An increasing number of restaurants, markets, and fast-food establishments are offering vegetarian and vegan options to guests, as well as gluten-free and dairy-free dishes. Some of those in Ptown include:
Café Heaven offers a variety of vegetarian and vegan options for breakfast lunch and dinner. Start the day with a spinach Benedict, but don’t forget the Garden Pesto and Pasta Primavera for dinner. And, always, the Beyond Burger can accompany any of Café Heaven’s fresh and healthy salads!
The Canteen has a rotating selection of vegan to-go deli salads and snacks, especially featuring its grain bowl du jour, falafel salad, vegan tacos and vegan grilled cheese. For sweets and desserts, the Canteen has vegan banana bread and pink lemonade cookie sandwiches.
All of Connie’s breakfast sandies and scrambles can be made vegan, using homemade vegan egg, and tofu, along with vegan meat and cheese substitutes. Connie’s also offers an assortment of vegan pastries and cookies.
Fanizzi’s features salads and appetizers such as buffalo cauliflower, a Mediterranean plate, tomato, basil, and mozzarella plate, a stuffed artichoke, zucchini sticks, and a spinach and artichoke dip. Entrées include tortellini carbonara, eggplant parmigiana, and a vegetable burger.
Vegan offerings include the Wood End Wrap (roasted mixed vegetables and hummus), the lentil loaf, roasted mixed vegetables, wakame seaweed salad, quinoa salad, couscous salad, and barley salad. Vegetarian offerings include the veggie burger, the three-grain burger, the kale and chickpea salad with lemon parmesan dressing, peanut soba noodles, Greek salad, and stuffed shells. Gluten-free offerings include bread for the sandwiches and baked goods.
Almost 90% of the Health Bar’s menu is vegan, veggie, or raw, including both food and beverages. Most of the menu is gluten-free, and they specialize in taking care of people with food sensitivities. They even have a dedicated nut-free blender for smoothies.
Mama Matcha offers vegan and vegetarian options, including superfood smoothies, freshly squeezed juices, mixed salad bowls, acai bowls, avocado toasts, veggie wraps, and other snacks.
Napi’s features salads (beet-and-goat-cheese, house salad, Greek salad), as well as the “Jewel in the Crown” tofu vegetable curry and the vegetable stir-fry, vegetable alfredo, and a wild mushroom ravioli.
The Perfect Picnic has seven vegetarian sandwich options: aged cheddar with apple saffron chutney, fresh goat cheese with fig jam, Nutella with strawberries, fresh mozzarella with tomato and basil, peanut butter with bananas and honey, and for the pescatarians, shrimp. Salads include mixed green, Bulgarian Shopska, Greek, and arugula with goat cheese.
Vegan dishes include the Mediterranean plate, PBC House Plate (garlic hummus & guacamole w/ pita and tortilla chips), the black-bean burger, and the beet salad. Vegetarian dishes include artichoke cakes, a large Bavarian pretzel, mac-n-cheese “ballz,” the nacho plate, the PBC house salad, Greek salad, churros, and homemade brownie sundae.
Gluten-free sweets: Relish offers a gluten-free vegan brownie, gluten-free chocolate chip cookies, and gluten-free corn muffins. Vegan offerings include a vegan lime & coconut baby Bundt cake, a vegan Mediterranean farro and tofu bowl, and vegan quinoa with broccoli, baked tofu and peanut sauce, as well as many vegan side salads.
Strangers and Saints offers Moroccan carrots, a house-made mezze plate, roasted eggplant pizza, and house-made ricotta cavatelli.
Tin Pan Alley has a number of vegetarian and vegan options and menus are all coded to indicate gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and vegetarian dishes. Tri-colored cauliflower, our signature Aegean salad, a red-curry stir-fry, and tofu Banh Mi are some examples.
Tween the Tides is completely plant-based.