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Vegan / Vegetarian Restaurants: (10 Listings)

Ambrosia India Bistro

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.5 stars 10 reviews
565 Abrego St, Monterey, California 93940
Now Open: Mon-Fri 11:00am-2:30pm, Mon-Sun 5:00pm-10:00pm, Sat-Sun 11:30am-2:30pm
Cuisine: Lacto, Indian, Buffet, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. In Old Monterey, within walking distance of the conference center, this place offers a lunch buffet and a la carte dinner. Has a separate menu of vegan and vegetarian items that include appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, and bread. White tablecloths and a large window looking out on a small courtyard with fountains. The lunch buffet usually has a vegan item with others containing dairy. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.



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500 Del Monte Center, Monterey, California 93940
Now Open: Mon-Sun 10:00am-10:00pm
Cuisine: Lacto, Fast food, Take-out, Mexican, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Fast food chain where you could customize your order (tacos, burritos, bowls) and request no cheese/dairy. Some of its locations offer a soyfrito filling that's made from soy protein. Be sure to ask for plant based protein. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Hula's Island Grill

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 3 reviews
622 Light House Ave, Monterey, California 93940
Now Open: Mon 4:00pm-9:30pm, Tue-Sat 11:30am-10:00pm, Sun 4:00pm-9:30pm
Cuisine: Lacto, American, International, Beer/Wine, Fusion, Hawaiian, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Surf and Hawaiian themed restaurant and bar. On its webpage you will find a list of vegetarian dishes with tofu in a variety of fusion flavors - vegans should specify. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Ike's Place

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570 Munras Ave, Monterey, California 93940
Mon-Sun 11:00am-7:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, American, Fast food, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Chain of sandwich shops originating from Northern California. Menu is around 1/3 vegan items with choices including vegan chicken and turkey, meatless meatballs, vegan cheese. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.


  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 3 reviews
419 Alvarado St, Monterey, California 93940
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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Mediterranean, Fast food, Take-out, Middle Eastern, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Little quick service place in downtown. Vegans can get the falafel with tahini and veggies wrap, hummus wrap, dolma, hummus with whole wheat bread. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Petra Cafe

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 1 review
435 Alvarado St (at Pacific St), Monterey, California 93940
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Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Located two blocks from the conference center, this small informal cafe, where you order at the counter, offers a number of vegan options. Most vegetarian items are clearly listed, including lentil soup, dolmas (vegetarian grape leaves) and fava beans. Their vegetarian sample plate includes baba ganoush, hummus, dolmas, tabbouleh, falafel, and pita. Moderate.

Health Food Stores, Vegan Shops, Vegan Bakeries, Vegetarian B&Bs, Veg Catering, Veg*n Organizations: (3 Listings)

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