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Vegan / Vegetarian Restaurants: (8 Listings)

Ritual Cafe

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
4.5 stars 11 reviews
1301 Locust St Ste D (at Grand), Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Mon-Thu 7:00am-6:00pm, Fri-Sat 7:00am-7:00pm
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Organic, Take-out

Coffeehouse serves fair trade coffee, smoothies, and other hot and cold beverages; soy and rice milk available for extra charge. Specialty is natural non-dairy fruit smoothies made with hemp nut. Also light breakfast foods, sandwiches, and salads. Live music on weekends. Inexpensive.

A Dong

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.5 stars 8 reviews
1511 High St, Des Moines, Iowa 50312
Tue-Thu 11:00am-10:30pm, Fri 11:00am-11:00pm, Sat 11:00am-10:00pm
Cuisine: Chinese, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Vietnamese, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Has a vegetarian menu also available - NOTE to ask kitchen to leave out fish sauce, etc. Large portions. Vietnamese music is played, silk hangings and buddha statues decoration. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.


Cafe Fuzion

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 3 reviews
1240 E 14th St (at University Ave), Des Moines, Iowa 50316
Mon-Sat 11:00am-9:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Thai, Take-out, Asian, Fusion, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Small Asian food restaurant in a small shopping center. Menu green dot notes which dishes are or can be made veg. The noodles, fried rice, and curries come with choice of protein which includes tofu & veggies instead of meat. One pho can be veg. Some appetizers are also veg. Prices inexpensive to moderate. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.


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3737 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines, Iowa 50310
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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. Open daily. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Fong's Pizza

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.0 stars 1 review
223 4th St, Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Mon-Sun 11:00am-12:00am
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, American, Pizza, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Asian, Fusion, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. A unique pizza place serves specialty pizzas with Asian influences as well as traditional pizzas. Two different vegan pizzas on the menu with Daiya cheese, which you can add extra toppings to if you like. Also offered are made-in-house crab rangoons, pizza rolls and egg rolls. Large selection of beer and cocktails but not labeled if vegan. Chinese decor in a fun atmosphere. Hours listed are kitchen hours. Bar hours are Mon-Thur, Sun 11am-2am, Fri-Sat 11am-3am. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Krunkwich Ramen House

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 2 reviews
621 Des Moines St, Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Mon-Sat 11:00am-3:00pm, Tue-Sat 5:00pm-9:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Take-out, Asian, Fusion, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Ramen house where you could get a vegan ramen sandwich or fried rice add tofu or seitan, or order a bahn mi with tofu or seitan. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.


  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 1 review
407 E 5th St, Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Mon 11:00am-3:00pm, Tue-Sat 11:00am-10:00pm, Sun 11:00am-3:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Fast food, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Mexican, Asian, Fusion, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Counter-serve spot offering Asian fusion-inspired tacos, plus banh mi sandwiches and burritos. Has seitan, Korean tofu, and vegan chorizo with vegan aioli and sauces. Menu is always evolving. Banh mi can be made with tofu. Staff is knowledgeable about what's vegan. Occasionally the kitchen makes vegan ice cream. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

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

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