The Best Vegan Restaurants in Boston

I’ve been vegan since fall of 2017. Being plant-based is notoriously challenging. As a movement obsessed health nut, I’ve searched Boston for the best plant-based options. In a city like Boston that isn’t 100% on board with the plant-based thang, it’s important to try out restaurants have a few plant-based options. I find these restaurants to be the most enjoyable, because my omnivorous friends and I can both equally enjoy a meal! Here’s my list of my favorite vegan friendly restaurants and places to eat or drink in Boston.

Health Conscious

You’ll notice that many of these restaurants also serve juices/smoothies which can double up as a great snack! I’ve found it challenging to find great health conscious restaurants that aren’t “day time” juice bar style. I frequent these spots the most often. I’ll note down some of my favorite dishes at each restaurant, if there’s a standout.

  1. Life Alive Organic Cafe (Cambridge, Brookline, Back Bay) - The Rainbow Harvest, The Emperor, The Green Goddess

  2. Mother Juice (Gov Center, Back Bay, Kendall Sq) - The Taco Bowl, The Sushi Bowl

  3. Pressed Juicery (Cambridge, Back Bay)

  4. Nourish Your Soul (Beacon Hill)

  5. Juice Press (Back Bay, Financial District)

  6. Jugos (Back Bay, South End) - The Ashton Smoothie

  7. Dig Inn (Back Bay, Financial District)

  8. Sweetgreen (Everywhere!) - I always do a custom salad

  9. Nu Cafe (Somerville)

  10. Whole Heart Provisions (Cambridge, Allston)

  11. Red Lentil (Watertown) - This is a great sit down restaurant, not fast casual. We love to do special tasting menus. A great date night spot.


  1. Saus (Somerville, Downtown) - They serve Beyond Burger and Dogs! Think cheesy, fatty and fried!

  2. Veggie Galaxy (Cambridge) - Like your favorite childhood diner, veganized.

  3. Taco Party (Somerville)- My personal favorite. Get a taco party - one of every taco! The nachos are also a must.

Omnivore Friendly

  1. Oleana (Cambridge) - One of our favorite anniversary spots. Be prepared to shell out some $$ but they are very accommodating! They do a vegan dish that is just a conglomerate of veggies etc. It’s bomb! The service is 100. Mediterranean inspired cuisine.

  2. Alden and Harlow (Cambridge) - Think New American tapas style. There’s a ton of vegan options, veg options and more. Overall, a great place to get drinks with a friend or to spend time with a special someone.

  3. Ranghzen (Cambridge) - This Tibetian restaurant is one of our regulars. We go at least 2x a month. I get the veggie and tofu flat noodle soup every time. Try the Momos too! Nepalese, Tibetian, and Indian cuisine are all very veg friendly.

  4. All Star Pizza (Beacon Hill, Cambridge) - They have veg and custom pizza options. Dairy free cheese is also available. This is great for someone who just wants a good slice of pizza. They have some other cool non veg combos for your friends.

  5. The Friendly Toast (Back Bay, Cambridge) - Your favorite diner with a quirky spin. Lots of veg options - tofu scrambles, breakfast burritos and more. I get the vegan chili with corn chips.