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Vegan / Vegetarian Restaurants: (12 Listings)

The Green Elephant Vegetarian Bistro

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
5.0 stars 35 reviews
608 Congress St, Portland, Maine 04101
207 3473111
Mon-Sat 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:00pm-9:30pm, Sun 5:00pm-9:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Thai, Pan Asian, Beer/Wine, Take-out

Pan Asian cuisine restaurant established 2007. Offers a concise lunch menu and a more expanded dinner menu. Sample items such as crispy wonton, spicy green leaves salad, tofu and vegetable teriyaki, watercress veggie-duck. Uses vegetarian soy meats. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.



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51 Oak St, Portland, Maine 04101
Now Open: Tue-Thu 11:30am-10:30pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-11:30pm, Sun 3:00pm-9:00pm
Cuisine: Eritrean, Ethiopian, African, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Eritrean cuisine, like Ethiopian, includes spiced vegetable, potato, and lentil dishes. Here no dairy or egg is used in the dishes. Meal is served on a communal teff bread, so it may be advised to have separate breads for vegan/non-vegan diners. Monday is by reservation only. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.


  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 1 review
671 Congress St, Portland, Maine 04101
Now Open: Tue-Sun 5:00pm-1:00am
Cuisine: Thai, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Thai kitchen and street vendor inspired tapas and skewer bar. Menu marks vegan and gluten free dishes. Also has a full bar. Rustic ambiance. Associated with the nearby Green Elephant Vegetarian Bistro. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Dobra Tea

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 1 review
89 Exchange St, Portland, Maine 04101
Now Open: Mon-Thu 10:00am-9:00pm, Fri-Sat 10:00am-10:00pm, Sun 10:00am-8:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Middle Eastern, Japanese, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Fish and vegetarian. Tea house offering a light food menu with small plates such as pita with hummus, seaweed salad, nuts and seeds, cake and chocolate. Large selection of loose-leaf teas. Note that the takadasan rice contains bonito flakes (fish). Oct 2014 re-open here; previously at 151 Middle St. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

El Rayo Taqueria

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.0 stars 5 reviews
101 York St, Portland, Maine 04101
Mon-Sun 11:00am-9:00pm
Cuisine: Ovo, Lacto, Mexican, Beer/Wine, Take out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Opened since 2009, this casual taqueria makes Mexican food with happy hour specials. Uses dairy and egg. Veg choice include grilled vegetable tacos, veggie chilequiles, and portabello burrito. No labeled vegan food but could specify no cheese, sour cream. Free Wi-Fi. Dog friendly. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Leonardo's Pizza

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.0 stars 2 reviews
415 Forest Ave (at Baxter Blvd), Portland, Maine 04101
Now Open: Mon-Thu 11:00am-12:00am, Fri-Sat 11:00am-1:00am, Sun 11:00am-12:00am
Cuisine: Lacto, Pizza, American, Take-out only, Delivery, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Take-out only, no dine-in. Vegans could get olive oil garlic sauce and Salvation pizza. Or make your own pizza with soy cheese, organic wheat crust, and vegetables. Note that the zesty tomato sauce has traces of cheese in it. Has a gluten free crust. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Local Sprouts Cafe

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.5 stars 11 reviews
649 Congress St, Portland, Maine 04101
Now Open: Mon 8:00am-3:00pm, Tue-Sat 8:00am-10:00pm, Sun 9:00am-3:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Organic, American, Catering, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Organic cafe established 2007. Offers veg menu items as well as some vegan baked goods. Has Wi-Fi. Wheelchair accessible. Moderate.

Pom's Thai Taste Restaurant and Noodle House

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 2 reviews
571 Congress St, Portland, Maine 04101
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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Thai, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. With the Thai noodle bowl, you could choose your own ingredients: noodles, broth, veggies. There is one full page of vegetarian items, not just appetizers but main entrees as well, with veg chicken option. Open Mon-Sun lunch and dinner. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Red Sea

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 1 review
30 Washington Ave, Portland, Maine 04101-2622
Tue-Sun 11:30am-9:30pm
Cuisine: Eritrean, Ethiopian, African, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. In Ethiopian/Eritrean cuisine you will be able to find spiced vegetable, lentil, and potato dishes. This restaurant opened in Mar 2014. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Silly's Restaurant

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.5 stars 14 reviews
40 Washington Ave, Portland, Maine 04101
Tue-Fri 11:00am-9:00pm, Sat-Sun 9:00am-9:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Eclectic place with varied menu that includes wraps, sandwiches, pizza, falafel, stir frys, pasta, burgers, and milkshake. Has a vegan section on menu with items like tempeh, tofu; dedicated vegan fryer. Gluten free options. Casual atmosphere, tables stocked with playing cards. Has outdoor seating. Moderate.


  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 1 review
1 Danforth St, Portland, Maine 04101
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Cuisine: Japanese, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Elegant interior. Fryer uses "clean" oil so fried tofu comes out tasting only of tofu, not of fish. Try the seaweed salads, vegetarian sushi, and fried tofu served with veggies. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Health Food Stores, Vegan Shops, Vegan Bakeries, Vegetarian B&Bs, Veg Catering, Veg*n Organizations: (6 Listings)

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