Guide to Ames Vegan Restaurants, Vegetarian Restaurants, Natural Foods, & Health Food Stores.

Vegan / Vegetarian Restaurants: (7 Listings)


  • Vegetarian-Friendly
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435 S Duff Ave, Ames, Iowa 50010
Now Open: Mon-Sun 11:00am-10:00pm
Cuisine: Lacto, Mexican, Fast food, Take-out, Non-veg

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


India Palace

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.0 stars 2 reviews
120 Hayward, Ames, Iowa 50014
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Cuisine: Lacto, Indian, Buffet, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Indian food restaurant. Cheap buffet, comes with naan. Cooks food in oil instead of ghee could be vegan suitable - ask. Daily lunch buffet includes several vegetarian choices plus a side burner/hot food area with the meats. Will make vegan naan bread if you ask. Moderate.

May House

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.5 stars 3 reviews
3417 Lincoln Way (at S. Franklin Ave.), Ames, Iowa 50010
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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Chinese, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Chinese restaurant with entire separate vegetarian menu stating that they cook vegetarian cuisine on separate surfaces and with separate utensils. Almost all "mock" products: mock beef, mock chicken. Some tofu dishes. Vegetarian eggrolls. They don't use fish or oyster sauce. Cash only. Inexpensive.

The Spice

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.0 stars 1 review
402 Main St, Ames, Iowa 50010
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Cuisine: Ovo, Lacto, Thai, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Fine dining Thai food restaurant. Menu includes a vegetarian section with vegetable and tofu dishes, spring rolls. Open Mon-Sat lunch and dinner, closed Sun. Accepts credit cards. Expensive.

Vesuvius Wood Fired Pizza

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 3 reviews
1620 S Kellogg, Ames, Iowa 50010
Now Open: Mon-Thu 11:00am-9:00pm, Fri-Sat 11:00am-10:00pm, Sun 11:00am-8:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, American, Pizza, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Order at the counter pizzeria. Pizzas are handmade in front of you. Ask for the vegan cheese and vegan meat substitutes. The sauce and dough are supposed to be vegan. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Health Food Stores, Vegan Shops, Vegan Bakeries, Vegetarian B&Bs, Veg Catering, Veg*n Organizations: (1 Listing)

Wheatsfield Co-op

  • Health Food Store
4.0 stars 2 reviews
413 Northwestern Ave (at Grand Ave.), Ames, Iowa 50010
Now Open: Mon-Sun 7:00am-9:00pm

Cooperative market selling bulk food, nut butter, local produce, and more. Also now has a hot food deli bar and salad bar, along with two soups every day and a cold case for bulk pre-made food items. Lots of veg and vegan options in all of the above and they try to clearly mark everything

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