Best Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants
The Butcher's Daughter; New York City
The café and juice bar has vegan soups and salads, like zucchini noodles with cashew ricotta. thebutchersdaughter.com.
Clover Food Lab; Cambridge, MA
This healthy food truck fleet and café empire serves from-scratch sandwiches. cloverfoodlab.com.
Dirt Candy; New York City
Amanda Cohen makes indulgent dishes like hush puppies with maple butter. dirtcandynyc.com.
Kajitsu; New York City
Chefs prepare vegan Japanese food in the shojin style, which was developed in Zen Buddhist monasteries. kajitsunyc.com.
Chef Richard Landau’s robustly flavored dishes have been called “deceptively vegan.” vedgerestaurant.com.
Elizabeth's Gone Raw; Washington, DC
Caterer and breast-cancer survivor Elizabeth Petty serves raw vegan tasting menus at this Friday night-only restaurant. elizabethsgoneraw.com.
Plant; Asheville, NC
Gluten-free beer and biodynamic wines pair with Asian dishes like curry tofu with Thai basil. plantisfood.com.
Green Seed Vegan; Houston
Diners come for buckwheat burgers like the Dirty Burque. greenseedvegan.com.
Watercourse Foods; Denver
The healthy comfort-food restaurant donates 10 to 15 percent of its Monday-night sales to different charities. watercoursefoods.com.
Crossroads; Los Angeles
Oprah’s former private chef, Tal Ronnen, serves Mediterranean vegan dishes at his new restaurant. crossroadskitchen.com.
M.A.K.E.; Santa Monica, CA
Raw pioneer Matthew Kenney wraps kimchi dumplings in young coconut meat at his restaurant and school. matthewkenneycuisine.com.
Café Gratitude; Venice, CA
The vegan celebrity hangout now has a new location. cafegratitude.com.
Gracias Madre; San Francisco
This excellent vegan Mexican joint will open a West Hollywood outpost this fall. gracias-madre.com.
Greens; San Francisco
The iconic spot serves haute dishes like a Provençal gratin with fromage blanc custard. greensrestaurant.com.
Millennium; San Francisco
This vegan standard bearer offers refined tasting menus and superb desserts. millenniumrestaurant.com.
Canteen; Portland, OR
The hip café’s hearty grain bowls feature ingredients like quinoa, kale, maple tempeh and local hazelnuts. canteenpdx.com.
Natural Selection; Portland, OR
Aaron Woo spotlights vegetables in dishes like morel mushroom ragout with preserved lemon and almonds. naturalselectionpdx.com.
Plum Bistro; Seattle
Makini Howell’s menu leans Mediterranean, with vegan pizza and fresh pasta. plumbistro.com.
This supper club-style restaurant offers a five-course menu. sutraseattle.com.