Vegan Eats in Burlington
It’s no secret that finding restaurants with vegan options can be a bit challenging. However, things are getting easier with new vegan restaurants and more plant-based options available every day. These are our top five dining recommendations for great vegan eats in Burlington, Vermont.
While the below are our top 5, there are nearly 40 restaurants in Burlington that offer vegan options, and we don't just mean a side salad! Our team went through every restaurant in Burlington's menu (really) to decide if they were worthy of the "Vegan" tag. See the full list and let us know if we are missing anyone here.
Pingala is a staple in the Burlington vegan scene. This café serves up food that is both nourishing and comforting with a menu that appeals to everyone. Even the legend Guy Fieri himself agrees, saying of Pingala’s Crunchwrap Supreme, "out of all the vegan and vegetarian dishes I've had in my life, this is easily in the top five." If you’re not already sold, you have to check them out for yourself at 1 Mill Street or 1353 North Ave.
If you want something light and refreshing, Tomgirl Kitchen is the place for you. While Tomgirl is not completely vegan, they offer a good variety of vegan dishes and substitutes. For example, their vegan morning glory muffins fly off the shelves and are worth an early morning trip to the South End. Their salads and bowls are also easily made vegan with just a quick substitute. For nutritious, high-quality food, stop by Tomgirl Kitchen at 266 Pine Street.
The Daily Planet
The Daily Planet is a Burlington classic with award-winning cocktails, delicious American fare, and a large eclectic interior. It’s a great place to bring family or a large group of friends. They have at least 2 vegan options in every section of their menu, so there are tons of options for meat eaters and vegans alike. We highly recommend 15 Center St for a great dinner that the whole family will love!
Zabby and Elf’s Stone Soup
Zabby and Elf’s Stone Soup is one of the best places to eat when you are craving comfort. Their interior is filled with delicious food, inviting staff, and a warm ambiance that’ll make you feel right at home. They also have fantastic vegan options in their rotating hot bar, sandwiches, soups, and baked goods. We recommend trying out their vegan club sandwich. It rocks! If you haven’t tried the vegan selection at Zabby and Elf’s yet, head over to 211 College Street today.
"Vegan junk food and elevated vegan dishes" - Chef-owner, David Quintana
Despacito is a plant-based restaurant in the Old North End serving up vegan dishes that will satisfy. Owners, David Quintana and Jeff Hodgdon are using their combined backgrounds in the restaurant industry to make Despacito a fun place to eat tapas-style food. Despacito’s vegan menu items include empanadas, mofongo, picadillo made with Impossible Burgers, and coconut flan. You’ve got to give this place a try at 294 North Winooski Avenue!
We hope you like trying these five amazing Burlington Vegan-friendly restaurants. If you want to learn about even more places that serve vegan options, head to the vegan section of our dining list by clicking the button below. Happy eating!