates like cornmeal-crusted oyster mushrooms in a horseradish/dill aioli, or house made ravioli with cashew ricotta. Large plates like Phyllo Purse, stuffed with porter braised tempeh and summer squash with red mole and cashew sour cream, are created for both the eye and the palate. No need to wait for a special occasion to go; any meal can be a special occasion when fine dining makes a perfect union with compassionate cuisine.

Veggie Galaxy Diner and Vegan Bakery
450 Massachusetts Avenue
Central Square, Cambridge, MA 02139
MBTA: Central Square stop on Red Line, #1 bus
Monday - Thursday & Sunday, 9am - 10pm
Friday & Saturday, 9am - 11pm

Step into a modern diner that captures the retro feel with booths, a counter with stools, and a dessert carousel, one in which all the luscious desserts are vegan!  Sister restaurant to Veggie Planet in Harvard Square, Veggie Galaxy offers a large menu of classic diner items in delectable, eye-appealing vegetarian and vegan versions.  Items that don’t specifically mention eggs or cheese are vegan, and any item can be made vegan by substituting tofu eggs and/or housemade vegan cheese. All desserts, including ice cream desserts, are vegan… even a vegan lemon meringue pie.  Breakfast, served all day, includes such items as vegan Griddled Banana Nut Cream Cheeze Stuffed French Toast with Caramelized Banana "Butter" & Strawberry-Basil Topping.  For dinner, how about Housemade Seitan Meatloaf w/ a Smokey Balsamic Glaze, Sauteed Bright Lights Chard, & Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes.  Watch the cooks behind the counter as they serve up your dish.  Prepare to have fun and enjoy!

VO2 Vegan Café
1001 Mass, Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
MBTA: Half way between Harvard Square and Central Square on the Red Line
617-492- 2233
Monday - Wednesday, 8 am - 4 pm
Thursday - Sunday, 8 am - 6 pm

All vegan, this lovely café, which adjoins O2 Yoga Studio, gets raves for its delicious smoothies, breakfasts, salads, soups, and pressed and cold sandwiches. Veggie salads are made hearty with toppings such as their chuna salad, seitan, or house made veggie burger. Hot pressed sandwiches contain house made cheese for a Chuna Melt or Tofurky Melt. Other tasty choices like Seitan Slam, BLTs, nachos with homemade avocado crema and homemade vegan cheese with pico de gallo put this very pleasing place on the map. A grilled tofu breakfast sandwich, coffee with a choice of non-dairy lighteners, and friendly staffers help start a good day.

Walnut Grille
1203 Walnut Street
Newton Highlands MA 02461
MBTA: 1 block from Newton Highlands stop on Green Line D trolley (Riverside Line)
Monday - Friday, 11am - 10pm
Saturday & Sunday, 9am - 10pm

Vegetarian and vegan cuisine with an upscale touch.  Seitan Marsala, Polenta Napoleon, and a pasta-free Lasagna of thinly layered vegetables and lentils are just a few of the creative entrees on their full menu of delights. A colorful garnish adorns the plate, adding to the visual pleasure of each dish. The menu offers an array of tasty and nourishing luncheon sandwiches such as quinoa black bean burgers, or salads such as the Highlands Gem of roasted golden beets. Daily specials, weekend brunch, vegan desserts, and varied drinks from smoothies to cocktails should satisfy all tastes. Try the Drums of Heaven appetizer. Vegan and gluten-free items are indicated. A free parking lot behind the restaurant tops it all off! 

Whole Heart Provisions
487 Cambridge St.
Union Square, Allston (Boston)
MBTA: Allston Street stop on Green Line B trolley, then walk north on Allston St. 4/10 mile and turn left into Union Square. Or, Buses #57, #64, #66 stop in Union Square.
Tuesday-Sunday 11am - 9 pm (Closed Monday)
More details coming soon...

Metro West

Clover Burlington
100 Burlington Mall Road, food truck rotates locations in several office parks
Burlington MA 01803

The same winning formula of delicious, vegan and vegetarian food made from fresh and mostly organic ingredients, quick and friendly service, and economical prices that has made the many Clover food trucks around Boston such a hit (see top of page) is now available in restaurants and food trucks around the region.

Dosa Temple
59 Pond St. (Rt. 126 South, in the Pond Plaza Shopping Center, next to Market Basket)
Ashland, MA 01721
Monday - Friday, 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM;  5 - 10 PM for dinner
Saturday and Sunday, 11:30 AM - 10 PM; Lunch Buffet 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM

This restaurant offers a wonderful variety of delicious South Indian Cuisine at low prices.  Most items on the all-vegetarian menu can be made vegan.  Try the dosa (paper thin rice and lentil crepe with various stuffings), and the veggie pakoras.  The decor is simple, the flavors are elegant.  Their 25 item lunchtime buffet is one of the best, and most mouth-watering, bargains to be found.

Green Leaf Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurant
665 Cochituate Road (Rt. 30, immediately off Mass Pike Exit 13)
Framingham MA 01701
Monday-Thursday, Lunch 11am-5pm; Dinner 5pm-9:30pm
Friday, Lunch 11am-5pm; Dinner 5pm-10pm
Saturday & Sunday, Brunch 9am-4pm; Dinner 5pm-Closing

A simple storefront entrance opens to an unexpectedly spacious and cheerful dining space, but it is the extensive, inventive, delectable menu that offers the best surprise. The Protein Packed Salad brings together baked tofu, avocado, quinoa, kidney beans, jicama, and other veggies in a delicious dressing. Tender button mushrooms stuffed with onion, garlic and marinated artichoke hearts are drizzled with maple balsamic reduction as one of many standout appetizers. Creamy Cashew Polenta, Seitan Piccata with wilted greens, grilled potato cake, and lemon-caper sauce, and Tempeh Chimichurri are just three of the many entrees that keep customers coming back. Fresh juice blends, smoothies, a wide array of vegan desserts, and a weekend brunch make this a hot spot for MetroWest diners seeking nutritious food that delights both the palate and the imagination.

Masao's Kitchen
581 Moody Street,
Waltham, MA 02453
Commuter Rail: Waltham station on Fitchburg line, then walk 6/10 mile south on Moody St.
Monday - Saturday, 11:30 - 4:30 PM.  Closed Sunday; no dinner hours.

All vegan cuisine based on macrobiotic teachings and the use of fresh, whole, organic ingredients means this food is health promoting as well as simply delicious. A serve yourself buffet, pay by the ounce, offers steamed greens, an orange vegetable mix, a daily legume stew, sea vegetables, salad in a light dressing, and a rotation of seitan cutlets (amazingly good), barbecued tofu in a flavorful sauce, or tempeh in red cabbage. Also delicious is their bowl of noodles with broth, greens, tofu, and tempura or their pan fried noodles with veggies, tofu, and ginger. Sprinkle pumpkin or sesame seeds over your plate for extra flavor and nutrition.  Desserts with no refined sugar are available for a a sweet ending to your meal.  Friendly and pleasing atmosphere, kind and gentle staff; this place feeds more than the appetite.  Leave feeling truly nourished.

Ritu ki Rasoi
207E Cambridge Street (by Burlington Auto Supply, rear)
Burlington, MA 01803
Tuesday – Thursday, Lunch 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner 5pm – 9pm
Friday, 11:30am - 2:30pm; 5pm - 9pm
Saturday, 12 noon – 3pm; 5pm - 9:30pm
Sunday, 12 noon - 3pm; 5pm - 9pm

This family-run restaurant offers authentic Indian vegetarian street foods (chaats) along with delectable South Indian entrees, breads, and appetizers.  They also offer a taste of world fusion cuisine with an Indo-Chinese section on the menu. Emphasis is on fresh ingredients.

Udupi Bhavan
378 Maple Avenue
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Monday & Wednesday - Friday, 11:30 AM - 3 PM and 5 - 9:30 PM
Saturday & Sunday, 11:30 AM - 9:30 PM; closed Tuesday

Specializing in authentic South Indian specialties like dosas, the paper-thin crepes made from a slightly fermented batter of protein-rich split peas and rice.  Cooked on a hot griddle and rolled into a crispy tube, they are served plain or filled.  Another specialty is Uthappams, the rice and lentil pancakes served with various vegetable fillings and toppings.  A full menu of exquisite offerings.

Zhu Pan-Asian Vegan
166 Massachusetts Ave,
Arlington, MA 02474
MBTA: Red Line to Harvard Square, then bus #77 toward Arlington Heights. Zhu is two blocks before the Capitol Theater.
781- 646-7600
Monday - Thursday, 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday, 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday, 12:00 noon - 11:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 noon - 10:00 pm
Description coming...

North of Boston

Green Street Natural Food
164 Green St., Melrose
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday closed

This is a small family operation giving a personal touch to their all-vegetarian market since 1975.  With an emphasis on customer service and extensive product knowledge, the Cantin family offers a wide variety of natural foods and supplements.  Their produce is all organic.  Their grocery section offers frozen, refrigerated, packaged and canned foods that are organic whenever possible.  Their bulk section includes beans, grains, nuts, seeds, herbs, dried fruits, and pasta. Their personal care products are organic whenever possible and never tested on animals.

Life Alive
194 Middle Street
Lowell, MA
Monday - Wednesday, 10 AM - 8 PM
Thursday - Friday, 10 AM - 9 PM
Saturday, 10 AM - 8 PM;  Sunday, 12 noon - 6 PM

With a mission to feed the mind, body, and spirit, this small, bright space is used to the max. A menu of colorful, vibrant, therapeutic whole foods offers unprocessed, organic grains and vegetables in dishes that are made fresh to order. Each dish is topped with an enzyme sauce that aids digestion and adds scrumptious flavor. Healthy side dishes, rejuvenating live juice blends, and sumptuous smoothies round out the offerings. Organic body care products and supplements are available as well.

Udupi Bhavan
1717 Middlesex Street
Lowell, MA
Tuesday - Friday, 11:30 AM - 3 PM and 5 - 9:30 PM
Saturday & Sunday, 11:30 AM - 9:30 PM; closed Monday

Specializing in authentic South Indian specialties like dosas, the paper-thin crepes made from a slightly fermented batter of protein-rich split peas and rice.  Cooked on a hot griddle and rolled into a crispy tube, they are served plain or filled.  Another specialty is Uthappams, the rice and lentil pancakes served with various vegetable fillings and toppings.  A full menu of exquisite offerings.

North Shore

Life Alive
281 Essex Street
Salem 01970
Commuter Rail: Take Newburyport/Rockport Line to Salem Depot. Then walk 1.5 blocks.
Monday - Saturday, 8 AM - 10 PM
Sunday, 11 AM - 7 PM

Sister site to locations in Lowell and Cambridge, this restaurant has a mission to feed the mind, body, and spirit. A menu of colorful, vibrant, therapeutic whole foods offers unprocessed, organic grains and vegetables in dishes that are made fresh to order. Each dish is topped with an enzyme sauce that aids digestion and adds scrumptious flavor. Healthy side dishes, rejuvenating live juice blends, and sumptuous smoothies round out the offerings.

46 Inn Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
Hours change seasonally. Please check website.

All vegan, ingredients are free of animal products, refined flour and sugar, and are at least 90% organic. Cooking from scratch, this cafe puts the emphasis on whole foods nutrition. A Daily Bowl at lunchtime contains a grain, legume, and savory vegetables or salad, and the soup of the day may be a chunky stew or a brothy blend. A mufti-course dinner is by reservation only. Freshly squeezed juices and smoothies, and To-Go meals round out the offerings.

Organic Garden Café
294 Cabot Street (next to Cabot Cinema, opp. Hess gas station)
Beverly MA 01915 (Rt. 62 off Rt. 128)
Commuter Rail: Take Newburyport/Rockport Line to Beverly Depot. Then a 10 minute walk to restaurant. Walk up the hill from Rantoul St., turn left on Cabot St. and walk approx. 1/3 mile.
Tuesday - Thursday, 9am - 8pm
Friday & Saturday, 9am - 9pm
Sunday, 9am - 7:00pm; closed Monday

All vegan, organic, exotic raw cuisine. When it comes to gourmet "live" cuisine, nobody does it better. Try vibrant, living food versions of everything from pizza, falafel, and cheeseburgers to a full Thanksgiving dinner (in season.) Imaginative dishes are created with complex blending of many raw ingredients and are artfully presented. Entrees, bowls, salads, wraps, soups made with raw almond cream, bagels (choice of homemade "live" bagel or standard whole wheat) with a wide array of spreads and fillings, smoothie and juice bar. Save room for dessert such as a raw tiramisu that includes superfoods, a like-you've-never-had-it-before apple pie, raw chocolate truffles, and more. Get a thick date smoothie for the road. Cozy, gracious decor.

Revitalive Café
The Tannery Mall
50 Water Street, Newburyport
Monday - Thursday, 9am - 6pm
Friday - Sunday, 9am - 5pm

All vegan, raw, and free of gluten/soy/dairy, with a focus on using locally grown and organic ingredients. Salads include a seed-based “un-tuna” salad, and creative Bowls-served-cold include a house burger with quinoa, and an almond-based falafel bowl with hummus and veggies. A varied selection of Bowls-served-hot includes curry, Asian, Macro, sweet & sour, and three-bean chili with avocado. Soups and grab-n-go items, plus a selection of rich raw chocolate desserts cover all the bases with flair. Add to this an extensive menu of fresh pressed juices with four to six ingredients in each one, and their Mega-Meal Super Food Smoothies of six to nine ingredients each, with the option of add-ins. Their name says it best -- revitalize at Revitalive!

Cape Cod

Green Lotus Café
349 Main St.
Hyannis 02601
Commuter Rail: South Station to Hyannis
Tuesday - Sunday, 7am - 7pm; closed Monday

This small café brings giant blessings to the heart of Hyannis' main street. An inventive menu of sumptuous sandwiches stuffed thick with healthful ingredients is posted on a blackboard. Tender house-made seitan, organic breads freshly baked on site, house-made black bean burger, create-your-own salad of fresh local produce, and breakfast foods (served until 11am) such as quinoa with maple syrup, cranberries, and toasted pecans are just a few examples of what makes this café shine. Their vegan New England Style Chowder made with cashew cream and cremini mushrooms could be the best chowder ever. Hand-made chocolates and treats, as well as teas and locally roasted coffee fill out the offerings.  Three outdoor tables allow for watching the street life.


Central MA

Belmont Vegetarian Restaurant
157 Belmont St (Rt. 9, corner Eastern Ave., near UMass Memorial) 
Worcester, MA 01608
Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 8pm
Closed Sunday and Monday

All vegan, Jamaican/Caribbean cuisine, serves mainly take-out, with two booths for eating in.  Order and pick up at the counter. Daily changing menu with dishes such as vegan pepper steak, BBQ chunks, curried chicken, rice, tofu dishes, vegetable stew, cabbage, soup, patties, and mac 'n' cheese. The combo plate comes with all of the day's selections. Delicious, satisfying food, served with a spirit of kindness. Read the 5-star love on Yelp. Free parking on the street. 

Loving Hut Chandler
415 Chandler Street, Worcester
Monday - Thursday, 11 AM - 9 PM
Friday - Saturday, 11 AM - 10 PM
Closed Sunday

All vegan, Asian cuisine.  "Dedicated to providing a compassionate culinary experience."  Spacious restaurant offering an extensive menu of delectable foods.  Their fresh spring rolls are a standout.  Choices galore of faux meat dishes and abundant fresh vegetables.  Service is very friendly, gracious, and accommodating from the vegan family who owns the restaurant.  Run by followers of Supreme Master Ching Hai, the spiritually inspired menu expresses their teaching to not kill or harm living creatures. They teach that keeping a vegetarian diet is a gift which we give to ourselves to feel better, lighten karmic indebtedness, and advance entrance into realms of inner experience.  They also do outreach with a food booth at area events.

Loving Hut Hamilton
56 Hamilton Street, Worcester
Tuesday - Saturday, 11 AM - 9 PM
Sunday, 12 noon - 9 PM; closed Monday

Vegan Asian cuisine.  This little storefront location is a favorite for locals seeking delicious veggie, tofu, and faux meat dishes in savory sauces.  Spring rolls, chickun fingers and nuggets, seaweed vegetable tofu soup, and fried veggie drumsticks are a few of their many offerings.  Big bowls of pho, the flavorful broth with veggies, keep people coming back for more.

Western MA

Bela Vegetarian Restaurant
68 Masonic Street, Northampton
Tuesday - Saturday, 12 noon - 8:30 PM
Closed Sunday & Monday;  cash only
Offers tofu, tempeh, seitan entrees, soups, burgers, beans, veggies, pasta. In addition to their regular menu, Bela is known for its board of innovative daily specials which keeps regulars returning again and again to explore tofu, tempeh, polenta, pasta, and legumes in intriguing combinations and sauces, as well as creative salads, dressings, and desserts.

Café Evolution
22 Chestnut St.
Florence (Northampton), MA
Monday - Wednesday, 7:30am - 4pm
Thursday, 7:30am - 6pm
Friday, 7:30am - 8pm
Saturday, 9am. - 9pm
Sunday, 10am - 2pm Brunch

All vegan.  Salads, soups, peanut noodles, veggie chili, sandwiches and veggie burgers served on homemade organic sunflower oat bread,  nachos, chili burrito , daily blackboard specials, and decadent vegan baked goods.  Most produce and grains are organic.  Sunday brunch includes waffles, pancakes, french toast, scrambled tofu, vegan omelets, breakfast burritos, and bagel sandwiches. The great food, along with comfy ambiance and a homey feeling make this a magnet meeting place.

Earthfoods Café at UMass Amherst
310 Student Union
41 Campus Center Way, Amherst
Monday - Thursday, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Friday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

Open from the second week of each semester until the last week of classes.  Closed over Winter and Summer breaks.
This nonprofit, student-run vegetarian collective has been serving economical, healthy food to the community since 1976.  They offer a delicious daily special such as Tofu Nori Rolls, Spinach Tofu Curry, Quesadillas, Tofu Pot Pie, Lentil Sheppard's Pie, Tofu Broccoli Peanut Stirfry, Veggie Almond Curry, Sweet & Sour Tofu, or Veggie Primavera.  Their menu staples are rice and beans, tofu nuggets, fresh salad, veggie, soup, and dessert.  Large and small portions are offered for most items.  Bring your own plate or to-go containers and utensils and save money and the environment!

Haymarket Café
185 Main Street,
Northampton, MA 01060
Monday - Thursday, 7am - 10pm
Friday and Saturday, 7am - 11pm
Sunday, 8am - 10pm

A social mecca with a hip coffee shop on the main level and a cafe on the lower level.  The cafe offers an eclectic menu of international entrees such as Mediterranean Greek Artichoke Stew, Arroz a la Cubana, Sambar (a thick and flavorful South Indian mild curry soup) and delectable salads, sandwiches, and specials. Breakfast offerings include a Fresh Fruit Bowl and Tofu Vegan Scramble with portabellas, roasted red peppers and potatoes, soy sausage and shallots. Cozy atmosphere adds to the attractiveness of this Noho favorite.