Durham, North Carolina, USA Vegan Friendly Restaurants


Top 10 Vegan / Vegetarian Restaurants

Whether you're vegetarian, vegan, or just searching for plant-based dining options, it's nice to have personal recommendations. That's why HappyCow has created this list, featuring the ten best vegan restaurants in Durham, NC, as determined by the highest scores calculated from HappyCow community member reviews.

Even curious carnivores should agree that the tasty vegan options available at these restaurants would please even the most discerning palate. From breakfast to brunch, dinner to late-night snacking, and every meat-free meal in-between, we're sure that you'll find the very best veggie dining experiences using our Top 10 list as your guide.
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4125 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham, North Carolina

984-219-6050

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Cuisine: Vegan, American, Organic, Juice bar, Take-out, Fusion

Southern vegan soul food prepared with local and organic produce. Est. 2017.

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1920 Perry St (at Ninth), Durham, North Carolina

919-286-1875

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Cuisine: Ovo, Organic, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Mexican, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Margaritas in a plastic cup. Funky laid-back atmosphere. Outside deck seating available.

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112 W Main St, Durham, North Carolina

984-439-8702

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Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, American, Beer/Wine, Fusion, Latin American, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Menu influence is South American meets American South. Vegan items labeled and include jackfruit grain bowl which comes with chili-braised jackfruit, quinoa, pearled barley, black beans, kale, and topped with guacamole. Full bar with cocktails plus non-alcoholic made-in-house aguas frescas.

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200 N Mangum St, Durham, North Carolina

919-956-2750

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Cuisine: Lacto, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Mexican, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Seasonal menu with usually 2 or 3 vegan choices, including appetizersKitchen is gluten-free with non-gluten free items coming from outside sources. Sunday and Monday nights are taco nights and menu is shorter. Complimentary chips and salsa with your meal.

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2726 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham, North Carolina

919-908-6798

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, American, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Catering, Fusion, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Cafe menu labels what's vegetarian and vegan. Sample items such as chili, kale salad, dal, slaw, muffins, cookies, breakfast soy yogurt parfait and tofu scramble. Has kombucha, cold press juice, plant milk for coffee drinks. Order at counter for breakfast & lunch. Table service and drinks at dinnertime.

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341 W Main St, Durham, North Carolina

919-683-1058

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. A few options on the dinner menu are vegan, including vegan pulled "pork" jackfruit sandwich, vegan Italian sausage, and vegan chocolate mousse made from avocado. Has a full bar and full espresso bar. Live jazz some nights. Relocated from 335 W Main St.

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2812 Erwin Rd Ste 104, Durham, North Carolina

919-321-0203

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Cuisine: American, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Menu is "elevated bar food" and revolves around sausage but includes a Field Roast brand sausage (vegan) with toppings like pickled collard greens, smoked cashews, spicy peppers, plus a dinner burger that can be made with tempeh. Owner is a cider expert. Offers 60+ ciders along with other drinks.

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2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham, North Carolina

919-401-2600

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Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Beer/Wine, Bakery, European, German, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Well-known for its brunch and special dinners as well as the baked goods. It has a European vibe and the menu is German-inspired gourmet. In 2016 added vegan option to all of its menus (breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner). Sample items include breakfast tofu scramble and lunch vegan blue cheese sandwich.

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5504 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd Ste 102, Durham, North Carolina

919-886-0356

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Organic, Middle Eastern, Iranian, Take-out only, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Menu changes and always with rice and hearty stew variations. Try the pomegranate and walnut stew over jewel basmati rice. A la carte and full meals are available to order. The chocolate is not vegan. No tables inside, but there is a courtyard where you can eat. Note: Sep 2017 - now serves lamb.

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723 Rigsbee Ave (at Geer St), Durham, North Carolina

919-901-0875

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, International, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Attached to Motorco Music Hall and features a few clearly labeled vegan choices on menu and an occasional special. Sesame udon salad, baked beans, veggie samosa, edamame salad, namasu cucumber salad, and fries. Open even when there is no live music at the hall, and serves food til midnight. Extensive outdoor seating as well as inside. Full bar.

So, there you have it - our list of the very best vegan food that Durham, NC has to offer. We hope that you enjoy your dining experience.

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