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Vegan / Vegetarian Restaurants: (32 Listings)

Firestorm Books and Coffee

  • Vegan Restaurant
4.5 stars 20 reviews
610 Haywood Rd, Asheville, North Carolina 28806
828-255-8115
Mon 8:00am-2:00pm, Tue-Sat 8:00am-9:00pm, Sun 8:00am-2:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan, American, Fast food, Take-out

A worker-owned cafe, bookstore, and community event space committed to maintaining a vegan establishment. Re-opened here in summer 2015 (previously at 48 Commerce St). Offers casual vegan fare, baked goods, and beverages with plant milk varieties including soy, almond, coconut, and flax milk. Check out their book selection and the events calendar - see website. Inexpensive.

Plant

  • Vegan Restaurant
5.0 stars 63 reviews
165 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, North Carolina 28801
828-258-7500
Mon-Thu 5:00pm-9:00pm, Fri-Sat 5:00pm-10:00pm, Sun 5:00pm-9:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan, American, Organic, Beer/Wine

All-vegan restaurant in Asheville featuring local, seasonal, and organic scratch-made food from the earth. The multi-cultural menu includes raw, gluten-free, and house-made infused soda, bread, dessert, non-dairy ice cream and cheese. All beer and wine is also vegan. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

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Bean Vegan Cuisine

  • Vegan Restaurant
5.0 stars 8 reviews
2145-A Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, North Carolina 28704
828-483-6505
Mon 11:30am-9:00pm, Wed-Fri 11:30am-9:00pm, Sat 10:00am-9:00pm, Sun 10:00am-8:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan, American, Beer/Wine, Take-out

It's 2nd location, opened Apr 2015. Vegan restaurant in South Asheville specializing in southern comfort foods. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Eden-Out Meals

  • Vegan Restaurant
5.0 stars 2 reviews
148-C Weaverville Hwy, Asheville, North Carolina 28804
828-645-3336
Tue 2:00pm-6:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan, American, International, Delivery, Take-out only

Vegan pick-up only and delivery food service. No dine-in. Offers American food and international cuisine. Call for hours before you go. Previously named Veg-In-Out. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Dobra Tea

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
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707 Haywood Rd, Asheville, North Carolina 28806
828-505-4307
Mon-Thu 9:00am-10:00pm, Fri-Sat 9:00am-11:00pm, Sun 11:00am-7:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Indian, Japanese, Macrobiotic, Organic, Raw, Thai, Asian, Bakery, Fusion

A 100% organic/gluten free/vegan/vegetarian tea house with several locations. Over 100+ organic loose leaf teas served traditionally. Also offers matcha tea drinks, turmeric milk, authentic chai. Desserts, cakes, cookies, chia pudding, raw cookies, raw cheesecakes, raw chocolates and meals, including a macrobiotic bowl, Ayurvedic spring rolls, fresh salads, daily soup and more. Wheelchair accessible. Moderate.

Laughing Seed Cafe

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
4.0 stars 72 reviews
40 Wall St (at downtown), Asheville, North Carolina 28801
828-252-3445
Mon 11:30am-9:00pm, Wed-Thu 11:30am-9:00pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-10:00pm, Sun 10:00am-9:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, International, Organic, Beer/Wine

Cafe featuring organic, seasonal, farm-to-table vegetarian cuisine with an international flair. The varied menu includes vegetarian sushi, sandwiches, salads, a raw tapas plate, fruit smoothies and elixirs, dinners, and more. Sunday brunch til 3pm. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Rosetta's Kitchen

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
4.5 stars 56 reviews
116 N Lexington Ave, Asheville, North Carolina 28801
828-232-0738
Now Open: Mon-Sat 11:00am-11:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, American, International, Organic, Take-out, Catering

Vegetarian whole food restaurant offerings ethnic, down home cooking using fresh produce from local farms. Menu items such as peanut butter tofu, smashed taters, nutritional yeast gravy, and vegan desserts. Dine in the all hand-crafted wooden furnishing interior, or on an enclosed balcony. Open until late. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Asheville Pizza and Brewing

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 1 review
675 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, North Carolina 28804
828-254-1281
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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Pizza, Italian, Beer/Wine, Delivery, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Reported to offer Daiya cheese starting end of October 2013. Besides that, has a number of vegan choices and also items that can be made vegan. As of November 2013, there are two other locations in Asheville. Family-friendly restaurant with a movie theater, showing family movies, and large video game room. Unique menu item names and a fun atmosphere. Has outdoor seating. Inexpensive.

Buffalo Nickel

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
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747 Haywood Rd (at Heron Rd), Asheville, North Carolina 28806
828-575-2843
Now Open: Mon-Sun 5:00pm-12:00am, Sun 11:00am-2:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Organic, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Farm to Table restaurant with a separate vegan/vegetarian menu featuring a maple smoked tempeh entree and sandwich, buffalo cauliflower and cauliflower steak, vegan tempeh nachos with cashew queso. Weekly changing salad and soups. Downstairs dining, upstairs billiards and bar. Holds live events. Full menu is available 5-10pm. Late menu is available 10pm-12am. Sun Brunch 11am-2pm. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Chai Pani

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.5 stars 5 reviews
22 Battery Park Ave, Asheville, North Carolina 28801
828-254-4003
Mon-Sat 11:30am-3:30pm, Mon-Thu 5:00pm-9:00pm, Fri-Sat 5:30pm-10:30pm, Sun 12:30pm-3:30pm, 5:00pm-9:30pm
Cuisine: Lacto, Indian, Delivery, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Casual, Indian street food. Menu offers many lacto-vegetarian items, with vegan and gluten-free options marked. Counter service, comfy booths. Food is served as small tapas-style dishes. Another outlet in Decatur. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Doc Chey's Noodle House

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.5 stars 3 reviews
37 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, North Carolina 28801
828-252-8220
Mon-Tue 11:30am-10:00pm, Thu-Sun 11:30am-10:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Beer/Wine, Asian, Fusion, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Menu includes several vegan and vegetarian options, marked with a green leaf. Has tofu and tempeh as options for a protein on most dishes. Several locations. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Edna's of Asheville

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 1 review
870 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, North Carolina 28804
828-255-3881
Mon-Fri 6:00am-9:00pm, Sat 7:00am-9:00pm, Sun 7:00am-8:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, American, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Coffee house and roaster with free Wi-Fi. Food menu includes a few vegan suitable choices, such as the Thai tempeh tossed salad, hummus wrap, and the "save the chicken" salad wrap. Supports Brother a Wolf Animal Rescue and started Edna's Hospice Dog Project. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Green Sage Cafe - Westgate

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
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70 Westgate Pkwy, Asheville, North Carolina 28806
828-785-1780
Mon-Sun 8:00am-7:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Juice bar, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Coffeehouse cafe with a few locations in town. Breakfast all day includes tofu scramble as a substitute for egg. Organic coffee drinks with non-dairy milk option, smoothies, and beverages. Menu marks which items can be made vegan. Uses some organic ingredients. Order at the counter. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Lucky Otter

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 1 review
630 Haywood Rd (at Brevard Rd), Asheville, North Carolina 28806
828-253-9595
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Cuisine: Lacto, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Mexican, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Modern day Mexican food place. Offers tofu and tempheh as protein choices. Has items that could be made vegan upon request. Counter service. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Mayfel's

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
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22 College St (at downtown), Asheville, North Carolina 28801
828-252-8840
Mon 10:00am-10:00pm, Thu-Fri 10:00am-10:00pm, Sat-Sun 9:00am-10:00pm
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, American, Beer/Wine, Catering, Southern, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Southern hospitality restaurant with a courtyard bar that's open during warmer weather. 2015 change of menu and longer vegan-friendly but has a few veg items including a southern vegetable platter and a black bean burger (uses cheese). Has outdoor seating. Moderate.

Mela

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 1 review
70 N Lexington Ave, Asheville, North Carolina 28801
828-225-8880
Mon-Sun 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-10:00pm
Cuisine: Lacto, Indian, Buffet, Beer/Wine, Delivery, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Indian cuisine restaurant operated by a family from Punjab. Menu includes some traditional meat-free dishes, several of which are supposed to be vegan suitable. Vegans could order the whole wheat naan and ask omit butter. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Nine Mile

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 14 reviews
233 Montford Ave, Asheville, North Carolina 28804
828-505-3121
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Cuisine: Lacto, American, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Caribbean, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Casual, full-service restaurant and bar in Historic Montford. Caribbean inspired pasta dishes, rice dishes, traditional pasta dishes, daily specials, and desserts. Uses local organic produce & products whenever possible. Sauces are made in-house and food is cooked to order. Menu denotes which items may be made vegan. Another outlet at 747 Haywood Rd. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Rise 'n Shine Cafe

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
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640 Merrimon Ave (at Edgewood Rd), Asheville, North Carolina 28804
828-254-4122
Mon-Sat 7:30am-2:00pm, Sun 9:00am-2:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Juice bar, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Casual place, located in Merrimon Square, for breakfast or lunch. Offers several vegan choices including a roasted potato bowl and a TLT (BLT with tempeh instead of bacon), plus several sides. Uses local and organic products. Dynamite Coffee Roasters supply a shade-raised and fair-trade organic Sumatra coffee. Has outdoor seating. Inexpensive.

The Green Sage

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.5 stars 20 reviews
5 Broadway St, Asheville, North Carolina 28801
828-252-4450
Mon-Sun 7:00am-6:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Juice bar, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Coffeehouse cafe serving breakfast all day which includes tofu scramble as a substitute for eggs, tempeh sausage, vegan biscuits and gravy, sweet potato home fries in addition to other food items and fair trade organic coffee drinks, smoothies, and other beverages. Menu marks which items can be made vegan. Uses some organic ingredients. Counter service. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

The Green Sage - South

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.5 stars 4 reviews
1800 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, North Carolina 28803
828-274-4450
Mon-Sun 8:00am-7:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Juice bar, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. 2nd location of this coffeehouse cafe. Order at counter and food is brought to you. Choices for vegans, vegetarians, gluten-free marked on menu. Breakfast all day includes tofu scramble as a substitute for egg. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

The Grey Eagle Taqueria

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.5 stars 2 reviews
185 Clingman Ave, Asheville, North Carolina 28801
828-352-8226
Mon-Sat 12:00pm-8:00pm
Cuisine: Lacto, Delivery, Take-out, Mexican, Latin American, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Formerly Taqueria Con Cuida. Has seitan and tempeh renditions of taqueria classics, house-made lentil based chorizo, kale fiambre, curtido (Salvadoran fermented cabbage), and a few other veg suitable sides. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Vortex Doughnuts

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 1 review
32 Banks Ave, Ste 106, Asheville, North Carolina 28801
828-552-3010
Mon-Thu 7:00am-4:00pm, Fri-Sun 7:00am-7:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Bakery, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Locally owned doughnut and coffee shop with lots of vegan doughnut offerings; vegans please inquire about possible other choices on menu. Doughnuts made-in-house throughout the day. Uses local ingredients and serves locally made beverages. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

West End Bakery

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.0 stars 4 reviews
757 Haywood Rd, Asheville, North Carolina 28806
828-252-9378
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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Organic, Take-out, Bakery, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Breakfast, salads and soups, sandwiches, baked goods, and breads made on premises. Child friendly. Has a community garden where they grow some organic veggies. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Health Food Stores, Vegan Shops, Vegan Bakeries, Vegetarian B&Bs, Veg Catering, Veg*n Organizations: (14 Listings)

West Village Market and Deli

  • Health Food Store
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771 Haywood Rd (at Bledsoe Building, West Ashville), Asheville, North Carolina 28806
828-225-4949
Mon-Sat 8:00am-10:00pm, Sun 9:00am-10:00pm

Small cooperative market selling locally grown produce; plus supplements, bulk staples, and grocery. Takes special orders. Has a cafe in the back called Roots Cafe that is vegetarian-friendly: breakfast and lunch served to order in addition to grab-and-go selections. Has hot soups and salad bar with veg options. Formerly Grove Corner Market.

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