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4/22/12

Top 4 Vegan Friendly Cities In United States

Whether you're a vegetarian or vegan, put the following veggie-friendly cities on your travel agenda. As the percentage of animal-friendly eating is increasing across North America, more and more restaurants are offering great-tasting vegetarian options.


Here the top four vegan friendly cities in United States :

(1) New York

New York CityWith enough vegetarian-friendly eateries to last a lifetime, New York City is a vegetarian's dream. There are so many vegetarian and vegan options in New York City that it's just about impossible to pick the best one. New York is home to some of the best organic vegan restaurants in America which include both Candle Cafe  and Candle 79.
Red Bamboo NYC - Asian fusion with a strong emphasis on the fusion. Red Bamboo's innovative vegetarian menu uses a diverse influences of spices and sauces. Its non-dairy desserts complement faux meat dishes with mass appeal.
Gobo Restaurant - Gobo, which is Japanese for "burdock root", is a trendy vegetarian restaurant with an open kitchen, an organic juice bar. Gobo serves up international vegetarian cuisine in chic Zen-like atmosphere. Dine In / Delivery / Take-Out.
Open :  11:30 AM - 11:00 PM  Kitchen Closes 15 Minutes Prior.
Address : 401 avenue of the americas,
new york, ny 10014
(between waverly place & 8th street)
reservations/guest services: 212.255.3902
delivery/take out orders: 212.255.3242
fax: 212.255.0687
 Also be sure to check out Gobo Upper East Side.


Hangawi - HanGawi is a completely transporting experience and is possibly one of the only vegetarian restaurants where meat eaters won't feel so deprived. HanGawi treats you to an large array of unexpected and delightful Korean vegetable dishes. Once you settle into the shoe and chair-free environment surrounded by Zen music and Zen wait staff, the strange food starts to appear entirely natural and your palate will spend the next several days trying to decipher the flavors. Hangawi also has a great tea selection.
Business hours :  Monday – Friday; lunch 12:00 pm to 2:45 pm, dinner; 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm. Saturday; lunch 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, dinner 3:00 pm to 10:30 pm and Sunday only dinner 5:00pm to 9:30 pm.
Address : 12E 32nd street (between 5th and Madison Ave)
New York, NY 10016
Tel 212 213 007/212 213 6068  fax 212 689 0780


Angelica Kitchen - Angelica's highly organic, vegetarian, and vegan menu also caters to macrobiotic eaters and gluten allergies. With its chic SoCal decor and warm bohemian ambience, Angelica Kitchen has a distinct reputation as one of downtown's best date spots for vegetarians. Angelica has been around for years now, and its menu continues to be consistently creative, attracting both vegetarians and health-conscious diners of all stripes.
Open daily; 11:30 AM - 10:30 PM.
Address : 300 East 12th Street Manhattan, New York 10003
(212) 228-2909


Sukhadia India Pavillion - Sukhadia is a midtown buffet-style vegetarian Indian restaurant and sweetshop that serves a number of traditional vegetarian dishes from throughout India as well as Indian veggie sweets. An all-you-can-eat buffet changes daily and always offers an assortment of vegetable curries with varying degrees of spiciness.
Open daily 10am-9:30pm
Address : 17 W 45th St
New York, NY 10036
(212) 395-7300


Vegetable Bistro & Organic Bar - Counter is an organic wine and martini bar and vegetarian bistro in the East Village. Counter serves elegant Vegetarian-Mediterranean inspired dishes in which local, organic ingredients take center stage. Counter also serves over three hundred organic & biodynamic wine and organic beer. Try Counter's vegetarian spin on traditional favorites such as po' boys or burgers.
Open : Monday-Thursday from 5PM-12AM, Friday from 5PM-1AM, Saturday from 11AM-1AM and Sunday from 11AM-12AM.
Address :
105 1st Ave. New York, NY 10003 212-982-5870 counternyc.com
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Candle Cafe - Defying the stereotype of bland health food, Candle Cafe's macrobiotic vegetarian dishes are full-flavored and elegant, with interesting textures, and made from the finest organic and natural ingredients. No milk, no eggs, no cheese, but tofu, lots of tofu, and vegetables. They also have an extensive juice bar, and plenty of drinks made with soy milk and fresh fruits.
Open : MONDAY - SATURDAY 11:30AM - 10:30PM | SUNDAY 11:30AM - 9:30PM
Address : 1307 3rd Avenue Between 74th & 75th St. | New York, NY 10021
Tel: (212) 472-0970  FOR TAKEOUT & DELIVERY CALL: 212- 472- 0970


Candle 79 - Candle 79 combines delicious organic and vegan cuisine with gracious, knowledgeable service in a gorgeous duplex space in NYC. Lovingly crafted sustainable food fresh "from local farm to table." Candle 79 is an intimate organic wine and sake bar and a favorite of East Side regulars and celebrities like Paul McCartney, Alicia Silverstone and Woody Harrelson. Candle 79 has been rated #1 vegetarian in Zagat's 2007.
Open : Monday - Friday Lunch 12:00PM - 3:30PM | Dinner 5:30PM - 10:30PM
Saturday Brunch 12:00PM - 3:30PM | Dinner 5:30PM - 10:30PM
Sunday Brunch 12:00PM - 4:00PM | Dinner 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Address : 154 East 79th Street at Lexington Avenue | New York, NY 10021
Tel: (212) 537-7179



(2) Portland


Portland city


From its many food-cart vendors who sell vegetarian food on the street to restaurants that offer more upscale cuisine, Portland caters to every vegetarian's (and vegan's) palate and wallet with an unending array of choices. From restaurants that focus exclusively on animal-friendly fare American style to food from the other side of the world such as vegetarian Chinese and Indian styles, Portland is truly one of most vegetarian-friendly large city in the United States.

Vegetarian House - Vegetarian House offers a wide selection of Chinese style vegetarian food. Situated near the entrance of the Chinatown gates, this haven for vegetarians and vegans does brisk business. Bike messengers rub elbows with suit-and-ties at the popular lunchtime buffet, while dinnertime is less crowded. The decor is strictly Communist-era China, with fluorescent lighting and antiseptic green walls. The menu features dishes like tofu "hush puppies" in a heavy, tangy sauce and mu shu "beef" with loads of cloud-ear mushrooms and shredded vegetables.
Open 7 Days a Week  11:00am - 9:00pm
Address : 22 NW Fourth Avenue
Portland, OR 97209

(In the historical Old Town / China Town)
Tel: 503-274-0160  Fax: 503-274-4425


Food Fight Vegan Grocery - Yep, a vegan grocery store. Well, more like a vegan convenience store, minus the booze and the cigarettes, plus a nice little produce and bulk section. If you live in Portland, you've probably already heard of Food Fight!, a vegan grocery store that offers fantastic vegan vittles. If you can't make it to Portland, never fear-Food Fight! can ship goodies right to your door.

Open daily 10am-8pm.
Address : 1217 SE Stark St (at SE 12th Ave, Belmont District)
Portland Oregon 97214
503-233-3910


Voodoo Doughnut - This blink-and-you'll miss it downtown doughnut shop is a frequent stop on tourist treks through town. Voodoo Doughnut is a doughnut market, serving the sweet rings under weird names like Dirt, Butter Fingering, Cock-n-Balls and... No Name. Yes, that too is the name of one of the doughnuts! One glance at the revolving doughnut case proves how quintessentially Portland is. The Menu undergoes modifications quite often. Be sure to also check out Voodoo Doughnut Too.

Open : 7 days a week, closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Years Day and Ground Hogs Day
Address : 22 Southwest 3th Avenue Portland, OR 97205
(503) 241-4704



The Farm Cafe - The Farm Cafe has brought fresh, local and organic farm-to-table products from the Pacific Northwest since 2003. As the name suggests, The Farm Cafe supports local farmers by buying direct whenever possible; and because they change the menu constantly, they can benefit from using the freshest ingredients when they are in season and at their best. Even their crimini mushrooms come from a small farm called Hood River Organics just right up the road from the restaurant.

Open :  5 pm to 10:30 pm Sunday – Thursday, 5pm to 11:30pm Friday – Saturday
Address : 10 SE 7th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97214
(503) 736-FARM
(503) 736-3276



No Fish Go Fish - No Fish Go Fish pescaterian restaurant is a uirky Hawthorne neighborhood restauarant draws loyal locals with dressed-up comfort food, a daily-rotating soup menu and sweet or savory fish-shaped corn waffles. No Fish Go Fish gets its name from the little sandwiches they create called No Fish. Shaped like little fish, they are cornbread based and come with different fillings, both veggie and meat.
Unfortunately this restaurant is now closed.


Sweetpea Baking Company - Sweetpea Baking Co. is 100% Vegan. Like most small businesses, Sweetpea started as a hobby, with hours spent baking and tweaking and taste testing at home. At the urging of friends Lisa Higgins began to sell her baked goods in local Portland stores, and Sweetpea became official. Sweetpea's focus is on making quality vegan baked goods that will rival any counterpart. We have set out to prove that no animals need to be harmed to make a delicious moist cake, a soft doughnut, or a flaky scone.

Bakery hours : Mon-Sat 8am - 6pm  Sunday 9am - 5pm
Fresh doughnuts on Saturdays at 9am
Address : 1205 SE Stark Street,
Portland, OR 97214

(503) 477-5916
WHOLESALE LINE: 503.449-6228


(3) Seattle

Seattle city
This Pacific Northwest city shines as one of the most vegetarian-friendly cities in North America. Seattle is a hotbed of vegetarian goodness with more then forty restaurants in the greater Seattle area that do not serve any meat, and many of which are also vegan restaurants.


Mighty-O Donuts - Healthy might be stretching it, but the vegetarian doughnuts at this charming shop are dairy-free, made entirely with certified organic ingredients and have no hydrogenated vegetable oils or trans fat. Savor them with the rest of the bleary-eyed neighborhood denizens in the small, breezy one-room cafe. Popular flavors include Lots o' Chocolate, lemon poppy and French Toast; customers can mix and match a dozen or have the expert server make up a selection.

 Open : Monday - Friday 6AM - 5PM Saturday & Sunday 7AM – 5 PM
Address :  situated in an old historic building in the neighborhood of Wallingford,
2110 North 55th street
Seattle, WA 98103
206.547.0335

Thrive - Thrive's menu is a testament to the decadence of Raw foods, demolishing the myth that to eat healthy you must sacrifice deliciousness. Thrive is vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, fatigue-free, and wholly pro-bliss, pro-joy, pro-shine. Located in the heart of the Roosevelt neighborhood in Seattle, WA, Thrive is committed to unleashing the physical magnificence possible in all people.

Open :  Mon-Fri 11am-9pm, Sat-Sun 9am-9pm.
Address : 1026 NE 65th Street, #A-102 Seattle,
(at 12th Ave NE) WA 98115
(206) 525-0300


Cafe Flora - Cafe Flora's award winning menu features modern and sophisticated vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free cuisine that is inspired by international culinary traditions and created with local, organic and sustainable ingredients. The winning combination of eco-friendly philosophy, community based involvement and cutting edge, dynamic vegetarian cuisine has brought tremendous success. Sixteen years and one abandoned laundromat later, Cafe Flora remains Seattle's premier vegetarian restaurant.

Open : Open Mon-Fri 9am-10pm, Sat-Sun 9am-2pm, 5-10pm.
Address : 2901 E Madison St (at Madison Valley area)
Seattle Washington 98112
206-325-9100

Bamboo Garden - In the tradition of Chinese vegetarian cuisine, Bamboo Garden offers tantalizing dishes whose origins go back thousands of years to China's early imperial dynasties. Bamboo Garden's chef creats extraordinary vegetarian recipes, with the appearance, texture, and taste of the emperor's favorite meat, poultry, and seafood dishes. All "meat", "poultry", and "seafood", menu items are made from vegetable protein products and 100% vegetable oil.

Open : Open Mon-Sun 11am-10pm.
Address : 364 Roy St (at Queen Anne district, near Seattle Center)
Seattle Washington 98109
206-282-6616

Sutra - Sutra's focus is amazing vegetarian food that appeases all the senses and is served in an atmosphere where sustainable agriculture, community dining, and responsible business practices are of utmost importance. All of Sutra's food is prepared fresh each day. The practice is artistic, intuitive cooking with a menu that respects the changes of season, availability of local organic ingredients, and the experience of connecting to our communities in a holistic urban environment.

Open : WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY Seating: 7:00pm  FRIDAY & SATURDAY Seating 1: 6:30pm Seating 2: 9:00pm SUNDAY Seating: 6:30
Address : 1605 N 45th St (at Woodlawn Ave N, Wallingford)
Seattle Washington 98103
206-547-1348

Araya's Vegetarian Place
- Religious about vegetables, this University District Thai restaurant is popular for Buddhists, vegans and others who like it fresh and pure--steadfast omnivores might not even miss their normal beef or chicken. Fresh herbs and spicy oils flavor traditional favorites like pad thai and pineapple fried rice, while unusual treats such as Drunken Mushrooms (portobellos with rice noodles) keep things interesting for regulars.

Open : Mon-Sun 11:30am-9pm.
Address ; 1121 NE 45th St (at 12th Ave NE, University District)
Seattle Washington 98105
206-524-4332



(4) San Francisco


San Francisco city


The City by the Bay is yet another amazing vegetarian-friendly city on the Westcoast.
Millenium Restaurant - Millennium Restaurant is dedicated to supporting the essential earthly concepts of organic food production, small farms, sustainable agriculture, recycling and composting. Millenium cooks with fresh produce delivered every day, and choose organic whenever possible. Millenium believes that a gourmet dining experience can be created out of vegetarian, healthy, and environmentally friendly foods. Millenium is completely free of genetically modified foods.
Open : for dinners only Sun-Thur 5:30-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 5:30-10pm.
Address : 580 Geary St (at Jones, inside Hotel California, Union Square/Theatre District)
San Francisco California 94102
415-345-3900


Herbivore the Earthly Grill - The welcoming, seat-yourself style is present at both the Valencia and Divisadero locations, with tables on the street and breezy back patios. Glossy dark-wood tables and modern seating put the final touches on an already popular dining experience. Service is friendly, but can vary in speed depending on the time of day and the location. The vegan food is well-prepared and simply presented.

Open : Sun-Thur 9am-10pm, Fri-Sat 9am-11pm.
Address : 531 Divisadero St (at Fell, Western Addition District)
San Francisco California 94117
415-885-7133

Ananda-Fuara Vegetarian - Ananda-Fuara is a Sri Chinmoy divine enterprise located in downtown San Francisco that specializes in delightful vegetarian and vegan cuisine. Ananda Fuara means the "Fountain of Delight," a name given to us by spiritual teacher Sri Chinmoy. Ananda-Fuara strives to offer our customers delicious food that satisfies both inwardly and outwardly, combined with a peaceful atmosphere.

Open : Mon-Sat 8-8, except Wed 8-3.
Address : 1298 Market St (at 9th, Civic Center district)
San Francisco California 94102
415-621-1994

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Cafe Gratitude - Hidden on an out-of-the-way Mission corner, the look is standard upscale coffee shop, with wood floors, pillowed bench seating, and bare painted walls. The only eyebrow-raiser is the caf's own board game, Abundant River, colorfully splayed on every table. Clientele proudly sport chin stubble and a clean, but rumpled vegan chic. Rising above the challenge of vegan cooking and blending an almost-all raw menu, the food is a bargain, beautifully prepared, and satisfying enough to turn any carnivore herbivore for an evening.

Open : Mon-Sun 10am-10pm
Address : 2400 Harrison St (at 20th St, Mission-Potrero Hill District)
San Francisco California 94110
415-824-4652

Greens - On each visit, you and your guests will enjoy Chef Annie Somerville's daily menu, which draws from a repertoire that has made Greens one of the premiere vegetarian restaurants in the country. From our airy, art-filled dining room, with floor to ceiling windows you are treated to sweeping views of the Marina, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin headlands. Greens Restaurant is located in a converted warehouse at historic Fort Mason, which currently is home to more than 50 non-profit cultural and environmental organizations.

Open : Lunch  Tues - Fri 11:45 am - 2:30 pm  Brunch Sat 11:00am - 2:30pm  Sun 10:30 am - 2:00 pm Cafe Dinner  Sun - Fri 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm Prix Fixe Dinner
Saturday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm Greens to Go  Mon - Thurs 8:30 am - varies seasonally
Fri - Sat 8:30 am - varies seasonally Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Address : Building A, Fort Mason San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 771-6222




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Best Travel Guide Books For Vegetarians And Vegans In U.S

Vegetarian Restaurants and Natural Food Stores in the U. S.: A Comprehensive Guide to Over 2,500 Vegetarian Eateries
This book is awesome! It has ten times the listings of "tofu Tollbooth", with lots more info on each location and great directions to each location. It has a great resources section listing the ingredients used by many national chains of restaurants, and many great resources for vegetarians on the web. Especially recommended as being an excellent resource for vegetarians on vacation, business trips, or who have moved into a new community, Vegetarian Restaurants & Natural Food Stores lists restaurants and stores by state, and includes addresses, phone numbers, open hours, comments, and very detailed directions for each place. Distinction is made on places that offer vegan foods too which is terrific.

Vegetarian Walt Disney World and Greater Orlando, 2nd: The Essential Guide for the Health-Conscious Traveler
This guidebook is based on a radical notion: Vegetarians love food! Inside you'll find all the information you need to enjoy fantastic meatless fare on your next trip to Walt Disney World and Greater Orlando, including: Reviews and ratings of more than 300 restaurants, markets, and lodgings throughout Orlando, including more than 170 at Walt Disney World; detailed maps of the theme parks and the city, with recommended establishments clearly marked; at-a-glance charts comparing restaurant features; special sections devoted to meatless kids' meals and advice for finding more healthful alternatives; in-depth chapters on Universal Orlando and the Disney Cruise Line.

The Vegan Guide to New York City 2011
Is a comprehensive guidebook to the restaurants and shopping resources of New York City. The Vegan Guide has been praised by the New York Times for being "a portable conscience," and by the New York Daily News for being "a very complete guide." Authored by Rynn Berry, the historical advisor to the North American Vegetarian Society, it is written with panache, wit, and style.









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