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

Vegan / Vegetarian Restaurants: (40 Listings)

Portia's Cafe

  • Vegan Restaurant
5.0 stars 12 reviews
4428 Indianola Ave, Clintonville, Columbus, Ohio 43214
614-928-3252
Open Tue-Sat 11am-9pm, Sun 10am-3pm.
Cuisine: Vegan, Organic, Raw, American, Juice bar, Take-out

Cafe style with seating for up to 30, here since early-2013. Serves fully vegan and gluten-free food with many raw dishes. Open atmosphere. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Wellness Forum Foods

  • Vegan Restaurant
4.0 stars 2 reviews
510 E Wilson Bridge Rd, Ste G, Columbus, Ohio 43085
614-888-3663
Open Mon-Thur 9am-9pm, Fri 9am-5pm, closed Sat-Sun.
Cuisine: Vegan, Organic, American, International, Take-out, Delivery

Chef prepared vegan food for delivery or pick-up. There is a deli case for grab-n-go. Hosts occasional dinner nights with gourmet vegan meal and interactive discussion, see website for schedule. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Banana Leaf

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
5.0 stars 9 reviews
816 Bethel Rd, Columbus, Ohio 43214
614-459-4101
Open Tue-Sun 11:30am-2:30 pm, 4:30-9pm, Fri-Sat 11:30-9:30pm.
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Indian, Buffet, Take-out

Vegetarian Indian restaurant offering South Indian food, Gujarati food, and chaat snack food. Varied menu. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

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Global Gallery Coffee Shop - The Short North

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
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682 N High St, Columbus, Ohio 43215
614-621-1744
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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, American, Juice bar

Located inside a gift shop is a small coffee shop and juice bar, serving fair trade coffee as well as smoothies and fresh juices. Also offers a few pastries and a vegan pizza. As of October 2013, has three locations in Columbus. Inexpensive.

Whole World Natural Bakery and Restaurant

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
4.0 stars 10 reviews
3269 N High St (at Como Ave), Columbus, Ohio 43202
614-268-5751
Open Tue-Sat 11am-9pm, Sun 10am-9pm, closed Mon.
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, American, Western, Bakery

Re-opened in June 2010 as reported to HappyCow. Originally opened in the mid 70s as a pizza place and bakery then expanded into a full menu. The funky wall mural from the 70s captures that early veg spirit. Offers vegetarian comfort food. Many options, daily specials, and vegan soups. Small place with around 10 tables. Gets crowded for Sunday brunch. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Alana's Food and Wine

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 1 review
2333 N High St (at W Lane Ave), Columbus, Ohio 43201
614-294-6783
Open Wed-Sat 5pm.
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, American, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Offers a daily changing menu. Uses local, seasonal ingredients sourced from Ohio farms. Reservations preferred. Parking behind restaurant. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Expensive.

Bodega Gastropub

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.0 stars 1 review
1044 N High St (at the Short North), Columbus, Ohio 43201
614-299-9399
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Cuisine: Lacto, American, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Modern pub restaurant atmosphere. Has a few vegetarian choices like hummus appetizer, a tofu and quinoa main. Vegans be sure to specify. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Carabar

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 2 reviews
115 Parsons Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43215
614-223-1010
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Cuisine: American, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. They have a separate grill for vegan and vegetarian food. A good selection of vegan meals, including daiya as a topping. Just ask bartender what options are available, many are not listed on the menu. Inexpensive.

Chipotle

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 1 review
1726 N High St, Columbus, Ohio 43201
614-291-0274
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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. Some of its locations offer a soyfrito filling that's made from soy protein. Open daily. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

DeepWood

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 1 review
511 N High St, Columbus, Ohio 43215
614-221-5602
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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. American tavern food with also a vegetarian menu that includes appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Sit in the tavern or the dining room. Cost $24+ per main entree. Accepts credit cards. Expensive.

Dirty Franks Hot Dog Palace

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 5 reviews
248 S 4th St (at E Main), Columbus, Ohio 43215
614-824-4673
Open Mon-Sun 11am-2:30am.
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, American, Fast food, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. About 85% of the menu can be made vegetarian and 50% can be made vegan. Has vegan buns as well as a lettuce wrap for your hotdog; sides like fried leeks, fries, tater tots, and nachos with Coney sauce can also be made vegan. Nightly changing meal and drink specials. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Earth's Crust and the Krazy Monkey JuiceBar - Food Truck

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
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3535 N High St, Columbus, Ohio 43224
614-440-9885
Open seasonally, call.
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, American, Organic, Pizza, Juice bar, Take-out only, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Mobile food truck offering food, juices, and smoothies. Has vegan smoothies, vegan milkshakes, and veg pizza. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Explorers Club

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 1 review
1586 S High St, Columbus, Ohio 43207
614-725-0155
Open Mon-Fri 11am-2:30pm, 4-10pm, Sat 9am-2pm, 4-10pm, Sun 9am-2pm.
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Beer/Wine, Take-out, American, Fusion, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Vegan options include caesar salad, spinach salad, hummus, bahn mi with tofu, tofu fries, and at times soup. Brunch served on weekends til 2pm. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Expressly Market Bakery and Bistro

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 1 review
59 Spruce St (at High), Columbus, Ohio 43215
614-223-9655
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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, American, Fast food, Take-out only, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Located inside the historic North Market. Menu is all carryout using earth friendly containers and is made "from scratch". Vegan choices include soup, veggie burger, sloppy joe, hummus sandwich, a couple baked goods. Salads could be made vegan on request. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Grass Skirt Tiki Room

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
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105 N Grant Ave (at E Long St), Columbus, Ohio 43215
614-429-3650
Open Sun-Mon 11am-10pm, Tue-Thur 11am-12am, Fri-Sat 11am-1am.
Cuisine: Fusion, Hawaiian, Asian, International, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Dark intimate tiki bar serving a varied international fusion cuisine with small plates, Hawaiian style sandwiches, hot plates, fried rice, and noodles. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Hey Hey Bar and Grill

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
2.0 stars 1 review
361 E Whittier St, Columbus, Ohio 43206
614-445-9512
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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, American, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. A neighborhood dive bar that uses local ingredients, maintains a garden in its yard, and composts. The kitchen is open Thur, Fri, Sat 4-11pm, and on the menu is a plantain-coconut curry with basmati rice and chutney, a Bretzel pretzel that can be ordered without cheese, and a side salad that is usually vegan. The chef is willing to accommodate special requests. Ask about Vegan Thursdays when a separate vegan menu will be offered. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Level

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700 N High (at N 3rd St), Columbus, Ohio 43215
614-754-7111
Mon-Sun 11:00am-2:30am
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, American, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. An upscale club/restaurant atmosphere with a full bar and vegan dishes. Menu is extensive, creative and unique. Holds events. LGBT friendly. Contemporary decor. Located close to Goodale Park. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Mad Mex

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.5 stars 11 reviews
1542 N High St (at South Campus Gateway), Columbus, Ohio 43201
614-586-4007
Open Mon-Sun 11am-2am.
Cuisine: Lacto, Mexican, Tex Mex, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. A loud bar-oriented Tex Mex food restaurant near Ohio State University where one could go with non-vegetarians. Has lacto-vegetarian items a few of which could be made vegan. Hearty portions plus lunch specials. Moderate.

Melt Bar and Grilled

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
2.5 stars 2 reviews
840 N High St, Columbus, Ohio 43215
614-453-1150
Open Mon-Thur, Sun 11am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-1am.
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, American, Fast food, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Chain bar/restaurant serving bar food with several clearly marked vegan items on menu plus others that can be made vegan. Bar open until 2am nightly. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Nazareth Restaurant and Deli

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
1.0 stars 1 review
5239 N Hamilton Rd, Columbus, Ohio 43230
614-899-1177
Open Mon-Sun 11am-9pm.
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, International, Middle Eastern, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Specializes in Middle Eastern cuisine, offering several clearly marked vegetarian and vegan dishes. The vegetarian Mediterranean dinner is the most popular with local vegetarians and vegans. Inexpensive.

Pho Asian Noodle House

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 1 review
1288 W Lane Ave (at Kenny Rd), Columbus, Ohio 43221
614-488-8886
Open Mon-Sun 10:30am-10pm.
Cuisine: Vietnamese, Chinese, Thai, Asian, Fast food, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Meat-based menu but some of the entrees come could be made with vegetable or tofu instead of meat, and there is also a list of vegetable dishes. Possibly the pho noodle soup and Vietnamese salad rolls can be requested vegan - ask. Atmosphere is fast-food. You order food at the cash register and dishes are brought to the table. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Sun Tong Luck Asian Cuisine

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 3 reviews
2500 Bethel Rd, Columbus, Ohio 43220
614-442-3375
Open Tue-Sat 11:30am-9:30pm, closed Sun-Mon.
Cuisine: Chinese, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Offers some vegetarian-friendly options. Will make vegan dishes upon request. Prices cheap for lunch, moderate for dinner. No alcohol, no smoking, no hydrogenated oil. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Surly Girl Saloon

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.0 stars 2 reviews
1126 N High St, Columbus, Ohio 43215
614-294-4900
Open Mon-Sun 11am-2:30am.
Cuisine: Ovo, Lacto, American, Beer/Wine, Mexican, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Restaurant and bar. No problems finding ovo lacto vegetarian food (with cheese and/or eggs). Salads, veggie sandwich, vegetarian chili, stew. Vegans ask to omit cheese. Inexpensive.

Thai Mango Asian Bistro

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 1 review
2548 Bethel Rd (at Sawmill Rd), Columbus, Ohio 43220
614-451-6864
Open Mon-Thur 11am-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10:30pm, Sun 4-9pm.
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Chinese, Thai, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Delivery, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Almost any menu item can be made vegan and can be made with tofu. All dishes are designed around vegetables and a particular sauce. Try the Mongolian tofu (sauteed onions, tofu, garlic, and green peppers in sweet plum sauce) and the tofu pad woon wen (Thai noodles with tofu and various vegetables). Knowledgeable accommodating staff. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

The Angry Baker

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 2 reviews
891 Oak St (at Olde Towne East), Columbus, Ohio 43205
614-947-0976
Open Mon-Sun 7am-6pm.
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Bakery, American, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Little bakery cafe with a few vegan choices: breakfast vegan biscuits and mushroom gravy and vegan granola pancakes, lunch a vegan curry burger. Moderate.

Till Dynamic Fare

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.5 stars 4 reviews
247 King Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43201
614-298-9986
Open Mon-Fri 11am-12am, Sat 9am-12am, Sun 9am-9pm.
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Beer/Wine, American, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Billed as an "American tavern meets European coffee shop." Menu changes regularly and always has a couple vegan suitable appetizers as well main entrees. Ask about dessert. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Expensive.

Yellow Brick Pizza

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 1 review
892 Oak St, Columbus, Ohio 43205
614-715-5482
Mon-Thu 11:00am-11:00pm, Fri-Sat 11:00am-12:00am(midnight)
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Pizza, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Pizzeria. Has a vegan beer and ciders and a vegan pizza loaded with toppings, garlic olive oil sauce, and vegan cheese. Try the "Stephanie says" pie and pear hard cider. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

zpizza

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 9 reviews
945 N High St, Columbus, Ohio 43201
614-299-3289
Open Sun-Thur 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-12am.
Cuisine: Lacto, Pizza, American, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Franchise pizzeria offering organic crust and sauce and has Daiya vegan cheese, vegetable toppings. Has gluten-free and whole wheat crusts. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Health Food Stores, Vegan Shops, Vegan Bakeries, Vegetarian B&Bs, Veg Catering, Veg*n Organizations: (11 Listings)

Trader Joe's

  • Health Food Store
5.0 stars 1 review
3888 Townsfair Way, Columbus, Ohio 43219
614-473-0794
Open daily.

Part of a mid-size specialty food market chain. Has vegetarian and vegan food, some organic, natural personal hygiene products, household cleaners, vitamins, pet food, and more. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards.

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