Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Charlotte

Animal Friendly Food Options in Charlotte Are Growing!

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

1517396_10202293142546376_290903168_nIn the last decade, restaurant options in Charlotte havebeen growing. With more and more options available to us, animal friendly and organic restaurants are blossoming throughout theCharlotte-Metroarea. If you’re interested in trying out this new foodie scene, here are someof my Charlotte favorites:

Bean Vegan Cuisine-3001 E Independence Blvd, Charlotte, North Carolina 28205

Closed Time: Mon 11:30am-9:00pm, Wed-Fri 11:30am-9:00pm, Sat 10:00am-9:00pm, Sun 10:00am-8:00pm

Cuisine: Vegan, American, Bakery, Take-out

This place is one of my favs! It opened back in 2012 and has quickly become a Charlotte foodie landmark. It’s totally vegan andoffers a HUGE variety of plant-based meals: home-style vegetable, sandwiches, green plate specials, daily desserts, and other classic American fare like burgers. Bean recently opened it’s own market,so now you can stock up your own fridge with healthy dairy and meat free ingredients!

Luna’s Living Kitchen-2102 South Blvd (at Cleveland Ave)

Hours: Mon-Sat 8:00am-9:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan, Organic, Macrobiotic, Raw, American, and Juice bar
Located inthe Atherton Market in historic South End Charlotte, this soy-free vegan restaurant serves mostly raw food. Raw lasagna with cashew cheese, raw stir fry, quinoa-kamut veggie burger, organic fruit-filled breakfasts. There is also a smoothie and juice bar featuring green juices and coconut, almond and hemp milks made in-house. And for those gorgeous spring and summer days, outdoor seating is available. And if your mouth isn’t watering yet, check out their to-die-for menu!

Woodlands Pure Veg-7128-A Albemarle Road (East Charlotte)

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Organic, Indian, Buffet, Catering
This place is a fabulous catering option for private events of any kind. Their menuoffers a range of options for all. With a plethora of healthy options and ingredients that are mindful to the earth and our bodies, Woodlands is a great option for that upcoming Summer family reunion.

Fern Flavors from the Garden-1323 Central Ave (at Plaza Midwood)

Hours: Tue-Thu 11:00am-9:00pm, Fri 11:00am-10:00pm, Sat 10:30am-10:00pm, Sun 10:30am-3:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, American, Fusion, Beer/Wine, Juice bar, Take-out, Catering

Vegetarian cafe opened since Oct 2011. The varied menu draws on a fusion of influences and includes dishes like bruschetta, Indian fry bread tacos, om burger, harvest salad, risotto, buddha rice bowl, organic and bio-dynamic wine, beer from regional breweries, coffee, fresh juice. Vegan substitute options are marked. Main entrees prices each from $13 and up to $17. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Expensive.

Nourish Charlotte Local, Healthy, Organic Prepared Meals-1421 Orchard Lake Drive (East Charlotte)

Hours: Monday – Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. andThursday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Charlotte’s only local, healthy, organic, vegan/vegetarian prepared food delivery service. With delicious gourmet meals. Whether it’s for an event or your own personal meal, keep Nourish in mind for your healthy options!